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Key Ingredients

A night of rain means cafe chairs, still wet and glistening, are stacked outside Scratch Baking on the Milford Green. But inside, the bakery’s butcher block tables are filling as a 9 a.m. lull gives way to a morning rush…

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The Spice is Right

Cilantro is the kind of place where you’re compelled to ask what’s in the sauce and the person at the counter knows the exact answer. In this case it was “the green sauce,” one of…

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Cup and Up

Fussy Coffee

Don’t let the name fool you: Fussy Coffee offers much more than a typical coffeehouse.

But let’s start with the headliner. …

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Open Door

It takes confidence to open a new pizza place just a few blocks from local heavyweights Modern Apizza and Da Legna. But Robin Bodak, Doug Coffin and Domenic Giannotti have done it anyway with Next Door Pizza and Bar. …

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Take Your Pick

Norton Brothers Fruit Farm

As summer stretches its limbs toward fall, fruit is heavy on the branches, practically begging to be plucked. …

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State of the Carts

The last time Daily Nutmeg visited the food trucks at the corner of Prospect and Sachem Streets, in 2014, they were located in the parking lot at Ingalls Rink. But the times, they are a changin’, and the carts are …

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Making Merry

Black Raspberry soft serve at Bill's Carousel

Nothing says summer quite like a cone full of soft serve from an old-fashioned drive-up ice cream joint. …

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Mouth-Watering

There’s something elemental about eating oysters by the sea, as if you plucked your dinner from the brine. …

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Passion: Fruit

Fruit Salad from Cositas Deliciosas

Add condensed milk to pretty much any food and you’ve won me over. But let’s set that aside for a moment. Because people really go to Cositas Deliciosas for the fruit. …

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Bunny Business

A “gluten-free” label usually sends a secondary message to eaters who aren’t watching their wheat: This isn’t for you.

But not at the Little Rabbit Baking Company. Despite the hand-lettered “GF” on every label at the young Hamden bakery, the …

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