July 2018

Features

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Many pet owners consider their animals part of the family. But when disaster strikes, whether it be a house fire or hurricane, there aren’t many places to turn for help for the four-legged friends among us. Jon Nowinski, operations director for EARS (Emergency Animal Response Service), recog…

This Month

Dublin has Dubliners and Ulysses, and it has Bloomsday during which the city comes together to celebrate the two texts. Our small corner of the world — the coastal communities of southern New England — has Moby-Dick. That from the waters of our coastline and from its seaside towns comes one …

Columns

The Connecticut Table

Before we even taste the food at OKO, the showstopping new Westport restaurant from chef Brian Lewis, we are impressed. A plate of sushi on its way to another table has as much color as an artist’s palette. Purple-pink hues pop from a piece of tuna resting on bright white rice. A piece of or…

The eggplant parmesan at La Marea Ristorante is made with super-thin slices of eggplant that are lightly breaded and flash fried before being layered with mozzarella and house-made marinara sauce. The result is a less-heavy version of the classic dish that is a customer favorite. On a recent…

Blue Check Deli sits alongside a busy stretch of Route 63 in Woodbridge, perched on the corner of Amity and Center roads. When entering the coordinates into my phone for my initial visit, the address for that location popped up as Blue Check Village. That was one of the questions I had for T…

Kent Falls Brewing Co. is far from pretty much everywhere. Downtown Kent is a 15-minute drive from the brewery, while the company’s namesake Kent Falls State Park takes about 17 minutes by car. To get to the farm where the brewery is, you drive through a web of winding back roads. You’ll dri…

Bristol is known primarily for being the home of ESPN and, especially in the summer months, Lake Compounce. Its history is steeped in clocks, bells, carousels and chrysanthemums. What Bristol is not known for is its food scene. Fair or unfair, perception has become reality. But not every Bri…

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