Famous Duck Donuts To Open First Shop In CT Famous Duck Donuts To Open First Shop In CT
Famous Duck Donuts To Open First Shop In CT If you love donuts then a new national donut chain opening its first shop in Connecticut will make your heart go pitter-patter when you walk through the doors, according to local foodies and Yelpers. Duck Donuts -- famous on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they got their start -- has announced they will open in New Haven County in Orange. With 145 shops nationwide and in several other countries, the concept and all the hype behind their success is each donut is made to order and you get to pick the toppings. Connecticut's first will be located at 350 Boston Post Road, said Cassidy …
Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Four eateries in Connecticut are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the rankings are its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The four restaurants in Connecticut are: No. 3. Zeneli Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana, New Haven: "Although their pizzeria was only established in 2019, each of the Zeneli brothers brings decades of experience in everything from cattle …
New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch
New Westport Restaurant Among Dozens Of Locations Fast Casual Chain Plans To Launch A new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Fairfield County that opened less than three weeks ago is already hitting five stars on Yelp for its food and service. Cava, located in Westport at 606 Post Road East -- one of 45 new restaurants the chain plans to open this year -- offers healthy food lovers just that with a wide array of bowls, pits, salads, dips, and dressings. “Our mission is to bring heart, health, and humanity to food, and everything we do at CAVA is grounded in that spirit of generosity, to our guests, our team members, and our community,” said Christian Starkes, the eatery'…
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Connecticut pizza has a strong reputation both within the state and around the entire Northeast. And it's well-represented in new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, released by Yelp. Yelp says the rankings were determined by several factors, "including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad." Three CT eateries made the list: No. 57 -  Modern Apizza, New Haven: Yelpers had high praise for the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas "cooked in an oil-fueled brick oven and served on a rec…
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind'
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' A former New England Patriots cheerleader with Boston roots is setting out discover if love is truly blind. Amber Desiree, who goes by "AD," is among the 30 men and women on Season 6 of the hit Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind," which aptly debuted on Valentine's Day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) That of a dating experiment, cast members — who this season are all …
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In CT Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In CT
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In CT An early opening of a much-anticipated restaurant in Connecticut led to a miles-long line amid freezing temperatures and snow. Popular Fast-Food Chain Will Be Making CT Debut In 2024: Here's When, Where The first day of business in Hartford County for Raising Cane’s restaurant, locatedin the town of Enfield, was a fun affair with lines of excited customers waiting to be one of the first to sample one of the country's fast-food hotspots and the deal is, that they only sell chicken fingers and sides. A shot of the line of traffic waiting to visit the new Raising Cane's restaurant …
New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings
New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings If you love dim sum and pizza then you're in luck with a new Fairfield County restaurant that foodies are calling a real masterpiece of fusions of Asian and Italian.  Ollie's 99 in Greenwich at 99 Railroad Ave., hench the 99 in the name, offers not only Neapolitan-style pizza with a unique Asian flair, the restaurant also serves dim sum, sandwiches, salads, and other unique offerings that Yelpers say will keep them coming back for more. Yelper Shelley K. had this to say: "Ollie's 99 is a must-eat restaurant in Greenwich. The pancetta pizza and the curry chicken are my favorites by…
'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M 'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M
'Own The Past': 200-Year-Old Nantucket Estate For Sale For $17M A sprawling Nantucket home is offering a piece of history – if you have millions to offer. Affectionately referred to as “Green Chimneys,” located in the village of Siasconset (affectionally known as Sconset), the estate at 20 Main Street listed at a cool $17.25 million is rich in history (and in owners). The massive six-bedroom, nine-bath home was first purchased and constructed in the 1800s by Frederick W. Mitchell, a banker and prominent businessman. His original cottage, farther away from the homes clustered near Shell Street, soon inspired other cottages to crop up along the road…
100-Year-Old New England Home Features Original Finishes: See Inside 100-Year-Old New England Home Features Original Finishes: See Inside
100-Year-Old New England Home Features Original Finishes: See Inside A mansion that just hit the market features a beautiful, million-dollar renovation, yet still retains original finishes and millwork. The Worcester County home, located at 57 North Street in Grafton, was put up for sale at the beginning of February 2024 with a price tag of a cool $2 million. With seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across four full floors, the 6,229-square-foot colonial revival home combines modern and classic tastes. Sitting on six acres and protected by stone walls, the 1920s house was given a $1.5 million update, though the listing says it retains “beautifully …
That's Outrageous! Popular Stamford Diner Cited Among Eateries From Coast To Coast That's Outrageous! Popular Stamford Diner Cited Among Eateries From Coast To Coast
That's Outrageous! Popular Stamford Diner Cited Among Eateries From Coast To Coast If you love things over the top and fun, even when it comes to food, then a Connecticut diner that serves funky and yummy desserts, ice cream, waffles, and more is your kind of place. Fairfield County's the Elm Street Diner, located  in Stamford, is so fun it was named one of the 10 most outrageous places for desserts by Yelp. Located at 463 Elm St., the diner is a social media darling with foodies and Yelpers alike who are often seen snapping photos of their food to post online. Some favorite and perhaps the most popular is the WOW Waffle Tower which includes two large Belgian waffle…
New Modern Italian Restaurant In CT Cited For Classy Ambience, 'Delicious' Food New Modern Italian Restaurant In CT Cited For Classy Ambience, 'Delicious' Food
New Modern Italian Restaurant In CT Cited For Classy Ambience, 'Delicious' Food If you are ready for something different when it comes to Italian dining a new Connecticut restaurant is offering an innovative menu with interesting items that don't include spaghetti and meatballs.  Located in Hartford County, and only open for about a month, Villa Mulino in Avon is the spot you are searching for.  Instead of the traditional, think grilled octopus, roasted duck breast, filet mignon with braised beets, and scallops, all with an Italian flair. Located in the Riverdale Farms Plaza, all dishes are scratch-made with locally sourced ingredients.  Here's wh…
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success “No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success Diabetes doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion. OwnaHealth is here to change the narrative. With an impressive 93% success rate in beating diabetes, our medical coaching program is redefining diabetes management. Our approach is not just about managing symptoms; it’s about turning the tide on diabetes. At OwnaHealth, we believe that effective diabetes care extends beyond medication. It’s about a holistic approach, combining medical expertise with personalized coaching. This is where our team of top medical professionals comes in, offering tailored strategies and support that resonate with…
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage 'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage A pricey breakfast sandwich purchased at a Connecticut McDonald’s is sparking outrage on social media. The Fairfield County breakfast order, which was shared by Bespoke Investment Group on X, was placed on Saturday, Jan. 27 just off of I-95 in the town of Fairfield, according to the posted picture of the receipt. “What has the world come to??” the user asked, showing that the receipt included two Egg McMuffins, costing a total of $14.58 — or $7.29 each — and a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle for another $7.19. “Outrageous pricing,” Bespoke wrote. $7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuf…
Can You Guess? New Study Reveals CT's Favored Dog Breed Can You Guess? New Study Reveals CT's Favored Dog Breed
Can You Guess? New Study Reveals CT's Favored Dog Breed Thanks to a new study, Connecticut's preferred breed of four-legged friends has been revealed.  According to a study by PetLab, the Nutmeg State's favored and most searched-for breed of dog is the Golden Retriever.  To determine this, PetLab's pet nutrition experts used Google's Keyword Planner to look at more than 200 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club alongside search terms such as "buy" and "adopt." This allowed them to produce a ranking for each US state's most searched-for breed over the last 12 months.  Connecticut is certainly not alone in this prefere…
BIRDCODE Hot Chicken Restaurant Soars Into Darien BIRDCODE Hot Chicken Restaurant Soars Into Darien
Birdcode Hot Chicken Restaurant Soars Into Darien Chicken lovers, especially hot chicken, can now dive into a sandwich or salad made with completely farm-fresh, never-frozen, steroid- and antibiotic-free chicken, that will sizzle your tastebuds at four new locations in Connecticut. BIRDCODE, yep, it's all caps, opened one of the eateries in Fairfield County on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Darien, serving up sandwiches, salads, tenders, and Southern-stye sides that are said to set your mouth on fire. It's located at 151 Post Road (Route 1). As BIRDCODE kicks off in Darien, the company say it's ready to keep growing with three additional…
New TV Show Puts Spotlight On Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' New TV Show Puts Spotlight On Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer'
New TV Show Puts Spotlight On Former Westport Resident Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' An upcoming limited series is set to highlight the many facets of iconic homemaker and lifelong area resident Martha Stewart and explore the story behind her success.  A new four-part CNN Original Series, "The Many Lives of Martha Stewart," is set to air over two consecutive weekends, beginning with two episodes on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., and ending with the last two installments on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.  The show will explore the story of Stewart's life, including her time as a young stockbroker in the 1960s, a caterer at a Connecticut farmhouse, a s…
This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says
This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says An eatery known for serving up plenty of delicious fried food is being recognized as having the best french fries in Connecticut, according to a new report.  Fairfield County's Fryborg, located in Trumbull at 10 Broadway, was named as having the best fries in the entire Nutmeg State, according to a report by lovefood.com. The eatery, which was started in 2011 when its owner Jon "finally decided to not suck at life," according to its website, specializes in hand-cut fries, burgers, sandwiches, and even donuts.  In its write-up of the establishment, lovefood called the eatery'…
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America
Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America A graduate student at Harvard has made history as the first active duty member of the military to be crowned Miss America. Madison Marsh, who is working on her master's degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and currently a graduate intern with Harvard Medical School, was crowned on Sunday, Jan. 14. She is also the reigning Miss Colorado.  The 22-year-old graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in physics in 2023, according to her pageant bio. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Ameri…
CT Actor Jokes About Viral Cheeseburger Photo After Critics' Choice Win CT Actor Jokes About Viral Cheeseburger Photo After Critics' Choice Win
CT Actor Jokes About Viral Cheeseburger Photo After Critics' Choice Win An actor from Connecticut took home an award for best actor at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards for his role as a teacher at a Massachusetts boarding school, and he spoke on his newfound internet fame. “Wow, guys, I didn’t think my week could get any better than going viral for eating a cheeseburger,” New Haven native Paul Giamatti jokingly said in his acceptance speech on Sunday, Jan. 14. The 56-year-old actor also won an award at the Golden Globes for his part in “The Holdovers” and then went viral for a photo of himself eating at an In-N-Out Burger joint. Giamatti played a longtime teac…
‘Ted’ Prequel Series Set In New England Debuts On Peacock ‘Ted’ Prequel Series Set In New England Debuts On Peacock
‘Ted’ Prequel Series Set In New England Debuts On Peacock Massachusetts’ favorite sentient teddy bear, voiced by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, returns with a seven-episode limited series on Peacock. MacFarlane reprises his role in the “Ted” TV series, a prequel to the hit film franchise set in Framingham. “It’s 1993, and Ted’s (MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed,” a description of the show reads. “He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham).” All s…
This Monroe Hotspot Serves Up Italian Fare With Modern Twist This Monroe Hotspot Serves Up Italian Fare With Modern Twist
This Monroe Hotspot Serves Up Italian Fare With Modern Twist If you are looking for a modern take on Italian then a Fairfield County eatery known for its plentiful dishes and unique take on old favorites is the spot. Located in Monroe, Marcello’s Italian Eatery offers all of the favorites, but in a modern setting, with a modern twist at times along with a sparkling bar that features fun nights of live music, trivia, and interesting drinks. A big favorite of foodies, Yelpers, and locals, Marcello's also offers brick oven pizza and homemade desserts.  There are a couple of items you'll want to start your night off including Italian calamari, and …
Talk Show Filming In Stamford Searches For Guests Talk Show Filming In Stamford Searches For Guests
Talk Show Filming In Stamford Searches For Guests Have an issue that needs to be sorted out? You could get paid to do it on TV – and meet an iconic television host. “Karamo Show,” hosted by Karamo Brown of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” is in search of its next guests for filming in Connecticut, in the city of Stamford. In a casting call posted to the audition site Backstage, the show says it’s looking for people going through a tough time who need help and advice – think estranged relationships, a betrayal between friends, etc. “There is no doubt that if you come into this with an open mind and heart and want to share your story, you’ll leave…
New England's Own Ben Affleck Runs — Stumbles — On Dunkin For Ad Recreating 2020 Viral Meme New England's Own Ben Affleck Runs — Stumbles — On Dunkin For Ad Recreating 2020 Viral Meme
New England's Own Ben Affleck Runs — Stumbles — On Dunkin For Ad Recreating 2020 Viral Meme Even Batman couldn’t save this former Massachusetts resident from dropping his coffee and a pile of donut boxes for a new Dunkin’ commercial. Ben Affleck, age 51, of Cambridge, created a 2020 viral meme for a new Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, in which he juggles and drops several boxes of donuts and some iced coffee while leaving his home. New Ben Affleck Dunkin pic just dropped pic.twitter.com/GHFXPXHPbN — Colin Young (@ColinYovng) December 31, 2020 Now the “Justice League” star is collaborating with TikToker Charli D’Amelio for the commercial that is filming in Los Angeles, according to…
New 'Healthy' Eatery Opens In Greenwich New 'Healthy' Eatery Opens In Greenwich
New 'Healthy' Eatery Opens In Greenwich Perfect for those with a New Year's resolution to get healthy, Supr Food Kitchen, a destination for clean and wholesome ingredients, has debuted in Fairfield County.  Formerly Myx Kitchen, the new Greenwich rebranded fast-casual restaurant combines the fusion of health and flavor.  Supr Food Kitchen’s menu features meals rich in vegetables, healthy fats, and whole grains, with a focus on protein-forward offerings and a seed oil-free approach.  In addition to the Greenwich location, Supr Food will open a first-of-its-kind drive-through location in Darien this year, and launch…
Baby New Year: Wilton Couple's Third Child First Newborn At Greenwich Hospital In 2024 Baby New Year: Wilton Couple's Third Child First Newborn At Greenwich Hospital In 2024
Baby New Year: Wilton Couple's Third Child First Newborn At Greenwich Hospital In 2024 It didn't take long after the clock struck midnight for the first baby to be born at Greenwich Hospital in 2024. Sloane Margaret Bristow entered the world at 12:57 am on Monday, Jan. 1. He is the third child for Caitlin and Daniel Bristow of Wilton.  The baby girl weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Greenwich Hospital delivered more than 2,500 babies in 2023.
Young Charity Founder From Danbury Makes TV Appearance On Nickelodeon: 'We Are So Proud' Young Charity Founder From Danbury Makes TV Appearance On Nickelodeon: 'We Are So Proud'
Young Charity Founder From Danbury Makes TV Appearance On Nickelodeon: 'We Are So Proud' A high school freshman from Connecticut who got her start in philanthropy at a young age was featured on the popular national television network Nickelodeon for her charity work.  Fairfield County resident Chelsea Phaire, a freshman at Immaculate High School in Danbury, appeared on Nickelodeon's "Nick News" show on Wednesday, Dec. 20, school officials announced.  The network reached out to Phaire to put the spotlight on her nonprofit organization, Chelsea’s Charity, which she founded at age 10 to provide art supplies to children in need.  Phaire's in…
Greenwich Eatery Featuring Homemade Pasta Opens Second Restaurant In Westport Greenwich Eatery Featuring Homemade Pasta Opens Second Restaurant In Westport
Greenwich Eatery Featuring Homemade Pasta Opens Second Restaurant In Westport Homemade pasta, exotic sauces, and impeccable presentation are just a few reasons a relatively new Fairfield County restaurant is creating a buzz in the foodie world. Il Pastaficio, located in Westport, is off to a strong start since opening its second location last year -- and was remodeled this year -- where you won't find your typical spaghetti and meatballs. The flagship II Pastaficio is located in Greenwich in the Cos Cob neighborhood. Known for its homemade pasta made fresh daily with flour from Italy, II Pastaficio also appeared on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," one of the few in t…
New England's Own Mark Wahlberg Breaks Apple TV+ Record With New Action Comedy Movie New England's Own Mark Wahlberg Breaks Apple TV+ Record With New Action Comedy Movie
New England's Own Mark Wahlberg Breaks Apple TV+ Record With New Action Comedy Movie “The Family Plan,” starring Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg, has shattered AppleTV+’s record for the most viewed movie ever on the streaming platform. Wahlberg’s action-comedy debuted on AppleTV+ on Friday, Dec. 15, and is now the most-viewed film in the service’s history, according to Deadline. There are already talks about a potential sequel, reports said. The Jennifer Aniston-led “The Morning Show” holds the streaming platform’s record for the most watched series, Deadline said.  “The Family Plan” follows Dan, played by Wahlberg, an assassin-turned-car salesman who lives in the suburbs …
Conan O'Brien Visits Popular CT Pizzeria: 'Thank You For An Amazing Meal!' Conan O'Brien Visits Popular CT Pizzeria: 'Thank You For An Amazing Meal!'
Conan O'Brien Visits Popular CT Pizzeria: 'Thank You For An Amazing Meal!' A comedy legend stopped by an iconic eatery in New England for what he described as an “amazing meal." Massachusetts' own Conan O’Brien, age 60, a native of Brookline, visited Connecticut on Tuesday, Dec. 19, where he grabbed a slice at Modern Apizza in New Haven before taking time out for a photo with owner Bill Pustari. O’Brien even autographed and drew a doodle of himself on a pizza box, thanking the “gang at Modern” for “an amazing meal.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Modern Apizza (@modernapizza) This isn’t th…
This CT Restaurant Among Top 100 In US According To New Rankings This CT Restaurant Among Top 100 In US According To New Rankings
This CT Restaurant Among Top 100 In US According To New Rankings It takes a lot of five-star reviews and enthusiastic diners to be named one of OpenTable's Top 100 restaurants for the year. But Litchfield County's Arethusa al Tavolo, located in the borough of Bantam, not only was selected, it was the only restaurant in the state to have the honor. The quaint restaurant opened its doors in June 2013 and touts itself as an American restaurant with a farm-to-table esthetic that also happens to have a dairy store (formerly the Bantam Firehouse) for producing some of the finest products for its daily menu, according to OpenTable.  The menu features a w…