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Home Restaurant: American Comfort Food At It’s Best

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On January - 20 - 2014

Home Restaurant in Branford offers truly unique dining. In addition to all the great American food offerings, they specialize in “comfort food”. Specialty Mac & Cheeses, truly amazing burgers ( The Home Burger and the Patty Melt are two of my favorite burgers. EVER). Chef Mike’s spaghetti and meatballs are all made fresh in house, [...]

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Totally Awesome Goods Branford: Unique and Eclectic Gifts

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On January - 4 - 2014

Totally Awesome Goods in Branford offers the gift shopper the widest variety of totally unique gifts on the Connecticut Shoreline. They specialize in repurposed, fair trade and Handmade gift options. From distinctive pieces of artisan jewelry to interesting and unusual bar and kitchen accessories, Totally Awesome Goods has it all. Owner Jacob Alpert is constantly [...]

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Old Quarry Olive Oil Branford

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On January - 2 - 2014

Ok, you read the headline, and the first thing you think is, that’s a mighty bold opinionated statement. Normally I would agree, and would NOT open with such a headline. But in this case, it is one that I will substantiate. We all know that in order to create an amazing dish, you need the [...]

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truffle shots: Essex

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On January - 1 - 2014
Truffle Shots of Essex makes the perfect and unique gift for occasions such as wedding rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays and Valentines day

truffle shots in Essex is all about truffles. Sort of. What they do, is take the part of the truffle that we love the most, the creamy ganache filling, and put it into shot glasses, or a demi cup. Think of as a “short cut” to the heart of the truffle. Or maybe as a [...]

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TGS Outdoors Branford

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On December - 31 - 2013
TGS Outdoors stocks a full assortment of shooting and outdoor equipment. They are a stocking distributor of Benelli, Franchi and CZ shotguns as well

TGS Outdoors in Branford stocks a full selection for your Hunting, Shooting and Outdoor Equipment needs. In addition to a wide selection of handguns, shotguns and rifles, they also stock the accessories and cleaning supplies. They also stock bows, archery supplies, books, and of course, ammunition. TGS Outdoors also has regularly scheduled Ct State Pistol [...]

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Polished Boutique: Branford’s Hottest Women’s Fashions

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On December - 30 - 2013

Polished Boutique is Branford’s newest hotbed for women’s fashions, and features many of the nations finest designer labels. Labels such as Blu Pepper, YA Los Angeles and Elan International.  They also stock AnM, Dress the Population, Double Zero, Gracia NYC and they carry other brands such as Aryn K, Ark & Co., Blank NYC, DL1961 [...]

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English Accents Antiques: Essex

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On December - 30 - 2013
Note the exceptional detal in the antique round top table from English Accents Antiques in Essex connecticut. Claw foot, beaded edges, and a tradional hand wax to accentuate the walnut.

English Accents Antiques is a must see destination when out “antiquing” in Connecticut. Located at 4 North Main Street in the iconic new England town of Essex, English Accents Antiques has a large inventory of furniture and decorative home furnishing accessories including the following. Antique Secretaires Antique Chests, Chest on Chest, and Chest on Stands [...]

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Rancheros: Truly Authentic Mexican Food, Guilford

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On December - 29 - 2013

More often than not, perception and reality are two totally different things. You saw the headline so you know what I am talking about here. Our perception of Mexican food often conjures up thoughts of those fast food chains with tortilla shells based on some snack food, dripping with grease from the ground beef, and [...]

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Creek Chic Designs: One Of A Kind Womens Fashion Accessories

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On May - 22 - 2013

Creek Chic Designs of Stony Creek specializes in one of a kind and limited edition women’s fashion accessories, specifically custom belt buckles and artisan jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Jackie McGuire is the creative force and artisan behind Creek Chic Designs. Each piece of jewelry or belt buckle is hand crafted, and unique in [...]

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Artistic Healings: Art Therapy For A Better Life

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On May - 21 - 2013
Artistic Healings located in Guilford, Connecticut offers classes and sessions in Art Thereapy, Hpno-Therapy, and private art lessons as well

The definition by The American Art Therapy Association  is as follows: “Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can …

Art Decade: Totally Unique and One of a Kind Jewelry

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On May - 18 - 2013

Founded in 2007 by Shana Bartlett, Art Decade is a one lady operation specializing in one of a kind jewelry, crafts, and accessories. Her pieces often embody a clear love of DIY and vintage aesthetic with a hint of edginess. With materials ranging from busted bike tubes, mechanical watches, and other recycled pieces to sapphires [...]

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Mr. J’s Asian Bistro: Guilford

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On May - 13 - 2013

What sets Mr. J’s Asian Bistro apart from other Asian cuisine restaurants is the fact that they offer Japanese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine, and they do it well. That and the fact that they are reasonably priced make it an excellent choice for both family and adult only dining. They offer a wide variety of [...]

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Chris’s Indoor Shooting Range in Guilford is your full service center for everything from pistols, shotguns,rifles and ammunition to pistol permit classes to all the accessories you need for your shooting enjoyment. When doing anything with a firearm, be it purchasing, learning to shoot, or just buying the right accessories, experience and customer service is [...]

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Ballrooom Dance Lessons: Dance in Rhythm, Branford

Posted by Edwin Bartlett On December - 4 - 2012

Dance in Rhythm is Branford offers instructions in Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and even belly dancing. Located at 19 South Main Street, Branford, they have flexible hours from 9AM – 9PM and weekend instruction is also available. Dance in Rhythm also offers group instructions. Bring your own group and choose the dance you want to learn [...]

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The National Theatre of the Deaf takes a nostalgic journey back into time through the eyes of poet Dylan Thomas. Based on Dylan’s classic poem of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” this new adaptation has been expanded into a very special evening. Performed in both the beauty of American Sign Language and spoken word, it [...]

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