Restaurants, Foods, Diners, Taverns, Ice Cream, Cheese, Chocolate, Breweries, Brewpubs, Cideries, Kombucheries, Wineries, Meaderies, Distilleries, & Soda Makers
This page is undergoing a makeover in December 2020. Please bear with me!
This page now serves as a fairly robust jumping off point for the many food and drink sections of CTMQ. The state has maintained some culinary “trails” over the years and I’ve added a few more based on some “Best of” books as well as my own interests.
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Put on your elastic waistband pants as we eat at Connecticut’s Best, Historic, and Unique Restaurants!
I’m eating and traveling through Roadfood’s “Eat Before You Die” lists and the 1000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA list, as well as our historic restaurants as well. Let’s throw in Connecticut’s unique and nationally recognized foods, a “Connecticut Restaurant Tour of the World,” and our olde timey soda makers too. Even if I find it difficult to write about food, Let’s get eatin’!
Who doesn’t love Homemade Ice Cream, Cheese, and Chocolate?!
Finally, something on CTMQ my whole family can get behind! While the state does maintain the Chocolate Trail, the other two I’ve made up and maintained for years. And my family loves me for it. Let’s hit the Connecticut Homemade Ice Cream, Cheese, and Chocolate Trails!
C’mon and belly up to the counter at Connecticut’s Classic Diners & True Taverns
Both diners and taverns seem to be disappearing at an alarming clip. Which is pretty terrible, as a bunch are iconic, historic, and/or just plain great places to go. So hurry up and check them all out with me!
Let’s celebrate and drink at Connecticut’s Breweries, Brewpubs & Cideries!
From less than 10 breweries and brewpubs when I started documenting them to over 100 in 2021. Pure craziness… Join me for a beer or four at each and every one!
Come relax and sip at Connecticut’s Wineries & Meaderies!
Often prettier (and more established) than our breweries, the state’s wineries continue to plug along and I am determined to visit all of them!
Oh, you want the hard stuff? At Connecticut’s Distilleries?
There are only a relative handful of distilleries in the state as I write this… but there were only a handful of breweries a few years ago too. Let’s go boozin’ on the Connecticut Spirits Trail!