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Pursuit of Pastry

Mini cupcakes, smallish scones, salty bread? Sounds like perfection to me! Pursuit of Pastry in Old Saybrook gives off an old fashioned coffee shop vibe, while staying completely up to date.

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The Bird

Pressure-fried, turducken or organic - here's everything you need to know about turkey.

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Fromage

Is it the new cupcake? Essex Cake Company whips up these confections and packs them in jars for the perfect picnic.

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Foodworks

I've always been envious of the Guilford folks who had a full-on Foodworks featuring the Shoreline's first juice bar. No more. We've got our own.

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Sweet Luna’s

I know that some things take longer than others to hit the Shoreline (independent films, mache), but I can't for the life of me imagine why it took so long for frozen yogurt.

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A Perfect Summer Cocktail

The first and, sadly, only time I visited Venice, I wandered around in a stupor, mouth agape. The crumbling pallazo, the Fortuny Museum, the vaporetti, winding alleys, and water, water everywhere. I was smitten. But the food did not impress.

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Carol Monnerat Artisan Truffles

Carol Monnerat is obsessed with chocolate and we're the better for it. Her golf ball sized truffles are made in small batches using the finest Belgian chocolate and no artificial anything.

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Atlantic Seafood Market

For the gardening averse among us (me), this is a welcome sight: Atlantic Seafood Market's three large pots sprouting dill, parsley, cilantro and basil, and you’re welcome to snip what you need (for free!).

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Atlantic Seafood Market

Atlantic Seafood has a new line of house-made spice rubs, that I had every intention of telling you all about. With catchy names like Spicy Sailor and Pig 'n a Poke, I imagine I'll be sprinkling them on otherwise boring meals all summer.

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The Chocolate Shell

Petite Fours. I just like saying the name. So charming, bringing to mind elegant tea parties and fancy hats. And a sweet, two-bite alternative to the ubiquitous cupcake.

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Cove Cakes

Nope. This is not a photo of a bouquet of roses. But uber-baker Karen Tyler of Cove Cakes, is used to fooling the eye.

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Holiday Teas on the Shoreline

Luxurious, indulgent and smacking of the holidays, there's nothing I like better than an hour or two spent sipping tea and noshing on cucumber sandwiches, a once-a-year ritual with my daughter.

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Mindy K.’s Deli

The trucks in the parking lot give it away—the grub is good here. Inside, the line of contractors and carpenters are ordering from the huge selection of wraps, sandwiches and the brief but yummy Thai menu.

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