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An Excruciatingly Opinionated Guide to the Shoreline

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GMonkey Mobile

While I find a good hot dog irresistible, I’m also a huge fan of vegan cooking. Vegan chefs have to think out of the (butter) box and I find their food some of the most imaginative on the Shoreline.

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Food Trucks

My love affair with food trucks dates back to first grade. We had just moved to Cambridge and I found myself in a hulking, brick school with a vast and terrifying cement schoolyard, so unlike the teeny kindergarten I had left behind in New Hampshire. My brown bag lunch was the only familiar thing that

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Lovet

Tracy B. has relaunched as Lovet, a tiny pop-up shop behind Tacuba Taco Bar. This hidden gem harbors a few packed racks of spring frocks in stripes, prints, eyelet and tie-dye.

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Pizza By the Sea

Enjoy the sunset over Long Island Sound and the cool breeze on the outdoor patio while you join local "Creekers" for an hour or two.

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Action Sports & Action Sports Bicycle Center

Action Sports, located in Branford and Old Saybrook, offers superior quality sporting goods to customers nationwide. Whether you shop locally in their two locations or online, their motto is “Ski, Snowboard, Kayak and Bike. Be ready for the trip.”

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2012 Best of the Shoreline

I absolutely love the Annual Reader’s Poll. After doling out my two cents all year long, it’s great to find out what you think AND I always discover some new “bests” to check out.

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Denali

Trailblazer, located on the Branford Green, specializes in outdoor and lifestyle apparel and footwear from top of the line vendors such as North Face, Patagonia, Merrell, Ugg and many more.

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June 1, 2011

Readers want to know—where's the Spring Fashion issue? Most seasons, I like to return to my retail roots and provide a rundown of trends. This year I just wasn't inspired.

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Amiji Twins

A college service trip to Ghana inspired Dave Adams' relentless wanderlust. After graduating, he, like brother Zach, sought to develop a business model that was socially conscious.

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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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We Let the Dogs Out

We Let the Dogs Out is a professional dog walking and pet sitting service serving the towns of Branford, Guilford, and Madison. We provide quality in-home care when you are not able to be there with visits that are tailored to meet your pets needs.

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Salon Refuge

While many Shoreline towns are rife with empty storefronts, it's happy news to see Branford's Main Street filling up again.

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2010 Best of the Shoreline

You asked me. I didn't know. I asked you. You answered. Here are the results of the "vote for your favorite" reader's poll. Click here to read more about what The E List readers love on the Shoreline. Thanks for voting!

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