Get a Sitter: Because The Whelk is My Favorite

Get a Sitter: Because The Whelk is My Favorite

If you follow local food news at all, then you already know that Chef Bill Taibe is a rock star around these parts. If you don’t follow local food news, then I’m here to tell you that Bill Taibe is a rock star around these parts.

A James Beard Award Semifinalist for multiple years, Chef Taibe is the real deal. His three* [some signs indicate there’s another on the horizon!!] restaurants, all in Westport, CT, are so damn good, they’re not only worth traveling to, but I believe they rival some of the best of NYC dining. The Whelk, the oldest of the three operating restaurants (RIP Le Farm), is my personal favorite and especially shines in warmer weather. Read on for more details.

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Get a Sitter - Manhattan Late Summer 2018 Edition

Everyone knows that Manhattan has a lot of really killer restaurants. Since I am a food obsessive and a general lover of Manhattan, I get asked often where to eat there. A daunting question, no doubt, but I’m always happy to wax poetic about NYC eats.

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Not Just Any Bars

Not Just Any Bars

It’s a known fact that adulting makes you crave the sweet release of alcohol from time to time (or a lot of times). Very often, when that feeling arises, we grab the quickest thing we can find in our fridge or liquor cabinet. Or we beg a friend or spouse to take us to the closest restaurant or bar with a wine list.

But once in awhile, it’s nice to hit a bar that takes its drink seriously and serves you the good stuff. Here are a few (in the suburbs!) that I’ve visited recently.

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Get a Sitter and Drive to Bethel: Our First Visit to Taproot

Taproot opened a year ago in Bethel, CT and I’d been wanting to go for about a year, too. Chef Jeff Taibe was already very well respected in the world of Fairfield County dining  - we’d previously enjoyed his food while he was Executive Chef at Kawa Ni in Westport and Oak + Almond in Norwalk. Alas, we live about an hour from Bethel, so getting to Taproot had not been so easy for us. Luckily, my husband’s birthday recently needed celebrating, and we committed to making the drive. It was well worth it.

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