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  1. FCL Spotlight: Silverman’s Farm
       With the start of Fall on Friday, what better way to enjoy it than with some apple picking. Silverman’s Farm is located in Easton, CT and has been there since the 1920s. The farm has pick your own apples, fresh pressed cider, market with florist, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin picking and so on. 

       To get to the orchard, you take a short tractor ride, up the hill, from the market area. Along the way you pass rows and rows of apple trees.

       The apples from Silverman’s are awesome. They have a wide variety with everything from red delicious to empires to macintoshes. The staff is knowledgeable about different apples for eating and cooking, as well as picking technique.

This is the bounty of apples we hauled in. As you can, we got a wide variety of magnificently colored apples. Silverman’s apple picking is an activity for all. Whether you’re 2 or 92, you’ll have a blast picking and eating. Here at the FCL, we recommmend hitting up Silverman’s for some apples and cider. It’s definitely worth it. 
For more information: www.Silvermansfarm.com

    FCL Spotlight: Silverman’s Farm

           With the start of Fall on Friday, what better way to enjoy it than with some apple picking. Silverman’s Farm is located in Easton, CT and has been there since the 1920s. The farm has pick your own apples, fresh pressed cider, market with florist, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin picking and so on. 

           To get to the orchard, you take a short tractor ride, up the hill, from the market area. Along the way you pass rows and rows of apple trees.

           The apples from Silverman’s are awesome. They have a wide variety with everything from red delicious to empires to macintoshes. The staff is knowledgeable about different apples for eating and cooking, as well as picking technique.

    This is the bounty of apples we hauled in. As you can, we got a wide variety of magnificently colored apples. Silverman’s apple picking is an activity for all. Whether you’re 2 or 92, you’ll have a blast picking and eating. Here at the FCL, we recommmend hitting up Silverman’s for some apples and cider. It’s definitely worth it. 

    For more information: www.Silvermansfarm.com

     

    tags:  Fairfield County  Lifestyle  Silvermans  Farm  Easton  Connecticut  FCL  Spotlight  Local  Business  Fall  Harvest  Apple  Picking  Petting Zoo  Cider 

  2. Spotlight: Louis’ Lunch
Louis’ Lunch is a hotspot in downtown New Haven. I know, this place isn’t located in the FC, but a lot of times we may find ourselves in downtown New Haven for one reason or another. Louis’ Lunch is located right near Yale and their claim to fame is, “The Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich.” A very bold statement, but they can back it with over 100 years worth of history.


The menu can be described as just the lunch time essentials: Hamburger, Potato Salad, Chips, Homemade Pie, and assorted beverages (water, soda, iced tea, etc.). That’s it. The Burgers are cooked using the same cast iron grills that date back to 1898, pretty legit. The burgers are as simple, they come with cheese, tomato and onion on two slices of toasted bread. 


The burger is solid. Travel Channel chose Louis’ Lunch as one of the “Tastiest Burgers” in America. It’s definitely a really good burger, but I’d say I’ve had better. The history behind the place is what makes the trip worth it. I mean, where else can you get a burger cooked on the same equipment for over 100 years? Next time you’re in downtown New Haven drop in and grab a “cheese works, a salad and iced tea” (that the lingo at Louis’ for you). Also take note that they don’t have ketchup. 

Check out Louis Lunch Online.

    Spotlight: Louis’ Lunch

    Louis’ Lunch is a hotspot in downtown New Haven. I know, this place isn’t located in the FC, but a lot of times we may find ourselves in downtown New Haven for one reason or another. Louis’ Lunch is located right near Yale and their claim to fame is, “The Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich.” A very bold statement, but they can back it with over 100 years worth of history.

    The menu can be described as just the lunch time essentials: Hamburger, Potato Salad, Chips, Homemade Pie, and assorted beverages (water, soda, iced tea, etc.). That’s it. The Burgers are cooked using the same cast iron grills that date back to 1898, pretty legit. The burgers are as simple, they come with cheese, tomato and onion on two slices of toasted bread. 

    The burger is solid. Travel Channel chose Louis’ Lunch as one of the “Tastiest Burgers” in America. It’s definitely a really good burger, but I’d say I’ve had better. The history behind the place is what makes the trip worth it. I mean, where else can you get a burger cooked on the same equipment for over 100 years? Next time you’re in downtown New Haven drop in and grab a “cheese works, a salad and iced tea” (that the lingo at Louis’ for you). Also take note that they don’t have ketchup. 

    Check out Louis Lunch Online.

     

    tags:  Fairfield County  Lifestyle  Yale  New Haven  Downtown  Connecticut  Hamburger  Sandwich  The Orginal  Cheese  Spotlight  100 years  no ketchup  small menu  tastiest burger  food network  Ivy League 

  3.  In a county with way too many over priced restaurants, a great meal at a fair price is unparalleled. Since the dawn of the fast food joint, the burger and fries has been joined by the chicken nugget meal. Garden Catering really has perfected the deep fried white meat. With 6 of their 8 locations in the FC, a quick ride on the Merritt will expedite anyone to high cholesterol. 
                      
 Garden Catering’s menu offers an assortment of wraps, salads, and soups, but the keen connoisseur goes straight for: The Junior Special with Cones and Fries (or more adeptly know as The Baby). 
    The Junior Special has less than the Special, but the food is the same. The nugget is bulky, crispy, and pure deep-fried excellence. The fries are the classic boardwalk fries but the potato really makes its appearance in the cones. The cones are the must-try for any Garden Catering beginner. The egg shaped goodness is no more than deep fried mash potato balls, but they melt in your mouth and are simply quintessential. The assortment comes in a foil lined paper bag but the real magic happens with the “seasoning”. The seasoning is added while the contents are fresh from the fryolator and those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line know it as Old Bay. Paired with their honey mustard to counter the salty seasoning, there’s no waiting to dig in. 
Spotlight by: Simone Greenspan
ATTENTION GARDEN CATERING EXECS: I have noticed that both the regular AND junior special used to come with a can of soda, and since middle school the prices have gone up and the portions are smaller. The food is just as delicious, but we at the FCL are astute and were not fooled. For $4.99 all-in, the Junior Special is not as filling as it used to be but certainly worthwhile. I guess my arteries thank you.

    In a county with way too many over priced restaurants, a great meal at a fair price is unparalleled. Since the dawn of the fast food joint, the burger and fries has been joined by the chicken nugget meal. Garden Catering really has perfected the deep fried white meat. With 6 of their 8 locations in the FC, a quick ride on the Merritt will expedite anyone to high cholesterol. 

                          

    Garden Catering’s menu offers an assortment of wraps, salads, and soups, but the keen connoisseur goes straight for: The Junior Special with Cones and Fries (or more adeptly know as The Baby). 

       
    The Junior Special has less than the Special, but the food is the same. The nugget is bulky, crispy, and pure deep-fried excellence. The fries are the classic boardwalk fries but the potato really makes its appearance in the cones. The cones are the must-try for any Garden Catering beginner. The egg shaped goodness is no more than deep fried mash potato balls, but they melt in your mouth and are simply quintessential. The assortment comes in a foil lined paper bag but the real magic happens with the “seasoning”. The seasoning is added while the contents are fresh from the fryolator and those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line know it as Old Bay. Paired with their honey mustard to counter the salty seasoning, there’s no waiting to dig in. 

    Spotlight by: Simone Greenspan


    ATTENTION GARDEN CATERING EXECS: I have noticed that both the regular AND junior special used to come with a can of soda, and since middle school the prices have gone up and the portions are smaller. The food is just as delicious, but we at the FCL are astute and were not fooled. For $4.99 all-in, the Junior Special is not as filling as it used to be but certainly worthwhile. I guess my arteries thank you.

     

    tags:  Fairfield County  Lifestlye  FCL  Spotlight  Garden  Catering  Chicken  Nuggets  Stamford  Greenwich  Fairfield  Blackrock  Turnpike  Cones  French  Friends  Wraps  Sandwiches  Good Food  Cheap Meal 

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