Tag: Danbury

Connecticut’s Hidden Parks – Tarrywile in Danbury

Now, you don’t expect people to drive down to Danbury in Connecticut to experience nature, do you? Nah, they would rather go to Maine. Approximately 39 miles northeast of New York City, Danbury is part of the New York metropolitan area and as diverse as one can imagine.

It’s famous for its mall, second largest in Connecticut. It has a thriving restaurant scene but it … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – A Walk in the Woods

Looking Back at 2013

The Breakfast Dilemma – Savory vs Sweet

When on the road, in a country quite different from the ones I am used to, I always skip the continental spread in favor of the local favorite. Some countries like to start their day with a helping of the mild-mannered miso soup while others find solace in hearty sausages but for now let’s just classify all dishes under the broad categories of savory and … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Turning Two

All in a Day’s Work

While we plan for our late summer getaway (more like a shoulder season beach escape), we are also trying to make the most of what is left of summer. Soon it will be all about pumpkins and apples. For now, it’s still tomatoes and basil. And yes, chalk art.

A Recap of the Year 2012

I guess I still have time to do a recap of my travels in 2012, seeing as we are in the first month of the new year. Surprisingly, Newport featured twice in our travels, the first time was when we did the Cliff Walk with my parents and then during Christmas. I wrote a couple of posts about foodie trends (eating local and … Read the rest

Danbury Fair – Album of the Week

Pepe’s Pie Comes to Town

Weekends reserved for a visit to New Haven mean two things to us – IKEA and pizza. Thanks to the media, the long celebrated rivalry between Sally’s and Pepe’s pizzerias is no secret.┬áLet’s just say that both are good. Both joints relish a band of loyal customers and bake their pies in coal-fired ovens. Obviously, I was thrilled when Frank Pepe Pizzeria opened in … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – First Night in Danbury

“Hey Shorty,” grinned the man on the stilts and then cheekily added “well, that’s all of you!” Stilt walkers from Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade could be seen walking and cracking jokes near the Palace Theatre in Danbury on New Year’s Eve. Above is a pic of one of the men chatting up the crowd on Main Street.