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Michael 05-11-2003 05:04 AM

The place to dicuss local topics and to meet others in your area.

spa_girl 05-13-2003 11:26 AM

I have a pretty good feeling that this will be the only post in here for a while, or possibly forever, but hi! I'm in Fairfield County.

GhostUser 05-13-2003 11:38 AM

Connecticut Hey, one mispelling out of 50 isn't so bad.

Marie 05-13-2003 03:09 PM

I'll visit you here since you were kind enough to pay my little state a visit.

spa_girl 05-13-2003 10:37 PM

oh, thanks!

And no, Ruthie, not too bad at all!

RichBeBe 05-14-2003 07:43 AM

I live in NYC but my Fiancee (Poesia) was living in CT. when we met. I though that South Norwalk was too far and it might never work before we met in person, but it is funny how love makes distance get much shorter.

GhostUser 05-15-2003 12:03 PM

you are not the only one! i too am from CT

Baby 05-16-2003 11:06 AM

I used to live on Bell Island in Rowayton. That was before I moved to NYC, then onto Ma.

spa_girl 05-18-2003 10:53 PM

oh wow, cool! Baby - I live in Darien. Small world!

Maddie, where in CT?


spa_girl 05-18-2003 10:55 PM

Oh, and RichBeBe -- NYC and Norwalk are not that far! A 55-minute train ride to GCT or probably even shorter drive depending on where you are in NYC. But I'm sure it seems far away when you're not with the one you love.

Baby 05-19-2003 03:25 PM


Are there any good veggie restaurants in or around Darien? The last time I visited Rowayton, about six monthes ago, I went to a restaurant that took the place of The Five Mile Grille, in the town center. It was pretty cute and had great salads and great bread. I would love to hear some suggestions on where to get a complete vegetarian meal, if you have any to share.

I would love to move back there some day. When I lived in NY I would take the train up to Darien for the day, and either rollerblade or bike around.

I try to stop in when I'm driving from Ma. down to NYC, but that doesn't happen too often if I'm traveling with my BF. He get's very jealous about it because he thinks I'm reminiscing about the guy I used to live there with. Little does he realize, he was the worst part of living there.

spa_girl 05-19-2003 04:35 PM

Well, the only veggie place I know of is The Lime Restaurant in South Norwalk. The menu is only about 80% vegetarian (they also serve some fish and maybe even chicken, not sure) but the stuff they have is great. Most of the things can be vegan-ized, too. I've only been there once but really enjoyed it. It's very small and crowded so the atmosphere is not great, but the menu is big and creative so it's definitely worth it.

Glad you're out of a bad relationship and onto better things!

Baby 05-19-2003 07:58 PM

Thanks Girlie! I'll check it out nice time I'm in the area.

GhostUser 05-26-2003 04:48 PM

spa girl- I am in a small town in middlesex county and commute to Connecticut College in new london. if you are ever in middletown there is a great restaurant that used to be vegan and now has a couple of fish items and real cheese is optional called its only natural. are you near greenwhich (sp?), i think there is an organic veg restaurant there.

GhostUser 06-02-2003 01:16 PM

I'm in Connecticut too...I grew up in Middletown. It's Only Natural is a fabulous restaurant. They are serving some fish dishes in season, though. And they discovered that offering real cheese brings in patrons that would otherwise run screaming when offered soy cheese and soy mayo. Their desserts are heavenly and are all vegan...if I can convince my fiance of it, our wedding cake will be from there!

ampersand 06-14-2003 01:20 PM

speaking of great veg restaurants in CT, Don't forget Claire's in New Haven!!!!!!!!!

i have a cookbook from there, haven't actually been able to get there yet, argh

ampersand 06-14-2003 01:22 PM

p.s. my gramma lives in Middletown an everytime we go see her, we always pass by It's Only Natural, always wanted to stop in....

scareyvegan 06-14-2003 02:35 PM

theres an awesome health food store in Norwalk, CT called Food For Thought...

everytime i visit my parents, i make sure to go there

they have a deli area that has things like baked tofu (sooo good), sweet potato and kale soup, and veggies

they also have a dessert section where you can get the most fabulous cookies and some good cakes

everything that is vegan is labeled as vegan

and the chocolate cherry chunk and the chocolate orange cookies are simply to die for

also... theres a restaurant called Bloodroot in Bridgeport CT

its owned by vegetarian lesbian feminists and they have a bookstore too...

they used to be really mean to guys, but now everyone who goes there loves it

the best time to go is on sunday... they have a brunch with scrambled tofu, sunflower seed bread, homemade soysage patties, and homefries... they also usually have vegan pancakes and sometimes vegan muffins

the food is pricey, but awesome!

their dinners are hit or miss as the menu changes every night


GhostUser 06-22-2003 10:49 PM

my wyfe and i are here in hartford ct... a pretty good place to be vegan. we're close to ion, garden of light, lots of whole foods markets and veggie restaurants. we've heard about bloodroot, but haven't been. they have kind of a bad reputation around here... not their food, but they sound kind of hostile. we'll probably check it out for ourselves though.

scareyvegan 06-23-2003 01:29 AM

theres also china pan in farmington

green pages are vegetarian!



GhostUser 06-23-2003 09:54 PM

i refuse to eat at china pan. we went there religiously for years until the day i found chickenbones in my food. most vegans we know won't eat there for similar reasons... we came to find out, though too late, that most of the vegan dishes contain animal products in the sauces/stock.... argh

we love grasshopper in boston.... all vegan all the time

a dong supermarket in hartford has tons of great vegan stuff... i'm working on duplicating our old china pan favorites

jilhrt2 08-20-2003 12:56 PM

Yay...I'm from CT. I live in New Hartford in Litchfield County. I've been dying to go to It's Only Natural--I'm going there for my birthday...I'm psyched. So hello to the few people that live in CT.

scareyvegan 08-20-2003 02:47 PM

ive never had a problem at china pan...

actually ive talked to the owner before and they dont actually make most of the vegan food themselves... it comes frozen and they add sauce and cook it, and most of the sauces they dont make either

as far as ION, they used to make a killer breakfast

happy birthday!!!

hope your birthday food is yummy

theres a cool ice cream place in chelsea, its pretty close to ION... and they have tofutti ice cream

its pretty neat getting vegan ice cream from a cute pink ice cream shop

i can try to find out its name


jilhrt2 08-20-2003 04:39 PM

I"m sure my b-day food will be great. It will just be wonderful to go to a restaurant that has food I can actually eat!!! I wish I lived closer to Middletown--I'd be there all the time.

skunkpumpkin 11-10-2003 10:50 AM

I'm from Connecticut....Storrs. I may be going to It's Only Natural today as part of my birthday celebration! (almost a week ago, but i didn't celebrate, really.) alrighty...

scareyvegan 11-10-2003 07:24 PM

happy birthday!

get the choc chip & nuts vegan cookies... very yummy

skunkpumpkin 11-11-2003 09:16 AM

I got a fried rice dish (mmmmmmmm!) and pumpkin pie

Yay for Veg*n Restaurants! (this was my first trip to one!)

skunkpumpkin 11-11-2003 10:16 AM

Oh, and if anyone is looking for a vegan Thanksgiving meal for one, ION's got it! It's pretty pricey (around $23, I believe) but it sounds DELICIOUS. It comes with desert too. I'll post the ordering number when I find the flyer...

HorrorPixie 06-30-2004 10:25 PM

Originally Posted by jilhrt2 View Post

Yay...I'm from CT. I live in New Hartford in Litchfield County. I've been dying to go to It's Only Natural--I'm going there for my birthday...I'm psyched. So hello to the few people that live in CT.

oh yay. i was born in torrington, but i now live in danbury.

sky73 07-01-2004 07:23 AM

I live in CT too - New Hartford.

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