Food & Drink in Connecticut

Joker's Wild Comedy Club – Up to 52% Off

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

$52 $25

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Patrons savor hot or cold antipasto platters while local and national headlining comedians fill the air with laughter

Up to 51% Off at Front Street Bistro

Hartford

$65 $32

Flatbreads, burgers, and contemporary American dishes, such as ginger shrimp cakes, served in sleek bistro inside theater

Half Off Classic American Food and Drinks at Grand Restaurant/Lounge

Downtown

$30 $15

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One of Moffly Media's Best of Stamford offers mac 'n' cheese with truffle oil and sweet-chili chicken wings; classic and seasonal cocktails

Up to 55% Off Tasting Menu at La Crémaillère Restaurant

Bedford

$170 $85

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Tasting menu of French Country cuisine with traditional European influences, including vegetarian options

Up to 47% Off Wine and Appetizers at 1249 Wine Bar

Waterbury

$27.90 $15

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Diners nosh on small plates of cured meats, aged cheeses and fresh ricotta, and house-made hummus while sipping wine from diverse list

Up to 45% Off at Bella Pasta

South Norwalk

$40 $22

Eatery creates dishes such as fettuccine carbonara, gluten-free pasta, pork chops, and lobster ravioli with pancetta and vodka pink sauce

Up to 59% Off at Red Tomato Pizza

East Norwich

$55 $24

Handmade crusts topped with prosciutto, caramelized onions, capers, & other ingredients pop into wood-fired oven, plus iron skillet pastas

Up to 51% Off at Arturos Cantina

Danbury

$48.85 $29

Traditional Mexican tunes, decor, and dishes slathered in house-made mole, adobo, and ranchero sauces transport diners to Mexico

All Heart – $10 for Heart Tribute Band

Trinity-On-Main

$15 $10

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Heart tribute band treats fans to spot-on renditions of the greatest rockers and ballads of Ann and Nancy Wilson

Up to 50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Umi Sushi + Tapas

West Hartford

$20 $10

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Diners can pick and choose many of Chef Kohei's dishes as they pass by tables on a conveyor belt; plates color-coded by price

Rawley's Drive Inn – Fries, Hot Dogs, and Shakes

Fairfield

$8 $4

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Deep-fried hot dogs from a roadside eatery featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Up to 45% Off Homestyle Cuisine for Dinner

West Haven

$93.85 $56

Hand-cut steaks from certified Choice Midwest beef; kitchen staff roasts seasoned corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, and turkey overnight

Up to Half Off at Zach's Deli

Post Road South

$10 $5.50

Deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as coffee and pastrami and Swiss panini on rye

50% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Course

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

Half Off at Middlebury's Best Yogurt, Smoothies, and Ice Cream

Middlebury's Best Yogurt and Smoothies (Primrose Square)

$10 $5

Nonfat and sugar-free yogurt, ice-cream cones, frozen yogurt, sundaes, fresh-fruit smoothies, exotic coffee drinks, ice-cream cakes and pies

45% Off Frozen Yogurt at Frogeez Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

More than 50 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt pair with toppings such as fresh fruit, nuts, candies, and syrups

52% Off American Food at Downtown Cafe

Torrington

$25 $12

Giant burgers, saucy wings, and slabs of fall-off-the-bone ribs served on an expansive rooftop patio

Half Off One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

$30 $15

Dozen cakepops; flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, devils food, lemon, strawberry, carrot, and Oreo

Up to 51% Off at Hanafin's Public House

Glastonbury

$34 $17

In the spirit of Ireland's public houses, cooks prepare corned beef and cabbage and hearty Guinness stew

50% Off Pizza at Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop

Manchester

$25 $12.50

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Handcrafted pizzas in more than 30 styles include the infamous 22-inch stuffed Challenger pie that appeared on Man Vs. Food

Up to 53% Off American Cuisine at Four Main Street Bar and Grill

Huntington

$138 $65

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Chef John Slattery crafts blackened steaks, fried calamari, and other upscale American favorites in a casual eatery nestled in Hidden Hills

50% Off Tea

Branford

$30 $15

Guests can stop in for a sip of South African rooibos tea, a caffeine-free variety chock-full of vitamins and minerals

Up to 60% Off Hot or Iced Coffees at Kupz Frozen Yogurt & Coffee

East Haven

$24.90 $9.99

House-roasted blends of hot and iced coffee made with beans from a local distributor and served at an iPad bar equipped with free WiFi

Up to 53% Off Brunch at Bistro B at The Westport Inn

Westport

$60 $28

Bistro and tucked inside historic inn serves up new American food for brunch

50% Off at River's Edge Bistro

Farmington

$30 $15

Eatery serves Mediterranean cuisine such as halal meat, kebob and lamb entrees, falafel, gyros, moussaka, and Mediterranean pies and salad

Up to 53% Off American Food at The Red Cabin

South Windsor

$15 $7

Corned beef reubens, sirloin steak and eggs, Irish omelets, and more

44% Off Coffee and Breakfast Pastry at Espresso NEAT

Darien

$10.75 $6

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Highly trained baristas whip up various espresso drinks, as well as filter coffee

Up to Half Off Upscale Dining at Nora’s Restaurant & Lounge

Southwick

$40 $20

Entrees include bella bleu new york sirloin and salmon finished with an orange cognac glaze; upscaledining room with views of Lake Congamond

Up to 58% Off Italian Meal at The Original Antonio’s

Ansonia

$30.90 $15

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Drink wine and eat Italian dishes such as bruschetta, rigatoni with italian sausage, or bone-in, pan-roasted chicken

Up to 50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Dad's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

$20 $11

Restaurant's homey atmosphere invites diners to sit down for homemade belgian waffles, omelets, burgers, and triple-decker club sandwiches

50% Off at Maciavelli's Italian Restaurant

Southington

$40 $20

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Eatery uses only the freshest ingredients to create Italian cuisine such as eggplant rollatini, pollo marsala, and buffalo chicken pizza

50% Off Italian American Food at East Street Eatery

Wolcott

$30 $15

Italian American staples including New York strip steak, Angus burgers topped with cheese, and pasta tossed with chicken or seafood

Up to 50% Off Afternoon Tea with Food at Tea with Tracy

Seymour

$27 $18.50

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More than 100 flavors of tea fill pots alongside fresh-baked scones, tea sandwiches, and soup

50% Off Upscale Seafood at Go Fish

Mystic

$50 $25

Nautical-themed restaurant features an innovative seafood menu complemented by a raw bar, a sushi bar, a wine bar, and a coffee bar

50% Off Fresh Seafood & Italian at Pastori’s Restaurant & Bar

Ellington

$40 $20

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Menu includes shrimp santorini, eggplant parmigiana, chicken and broccoli alfredo pizza, veal-cutlet grinder, sea scallops, and tuna steak

Up to 49% Off Italian Dinner and Wine

Greenwich

$68.40 $35

Italian classics ranging from pasta tossed in fresh-made sauces to fire-kissed pizzas and house-made desserts

Up to 50% Off Italian Food at Little Mazen Pizza

Simsbury

$20 $11

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Hearty Italian-American dishes such as meat lasagna with garlic bread, chicken parmesan grinders, and white clam pizza with bacon

Up to 52% Off Upscale Fare at Sweet Pea’s Restaurant in Riverton

Sweet Pea's

$40 $20

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Chefs prepare ginger-soy-glazed salmon and oven-roasted lamb in Victorian homestead amid antiques

Up to 50% Off Upscale American Food at Red Hen

Old Saybrook Center

$40 $20

Eggplant parmesan, roasted Atlantic cod with bisque, and Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew

53% Off Brunch at Barnum Publick House

Downtown

$60 $28

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Sweet and savory brunch options pair with bottomless brunch cocktails in turn-of-the-century style pub

$20 for Upscale Pub Food at The Russian Lady

Downtown

$20 $10

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Sandwiches, Russian Roulette Poppers, and 20 wing sauces complemented by liquors such as vodka with 100-plus varieties and 40 draft beers

Up to 50% Off Brazilian & Portuguese Food at Ipanema Cafe

Parkville

$25 $13

Brazilian and Portuguese bar and restaurant sates appetites with hearty traditional fare

Up to 51% Off at Shiki Hibachi & Sushi

Stamford

$40 $20

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Soft shell crab and lobster tempura are fashioned into sushi rolls; filet mignon and lobster are seared hibachi-style at tableside grills

Up to 48% Off Italian Meals and Pastries at Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$20 $11

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New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

45% Off Desserts and Frozen Yogurt at Fru Lala

Norwalk

$10 $5.50

Savory & sweet crepes, 12 flavors of frozen yogurt & ice cream with 50+ toppings, and baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, and cakes

Up to 58% Off at Coyote Maverick

Danbury

$35.98 $19

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Dig into jumbo wings or burgers topped with fried onions, chili, or mushrooms; draft beers from breweries including Shocktop and Lost Sailor

49% Off Japanese Food at Sakura Garden

West Hartford

$35 $18

All-you-can-eat buffet of hot and cold entrees, along with freshly prepared sushi, sashimi, and maki creations

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Biscotti's Ristorante

New Fairfield

$40 $20

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House-made sauces top entrees such as chicken parmigiana, clams casino, or Italian classics rich with meat, veggies, and seafood

Half Off Billiards and Craft Beer at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe

New Milford

$28 $14

Groups of two or four can choose from a selection of more than 50 craft brews as they play pool

Up to 49% Off at Pizzeria DaVinci

Cobalt

$18.50 $10

Specialty pizzas include baked potato with sour cream; bacon & egg; steak & cheese; & tomato basil, all served from newly renovated location

Up to 52% Off Italian Cooking Classes 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Litchfield

$24 $12

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Wine tasting includes a sampling of the cheese of the day, a cellar tour, and keepsake glasses

50% Off Pizza at Boston's Manchester

Manchester

$30 $15

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14 varieties of gourmet pizza headline extensive spread of fresh eats inside family-friendly restaurant outfitted with lively sports bar

40% Off American Cuisine at Donovan's Reef

Branford Center

$30 $18

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Eco-friendly restaurant serves grilled mashed potato pizzas, buffalo chicken sandwiches, lobster pies, steak fajitas, and thai chili wings

Mumbai Times – $5 for 30% Off Indian Food

Westport

$5 $5

Starters of kebabs and tandoor-fired chicken tenders lead into specialties from both northern and southern India

50% Off Caribbean Food at Tata's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

$24 $12

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The chef can coat black tiger shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, and deep-fry pork medallions infused with garlic and herbs

50% Off American Food at Club 19 Restaurant

Hawk's Landing Country Club

$30 $15

Diners can enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees indoors while watching the large flat-screen TVs, or outdoors on the spacious deck

Paul Reiser – Up to 51% Off Standup

Fox Theater At Foxwoods Resort Casino

$99 $49

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Standup, author, and actor of Mad About You fame shares his humorous insights on life

Up to 51% Off at Pizzeria DaVinci

Ellington

$22 $11

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Baked-potato pizza topped with bacon and sour cream, Lunch Box with peanut butter, provolone, and bacon, and Renaissance with prosciutto

57% Off Wine-Education Classes at The Wine Mapp

Greenwich

$90 $39

Two 90-minute wine-education classes cover wine basics and how best to pair wine and food; samples are included

Half Off at Greenleaf's Cafe

East Granby

$30 $15

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Cozy café serves smoked-salmon croissants, homemade corned beef hash and eggs, and malted vanilla buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup

$15 for Seafood & Steak at The Tributary Restaurant

Winsted

$30 $15

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Amid wood-paneled walls & old-time photographs, waiters ferry fresh clam & mussel starters to tables along with veal, pasta & filet mignon

50% Off Crêpes, Smoothies, and Frozen Yogurt

Goldens Bridge

$7 $3.50

Sweet and savory crêpes made fresh to order; strawberry nut crêpes, French toast crêpes, egg-stuffed crêpes, banana, Nutella, and more

50% Off at Sushi Mizu

New Haven

$25 $12.50

Sushi made with fluke, crabmeat, and mango served alongside Japanese classics, such as seaweed salads and beef teriyaki

Half Off VIP Bottle-Service Package at Casona

South End

$375 $99

Latin dance music plays in a lounge designed to evoke the nightclubs of New York and Miami

Up to 54% Off Peruvian Food at Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant

Downtown

$23 $12

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Ceviche, seafood plates, and spicy pepper steaks paired with Peruvian wine, beer, and specialty drinks

47% Off Italian Food and Drinks at Bacco's Restaurant

Waterbury

$30 $16

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Pizzas, char-grilled steaks, and specialties such as veal saltimbocca rolled with prosciutto; cold drinks at a roomy bar

Up to 60% Off Bottle Service

South Norwalk

$235 $99

Dance music reverberates through two levels as groups sip premium vodka, gin, and rum while exotic images move across plasma screens

Half Off at Sinapi's Pizzeria

Brewster

$22 $11

Antipasto platters, specialty pizzas, and family-style portions of rigatoni or gnocchi sautéed with broccoli rabe and white clam sauce

Up to 51% Off at Butterfly Chinese Restaurant

West Hartford

$60 $30

Eatery specializes in authentic Sichuan and Cantonese fare and serves four-course meal of soup, noodles or rice, entrees, and desserts

Up to 53% Off at Pizzeria DaVinci

Rockfall

$22.17 $11

Family recipe makes thin-crust dough, which is then topped with ingredients such as eggplant, sweet peppers, meatballs, and bacon

45% Off Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

$10 $5.50

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Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

Half Off at The Spice Mill

Waddell

$18 $8.99

House-packaged spices for mulling wine, seasoning poultry, and adding an autumnal air to pies

$5 for 30% Off Asian Food at Tengda

Westport

$5 $5

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Sample sushi rolls and other dishes spanning Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines

Up to 51% Off at Abis Japanese Traditional Cuisine

Greenwich

$30 $15

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Tempura shrimp with udon noodles; bulgogi lunchboxes; and fresh sushi and sashimi

50% Off Italian Food at Marco's Restaurant

Tariffville

$24 $12

Diners enjoy Italian specialties, such as lasagna, fettuccine primavera, and a variety of gourmet pizzas, in a cozy, minimalist dining room

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Go Greenly

Downtown

$10 $5

Ecofriendly eatery makes fro-yo with organic Stonyfield yogurt in flavors such as simply taro, strawberry-banana, pomegranate and watermelon

Half Off Portuguese Cuisine at O'Porto Restaurant

Parkville

$30 $15

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Traditional Portuguese cuisine with modern twist crafted from exotic ingredients, such as peppers from Africa and cinnamon from India

45% Off Italian-American Food at Whiskey River Tavern

Waterford

$20 $11

Pub serves up fried ravioli, fish 'n' chips, meatball subs, and a slate of pizzas

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Upon entering Tuscany Ristorante, guests are greeted by the sweeping country landscapes that pepper the bright-yellow walls, evoking summers spent under the Tuscan sun, sipping wine and dancing the tarantella until the INS showed up. The warm interiors paired with crisp white linens and hardwood floors infuse the restaurant with a casual elegance to match its classic, flavorful fare. The chefs whip up rich Tuscan dishes, including hearty pasta; prime, dry-aged steaks; and decadent housemade desserts. Pasta and risotto entrees showcase carb sculptures such as the rich rigatoni boccelli, which, like any marble statue, comes doused in pancetta and light vodka sauce. As guests dine, they can indulge in a bottle of wine plucked from the floor-to-ceiling wine rack that lines the walls with rustic wood planks and elegantly displays hundreds of bottles.

1084 Madison Ave
Bridgeport,
CT
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As the heir apparent to three generations of cooks, Rose Foote’s decision to follow in their footsteps was no surprise. Her journey started when she worked at her parent’s restaurant at the age of 9, and it continued in 1995 with her catering service, and, eventually, a culinary tour throughout Tuscany. All of these influences can be found in her inventive breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus at Bella’s Café—Rose describes the resulting theme as “European roots with contemporary flair.” An illustrative example is the eggplant ciabatta, a unity of grilled eggplant, fire-roasted red peppers, gooey melted mozzarella, and spicy arrabbiatta sauce.

The food isn’t the only aspect of Bella’s Café that blends a classic European aesthetic with contemporary influences—the décor adheres to that theme. Burnt yellow hues give the walls a rustic look, and framed prints and paintings remind guests that they don’t have to sculpt their French toast into a bust of Napoleon playing with his food to see beautiful art.

896 Whalley Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

61 Savitt Way
Hartford,
CT
US

Chef Kausik Roy didn't invent his signature dish after attending culinary school, nor did he do it while he was working at some of the best restaurants in India. In fact, he was only a 9-year-old boy in Mumbai when he took one look at a plate of slimy okra and told his family he refused to eat it until it was crunchy and spicy. Someone took pity on him, sprinkled the okra in green chili, and deep-fried it. To everyone's surprise, they all loved it, and this dish, karrarri bhindi, has been a mainstay of Roy's kitchens.

At his newest restaurant, Tawa Indian Cuisine, there are two distinct dining areas: the more laid-back downstairs, where guests dig into plates of finger food and can get away with wearing mismatched socks, and the fancier, intimate space upstairs, where guests enjoy Indian fusion favorites. These include shrimp, calamari, scallops, and basmati rice flecked with saffron—the Indian version of paella—and coconut-and-pepper shrimp served with a chutney mayo.

211 Summer St
Stamford,
CT
US

Hailed by none other than the New York Times for eclectic dishes that combine “a homey touch with a dash of originality,” The Pine Social throws a sophisticated spin on traditional American comfort fare. Chandeliers cast a soft glow on tables situated side by side within the tavern-like restaurant and lounge, which anchors its menu on free-range meats, ocean-fresh fish, and locally sourced produce. The kitchen’s homemade sausage and slow-braised beef short ribs are not to be missed, based on their own merits as well as their shared ability to whet palates for the dessert menu’s warm apple spring rolls. Sips of aged scotch and spiked, hot apple cider thaw jaws frozen agape at the tavern’s dark-stained walls, rustic wooden accents, and plush furnishings. Light from high-definition TVs glints off the bar’s full-service spirits station, beside which guests can treat their ears to music that pours forth from live bands on Thursday and Friday nights.

36 Pine St
New Canaan,
CT
US

Fascia’s Chocolate began nearly 50 years ago as a family endeavor and it remains so today, whipping up white, milk, and dark-chocolate delights in small batches using a superior Swiss-style chocolate. Sink saccharine-seeking teeth into traditionally salty snacks made sweet, such as chocolate-covered potato chips and pretzels ($7.95+), while assorted truffles and cordial cherries make easy friends with even the most standoffish of taste buds ($16.95 for 8 oz.; $29.95 for 16 oz.). For a classic romantic gesture, pick up a medley of milk and dark-chocolate morsels in varied shapes and designs, some stuffed with timeless fillers such as caramel, nuts, creams, and more ($13.95 for a 15-piece box; $24.95 for 32-pieces), or, for truly special relationships, like the one between an irresponsible driver and a bribable parking enforcement official, are strengthened with a gift of specialty Fascia’s goodies, such as pecan turtles, truffle meltaways, and buttercrunch toffee ($14.95 for 8 oz.; $26.95 for 16 oz.). Moms deserve edible recognition with chocolate-dipped strawberries, especially on May 8, a holiday known to sneak up until it’s too late to get anything but a lame greeting card and a pet rock for the woman who brought you into this world ($19.95 for eight-piece box).

2066 Thomaston Ave
Waterbury,
CT
US