Darien, CT Lifestyle


Neighbors rally against popular hookah lounge and restaurant

Some residents in Queens are not too happy about what’s going on at one local restaurant. They have a host of complaints, from rowdy late-night crowds to its unsafe building structure. “They pee and they vomit,” said a single mother named Lola, who from her daughters’ bedroom in their Auburndale...
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Middletown Press

'It's been a nightmare': Local restaurant owner struggles through pandemic with labor shortages, high food prices, and no federal aid

BROOKFIELD — Joe Attonito knew opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant during a pandemic would be difficult. What he didn’t anticipate were the ripple effects and challenges more than a year down the line: staffing shortages, food and material price spikes, and a kitchen fire. He also didn’t know how hard it...
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$1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold at Bronx deli

THE BRONX — A Bronx deli sold a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million, New York Lottery officials announced Saturday. The ticket was a second-prize ticket from the Oct. 15 Mega Millions drawing, officials said. It was purchased at Luna Deli on Boston Road. A Mega Millions ticket worth $432 million was recently sold in […]

Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1,000,000 sold at Bronx deli

MORRISANIA, Bronx (WABC) -- A lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a bodega in the Bronx is now a millionaire!. The New York Lottery announced Saturday that one second prize ticket for the October 15 Mega Millions drawing was sold in the Bronx. The ticket, worth a...
Middletown Press

Trumbull Terror Trail returns with more frights

TRUMBULL — Tiffany Eastman has a name for the drivers who reduce speed to get a longer look at her house decorations. “We call them ‘slower downers,’” she said. Eastman’s house is a part of the Trumbull Terror Trail, one of the town’s newest traditions. Now in its second year, the trail is a listing of Trumbull homes which are celebrating Halloween with decorations, trick or treating or both. First started in 2020 by Jaimee Lee Solomon, the trail has proven to be a hit with residents eager to connect with their neighbors.

Crave Chocolate is Opening a Storefront in Old Tappan

Crave, the local chocolate brand, is coming to Bi-State Plaza in Old Tappan. They serve a selection of chocolate dipped treats like rice krispies, pretzels, Oreos and much more. In adiditon to brick and mortar retail, they offer online ordering via their website. According to ownership, expect the shop to...

Foodscape: Queens Village

Access to affordable and nutritious food is one of the cornerstones of good health. Without this, individuals—and communities—are at a higher risk of food insecurity and serious chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To improve the health of New Yorkers, we must recognize that each neighborhood has a distinct food environment.
Middletown Press

In Westport, outdoor dining not going away any time soon

WESTPORT — Last winter, outdoor dining was “a must” for the Westport branch of Romanacci, said the restaurant’s owner, Maurizio Ricci. The COVID-19 pandemic had brought capacity restrictions for indoor dining and, at the time, the restaurant was in a smaller space. Expanding operations to out-of-doors, “was a must for...
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In Photos: The fifth annual Westport Dog Festival

WESTPORT - The Westport Dog Festival was canceled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was supposed to make its grand return Oct. 10. However, inclement weather postponed the event, but it finally went off on Sunday. The fifth annual Westport Dog Festival took place from 10 a.m. to 4...

Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000 Sold in The Bronx

The New York Lottery announced on Saturday, Oct. 16, that one second-prize ticket for the Oct. 15 Mega Millions drawing was sold in The Bronx. The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at 1086 Luna Deli Grocery Corp, located at 1086 Boston Road in the Morrisania...

Beit Zaytoon Comes to West Hempstead

Beit Zaytoon opened in West Hempstead earlier this summer serving up more than the typical Middle Eastern fare we are used to seeing. “This two-month-old West Hempstead spot has at least two things that distinguish it from the crowd,” reported Newsday. “One, it serves the food of Lebanon. Two, it is owned by Elias Ghafary who, from 1991 until 2019 presided over Al Bustan, the first restaurant in Manhattan to serve Middle Eastern cuisine in a fine-dining setting. (And, he brought Al Bustan's chef, Carlos Bravo, with him.)”