THE FEED: Jenna’s Fantastic Cravings and Where to Find Them!

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THE FEED: Jenna’s Fantastic Cravings and Where to Find Them!

Each Tuesday, Kevin and Jenna talk about all things food in Connecticut with Alex from CT Food Girly. Jenna is in her 3rd trimester of pregnancy and the cravings are hitting hard. From chips and nacho cheese to peppermint white mocha lattes, CT Food Girly connects Kevin and Jenna to the best local spots offering great menu items that’ll curb the cravings! Check out Alex’s picks:

 – Taco Bell chips and nacho cheese but would love to check out a more elevated version! What’s a great Mexican spot that offers a good nacho situation? – This past weekend I popped into Eli’s Restaurant in Hamden, they have locations in Branford and Orange as well, and they switched up their nachos, which use to be stacked high with cheddar cheese and now they use their house made white queso, layered on a tray with jalapenos, scallions, guac and sour cream, some pico on there too and it was warm and creamy, perfect for your craving.

 Grilled chicken Caesar salad in a wrap or on top of a nice hot slice of White pizza – I have two here for you, splitting up these awesome cravings. Christos in Wallingford has an amazing caesar wrap, it’s actually called the caesar’s palace wrap. Its grilled chicken loaded into a wrap with romaine lettuce, shaved parm, drizzled with caesar dressing and then served with a side of fries, perfect for dipping into that extra dressing.

As for your salad pizza, Colony Grill, which has many locations, but is here in Connecticut in Milford, Stamford, Fairfield, and Norwalk, has a salad pizza that is to die for. It’s their signature colony crust baked with a bit of olive oil and sea salt, topped with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots, and they toss that with a nice balsamic vinaigrette.

-Pepperoncini and subs. The more vinaigrette the better – My go-to deli, growing up in North Haven, is Liuzzi Gourmet Food Market. They have built-to-order sandwiches or pre-made sandwiches to go, they offer a great deli section as well, that definitely has your pepperoncini peppers and all the nice salty meats to layer on top. You can grab a nice cold drink and some chips on your way out.

Avocado toast
I love this one, I once was on a huge avocado toast kick, so I can totally get this craving for some creamy avocado. There is a bakery called G Cafe, which has three separate locations in New Haven and one spot in Branford, that serves a whole menu section of toasts. They have a smoked salmon toast, that avocado toast that you’re craving topped with bacon and poached eggs, they have a vegan avo toast with arugula, tomatoes, and olive oil and then a mozzarella avocado toast with fresh mozz, tomato and basil.

– Fresh Chocolate Chip cookies When you told me you were craving fresh chocolate chip cookies, I knew I had to introduce you to Pasta Avest in Guilford. Every day they make the most amazing warm and chewy chocolate chip cookies. You can buy a whole case or take a couple to- go. They’ll pop them in the warmer for you, and it’s a mouth watering moment. They also serve amazing pasta dishes and pizza if you wanted to keep the deliciousness flowing.

-Classic Milk Tea, bubble tea, boba – My go-to spot for bubble tea is Loose Leaf, they have a new one in Hamden that just opened up, they’re in Wallingford and New Haven too. They have your classic milk tea, organic matcha, and Vietnamese drip coffee as well. I love the iced strawberry matcha latte.

Rocky Road ice cream – There is this amazing restaurant concept, called MicroCreamery, where they serve hundreds of flavors of ice cream from different creameries in our state. They have a delicious rocky road with chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, and salty pecans. You can also get a great banana split, sundae or even ice cream nachos here with hot judge and caramel.

Ice cold lemonade, especially during my first trimester – Every once in a while, my dad and I go eat at Dino’s Seafood in North Haven, they have amazing fried seafood and a great tartar sauce. We always share a big glass of their grape-ade and I know they carry the ice cold lemonade in there as well. It probably pairs perfectly with that hot seafood and fries. –

Peppermint White Mocha drinks  – In Wallingford, the newly opened Cafe Luca Belle was serving up the Candy Cane Lane, which is a peppermint mocha latte topped with peppermint bark and whipped cream, they were offering this hot or cold and with today’s weather, I suggest we all get a hot one.

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