We cry for Arethusa ice cream
Food & Wine magazine just released its list of the best ice cream in every state, and Connecticut’s can be found right here in Litchfield County.
Arethusa Farm in Bantam was crowned Connecticut’s best ice cream.
The magazine wrote that the dairy offers “fluffy, high-fat ice cream in pleasantly classic New England flavors like rum, grape and coffee, made with some of the best milk and cream in the world.” State â.
Flavors of the dairy include mint, vanilla, strawberry, coffee, sweet cream chocolate chip, chocolate and almond chips with toasted coconut. Pints ââare also sold in grocery stores across the state.
The dairy farm offers fresh ice cream at its Bantam store, as well as locations in New Haven and West Hartford.
Details: Arethusa Farm, 22 Bantam Road, Bantam; 860-361-6460; arethusafarm.com.
Pull up to the food trucks
Now that summer has officially arrived, outdoor food-centric events are plentiful.
Several food truck festivals will take place across the state over the two weeks, starting with a special event in Waterbury on July 4th.
The Food Truck and Fireworks Extravaganza will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Brass Mill Center parking lot, 495 Union St., Waterbury. The event promises to feature more than 30 food trucks, as well as train rides and face painting for children, music and additional activities.
The Greater Hartford Food Truck Festival is July 10 from noon to 7 p.m. and July 11 from noon to 6 p.m. at Evergreen Walk Park, South Windsor. The event will feature 15 food trucks.
The Riverfront Food Truck Festival will be held July 15-17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. Several food vendors will be on hand for the event, offering everything from wings and lemonade to sliders and poutine.
The Brass City will have some fun later this month with a special festival.
The third annual Summer Beer Festival takes place July 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Waterbury. More than 40 regional and local craft breweries and distilleries, as well as food trucks, will be on site for festival-goers.
Admission is $ 45 for the event; VIP admission, with admission at 5 p.m., is $ 55. Designated drivers can attend for $ 10. Parking is free.
Profits will be donated to Looking Glass Animal Rescue.
Details: Courtyard by Marriott, 63 Grand St., Waterbury; fb.me/e/2m1vGcuro.