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Jeanne Muchnick

Features Editor jmuchnick@dailyvoice.com

Jeanne Muchnick, Daily Voice Features Editor, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides to human interest features for The New York Times to lifestyle insights for prevention.com. She has been a Senior Editor at top national women's magazines including Woman's World and Woman's Day and was instrumental in the launch of Gannett's InTown, Rockland and Putnam magazines. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you.

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  1. Gluten-Free? Got Food Allergies? This New Norwalk Food Truck Is For You

    Gluten-Free? Got Food Allergies? This New Norwalk Food Truck Is For You

    NORWALK, Conn. -- A new non-dairy, vegan and gluten-free ice cream option is about to roll into town.Cocoanuts, a food truck serving Thai rolled ice cream and desserts, will be parked outside the South Norwalk Ice Rink starting in late October. The truck, owned by Tyler Moss of Bun Burger Bun food truck fame, is all about using allergen friendly ingredients, especially those inspired by ...

  2. Grab A Slice: Pieology Prepares For Opening At Stamford Town Center

    Grab A Slice: Pieology Prepares For Opening At Stamford Town Center

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Get ready to get "pie-eyed."Pieology, a fast-casual pizzeria where you can customize your own pizza  -- and have it cooked in less than three minutes -- is just weeks away from opening at the Stamford Town Center.The California-based chain is all about living the "pie life" and operates under the motto, "Pizza. People. Passion." Its ...

  3. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Sports Bar? Vote In Our DVlicious Contest

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Sports Bar? Vote In Our DVlicious Contest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --  The fans have spoken. After receiving many nominations -- and then whittling them down based on the number of votes ---  five finalists have emerged as the final contestants in the battle for DVlicious "Best Sports Bar in Fairfield County."Start voting.You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Profiles on each will run in the next two ...

  4. Apple Or Pumpkin? Take Your Pick For The Best In Fairfield County

    Apple Or Pumpkin? Take Your Pick For The Best In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Embrace the season and head for the hills -- and orchards -- for apple and pumpkin picking -- and the quintessential outdoor fall experience (cider doughnuts optional).A sampling of Fairfield County spots follows.Ambler Farm, Wilton: With Halloween coming up, the farm offers "Fright Nights" on Fridays, Oct. 20 and 2 and Saturday, Oct. 28. Drop off ...

  5. Indulge In Deals During Danbury's Restaurant Week

    Indulge In Deals During Danbury's Restaurant Week

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Cafe on the Green, Black Angus Grill, El Mitad del Mundo, Molly Darcy’s, Pippa’s Sports Cafe, Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe and Widow Brown’s Cafe are some of the more than 25 restaurants participating in Danbury's Restaurant Week. The event now in its second year, starts Monday, Oct. 9 and goes to Sunday, Oct. 15 with restaurants offering a host of prix-fixe menus.Go ...

  6. Get Ready To Take A Bite Out Of Restaurant Week In Newtown/Sandy Hook

    Get Ready To Take A Bite Out Of Restaurant Week In Newtown/Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The second annual Newtown/Sandy Hook Restaurant Week is slated to run from Monday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. l5. So get ready to work up an appetite -- and start making your reservations.The motto of the event, after all, is "Savour the Flavor."Among the restaurants participating: Cafe Xpresso, Barnwood Restaurant, Beef & Barleys, Burrito Shack, Cover ...

  7. This Shelton Company Is Getting Drunk — On A Successful Business Model

    This Shelton Company Is Getting Drunk — On A Successful Business Model

    SHELTON, Conn. --  Stephania Halverson and Jessica Oen want to make one thing clear: You will not get drunk from their beer-soaked snacks.You will, however, find the baked good wares of their Shelton-based company, The Drunk Alpaca, go well with a pint of Guinness, an IPA or any other kind of brewski. The two bakers -- Oen, a Greenwich resident, is a self-trained baker and cake ...

  8. Lyme Disease Risk Remains High Into Fall & Winter In CT, Says Expert

    Lyme Disease Risk Remains High Into Fall & Winter In CT, Says Expert

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Just because it's fall doesn't mean ticks -- and the risk of Lyme disease -- disappear in Fairfield County.Nor should you think you're off the hook just because you're not the outdoors type. Simply walking through the grass to the mailbox can put you at risk.So explains Dr. Debra Adler-Klein, a board-certified internist and infectious disease expert at ...

  9. Sunflower Power: Fairfield Baker Turns Cookie Passion Into Business

    Sunflower Power: Fairfield Baker Turns Cookie Passion Into Business

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Baking helped Sharon Early de-stress from her job in the fashion industry -- and her long commute from Fairfield to NYC.Now, it's her joy as she bakes for her three-year-old company, Early’s Edibles, a gluten and peanut-free cookie company.The mom of two said her go-to recipe at the time was an easy four-ingredient "flourless" peanut butter cookie.It wasn't ...

  10. Don't Know These Breweries? Fairfield County Is 'Hopping' With Craft Beers

    Don't Know These Breweries? Fairfield County Is 'Hopping' With Craft Beers

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A decade ago -- even five years ago --  the brewery scene in Fairfield County was pretty much non-existent. Fast forward to now and you can pretty much drink your way from Stamford to Stratford.Many of these new businesses were started by local folks with a passion for home brewing, a desire to elevate the Connecticut beer experience and/or the hope of ...

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