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Make Your Own Jewelry at Avalon East Norwalk with Supplies from Beadworks

Posted on July 24, 2014
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Most natives of Norwalk are probably well acquainted with Beadworks. After all, the shop has been tucked away in the same location for many decades, offering customers the beads, pendants, and other supplies they'll need to make DIY jewelry back at Avalon East Norwalk. Known for the variety of baubles it sells, Beadworks boasts seemingly endless rows of bins stocked with beads. Spend the afternoon scouring them for your perfect pendant, or come to the shop for a jewelry-making class. Several are held each month, from basic bead-working to advanced techniques. If one of your own specific projects is giving you trouble, schedule a private session with a member of the staff here and they'll be happy to get your crafting back on track. Locals say that any of the classes or private sessions are well worth the… Read more…

Stuff Your Face with Stuffed Brioche French Toast at SoNo Baking Company near Avalon East Norwalk

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Named for its southern Norwalk location, SoNo Baking Company resides within a space that used to be a warehouse. Although proprietor John Barricelli has revamped the space, it still retains the open aesthetic of a warehouse—a relatively easy feat given its whopping 3,600 square feet of space. This means you can watch while bakers and chefs work in the kitchen, so customers can see precisely how SoNo's widely lauded bread is crafted. The artisanal breads are so popular, in fact, that many of Norwalk's restaurants serve them. However, you can try some fresh from the oven at SoNo Baking Company if you opt for a meal in its in-house cafe. Regulars recommend coming for Sunday brunch and trying the brioche French toast; its hearty slabs of bread ooze vanilla pastry cream and fresh berries. You can also simply… Read more…

Fuel Up with Pizza or Pasta at Bar Sugo near Avalon East Norwalk

Posted on June 26, 2014
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Contemporary and chic, Norwalk's Bar Sugo boasts an inviting atmosphere that seems to invite guests to sit and stay awhile—not that they really need prompting. This Italian restaurant a short distance from Avalon East Norwalk could attract a crowd thanks to is food alone, which captures the essence of classic Italian cuisine. Bring your family or a date to one of the red booths, set atop red-checked floors, and order some of the upscale small plates. They include platters of artisanal cheeses, flavorful cured meats, and even some lighter salads. After you've passed around the Italian-inspired appetizers, move on to a main course of house-crafted pasta or pizza fresh from the brick oven. Every entree pairs well with the carefully crafted cocktails and well-curated wines for which Bar Sugo is known. Bar Sugo 102 Wall Street Norwalk, CT… Read more…

Dine Family-Style at Paella near Avalon East Norwalk

Posted on June 12, 2014
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Soaring exposed wooden beams; warm, contemporary colors; pristine white tablecloths. These elements combine to create a modern, cohesive aesthetic at Paella, Norwalk's own Spanish eatery near Avalon East Norwalk. The atmosphere is almost as colorful as food, which of course includes a wide array of paellas. The family-style dish blends meats, veggies, and rice, but Paella's namesake entrees come in different varieties to suit any taste. The other entrees also mix together various meats, seasoned veggies, and Spanish rice. If you and your party prefer to share smaller plates, try a few of the tapas. They include empanadas, mussels, and codfish fritters. Wash down your meal with a pour from from the Tapeo Wine Bar. It's only been freshly debuted and seats 50 people not only around the bar, but also at high-topped tables scattered throughout the dining… Read more…

Bella Pasta: Spanish-Italian Dishes Just a Short Trip From Avalon East Norwalk

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Spanish and Italian food typically don’t go together, but it does at Bella Pasta. This Norwalk restaurant serves Spanish-Italian fare for lunch and dinner. Your taste buds no longer have to choose between Spanish and Italian food. If you'd like a bit of both or don't want to decide until you get to the restaurant, make the short trip to Bella Pasta from your Avalon East Norwalk apartment. Aside from an extensive food selection, some of the finest wines and liquors are also available. The folks at Bella Pasta claim that the food menu is so appealing that you'll want to try a variety of dishes. That's why so many customers frequent this establishment — they simply can't get enough of the dishes at Bella Pasta. Before your food even arrives at the table, you are sure to… Read more…