What's the 411 on CTbites?
If there is one thing we know for certain, it’s that life is way too short to settle for bad food.
CT Bites is a web-based community built by and for people who love food in Connecticut. We love to eat and we love to log time in our kitchens almost as much as we love our families and careers. If you let us, we’d like to be that friend of yours that always seems to know the right place to go, the right time to visit, and the right thing to order. By working together we can help each other get the most out of living in Connecticut and make each bite count. If this sounds like your kind of project, please join us in bringing it to life. We may be building the site, but it’s your community.
Founded in 2009 by Stephanie Webster, the site has grown to include executive editor Amy Kundrat, a dozen contributors and thousands of enthusiastic eaters just like you. We launched the site from our home base in Fairfield County and we’re now eagerly poised to embrace the entire Nutmeg state.
We love to scout, celebrate and tease out the new and noteworthy and share it with you so you can then go forth and discover it for yourself. We aim to try each and every restaurant, diner and dive; we visit every bakery, farmer’s market, and fishmonger, and are thrilled when we can speak with fellow writers, bakers and chefs.
There are many of us who put in hours (and hours) a week writing, editing, photographing and producing this site. It often takes us multiple visits in order to capture and then share our experiences with our readers. If we happen upon an exceptionally bad dining experience, of which there have been plenty, we'll usually opt to skip reviewing the establishment altogether.
This is probably because we can't simply separate the people from the meal. There are many people behind the food we eat – from the owners, chefs, dishwashers, waitstaff – who work exceptionally hard. This doesn't give any one restaurant carte blanche, but it does make us think long and hard before putting pen to paper.
This approach to scouting and celebrating the new and noteworthy is meant to encourage readers to discover these places for themselves, not as a final word. This tends to be our point of view, and it hasn't budged much since the inception of CTbites.
Our Policy on Commenting
Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length. We appreciate and encourage your comments on the site (read: comments rock because our posts are not meant as a final word so we look to reader’s comments and suggestions to help fuel dialogue). We only ask that you please respect fellow commenters and their opinions. Here is our rule of thumb. If you wouldn’t say it at the dinner table to your grandmother, don’t say it at our dinner table here on CTbites.
Thanks for helping us build this vibrant community.
Founder & Editor in Chief