Brooklyn Baking Company

464 Reedville Dr., Waterbury, CT

(203) 596-3500. Visit, what has been New England's oldest original bakery, at their new location. Dine and shop amid 100-year-old baking relics and memorabilia from the original 100-year-old bakery. More than a century of successfully baking and selling European rye bread, pumpernickel and old-fashion yeast raised donuts. Excellent selection of mouth- watering pastries and cookies, Portuguese rolls and Italian bread. Serving breakfast from the grill and a light lunch menu. Open Tues.- Fri. 7-6, & Sat.-Sun. 7 – 4. Closed Mon.

Fascia’s Chocolates, Inc.

44 Chase River Rd., Waterbury, CT 06704.

(203) 753-0515. The Fascia Family has handcrafted premium chocolates since 1964. Authentic gelato made onsite and a cakery satisfy all sweet carvings. The Chocolate Experience & Tour allows participants to make-their-own chocolate bar and learn about chocolate at the same time. Reservations recommended. Scheduled weekends Sept. – June with summer schedule in July & August.

San Marino Ristorante

111-23 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702.

(203) 755-1148. A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you at this popular Italian restaurant, where tradition never gets old! Offering delicious veal and chicken dishes, fresh seafood, home-style pastas, steaks, chops, Italian delicacies, delectable house-made desserts and much more! Full bar with extensive wine and martini selections. Seasonal Patio now available for your outdoor dining pleasure! Children's Menu. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Sun. 12-10. Mon.-Fri. 11:30-10, Sat. 11:30-11. Minutes to the Palace Theater!

Sweet Maria's

159 Manor Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06705.

(203) 755-3804. Since 1990, Sweet Maria's has been baking award-winning cakes and cookies from the finest and freshest ingredients. Our specialties include whipped cream cakes and over 25 flavors of cookies and biscotti. Store hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 8-2, Sun. 8-noon. Closed Mon. Explore our menu, cookbooks and baking classes at www.sweet-marias.com.

Tea with Tracy

16 Bank Street, Seymour, CT

(203) 881-5484 Located in the heart of Seymour's antiquing district this charming tearoom with crystal chandeliers and white linen covered-tables offers more than 210 flavors of tea served plus a wide variety of handcrafted desserts, scones and tea sandwiches. Perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or Afternoon tea. Our private room provides the perfect backdrop for baby showers, bridal showers and your special events. Teapots, teapot jewelry and hundreds of loose teas available for purchase. Special order desserts, pies and cupcakes available. Open: Mon. _ Fri. 10am - 5pm, Sat. & Sun. 8 am – 5 pm.

Tea with Tracy

16 Bank Street, Seymour, CT

(203) 881-5484. Located in the heart of Seymour's antiquing district this charming tearoom with crystal chandeliers and white linen covered-tables offers more than 210 flavors of tea served plus a wide variety of handcrafted desserts, scones and tea sandwiches. Perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or Afternoon tea. Our private room provides the perfect backdrop for baby showers, bridal showers and your special events. Teapots, teapot jewelry and hundreds of loose teas available for purchase. Special order desserts, pies and cupcakes available. Mon.- Fri. 10 - 5, Sat. & Sun. 8 – 5.

The Olive Oil Factory

197 Huntingdon Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708.

(475) 235-2350. The Olive Oil Factory is the source for gourmet Mediterranean specialties including infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars, extra virgin oils, gourmet olives, cheeses and much more. Tasting bars are open every day. Stop by for a sample! Open daily Mon.-Fri. 9 – 5, Sat. 10-4, or by special request or appt.

Vasi's

1700 Watertown Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708.

(203) 755-3936. Serving traditional Italian cuisine with a wide selection of wines and cocktails. Private Banquet Room for gatherings of 30 to 120 guests. Closed Mon. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Take-out, late night, and catering available.