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.

Ceviche Latin Kitchen

530 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762.

 (203) 527-7634. Discover the "Ceviche" experience where many Latin flavors are fused together into an unforgettable mélange of bold flavors. We offer a full dinner menu, a wide selection of ceviche, more than 30 types of tapas, a full bar and dozens of Spanish wines. Lunch Tues.– Sun. 11:30-3; Dinner weekdays till 9, Tapas till 10, Fri. – Sun. Dinner until 10, Tapas till 11.

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.

L Restaurant

199 Park Rd. Ext., Middlebury, CT 06762.

(203) 758-8991. We are passionate about our food and welcome you to come and enjoy exceptional gourmet American Cuisine with an Italian flair. The atmosphere at L restaurant is colorful and comfortable. Stop in for a relaxing lunch, romantic dinner, unwind at our cozy bar or enjoy our seasonal outdoor patio. Private dining area accommodates up to 30. Whatever the occasion come and enjoy this hidden gem. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner. Mon. – Thurs. 11:30 – 9, Fri. 11:30 – 10, Sat. 5– 10. Closed Sun.

Middlebury Consignment & Cafe

1365 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury, CT

(203) 528-0130. After exploring four floors of stunning showrooms displaying collectibles, antique furniture, furniture from upscale manufacturers, bedding, wallpaper, rugs, upholstery and much more enjoy a bite to eat in our Café from 11:30 – 3 p.m. We offer soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche, savory pies and desserts plus a variety of seasonal specialties. Store hours: Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5.

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.

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.