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National Soup Month Tour 2020 Creates The Unintentional Soup Critic

Posted on January 24, 2020

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   On a lark last week I began posting my favorite soups on social media upon learning that January is National Soup Month. Launched on January 18, my “soup tour” is slated to wrap up on January 27 and has created “The Unintentional Soup Critic ” ~  me ! I’ve been having so much fun with my “soup tour” that I decided to write about it on newsandviewsjb. If you are reading this article, not only will you see the soups I selected thus far, but you will also get a sneak peek at what is coming in the next three days.   On day one of my “soup tour” I featured minestrone soup from Shady Glen Restaurant &…

Destination : Castello of Niantic at the Connecticut Shoreline

Posted on July 25, 2017

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Set on a knoll just off West Main Street close to Rocky Neck State Park, Castello is “Niantic’s newest Italian restaurant.” It is one of those little gems waiting to be discovered as word-of-mouth spreads.   Opened a year ago, Castello is owned by an ambitious young man Stanley Martone, his father Dino Martone and his aunt Marianeve Picone. At 25, Stanley Martone, a graduate of Quinnipiac University, has his bachelors and masters degrees. Out of college, Stanley Martone landed a position with the prestigious Deloitte accounting firm. But the restaurant business is in his blood – from his days as a boy helping his godfather at his banquet hall to being part of his family’s…