Wind & Food Fest returns to Mohegan Sun this weekend


The traditional aspects of the fest are still here, but there are some fresh additions as well.

Crispy-skinned sheet-pan chicken and cabbage scores high on flavor and low on effort

Sheet Pan Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs and Red Cabbage. (Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post.)

Three things that make me very happy: simple, sheet pan and supper.

Breakfast, yes, but Mia's serves up flavorsome dishes at every meal

Mia’s spring rolls (Ann Baldelli/Special to The Day)

A lot of folks think of Mia’s as a breakfast place, but the restaurant, a longtime fixture on the Pawcatuck/Westerly border, serves three meals a day.

Whole Foods saw White Claw coming; what grocery trends will be big in 2020?

Customers will be seeing more nontraditional flours made from ingredients such as cauliflower, tigernut and teff, as well as snacks, desserts and breads that use those flours.

Move over whiskey (and gin and vodka), cognac’s coming back to cocktails

The Metropolitan is known as the grape lover's Manhattan. It uses a base of cognac, instead of rye whiskey, shaken with sweet vermouth, simple syrup and bitters. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Cognac is basically blended brandy aged in French oak — its flavor rich and complex, with a deep bouquet, that retains lively fruit notes and loads of vanilla, caramel and even coconut.

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Colin Jost — April 26 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50

Tanya Tucker — May 24 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45

Matchbox Twenty — July 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $61-$81

Patti LaBelle — May 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $19-$39

Toby Keith — Sept. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$85

Zac Brown Band — May 30 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $38.50-$106.50

David Sedaris — April 9 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $36-$68

Jim Norton — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $37-$59