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At first I was confused.  Not even a week earlier I had walked into James’ family home for a Christmas Eve meal.   It was the first time I had met his family and as I walked in, I was greeted by his mom, the buttery smell of pierogies and onions frying in a pan, and the sight of a large, beautifully set dining table.  But today was different.  Today was not a holiday or a special occasion, it was just a regular Friday night.  And so my attention was drawn to the kitchen, where I saw the table being...

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  June 13, 2017 01:41PM By Ashley Kus The Berlin Citizen BERLIN — “Barbecue paleo ribs” are just one of the options available to pick up this summer at Box Bistro on Farmington Avenue. Owner James Bannon will offer a variety of fresh grab-and-go options at the first storefront for his meal preparation business. “I’m excited to add more,” he said. The Southington resident spent 12 years as a high school chef instructor before deciding to make a change and start Box Bistro. Bannon has also rented out church space in Plainville to prepare food for delivery to nearby gyms...

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