I realize that southern Fairfield County is a hip and happening place to live, but don't leave us northerners out up here in greater Danbury.

Sometimes I feel like greater Danbury gets left out of the mix when a magazine or foodie website are listing some of the 'best stuff' in Connecticut. That's why I've sourced Connecticut Magazine, because they do include greater Danbury, northern Fairfield county and Litchfield County into their findings about all that's 'the best' in Connecticut. The following are some of 'The Best of Connecticut' in greater Danbury.

The Mothership is not just a bakery. Mindy and I have enjoyed many a breakfasts at this wonderful establishment. Everything is cooked and baked on the premises. Whatever you do, don't pass up the opportunity to sink your tastebuds into one of their breakfast burritos.

  • Best Barbecue - The Cookhouse 31 Danbury Rd.(Route 7) New Milford

I've lost count of how many times The Cookhouse has won accolades from CT Magazine for best barbecue. My choice, the beef brisket platter.

Hoodoo began receiving rave reviews as soon as they opened up shop on May 22, 2015. My favorite, the Hogzilla Sandwich.

I haven't had the opportunity to patronize this world of meat, but I've heard about how they offer an excellent variety of home cooked meals which are to die for. Check them out by clicking here.

Diners are a part of our American heritage.

Route 302 in Newtown - So many different flavors to choose from and everything is homemade. Bring along Bowser because they even have sweet treats for your best friend. Expect a line of people during the summer season.

  • Best Outdoor BarDown The Hatch - 292 Candlewood Lake Rd. in Brookfield

This legendary restaurant/bar is right on Candlewood Lake and is perfect for boaters who like to stop in for a burger and a beer. Mindy and I have cruised over hundreds of times which means I think I've contributed to the owner's kids' college fund!

Not only is this a quaint first run movie theatre but it offers meaningful employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

CT Magazine calls this new $97 million addition to WestConn absolutely breathtaking.

For all the "Best Ofs" in Greater Danbury and all over Connecticut, visit connecticutmag.com.

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