Putnam branches out.

If you thought Putnam, CT was just an antique Mecca, you’re wrong. The restaurant scene down there is growing. After all, you do have to eat after a tough day of shopping. The newest place is Bella, a bistro and market in the center of town. Bistro is owned by Karen Snow and Allen Granberg, who is also the chef. The Italian eatery is open Tuesday-Sunday and is BYOB.