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Trumbull Kitchen Happy Hour: Standout Tapas

Trumbull Kitchen Happy Hour: Standout Tapas

Happy-hour excursions always seem to create choruses of "Why don't we do this more often?" With good reason: cheap drinks, cheap eats, and a...

NoRA Cupcake Co. One Of Daily Meal's '101 Best Cupcakes'

Does NoRA Cupcake Company have the best cupcakes in Connecticut? They do, according to a recent ranking of the country's 101 best by...

Bartender Buddha: Eryen LaLonde, Sorella

Q: From where do you draw your inspiration?

Ted's Montana Grill Opening May 12 on Hartford's Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill Opening May 12 on Hartford's Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill has a date for its debut on Front...

Hidden Still Hosts Onyx Moonshine Dinner

The Hidden Still, 175 West Road, Ellington, partners with Onyx Moonshine for a five-course dinner April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Dish Bar & Grill Offers 'Tax Relief' Prix-Fixe

Dish Bar & Grill's "tax week relief" special extends beyond the dreaded April 15 date, running through Saturday, April 19.

Grist Mill Gets Contemporary Update

When well-known Farmington Valley restaurateur Anthony Giraulo and his wife moved their Grist Mill Restaurant from Farmington to Avon,...

Stir The Pot: Breakfast Like Nowhere Else

East Windsor, it seems, is a breakfast town. At least a half-dozen local diners and coffee shops serve up pancakes, eggs and bacon, and that...

Basso: Gutsy Mediterranean Fusion

Basso: Gutsy Mediterranean Fusion

When an obscure restaurant snags one of the highest ratings in Zagat, it's got a dedicated following. Over the last seven years, Basso,...

Moe's Southwest Grill Opens In Newington

Moe's Southwest Grill opens in Newington at 3145 Berlin Turnpike April 17, marking the 18th Connecticut location for the fast-casual Mexican...

Connecticut's Bar Trivia: No Trivial Pursuit

What is the population of Ireland?

J. Timothy's Celebrates Building Anniversary With $17.89 Menu

J. Timothy's Celebrates Building Anniversary With $17.89 Menu

Fun historical fact: The prominent Plainville building that now houses J....

Harry's Bishops Corner Adds Panini To Menu

Harry’s Bishops Corner, 732 North Main St., West Hartford, has added panini sandwiches to its menu, complementing its...

Hearty Kitchen Already Known For Its Chicken And Waffles

Hearty Kitchen Already Known For Its Chicken And Waffles

Justin Lovelace admits he might have underestimated his customers' infatuation with fried chicken and waffles. It was the most popular...

Ola: A Lively, Colorful Cantina

When the big, dull, brick wall was painted orange, it was clear the new restaurant on the corner was making a statement. Since Ola opened...

Chocolate World Expo Coming To Connecticut Science Center

Chocolate World Expo Coming To Connecticut Science Center

Nutella cupcake truffles. Chocolate dipped strawberries. Macaroons. Brownies. Fudge. Gelato. Cookie dough bites. If you'd like to experience...

Liquor Cabinet: Blue Plate Kitchen, West Hartford

At Blue Plate Kitchen in Bishops Corner, West Hartford, you can expect to find a large menu of...

Max Fish Hosts Glenlivet Scotch and Cigar Dinner April 29

Max Fish Hosts Glenlivet Scotch and Cigar Dinner

Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, hosts its 6th annual Glenlivet Scotch and Cigar Dinner April 29 at 6 p.m. The dinner...

Drumming And Dining At Soul De Cuba

If you're looking to add a little spice, excitement and music to your Monday nights, Soul de Cuba Cafe in New Haven transforms into a come-...

Steamed Cheeseburgers, Three Ways

Steamed Cheeseburgers, Three Ways

A Comparison's Of Ted's, Burg'r Tend'r And K LaMay's In Meriden Area

Stanziatos: Pizza Best Straight From Oven

Stanziatos: Pizza Best Straight From Oven

For such a little pizza place, Stanziato's has created some buzz. The recipient of many "best of" awards calls itself the "Best Pizza in the...

Tuscan-Inspired Wine Dinner at Cafemantic

Tuscan-Inspired Wine Dinner at Cafemantic

Cafemantic in Willimantic hosts the kickoff to its inaugural farm-to-table wine dinner series in 2014: a Tuscan event April...

Newly Minted MBA Hopes Painting Parties Draw Profits

Muse Paintbar Hoping Painting Parties Draw Profits

WEST HARTFORD — When Stan Finch was at Harvard Business School in 2011 and 2012, everyone wanted to launch the next Airbnb.

Fire & Spice: Flavorful Vegan, Friendly Vibe

Fire & Spice: Flavorful Vegan, Friendly Vibe

As we opened the door to Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant, we were greeted with Marley jamming over a speakerand the question: "For here or...

Green Teahouse Hosts Grand Opening In  New Haven

Green Teahouse Hosts Grand Opening In New Haven

The Green Teahouse hosts its official grand opening in New...

Enfield Man Gets Approval To Open 'Powder Hollow Brewing' Pub

Powder Hollow Brewing Pub Approved For Enfield

ENFIELD – Hazardville will soon be home to a new brew pub.

SoNo's Match Reopens With New Menu, Decor

SoNo's Match Reopens With New Menu, Decor

That was quick. After a farewell cocktail party, Match in South Norwalk closed its doors and reopened two weeks later with a new look and...

A New Caterer At NBMAA's Cafe

A New Caterer At NBMAA's Cafe

Museum of American Art executive director Douglas Hyland was getting ready for a trip to Cuba when he found out that Jordan's Caterers,...



Dom's Eatery: So Many Choices, So Little Room

Dom's Eatery: So Many Choices, So Little Room

We drove right by Dom's Broad Street Eatery, as it is tucked into a small shopping center on Windsor's main drag across from the green....

March Madness: Sports Bars In Connecticut

March Madness: Sports Bars In Connecticut

It's been two years since the UConn men and women's basketball teams have both been in the NCAA Tournament, so round up your friends and...

True Blue Tavern At UConn Shaking Up Blue Margarita

True Blue Tavern At UConn Shaking Up Blue Margarita

With both the UConn men and women's basketball teams in the NCAA tournament, we headed up to Storrs to check out the True Blue Tavern,...

Smoke Box BBQ Opens In Hamden

Smoke Box BBQ Opens In Hamden

Jason Sobocinski's love for cheese

Ashlawn Farm Cafe: Relaxed Hustle And Bustle In Old Saybrook

Ashlawn Farm Cafe: Relaxed Hustle And Bustle In Old Saybrook

Ashlawn Farm Coffee and its original café enjoy a bucolic setting in Lyme. A big red barn, perched on a slight hill on the farm,...

Dunkin' Hatches Peeps Donuts

Dunkin' Hatches Peeps Donuts

The flower-shaped PEEPS glazed donuts, decorated with pastel pink or green icing and topped with a pink or yellow marshmallow chick.

At Oak Haven Table, A Rotating Menu Of What's Fresh

At Oak Haven Table, A Rotating Menu Of What's Fresh

You could say chef Meg Fama was doing farm-to-table cooking long before it was trendy.

Boulevard 18: Low-Key, Relaxed French

Boulevard 18: Low-Key, Relaxed French

When we walked into Boulevard 18, we felt embraced. This cozy bistro and wine bar in a charming, historic white-clapboard building in New...



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