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Beer Festivals, Oktoberfests And Fall Brew Gatherings In Connecticut

Beer Festivals, Oktoberfests And Fall Brew Gatherings

Fall's chill signals the return of stouts, porters, Oktoberfest lagers and – whether you love or hate them – pumpkin-flavored...

Ciscos: Mexican Eatery Meets American Diner

Mexican food and breakfast food: Cisco's in Newington doesn't exactly merge the two, but by serving breakfast all day and Mexican food after...

Chili Festivals Heat Up The Fall In Connecticut

If summer's close means an end to burgers fresh from the grill and lobster rolls by the beach, then one of fall's consolation prizes is a...

Stylish Comfort, Familiar Fare At Three Figs

Stylish Comfort, Familiar Fare At Three Figs

For decades, the centrally located restaurant on Suffield's Mountain Road was known as the Suffield Inn. Then it became the Suffield Tavern....

LobsterCraft Kitchen: All Things Lobster In One Small Spot

Move over, lobster roll. LobsterCraft's lobster taco is on your tail. This bright storefront specializing in a fresh approach to hot...

New Delivery Service Promises Liquor In Under An Hour

Liquor at your door, in the time it takes to order a pizza? That's what a new Hartford-area delivery service is promising. Ultra, which...

Connecticut Wine Festival Returns To Durham Fair

Connecticut Wine Festival Returns To Durham Fair

The second annual CT Wine Festival at the Durham Fair runs Sept. 26-28.

'Forget Me Not' NoRA Cupcakes Benefit Alzheimer's Association

"Forget Me Not" cupcakes are available at NoRA Cupcake Company through Sept. 28, with proceeds from sales benefiting the...

Yes, Dottie's Doughnuts Are To Die For, But So Is Her Diner Fare

I went for the doughnuts, but like so many dining adventures, I have become hooked on the rest of the menu.

Greenwich Food & Wine Festival: A Taste Of Southern Funk

Greenwich Food & Wine Festival: A Taste Of Southern Funk

Greenwich is getting some down-home Southern funk this weekend.

Schooners, Chowder And Family Fun At Maritime Heritage Festival

Who has the top chowder in New London? On Sept. 13, 20 city restaurants vie for the title of "fan favorite" as they offer up their best...

Colorful Nuevo Latino Fare At New Haven's Mambo

If it's true that we "eat with our eyes," then Mambo Cocina Latina is a true visual feast. The Nuevo Latino eatery on New Haven's State...

Fragrant Food, Family Fun At Bethlehem Garlic Festival

Fragrant Food, Family Fun At Bethlehem Garlic Festival

On Oct. 11 and 12, the Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival marks its 10th year, bringing dozens of vendors to...

Onyx Moonshine, Munson's Team Up For Boozy Chocolate

Rich caramel meets apple, honey and spice in the latest treat from Connecticut's

The Eatery: From Take-Out Joint To Cozy Eat-In Deli

The catchy, slow-grooving rock playing over the speakers, the giant chalkboard menu and the decor not unlike something you'd see on...

Mill At 2T Celebrates 5 Years With Makeover

Mill At 2T Celebrates 5 Years With Makeover

When well-known restaurateurs and married couple Ryan and Kelleanne Jones opened their Mill at 2T in bucolic Tariffville five years ago,...

Art of Wine and Food At NBMAA

The Art of Wine and Food returns Sept. 16 for its 11th year at the New Britain Museum of American Art, featuring some of the region's best...

Mystic's Oyster Club Named A "Best Oyster Bar In America"

Mystic's Oyster Club is among the best oyster bars in America, according to Travel & Leisure magazine.

Reiki: Asian Cuisine From Chinese To Malaysian

Reiki: Asian Cuisine From Chinese To Malaysian

Something-for-everyone menus are dizzying. Reiki Sushi & Asian Bistro's huge menu encompasses Japanese, Chinese and Thai, and Reiki is the...

Pane E Bene Puts The Accent On Italian Hospitality

Angelo Capponi says there's always an accent at Pane e Bene.

Jojoto: The Soul Of Venezuela On A Plate

Jojoto: The Soul Of Venezuela On A Plate

In Mexico, it's "elote." In Peru, it's "choclo." But in Venezuela, corn on the cob definitively translates to "jojoto," and first-time...

Enfield Brewery Owner, 24, Gets Ready For Customers

Mike McManus, 24, is poised to become one of Connecticut's youngest brewery owners when he opens Powder Hollow Brewery in Hazardville.

Nixs Hartford Joins Front Street Restaurant Boom

Nixs Hartford Joins Front Street Restaurant Boom

Focus Of Latest Downtown Addition Seafood, Small Plates And Shareable Cocktails

Washington Prime: Seafood And Kansas Steak In SoNo

Washington Prime: Seafood And Kansas Steak In SoNo

Prime has two meanings at Washington Prime: location, which is the corner of Washington and Water streets in SoNo's new commercial-...

The Hidden Still: A Pub Menu With A Southern Flair

The Hidden Still: A Pub Menu With A Southern Flair

If you're the kind of person who thinks a five-cheese macaroni and cheese dish is for amateurs, The Hidden Still's grilled version is...

Tour Connecticut's First Dave & Buster's

Dave and Buster's To Open In Manchester

Connecticut's first Dave and Buster's is scheduled to open Monday in Manchester, at the Buckland Hills Mall. The combination restaurant, bar...

RJ Cafe &  Bistro: A Hidden Gem

RJ Cafe & Bistro: A Hidden Gem

A ride to the beach is even better when it includes a stop at the landmark R.J. Julia Booksellers store in Madison. And even better is...

Bill Taibe Opening Kawa Ni  In Westport

Bill Taibe Opening Kawa Ni In Westport

It's not a Japanese restaurant. It's an American restaurant influenced by Japan. But no matter what you call it, it's all Taibe.

Taste of the Nation Hartford Returns Oct. 2

Taste of the Nation Hartford Returns Oct. 2

Dozens of Greater Hartford restaurants, distributors and vendors gather for a tasting event to benefit Share Our Strength ¿ No Kid Hungry,...

In The Name Of Amor, A Vegan Food Truck Is Born

In The Name Of Amor, A Vegan Food Truck Is Born

Gabriella daSilva-Taylor has been a vegetarian since before birth, dating back to her vegetarian mother's pregnancy. Later, she discovered...

The Spread: A Party Vibe In SoNo

The Spread: A Party Vibe In SoNo

After a group of my friends reveled at a surprise party at The Spread, it was no surprise that so many of us returned to the restaurant...



Perk On Main: Crepes To Go Crazy Over

Perk On Main: Crepes To Go Crazy Over

A good crepe can be hard to find. Luckily, a foodie friend recommended Perk on Main in Durham and my search is over. The added benefit is...

Tyler Anderson Gets The Chance to 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Tyler Anderson Gets The Chance to 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Tyler Anderson can't divulge the outcome of his recent appearance on the Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay." But he will say he's "very happy"...

Sababa: Middle Eastern Magic For Lunch

Sababa: Middle Eastern Magic For Lunch

At least once a month a coworker and I book a full day of photoshoots in New Haven, alternating our choices for lunch. During one such...

The Boathouse: Intimate And Cozy On The Saugatuck

The Boathouse: Intimate And Cozy On The Saugatuck

Sitting on the second story porch at the Boathouse feels like being in a Ralph Lauren ad.

Yuengling Beer Arrives In CT; Will Go On Sale In Package Stores Oct. 6

Yuengling Beer Arrives In CT; Will Go On Sale In Package Stores Oct. 6

MANCHESTER — Yuengling beer, which went on sale in Massachusetts in March and in Rhode Island in June will finally be widely available...

Liquor Cabinet: Barley Vine, Bristol

Liquor Cabinet: Barley Vine, Bristol

They’re not shaking up your average cocktails at Barley Vine in Bristol. Have you ever had a cocktail made with shrub? It's not what...

Saltwater Grille: Sticking With What Works

Saltwater Grille: Sticking With What Works

Litchfield Saltwater Grille, owned for many years by Brett Clugston and her husband, Albert, was sold eight months ago to a couple looking...



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