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The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem In Newington

The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem In Newington

Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant.

Greer's: Chicken Experts For 50 Years

For decades a small building in Bristol has churned out some of the best fried chicken in the state. On the far side of town, where...

Intriguing Small Plates At Cafemantic

When it's your job to describe good food with appropriate adjectives, it's kind of problematic when a dish's quality knocks you speechless....

O'Porto In Hartford: Has Top Park Street Restaurant Closed?

O'Porto In Hartford: Has Top Park Street Restaurant Closed?

Has Park Street lost a celebrated Portuguese restaurant, once described by a Courant reviewer as "the best thing to happen to Hartford...

Liquor Cabinet: Parallel Post

Like the food served at Parallel Post in Trumbull, the cocktails are farm-to-shaker--made with fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant even...

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....

Rob Maffucci Of Vito's Restaurants Aims To 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Rob Maffucci Of Vito's Restaurants Aims To 'Beat Bobby Flay'

When producers contacted Rob Maffucci about possibly appearing on Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay," he jumped at the chance.

Connecticut Chefs Cook Together For Special Collaborations

There's a telling photograph from an August dinner at Millwright's Restaurant, where eight of greater Hartford's top chefs filled the...

Java And Vegan Nirvana At Fuel Coffee Shop

Walking into the Fuel Coffee Shop in New Haven on a Wednesday afternoon, I immediately saw three glowing MacBooks, each with large white...

Calamari's Tavern: Where Time Stands Still

Calamari's Tavern: Where Time Stands Still

It's easy to miss the small, muted sign for Calamari's Tavern on Main Street in Deep River. A few neon beer lights are the main indication...

Former Ibiza Chef Opens Sleek Olea

Manuel Romero, whose inspired Spanish cuisine at Ibiza in New Haven drew a loyal following and four-star reviews, thought he would "take a...

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,...

Plan B Milford Hosts Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Dinner

Plan B Milford Hosts Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Dinner

It's one of the rarest, most elusive bourbons in the world, but you can have it at Plan B Milford Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. 

Matty's Next Door: Game For 40-Cent Wings?

Matty's Next Door is a come-as-you are sports bar: no muss, no fuss.

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...

Eight Noteworthy New Pizzerias In Connecticut

Eight Noteworthy New Pizzerias In Connecticut

Connecticut's pizza dominance can never be denied. But beyond the famous names that have been around for decades, we're taking a look at...

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...

Oyster Club Announces Sunday Supper Series

Oyster Club Announces Sunday Supper Series

Oyster Club in Mystic plans a schedule of monthly Sunday Supper Series, beginning Oct. 26 with a Meet The Farmers Harvest Dinner.

Saybrook Inn Celebrates 25 Years With New 'Taste' Menu

All Mary Tagliatela wanted was a small beach house on the water. "And this is what I got," she says, standing on the patio of the Saybrook...

Southwestern Flavor Of Geronimo Spreads To Fairfield

Southwestern Flavor Of Geronimo Spreads To Fairfield

Three years ago at Geronimo in New Haven I had the best jalapeño blood orange margarita I've ever had. No other cocktail has come...

Gastro Bar: A Daring, Must-Share Menu

The fried oysters got me from the start. Served in an oyster shell, the crisp oyster shared a bed of creamy guacamole with a bit of...

Ciscos: Mexican Eatery Meets American Diner

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...

Connecticut Restaurant And Beer Week Features Special Menus

CT Restaurant And Beer Week Features Special Menus

The annual Connecticut Restaurant Week, hosted by the Connecticut Restaurant Association, will have a new component when it kicks off Oct....

LobsterCraft Kitchen: All Things Lobster In One Small Spot

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...

Pane E Bene Puts The Accent On Italian Hospitality

Pane E Bene Puts The Accent On Italian Hospitality

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

Enfield Brewery Owner, 24, Gets Ready For Customers

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.

Chili Festivals Heat Up The Fall In Connecticut

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...

New Delivery Service Promises Liquor In Under An Hour

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...

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

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.



Colorful Nuevo Latino Fare At New Haven's Mambo

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...

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

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...

Nixs Hartford Joins Front Street Restaurant Boom

Nixs Hartford Joins Front Street Restaurant Boom

Hartford's newest restaurant invites its guests to "Play Nice."

Fifth Annual CT Cheese and Wine Festival at Hopkins Vineyard

Fifth Annual CT Cheese and Wine Festival at Hopkins Vineyard

Hopkins Vineyard once again hosts the fifth annual Connecticut Cheese and Wine Festival Oct. 18.

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...

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.



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