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Maffucci Loses To Iron Chef In Halloween-Themed 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Maffucci vs. Iron Chef In 'Beat Bobby Flay'

In a Halloween-themed episode of the Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" competition show, Vito's chef-owner Rob Maffucci grappled with pumpkin...

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...

Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets

Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets

Gallo means rooster in Italian, and the rooster is a subtle theme in this contemporary Italian restaurant in Ridgefield. Gallo is also the...

Oktoberfest Menu at Mill on the River

The Mill on the River restaurant offers a special Oktoberfest menu through Nov. 2.

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...

Hartford's Food Evolution: From Meatballs To Ceviche

Hartford's Food Evolution: From Meatballs To Ceviche

Two of Hartford's longest-standing restaurants would be unrecognizable to most present-day diners. And their founders likely wouldn't have...

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...

BurgerFi Bargain

BurgerFi Bargain

Here's a family dine-out deal that won't take a bite out of your budget. On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., everything,...

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.

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.

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...

Chip's Brings Its Heavenly Pancakes, All-Day Breakfast To Wethersfield

Chips Brings Its Heavenly Pancakes To Wethersfield

Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner? It's possible at Chip's, which recently opened on the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield and...

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...

ARTini Celebrates Cocktails, Local Artists, Fashion

ARTini Celebrates Cocktails, Local Artists, Fashion

The fourth annual Greater Hartford Arts Council ARTini fundraiser, on Oct. 30, has a 1920s theme this year.

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...

The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem

The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem

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

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....

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....

Java And Vegan Nirvana At Fuel Coffee Shop

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Fleming's Introduces '8-9-10' Late Night Happy Hour

Fleming's Introduces '8-9-10' Late Night Happy Hour

Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar introduces an extended...

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...



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