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Where's The Bubbly? New Year's Eve Dining In Connecticut

End 2017 on a delicious note. These Connecticut restaurants serve sumptuous New Year's Eve specials and tasting menus with sides of fun and merriment (and maybe a little bit of bubbly.) Dinner listings are for the evening of Dec. 31 unless otherwise noted. Present Company, 2 Tunxis Road, Tariffville,...

  • Cava's 85,000-Light Holiday Spectacular

    Cava's 85,000-Light Holiday Spectacular

    When the lights are flashing on the big tree in front of Cava Restaurant in Southington, you know it’s officially the holiday season. Cava decorates for Christmas every year. The display had simple beginnings, but became the light spectacular that locals love about six years ago. “Last year we...

  • A Doable Dessert: Making Chocolate Peanut Butter 'Teasecake' From ION

    A Doable Dessert: Making Chocolate Peanut Butter 'Teasecake' From ION

    ION Restaurant in Middletown shows us their recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Teasecake - a gluten free and vegan alternative to cheesecake that will make everyone happy. Recipe here. 

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  • NoRA Cupcake Closing West Hartford 'Pop-Up' Store At End Of Month

    NoRA Cupcake Closing West Hartford 'Pop-Up' Store At End Of Month

    NoRA Cupcake Company has announced it will close its West Hartford location on Dec. 30, which started as a pop-up shop in Blue Back Square in the fall of 2015. Owner Carrie Carella says the Blue Back store, NoRA’s first expansion beyond its flagship in Middletown, was originally intended to be...

      • Sally's Apizza Sold In New Haven

        Sally's Apizza Sold In New Haven

        Sally’s Apizza, a New Haven institution since 1938, has been sold to new owners as of this week. Hugh Keefe, the attorney representing Sally’s owners Robert, Richard and Ruth Consiglio, confirmed that the sale closed Wednesday at 4 p.m. He declined to reveal the names of the new owners or the sale...

          • CT Chef Tyler Anderson Advances On 'Top Chef'

            CT Chef Tyler Anderson Advances On 'Top Chef'

            Tyler Anderson may have given the censor button a workout on the premiere episode of “Top Chef” Thursday night, but after winning the first elimination challenge of the season, the Connecticut chef showed he’s ready to share his talent with the nation. “When I left [for the show taping], my fiancée...

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              • Thomas Hooker Brewery At Colt

                Thomas Hooker Brewery At Colt

                Take a look inside Hooker Brewery's Colt complex location, featuring games, great views of Hartford and plenty of rotating beers on tap.  Read story here. 

              • Hanging Hills Brewery, The Hold Steady, Collaborate On Limited Massive Nights IPA

                Hanging Hills Brewery, The Hold Steady, Collaborate On Limited Massive Nights IPA

                A sizable percentage of indie rock fans also enjoys craft beer. Shocker. Joe Ploof brews and markets for Hartford's Hanging Hills Brewing Company. He has a thing for The Hold Steady — one of Minneapolis' best known, hardest partying, most-endurable rock bands, led by charismatic singer-songwriter...

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