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Kayumangi: Fine, Authentic Filipino Cuisine

Filipino cuisine has made brief appearances in Connecticut, but Kayumangi Authentic Philippines Cuisine & Groceries has demonstrated unusual staying power, holding court in a Wallingford strip mall for six years now. Owner Angie Macalalad hails from Pampanga, a province slightly north of Manila....

  • Savoy Pizzeria In West Hartford Center

    Savoy Pizzeria In West Hartford Center

    Savoy is now serving hand-tossed, wood-fired pies and craft cocktails in West Hartford Center. Read story here.

  • Inside Bradley Airport's New Escape Lounge

    Inside Bradley Airport's New Escape Lounge

    Gourmet small plates by Millwright's chef Tyler Anderson, Giv coffee and and cocktails while you wait, all included in the $45 entry price at the new Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport.  Read story here.

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    #EatClean: Smoothies On The Go From Fresh Monkee

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        We-Li-Kit: Premium Ice Cream In The Quiet Corner

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        A customer unwittingly named Arlene Crismale's lobster business. The man was standing in line in a Branford parking lot, talking on the phone while waiting for a hot buttered lobster roll from her food trailer. "I'm at the shack," he told the person on the other end. "When he came up to the window,...

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