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Dhaba Wala: Quick, Authentic Indian Dining In Hartford

Bored with that same sandwich or salad? Dhaba Wala, a new Indian restaurant in downtown Hartford, hopes to provide authentic cuisine with quick, convenient service for busy lunchtimes. "We started to think about how we could make Indian food fast food, and have some control over it, instead of...

  • 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. 

  • 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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  • A Magnificent 'Mess' Of A Breakfast At The Shack

    A Magnificent 'Mess' Of A Breakfast At The Shack

    When I hear there's a breakfast called "The Mess," I can't not go out of my way to give it a try. Because, well, I'm a mess, too, and you are what you eat, or what you eat is what you are, or whatever. The Shack in East Lyme (with other locations in Waterford and Groton) is known for its massive...

  • Little Cake Cafe: Simple Breakfast 'How You Like It, All Day Long'

    Little Cake Cafe: Simple Breakfast 'How You Like It, All Day Long'

    Monday could be a bleak day in Newington, because it's the one day you can't get a nice bite of breakfast at Little Cake Café in Market Square. Otherwise, as its menu tells you, "it's "breakfast — always and all ways." And just in case you didn't get that, it's "breakfast — when you like it, how...

      • 75 Center: A Gastropub With Games, Craft Beers, Creative Cuisine

        75 Center: A Gastropub With Games, Craft Beers, Creative Cuisine

        When owners Johnny Migliore and Derrick Lee took over the former Machiavelli's space in downtown Southington, they wanted to create a bigger and better version of their popular 66 Church gastropub in Naugatuck. They appear to have succeeded. 75 Center has caught the attention of a younger demographic...

          • Donut Crazy To Open In West Hartford

            Donut Crazy To Open In West Hartford

            Next-level doughnuts are on their way north, as Donut Crazy plans to open a West Hartford store this summer. The gourmet doughnut shop, which got its start in Fairfield County, will debut its sixth store this summer at 993A Farmington Ave., owner Jason Wojnarowski confirmed Tuesday. Donut Crazy...

          • Newington's GoldBurgers To Open Breakfast, Lunch Diner Next Door

            Newington's GoldBurgers To Open Breakfast, Lunch Diner Next Door

            The team behind Newington's favorite offbeat burger joint is looking to branch out and conquer the morning meal. Later this summer, GoldBurgers owner Matt Crowley plans to open 5 And Dime, a breakfast and lunch eatery, next door to his popular fast-casual restaurant known for its creative burgers...

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