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Southern Fried Chicken The Star At Cheek's

Fried chicken has had a glamorous few months in the food spotlight. Momofuku's David Chang took New York by storm last summer with his spicy Fuku chicken sandwiches, and Shake Shack introduced its "Chicken Shack" with pickles and buttermilk mayonnaise to its Brooklyn locations in July, followed...

  • Park And Oak

    Park And Oak

    The owner of Park and Oak has created a casual and affordable destination, something between a "wings and nachos" place and West Hartford's fancier, pricier special-occasion spots.  Read story here.

  • Barbecue Pizza At Blind Pig

    Barbecue Pizza At Blind Pig

    The Bear's Smokehouse crew is turning its old Arch Street location into Hartford's newest pizza joint that uses a Marra Forni pizza oven that reaches 915 degrees and cooks pizza in about 90 seconds. Read story here.

  • Building A Bowl Of Ramen

    Building A Bowl Of Ramen

    Mecha Noodle Bar in New Haven shows us how to make a bowl of classic pork tonkotsu. It starts with a bone broth that has simmered for about 24 hours, then it's loaded up with sprouts, scallions and chasu pork. But where can you find a hot bowl of ramen? Right here.

  • Taprock In Unionville

    Taprock In Unionville

    Get your pub fare fix with sliders, flavorful fries and dozens of beers on tap at Taprock Beer Bar & Refuge in Unionville. Read story here.

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  • Johnny Utah's Brings Its Spirit Of Cowboy Fun, Food To SoNo

    Johnny Utah's Brings Its Spirit Of Cowboy Fun, Food To SoNo

    There has been a recent trend toward increasing the fun quotient in restaurants. It would be difficult to find a restaurant more dedicated to having a good time than Johnny Utah's in South Norwalk, whose older sibling recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Rockefeller Center as the home of...

      • #EatClean: Smoothies On The Go From Fresh Monkee

        #EatClean: Smoothies On The Go From Fresh Monkee

        There are few tasks more daunting than trying to eat healthfully (especially for the CTNOW food team, constantly sampling the best calories in Connecticut all in the name of journalism). So when we heard about Fresh Monkee's smoothies on the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield (there's one in Glastonbury,...

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

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

            It's difficult to top the beautiful rural allure of Connecticut's Quiet Corner, particularly when those winding country roads lead to ice cream. In its 26 years of business, We-Li-Kit, situated on Route 97 in the Abington section of Pomfret, has become a go-to summertime stop in northeastern Connecticut....

          • Kloter's Ice Cream Barn: Sweet Success After Tragedy

            Kloter's Ice Cream Barn: Sweet Success After Tragedy

            Employees could only stand by and watch, stunned, as a massive fire tore through the main store of Ellington's Kloter Farms on the morning of June 29, 2011. Although no one was injured, the family-owned business, known for its furniture, sheds, gazebos and other outdoor structures, suffered millions...

          • Cosmos: Exotic, Flavorful And Inexpensive Take-Out

            Cosmos: Exotic, Flavorful And Inexpensive Take-Out

            Cosmos International on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford packs a lot of Indian culture into a little space, including groceries, aromatic spices and flavorful prepared foods. On the take-out front, there's something for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The $4.99, generous lunch special includes...

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