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Chicken Is King On Yardbird Food Truck

The "better burger" craze is still going strong in Connecticut, but Eric Stagl thinks it's time for chicken to have its turn in the spotlight. "Everybody loves chicken," he says. "You can do so many different things with it. … And why not? Who doesn't love the yardbird?" Stagl, a longtime Connecticut...

Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

At the height of summer, the line at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock begins before the 11 a.m. opening hour. The New London destination is a local landmark for its lobster rolls, fried seafood, clam fritters and chowder. Read story here.More

  • Pictures: Camps In Middletown

    Camps

    Camps in Middletown offers upscale comfort food with a classic Americana backdrop.

  • Pictures: Roberto's Real American Tavern

    Roberto's Real American Tavern

    Roberto's Real American Taven in East Windsor offers a large, eclectic menu with global influence. Read more here.

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    Basso Café Happy Hour Crushes It With Atmosphere, Evocative Plates

    Basso Café is one of Fairfield County's most original and best restaurants. Food and wine lovers have been traveling to chef-owner Renato Donzelli's highly rated Mediterranean-Latin restaurant in the Broad River section of Norwalk since 2007. After being BYOB all these years, Basso now has a liquor...

      • Duffy's Tavern's Robust, Irish-Themed Fare Behind Its Staying Power

        Duffy's Tavern's Robust, Irish-Themed Fare Behind Its Staying Power

        The West Haven dining scene has undergone tremendous change in recent years. Chuck's Steakhouse and American Steakhouse are no more. There has been an infusion of Latin American, Asian, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Southern and African offerings, most of which have exhibited some staying power. Increasingly,...

          • Greek Goodness, Commendable Crepes At Ambrosia

            Greek Goodness, Commendable Crepes At Ambrosia

            It's one of the most mispronounced food items on menus. But whether you say it like "YEE-ro" or (incorrectly) like the first syllable in "gyrocopter," Greek gyros are pretty objectively delicious. At Ambrosia in Cromwell, a cheery Mediterranean café on Main Street, gyros and gyro variants make...

          • Marlborough Pizza Serves A Mighty Hearty Breakfast

            Marlborough Pizza Serves A Mighty Hearty Breakfast

            After several good reports from friends, tantalizing pictures on their Facebook pages and some nice Yelp reviews, we decided to try the Marlborough Pizza and Restaurant for breakfast. Yes, breakfast at a pizza joint. Breakfast used to be served only on weekends here, but under new management it...

          • Heal Your Mexican-Fast-Food Blues At Hot Head Burritos

            Heal Your Mexican-Fast-Food Blues At Hot Head Burritos

            Statistically speaking, you or someone you know is addicted to a fast-casual burrito joint, and chances are it's either Moe's or Chipotle. Those loyalties are strong, but maybe, secretly, you're looking to try a new quick lunchtime fix (or maybe the one you once loved has betrayed the trust of...

          • El Paraiso: Hearty, Authentic Mexican

            El Paraiso: Hearty, Authentic Mexican

            I'm going to let you in on a secret: My favorite Mexican restaurant in Bridgeport is El Paraiso. It's on Madison Avenue in the old Italian neighborhood. From the outside, with white-painted gates covering some of the windows, El Paraiso can look closed, but inside, it's usually bustling. Two big...

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