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'Top Chefs' Tyler Anderson, Bruce Kalman To Open Glastonbury Pizzeria

Yes, chef and restaurateur Tyler Anderson is opening a West Coast restaurant with his Los Angeles-based buddy Bruce Kalman, his fellow contestant on the 15th season of “Top Chef.” But he wants the Connecticut restaurant world to know that he isn’t leaving the Nutmeg State.

Instead, he and Kalman are also teaming up on another project back East.

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What To Eat At Farm Aid

If you’re among the lucky ones who scored Farm Aid tickets before the Sept. 22 event sold out (in four hours’ time), you’ll be enjoying not just top-notch musical talent, but some of the freshest local food Connecticut has to offer.

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McLadden's Restaurants Sold To Massachusetts Group

The McLadden’s restaurants in Simsbury, West Hartford and Northampton, Mass. and West Hartford’s Noble & Co. have been sold to Massachusetts-based Bean Restaurant Group.

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Actor Paul Giamatti Spotted At Pepe's In New Haven

Guests at the original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana restaurant may have spotted a familiar face Saturday night: Paul Giamatti.

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West Hartford's Chengdu Restaurant To Close

Chengdu Restaurant in West Hartford is closing this weekend, the restaurant confirmed Thursday morning.

Ida Shiu said her parents Albert and Irene are retiring after 12 years with the restaurant as its most recent owners. Chengdu will host its last dinner service Saturday night.

“We want to thank everyone for their patronage over the years,” Shiu said.

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Hartford Baking Company Adds Beer, Wine In West Hartford Center

Hartford Baking Company has added beer and wine and evening hours at its West Hartford Center location at 965 Farmington Avenue.

The cafe’s evening menu and alcoholic beverages are available Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. A variety of reds, whites and prosecco are priced at $8 to $10 and beers (including one rotating local draft) are priced at $5 to $7.

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