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'Cake Boss' Happy To Be Member Of Mohegan 'Famiglia'

When Mohegan Sun celebrated its 15th anniversary in October 2011, Buddy Valastro was there for the star-studded festivities, presenting a massive custom cake featuring renditions of the Uncasville resort casino's most iconic structures.

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McDonald's Offering All-Day Breakfast

Starting Tuesday, you can order that Egg McMuffin after 10:30 a.m. Really.

Breakfast for lunch, or even dinner, is possible at McDonald's as of Oct. 6, as the worldwide chain introduces its all-day menu of egg sandwiches, hotcakes and other morning favorites.

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Simsbury Farmers Grow Asian, Caribbean Produce

SIMSBURY — Most of what Jim Dombrowski grows, people can't find in the supermarket.

The Enfield resident touts oddly colored gourds, circular, green-speckled eggplants and bumpy, oblong melons — native to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean but grown in Hartford and Simsbury soil.

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Connecticut Restaurant Week Returns This Month

Connecticut Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Connecticut Restaurant Association, runs Oct. 12 to 18 with special menus and deals at eateries throughout the state. Participating CRA member restaurants will offer promotions for $20.15 or $30.15, including prix-fixe meals, two-for-one options or specially priced wines.

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10 Of Connecticut's Hidden-Gem Pizzas: What Made The List?

It's probably safe to say that pizza is Connecticut's most beloved food. Between its history of coal-fired pizzerias in greater New Haven and newer gourmand places experimenting with burrata, truffles and fried eggs, the Nutmeg State is home to hundreds of pizza joints firing up dozens of styles.

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Oktoberfests In Connecticut: Beers, Wursts And More

Connecticut restaurants welcome October with tributes to Munich's beloved festival, introducing limited-time specials of wursts, German brews and traditional desserts. Prost!

Is your restaurant offering Oktoberfest specials? Let us know and we'll update the list.

>>Max Downtown, 185 Asylum St., Hartford, hosts a "Best of the Wurst" Oktoberfest dinner Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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