Laissez les bons temps rouler like you're in New Orleans this Fat Tuesday, without leaving Connecticut. All Mardi Gras restaurant and bar specials are available Feb. 28 unless otherwise noted.
Black-eyed Sally's, 350 Asylum St., Hartford, offers festivities all day long: a $13.95 all-you-can-eat "Southern feast" lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m.Read more
In its two years on the road, Mercado Food Truck has hooked fans throughout Hartford County and beyond with its boldly flavored Spanish-influenced tapas: duck fat potatoes with local farm eggs and bacon chimichurri, queso frito with truffle honey and fennel pollen, pork empanadas with sweet chili sauce.
Later this spring, the husband-and-wife team behind the business will turn their attention to chicken.Read more
Semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards were announced today, with two Connecticut chefs, perennial favorite Tyler Anderson of Millwright's and Jeffrey Lizotte of Present Company making the cut in the Best Chef: Northeast category.
Both Anderson's and Lizotte's restaurants are in Simsbury. This is Anderson's fourth straight nomination and Lizotte's first.Read more
What's better than a margarita? Two margaritas, for the price of one.
Besito, 46 S. Main St., West Hartford, celebrates National Margarita Day Feb.Read more