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CT Chef Tyler Anderson Says 'Top Chef' Experience 'A Different Beast'

Tyler Anderson has been working in restaurant kitchens since he was 16, but nothing could have possibly prepared him for the grueling process that was “Top Chef.”

“It’s like, if you worked 15-hour days and then, I don’t know, did a triathlon, you could be prepared,” says the chef-owner of Millwright’s in Simsbury and co-owner of Cook & The Bear in West Hartford.

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Harlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept Planned

Harlan Brasserie, the French-American restaurant at Hartford’s revamped Goodwin Hotel, has announced plans to close after normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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Grano Arso Restaurant Now Open In Chester

Grano Arso, a seasonally inspired Italian restaurant, is now open at 6 Main St. in Chester.

Chef-owner Joel Gargano "mills native New England grains in-house to create an old-world approach to his pastas and breads," according to a press release. Gargano has worked at New Haven’s Union League Cafe and Madison’s Bar Bouchée, along with Chez Pascal in Providence and Lincoln Ristorante in New York.

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From Yardbird To Craftbird: Food Truck Introduces Its New Brand

The truck formerly known as Yardbird & Co. has a new name: Craftbird.

Little else has changed at the food truck that first hit the streets in the spring of 2016. It’s still owned and operated by Eric Stagl and Mallary Kohlmeyer. Its black-and-yellow color scheme remains, with a slightly modified logo.

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Paradise Hills: A Welcoming, Family-Operated Winery

You'll often hear "Welcome to Paradise!" when you enter the tasting room at Wallingford's Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, and that greeting is likely to come from a member of the Ruggiero family.

Founder Richard Ruggiero and his brother Albert Jr., who now serves as co-owner and president, first started growing grapes and making wine at their Hamden home more than 30 years ago.

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Their Place Or Yours: CT Restaurants Invite You To Thanksgiving

Save the mess and stress. Connecticut restaurants and caterers are ready to serve your Thanksgiving meal, whether you plan to dine out or in the comfort of your own home. All dining listings are for Nov. 23 unless otherwise stated.

Fire at the Ridge at Powder Ridge Mountain Park, 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, hosts Thanksgiving dinner with seatings from noon to 4 p.m.

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