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With Cheers And Beers, Another Microbrewery Opens

ROCKY HILL — The taps opened, the suds flowed and members of the "Brew Crew" scrambled behind the bar to keep glasses and mugs filled for the craft beer enthusiasts, well-wishers, dignitaries and the simply curious who turned out for Thursday's grand opening of Still Hill Brewery, Rocky Hill's first microbrewery.

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J. Timothy's Wings Featured On Food Network's 'Top 5'

The famous chicken wings at J.

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Three Nacho Recipes For Gametime Or Anytime

Nachos are a most perfect food: The crispy chips, the melted cheese and the endless possibilities for toppings make this snack a goldmine of textures and flavors, for gametime or anytime. For the big game, go beyond serving your guests simple chips and cheese with these mind-blowing (and surprisingly easy) nacho creations.

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Valentine's Day Dining For You And Yours

Celebrate with your love this Valentine's Day weekend with indulgent multicourse dinners, unique sweet treats and, of course, foods with aphrodisiac qualities. And because Feb. 14 falls on a Sunday, several restaurants are offering special brunches.

>>Arugula, 953 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and its regular dinner menu starting at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14.

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Mardi Gras Food, Drink Specials In Connecticut

New Orleans may be more than 1,400 miles away from Connecticut, but you can still eat, drink and be merry like you're in the French Quarter. Check out a roundup of local Mardi Gras menus (all events are on Feb. 9 unless otherwise noted): 

(Is your establishment celebrating Mardi Gras with special food and drink?

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Baingan Puts Its Unique Stamp On Its Indian Cuisine

Encouraged by terrific word of mouth, I invite my Indian friend, Carrol, to try out Baingan Indian Cuisine in Shelton.

Its location proves noteworthy, the restaurant perched high above the Housatonic River. In warm weather, its porch would be a great place to take one's food to enjoy fresh air and a river view.

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