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Millwright's, Bear's Owners Sign Lease To Open West Hartford Restaurant

Faced with a batch of fresh beets, Tyler Anderson was stumped on how to prepare them. The chef-owner of Millwright's in Simsbury was gearing up for his first collaboration event with Jamie McDonald of Bear's Smokehouse: a barbecue-inspired summer meal at Simsbury's Community Farm.

Dry-rub and smoke them, suggested McDonald.

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M&M Bistro's 'Presidential' Burgers Get Political

Connecticut's presidential primary isn’t until April 26, but M&M Bistro in Hartford invites diners to vote early – with their palates.

Starting on Presidents' Day (Feb.

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Burgers, Buckets, Bingo Among Bar Bargains On Thursdays

Thursday nights are cheap, fun nights at Hartford bars.

At Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main St., it's $5 Burger & Bucket Night and you can get two burgers and two buckets of Miller High Life ponies for just 20 bucks.

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A Rave For Something Simple Café

Something Simple Café in Hebron is, well, simply something deserving a rave.

They do everything right here, from the extremely friendly staff, delicious food and the charming atmosphere (it's housed in an old building built in 1750), it would be a shame if you drove by this quaint restaurant and didn't stop in.

My friend and I, with four kids in tow, were glad we came early.

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Craft Sippin' Beer Festival At NBMAA

New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, hosts the third annual Craft Sippin' beer festival Friday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., with more than two dozen breweries and live music.

Food will be available for purchase from The Whey Station, NoRA Cupcake Company and Agave Canteen. Admission is $35 ($30 for museum members.) 860-229-0257, ext. 247;

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Foxwoods' VUE 24: Classic Continental Dining With Panoramic Views

The name, menu and concept are all new at VUE 24, but Foxwoods' lofty 24th-floor restaurant still has that enviable sweeping view.

The Mashantucket resort casino recently decided to transform the former Paragon, shifting the menu away from its French-Asian inspired fare with a selection of upscale small plates.

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