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Abby's Place: A Water Destination Hits Its Stride

After four years, Abby Miner has hit a stride with her eponymous restaurant at the Brewer Dauntless Marina in Essex. Thanks to a cohesive staff, a streamlined menu and good organization, she says it's been a successful summer at her restaurant with an enviable river view.

The Waterford native formed a strong relationship with food and cooking early, growing up on a farm where her family grew pesticide-free...

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Ordinary In New Haven: One Of 'Greatest Bars In The World'

New Haven's Ordinary: one of the world's best bars? According to Conde Nast Traveler, it's in good company among 30 top watering holes throughout the globe.

The Chapel Street cocktail bar in a storied Elm City building, which has served as some sort of drinking establishment for centuries, was recently listed in the magazine's "Greatest Bars in the World" feature. 

Ordinary earned the nod from Meaghan...

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Deep River Container Cafe Delivers On Its Dream

DEEP RIVER — A corrugated steel shipping container that once carried consumer goods across the ocean from China has been reborn as a riverfront cafe. The Simon's Marketplace container cafe, which opened in June at Deep River Landing on the Connecticut River, serves up hearty sandwiches and panini, and zesty greens, like kale and cranberry salad with green apples and feta cheese. There is also banana...

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Connecticut Restaurants Earn Wine Spectator Awards

Wine Spectator recently honored notable restaurant wine lists around the world with its annual Restaurant Awards, including numerous Connecticut entries.

Connecticut winners in its second-tier "Best Of Award Excellence" category include Barcelona Wine Bar with multiple state locations; Bernard’s of Ridgefield, Da Pietro’s of Westport, Fife n’ Drum in Kent, Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse and Morello...

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Hapa: Street Food With A Pacific Twist

When Chris Gonzalez and his wife, Nicole Samela-Gonzalez, were living and working in Maui, Nicole's Hawaiian coworkers repeatedly told her that she and her Philippine-born husband "would have the most beautiful hapa babies someday." She learned that the term was used to describe a person of mixed racial heritage, and commonly among people of part Asian or Pacific Islander descent.

The word stuck with...

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Gulf & Anchor: A Modernized Era For A Former Beach House

After nearly a decade in Milford's Woodmont neighborhood, the Beach House restaurant shuttered in January. But a month later, the team in charge of its newest incarnation announced that it would become Gulf & Anchor, a stylish but approachable American bistro.

Beach House owner Frank Perrotti Jr., also known for his former 500 Blake Street in New Haven and Colonial Tymes in Hamden, brought on two...

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