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Grano Arso: Contemporary, Focused Italian In The Heart Of Chester

Chester’s Grano Arso, a new seasonally inspired Italian restaurant, came together quickly and fortuitously for first-time owner Joel Gargano.

The chef, a native of Branford, became familiar with the charming community a few years ago while buying produce at the town’s popular farmers’ market.

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Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg Help Host Mohegan Wine & Food Fest

Mohegan Sun's Sun Wine and Food Fest returns Jan. 26 to 28 with celebrity appearances by chefs, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, tastings of specialty wines, bourbons and beers, and fine cuisine.

The packed schedule of events kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a bourbon tasting presented by Beam. Inc. and Bear’s Smokehouse, featuring fine bourbons, hors d'oeuvres, and cigars from BoutiqueCigars.com.

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Bistro on Main: A French Restaurant With A Social Mission

Each plate of steak frites, duck confit or bouillabaisse means a little bit more at Manchester’s new Bistro on Main. It may lead to a better life for the line cooks and waiters who’ve prepared and delivered your meal.

The social enterprise restaurant connected to Manchester Area Conference of Churches, Inc. (MACC Charities), which opened Nov. 8, is an extension of MACC’s culinary jobs training program.

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Taste of Middlesex County Returns Jan. 15 to 21

The third annual Taste of Middlesex County promotion runs Jan. 15 through Jan. 21, with fixed-price three-course meals at a variety of eateries. Menus will be priced at $20.18 and $30.18.

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Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week Returns

Mohegan Sun's Restaurant Week promotions run Jan. 21 to 25, with fixed-price menus, specials and discounts at several of its restaurants.

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Restaurant Openings, Closings Pack A High-Profile Year For CT Dining Scene

Connecticut’s dining scene enjoyed a lively year, punctuated by anticipated openings, unexpected closings, increased national spotlight for chefs and restaurants and innovative trends.

From liquid nitrogen ice cream and doughnut-chicken kebabs to late-night culinary competitions and a local connection to “Top Chef,” here are some of the 2017 highlights:

Few restaurant groups were busier than Bear’s.

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