Yes, chef and restaurateur Tyler Anderson is opening a West Coast restaurant with his Los Angeles-based buddy Bruce Kalman, his fellow contestant on the 15th season of “Top Chef.” But he wants the Connecticut restaurant world to know that he isn’t leaving the Nutmeg State.
Instead, he and Kalman are also teaming up on another project back East.Read more
Guests at the original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana restaurant may have spotted a familiar face Saturday night: Paul Giamatti.Read more
Chengdu Restaurant in West Hartford is closing this weekend, the restaurant confirmed Thursday morning.
Ida Shiu said her parents Albert and Irene are retiring after 12 years with the restaurant as its most recent owners. Chengdu will host its last dinner service Saturday night.
“We want to thank everyone for their patronage over the years,” Shiu said.Read more
Hartford Baking Company has added beer and wine and evening hours at its West Hartford Center location at 965 Farmington Avenue.
The cafe’s evening menu and alcoholic beverages are available Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. A variety of reds, whites and prosecco are priced at $8 to $10 and beers (including one rotating local draft) are priced at $5 to $7.Read more