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Hardcore Sweet To Appear On 'Sugar Showdown'

Tune in tonight: Hardcore Sweet, the Oakville-based bakery known for its unique and creative "classy to crazy" cupcakes, cakes and other sweet treats, returns to TV for a competition appearance on the Cooking Channel's "Sugar Showdown."

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Park And Oak: Distinctive American Comfort Food In A Relaxed Vibe

David Borselle knows Italian food, having completed culinary studies abroad in Asti. And after seven years of experience at Madison's Bar Bouchée and West Hartford's Àvert Brasserie, he's fluent in French cuisine.

But for his next venture, he's traded escargot and bourguignon for distinctly American comfort fare like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and shrimp and grits.

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b Restaurants Host 'Tour d'Pappy' Bourbon Series

Your Pappy hunt ends at b Restaurants (Plan B Burger Bar), which recently announced a series of special events spotlighting the super-elusive bourbon.

The "Tour de Pappy" series at the restaurant group's locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

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Taste of Middlesex County Restaurant Week Returns

The Taste of Middlesex County promotion runs Jan. 16 through Jan. 23, with fixed-price three-course meals for $20.17 at a variety of eateries.

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Facing Eviction, Nix's Blames Mysterious Odor For Troubles

Nix's, one of the first restaurants to open on Front Street, is fighting eviction by landlord HB Nitkin Group, blaming a mysterious foul odor on a decline in business.

Nitkin, the developer of Front Street, says the restaurant owes more than $61,000 in overdue rent, according to court documents and interviews with Nix's owner, Abner Kurtin.

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Bear's Blind Pig Pizzeria Opens

Admit it: You've possibly dreamed about Bear's Smokehouse barbecue meat atop a pizza crust. With the official opening of Blind Pig Pizzeria in Hartford, those dreams become reality.

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