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Taste-Testing Burger King's Mac n' Cheetos

The latest fast-food stunt to sweep social media is Burger King's Mac n' Cheetos, a concoction of fried macaroni and cheese coated in Cheetos crumbs.

The Mac n' Cheetos, which Burger King bills as "dangerously cheesy," debuted June 27.

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Fried Clams, Ice Cream, Roadside Nostalgia At Mystic's Sea Swirl

Mystic's Sea Swirl started life as a roadside Carvel ice cream shop, but for decades the tiny glass-box building at the junction of Routes 1 and 27 has been home to one of the region's most popular summertime stops for fried clams, burgers and ice cream.

In 2011, owners David and Kathleen Blaney, the faces of the snack shack for 26 years, decided to retire and put the restaurant up for sale.

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Middletown's Hop Knot Marries Craft Beer And Inspired Pretzels

Carb-lovers have Mike Boney and John Schauster to thank for Middletown's new spot, dedicated to one of food's greatest marriages: beer and pretzels.

The partners opened Hop Knot on Main Street in April, pairing a menu of freshly baked pretzels and a tap list of 24 craft brews.

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'Farm To Street' Dinner Transforms Hartford's Trinity Street

Under a breezy summer evening sky and strings of twinkling lights, Hartford's Trinity Street was transformed into an open-air dinner party for about 200 guests Saturday, as the annual Farm to Street event returned for its second year. 

The unique "bring your own dinner" gathering (with appetizer and dessert courses catered by ON20) was presented by Hartford Steam Boiler and hosted by Hartford Prints!

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Sign Of The Whale: Overflowing With Seafood Options

The people-watching is unparalleled at Sign of the Whale in Stamford. You can sit at a window table downstairs in the industrial chic gastropub, your gaze torn between passersby on the sidewalk and the colorful clientele inside.

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Weathered Seaside Charm At Clinton's Lobster Landing

Lobster Landing's 100-year-old, weathered shack at the end of Clinton's Commerce Street is storybook-adorable, right down to the delightfully askew letter on its red-and-white sign.

As co-owner Enea Bacci explains it, he and his wife, Cathie, arrived at work one morning about a decade ago to find the "O" out of place. Enea went to fix it, but Cathie stopped him, seeing its charm.

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