Faced with a batch of fresh beets, Tyler Anderson was stumped on how to prepare them. The chef-owner of Millwright's in Simsbury was gearing up for his first collaboration event with Jamie McDonald of Bear's Smokehouse: a barbecue-inspired summer meal at Simsbury's Community Farm.
Dry-rub and smoke them, suggested McDonald.Read more
Something Simple Café in Hebron is, well, simply something deserving a rave.
They do everything right here, from the extremely friendly staff, delicious food and the charming atmosphere (it's housed in an old building built in 1750), it would be a shame if you drove by this quaint restaurant and didn't stop in.
My friend and I, with four kids in tow, were glad we came early.Read more
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, hosts the third annual Craft Sippin' beer festival Friday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., with more than two dozen breweries and live music.
Food will be available for purchase from The Whey Station, NoRA Cupcake Company and Agave Canteen. Admission is $35 ($30 for museum members.) 860-229-0257, ext. 247; nbmaa.org.Read more
The name, menu and concept are all new at VUE 24, but Foxwoods' lofty 24th-floor restaurant still has that enviable sweeping view.
The Mashantucket resort casino recently decided to transform the former Paragon, shifting the menu away from its French-Asian inspired fare with a selection of upscale small plates.Read more