Leeanne Griffin

Writer

Leeanne Griffin is a multimedia food and dining reporter for the Hartford Courant, covering openings and closings, events, trends and general news from the Connecticut dining scene. She’s been with The Courant in several capacities since 2006, starting as an online producer for courant.com. She earned a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University, where she first discovered the magic that is New Haven apizza.

Recent Articles

  • Small Bites: Dining News & Events

    Small Bites: Dining News & Events

     Blue Plate Kitchen, 345 N. Main St., West Hartford, offers a prix-fixe menu Sunday and Monday nights for $23.95, with choice of starter, entree and dessert. Entree options include pork tenderloin, pan-seared salmon, a roots and grains bowl, and BPK mac and cheese with add-ons of pulled pork, grilled...

  • GoldBurgers On Capitol Hosts Grand Opening Party

    GoldBurgers On Capitol Hosts Grand Opening Party

    GoldBurgers on Capitol, 399 Capitol Ave., Hartford, hosts its official grand opening celebration Aug. 24 starting at 11 a.m. Specials include $1 hot dogs, $5 specialty burgers, $7 burger meals with fries and soda, and $3 cans of Boulevard beer. Keg beer is available from Hanging Hills Brewery,...

  • Shoreline Wine Festival Returns To Bishop's Orchards

    Shoreline Wine Festival Returns To Bishop's Orchards

    The Shoreline Wine Festival returns Aug. 12 and 13 to Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford. Participating wineries include Bishop's Orchards, Holmberg Orchards, Hopkins Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Jones Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard and Sunset Meadow...

  • National Cheesecake Day Deal At Cheesecake Factory

    National Cheesecake Day Deal At Cheesecake Factory

    The Cheesecake Factory, with three Connecticut locations in Danbury, Trumbull and West Hartford, marks National Cheesecake Day with discounts July 30 and 31. On these dates, get any slice of cheesecake for half-price, including its new Celebration flavor with vanilla cake, cheesecake and strawberry,...

  • Mohegan Sun Hosts Tequila Tasting

    Mohegan Sun Hosts Tequila Tasting

    Mohegan Sun hosts the Sun Tequila Tasting July 28 in its Uncas Ballroom from 8 to 11 p.m. The event features a variety of tequila samples, cocktails, Mexican-themed food like guacamole and tacos and DJ entertainment. Exhibitors include 1800, Avion, Cabo Wabo, El Jimador, Espolon, Herradura, Hotel...

  • Taste Of Blue Back Square And The Center Returns To West Hartford

    Taste Of Blue Back Square And The Center Returns To West Hartford

    The second annual Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center event on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. features tastings of appetizers, wine and beer from local West Hartford restaurants. Participants include Bar Louie, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Vinted Wine Bar & Kitchen, Rizzuto’s Restaurant, World of Beer,...

  • b Simsbury Celebrates 10 Years With Retro Menu, Party

    b Simsbury Celebrates 10 Years With Retro Menu, Party

    b Simsbury (Plan B Burger Bar) celebrates its 10th anniversary at 4 Railroad Street with an all-day happy hour July 20 and a weeklong throwback menu with "retro" cocktails.   The menu of old-school fan favorites ($8.50 to $14) is available starting Monday, July 17, with dishes like three-cheese...

  • 2017 Connecticut Wine Festival Returns To Goshen

    2017 Connecticut Wine Festival Returns To Goshen

    The annual Connecticut Wine Festival returns July 22 and 23 at the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St. (Route 63), Goshen. The event features tastings of Connecticut wines from 16 local wineries, samples of locally produced specialty foods, live music and craft displays and a live grape stomp...

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