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 And Events

    Small Bites: Dining News And Events

    The b Restaurants (Plan B Burger Bar) are bringing back a selection of “cult classic” dishes and drinks through March 16, including beef Wellington bites, portobello tots, lobster pot pie, the East Coast burger topped with lobster meat and horseradish cream, and the PB&J burger with American cheese,...

  • Tom's Urban Open At Mohegan Sun

    Tom's Urban Open At Mohegan Sun

    Tom's Urban, promising "classic food with international liveliness," has joined the roster at Mohegan Sun. The eatery will opened this summer 2016 on the second level of The Shops, across from the Arena entrance. This is the fourth location for the concept, which has restaurants in Las Vegas, Los...

  • Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar Open

    Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar Open

    Flavortown, meet Foxwoods. Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar, by celebrity chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri, opened in 2016 on the casino level of the Grand Pequot Tower. The 9,800-square foot, 258-seat restaurant showcases an open kitchen design and a 42-foot wooden-top bar with tempered...

  • Whey Station Hopes To Replace Its Totaled 'Cheesy Chariot' By Spring

    Whey Station Hopes To Replace Its Totaled 'Cheesy Chariot' By Spring

    The Whey Station's "cheesy chariot" is out of commission after a weekend crash in rainy weather. The popular food truck specializing in grilled cheese, owned and operated by husband and wife team Joshua and Jillian Moskites, suffered damage after a Sunday afternoon collision in Coventry.  Jillian...

  • New Haven Restaurant Week Returns For Fall Edition

    New Haven Restaurant Week Returns For Fall Edition

    New Haven Restaurant Week returns Nov. 5 to 10, with two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $17 or three-course dinners for $34. Participants include 116 Crown, Adriana's, Atelier Florian, Au Chalet, Barcelona Wine Bar, Basta Trattoria, Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Caffe Bravo, Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro,...

  • New Haven's Thali Too and Oaxaca Kitchen To Close

    New Haven's Thali Too and Oaxaca Kitchen To Close

    Just about a month after announcing the closing of his famed Thali restaurant in New Haven, Prasad Chirnomula will close his remaining restaurants in the city: Thali Too and Oaxaca Kitchen. Oaxaca Kitchen at 228 College St., Chirnomula's take on authentic fare from the Oaxaca state of Mexico, will...

  • CT Loves PR Restaurant Fundraiser To Benefit Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

    CT Loves PR Restaurant Fundraiser To Benefit Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

    Connecticut restaurants will participate in a special CT Loves PR promotion Oct. 21 to 28, raising funds for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. About 60 restaurants, food trucks and vendors throughout the state have signed on for the fundraiser. Participating locations will present special dishes or...

  • Millwright's Tyler Anderson To Join 'Top Chef' Cast

    Millwright's Tyler Anderson To Join 'Top Chef' Cast

    Tyler Anderson, the chef-owner of Millwright’s in Simsbury and co-owner of The Cook and the Bear in West Hartford, is about to add “Cheftestant” to his extensive resume.  Anderson has been announced as one of 15 competitors on the newest season of "Top Chef," debuting Dec. 7 on Bravo. He is the...

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