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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

  • Chick-fil-A To Open At Mohegan Sun

    Chick-fil-A To Open At Mohegan Sun

    Mohegan Sun has announced plans to add a Chick-fil-A restaurant to the resort casino's dining options. The fast-food chicken restaurant, offering grilled and fried chicken sandwiches, nuggets, salads and sides, will open this fall. It will be located across from Carlo’s Bakery in Casino of the...

  • Krust Owners To Open Second Middletown Restaurant

    Krust Owners To Open Second Middletown Restaurant

    The co-owners of Krust, Middletown’s unique pizzeria and bourbon bar, will expand their repertoire later this year with a new city restaurant. Rich Garcia and Kevin Wirtes have signed a lease to open their second establishment at 500 Main St., at the site of the former Sew-Fine upholstery store,...

  • Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center Features West Hartford Restaurants

    Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center Features West Hartford Restaurants

    The inaugural Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center event on July 27 at 5 p.m. features tastings of appetizers, wine and beer from local West Hartford restaurants. Participants include Bar Louie, World of Beer, Rizzuto's Restaurant, Besito Mexican, Fleming's. The Cheesecake Factory, Vinted Wine...

  • Mill at 2T Owners Sell Restaurant

    Mill at 2T Owners Sell Restaurant

    The Mill at 2T, regarded as one of Hartford County's top spots for fine dining since its 2009 debut, has closed and will reopen later this year under new ownership. Kelleanne Jones, who opened the restaurant in Simsbury's Tariffville section with her husband, Ryan, confirmed its sale in an email....

  • Hartford's Little River Restoratives Adds Brunch, Opening Ramen Spot

    Hartford's Little River Restoratives Adds Brunch, Opening Ramen Spot

    In its first eight months, Hartford’s Little River Restoratives has beguiled visitors with its bespoke cocktails and elegant atmosphere, coupled with cuisine by guest chefs. Now co-owners Chris Parrott and Patrick Miceli, who opened the establishment on Capitol Avenue in early November, have additional...

  • Taste of Hartford Returns For Summer 2016

    Taste of Hartford Returns For Summer 2016

    Taste of Hartford, with special prix-fixe menus at a variety of city eateries, is back for its summer edition July 18 to 31. Restaurants will serve multi-course meals for either $20.16 or $30.16 (unless otherwise specified.) Participating restaurants include Agave Grill, Bin 228, Black Eyed Sally's,...

  • Goldberg's Gourmet Opens In West Hartford's Blue Back Square

    Goldberg's Gourmet Opens In West Hartford's Blue Back Square

    Goldberg's Gourmet is now open in West Hartford's Blue Back Square at 38-44 Isham Road, offering house-baked bagels, sandwiches, salads and a full coffee bar with juices and smoothies. The restaurant replaces Posh Tomato, a fast-casual pizzeria franchise, which was also operated by Goldberg's owners...

  • Connecticut Wine Festival At Goshen Fairgrounds

    Connecticut Wine Festival At Goshen Fairgrounds

    The annual Connecticut Wine Festival returns July 23 from noon to 7 p.m. and July 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Goshen Fairgrounds. The event features tastings of Connecticut wines and locally-produced specialty foods, live music and craft displays. Participating wineries include Bishop’s Orchards,...

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