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

  • Tom's Urban To Open At Mohegan Sun

    Tom's Urban To Open At Mohegan Sun

    Tom's Urban, promising "classic food with international liveliness," will be the latest restaurant to join the roster at Mohegan Sun, the resort casino announced Tuesday. The eatery will open this summer on the second level of The Shops, across from the Arena entrance. This is the fourth location...

  • Columbus House Hosts Annual 'Chocolate to the Rescue' Event

    Columbus House Hosts Annual 'Chocolate to the Rescue' Event

    Columbus House hosts its 14th annual Chocolate to the Rescue event March 13 at 1 p.m. at the Inn at Middletown, featuring chocolate creations from ION Restaurant, Marjolaine Pastry Shop, MELT Chocolatier, Perk on Main, Scratch Baking, Sweet Sage Bakery and Tschudin Chocolates & Confections. Guests...

  • Hartford Baking Company Plans Second West Hartford Location

    Hartford Baking Company Plans Second West Hartford Location

    Hartford Baking Company has announced it will open its second location in May, across town at 965 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center. The original bakery and cafe at 625 New Park Avenue in the town's Elmwood section opened in 2010. Hartford Baking features European-style breads, artisanal...

  • Saybrook Point Inn Hosts 'Everything French' Wine Dinner

    Saybrook Point Inn Hosts 'Everything French' Wine Dinner

    Saybrook Point Inn, 2 Bridge St., Old Saybrook, hosts an "Everything French" wine dinner March 12 at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with Fromage Fine Foods & Coffee. The menu features French cheeses and dishes like Coquilles St-Jacques, coq au vin, roasted wild boar rack with braised beluga lentils,...

  • CANCELED: Max Catering, Black Hog Vietnamese-Style Beer Dinner

    CANCELED: Max Catering, Black Hog Vietnamese-Style Beer Dinner

    **UPDATED: Max Restaurant Group has canceled this event**   Max Catering & Events partners with Black Hog Brewing for a Vietnamese-inspired beer dinner at the Oxford brewery March 4 at 7 p.m. The menu features hors d'oeuvres of fresh summer rolls, meatball satay with peanut sauce, escargot with...

  • City Steam Hosts March Madness Brewfest

    City Steam Hosts March Madness Brewfest

    City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St., Hartford, hosts its 5thannual March Madness Brewfest March 3 at 7 p.m. The event features tastings from more than 20 breweries, a "brew-inspired" dinner buffet and live music serve as a farewell to City Steam's longtime brewmaster Ron Page. A portion of proceeds...

  • Goldbirds And Roosterburger Collaboration To Benefit Hartford Food System

    Goldbirds And Roosterburger Collaboration To Benefit Hartford Food System

    Newington neighbors Rooster Company and GoldBurgers collaborate to offer a special a la carte menu Feb. 24 from 5 to 10 p.m., for a benefit called "Goldbirds & Roosterburger." The menu, served that night at Rooster Company, features small plates like chicken burger sliders with pate and egg yolk,...

  • Prospect Cafe Introduces Sunday Brunch

    Prospect Cafe Introduces Sunday Brunch

    West Hartford's revamped Prospect Cafe, reopened by brothers Paul and Jeff Emery in the fall, will introduce its new Sunday brunch this weekend.  The menu features eggs Benedict with speck ham, salmon pastrami or garlic thyme-roasted tomato and kale basil pesto; carnitas, buttermilk Belgian waffle...

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