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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

  • 'A Glimpse Into Christmas' Holiday Dinner With Billy Grant

    'A Glimpse Into Christmas' Holiday Dinner With Billy Grant

    Billy Grant Restaurant Group hosts a holiday-themed dinner at Hartford Flavor Company (30 Arbor St., Hartford) Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event is a glimpse at Grant's family holiday menu, with stationed and passed hors d'oeuvres; Venetian-style seafood salad with calamari, octopus, sea scallops;...

  • Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar Opening

    Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar Opening

    Flavortown, meet Foxwoods. Guy Fieri's Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar, by celebrity chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri, opens Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. 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...

  • Bear's Smokehouse Hosts Beer, Bourbon Tasting Dinner

    Bear's Smokehouse Hosts Beer, Bourbon Tasting Dinner

    Bear's Smokehouse hosts a bourbon and beer-tasting dinner at its new Hartford restaurant Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Four courses include smoked venison sausage with Brussels sprouts, wild boar rack with smoked garlic mashed potatoes, bacon-wrapped quail with roasted root vegetables and apple cider doughnut...

  • Yardbird & Co., Hog River Brewing Team Up For Beer Dinner

    Yardbird & Co., Hog River Brewing Team Up For Beer Dinner

    Hog River Brewing Company, 1429 Park St., Hartford, hosts a beer dinner at the brewery with the Yardbird & Co. food truck Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Menu and beer pairings: Pickled deviled eggs with chicken gizzards, chicken liver mousse crostini (with Oktoberfest)Fall squash salad with cabbage, mint, spiced...

  • Fleming's Hosts Election-Night Cocktail Dinner

    Fleming's Hosts Election-Night Cocktail Dinner

    Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 44 South Main St., West Hartford, hosts a cocktail dinner Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.  The menu features steak tartare with black garlic aioli and Parmesan crostini, burrata salad with blistered tomato, prosciutto and basil pesto; pan-seared duck breast with sweet...

  • Bricco Trattoria Hosts Still Hill Beer Dinner

    Bricco Trattoria Hosts Still Hill Beer Dinner

    Bricco Trattoria, 124 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, hosts a dinner with Rocky Hill’s Still Hill Brewery Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Four courses include butternut squash soup with duck confit and spiced pumpkin seed, squid calamarata, roast porchetta with braised cabbage and local apples and tiramisu with...

  • Little River Restoratives Hosts Yardbird & Co. Pop-Up Brunch

    Little River Restoratives Hosts Yardbird & Co. Pop-Up Brunch

    Little River Restoratives, 405 Capitol Ave., Hartford, welcomes the Yardbird & Co. food truck for a brunch event Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. Yardbird's chicken-focused menu includes its signature fried chicken sandwich, with toppings like pickles and sriracha honey, kimchi or bacon jam; chicken and waffles...

  • b Restaurant Milford Celebrates Bacon Week

    b Restaurant Milford Celebrates Bacon Week

    Pig out at b Restaurant in Milford (Plan B Burger Bar) during its 5th annual Bacon Week, featuring a full menu of bacon-centric dishes, desserts and even cocktails from Oct. 17 to 23. Starters include country-fried bacon strips with smoked sea salt and chipotle-ranch dipping sauce ($7.99) and jalapeño...

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