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  • Veneto reds boast a storied past

    Veneto reds boast a storied past
    Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
  • Brew Bakers Opening Second Middletown Café

    Brew Bakers Opening Second Middletown Café
    MIDDLETOWN — Brew Bakers, the popular downtown café and coffee shop, plans to open a second location in the city's North End within a few weeks. The restaurant's owners have renovated the storefront at 506 Main St., formerly the location of...
  • Pair your cocktail with pears

    Pair your cocktail with pears
    The coming of fall is a bit easier to swallow with the wonderful shift in seasonal flavors. Ephemeral pears stand out, with their subtle flavor and intense juiciness. Chefs share their passions for pear cocktails with us. "Pears are one of my favorite...
  • Green Spring Station to extend Thursday evening hours

    Green Spring Station to extend Thursday evening hours
    Green Spring Station is launching new, extended hours on Thursdays next month. Starting on Oct. 2, all the shops and restaurants at the station, 10803 Falls Road, will stay open until 8 p.m., two hours beyond the current closing time of 6 p.m. The...
  • Start next week off right: Oktoberfest, Baker Miller, mezcal

    Baker Miller opens in Lincoln Square. The self-proclaimed grain-centric bakehouse is the latest purveyor of artisanal baked goods from Megan and Dave Miller, who sold their shares of Bang Bang! Pie Shop last spring to partner Michael Ciapciak. The Millers...
  • Billings Forge Celebrates With Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner

    Billings Forge Celebrates With Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner
    When Billings Forge held its first Farm-To-Table dinner in 2009, about 50 people attended to help support the fledgling Frog Hollow cooperative. On Thursday it was an elbow-to-elbow crowd of more than 380 under a tent on the ground of the Hartford Broad...
  • Pen and Quill, a new dawn in Station North

    Pen and Quill, a new dawn in Station North
    I like Pen & Quill, the new restaurant on the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in Station North. It's pretty and comfortable, and the food, from executive chef Bella Kline, is tasty, rib-sticking and satisfying. I sure like it a heckuva lot...
  • Southington Hopes To Improve Crescent Lake Fishing

    SOUTHINGTON — Eight manmade versions of an underwater brush pile will be sunk Sunday into Crescent Lake to improve fishing by providing places close to shore that will attract fish. The devices, called Mossback Rack fish attracters, give fish...
  • English FA moves to restrict foreign imports

    LONDON (Reuters) - The English FA has announced a package of proposals aimed at reducing by 50 percent the number of players from outside the European Union who enter English football and making it easier for home-grown players to succeed. In a...
  • Connecticut Venues With A View Of The Season's Foliage

    Connecticut Venues With A View Of The Season's Foliage
    I love our state's fall foliage. What I don't like is fighting traffic jams on country roads, or worse, hiking up some dusty path to see it. I prefer to do my leaf peeping in comfort, preferably over the rim of a martini glass. Luckily, there are plenty...
  • Ben Affleck on blackjack story: It 'took place' but wasn't that bad

    Ben Affleck on blackjack story: It 'took place' but wasn't that bad
    Ben Affleck knows a thing or two about media scrutiny and is setting the record straight about that so-called gambling addiction that's been purported in the tabloids. The star of David Fincher's adaptation of "Gone Girl," whose character, Nick Dunne,...