| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Every year, I bake holiday biscotti and box it up as presents for our neighbors and the boys' teachers.
Truth be told: I'm a horrible cook and I'm not even sure the biscotti is a successful culinary endeavor. The bottoms are often burned (would the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:00 PM
At this rate, Windsor will be giving West Hartford, Glastonbury and Middletown a run for their money in the destination-dining department. I say this after visiting the newly relocated and re-opened Dorothy & Leroy's, a southern/soul food restaurant...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Most of us know about Thai and Vietnamese food — but Cambodian? A new restaurant in Fairfield, Royal House Cambodia Cuisine, is introducing it to the county. Cambodian cuisine shares with its neighbors ingredients like basil, ginger and lemongrass,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies.
In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:55 AM
With its great location on the corner of Bedford and Spring, and folding doors that open onto the street, Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar has the sidewalk café thing down. But diners should not be put off by winter's less welcoming façade. There's seriously...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:15 AM
It's just a little, grey building.
Nothing special, really.
But the Snack Shack at our favorite Little League field turned out to be my phone booth, transforming me into a different Mom.
It was my evening to volunteer. Ben helped me unlock the...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Virgil's Real BBQ is now open at Mohegan Sun. This is the third location for the Southern-style barbecue joint, with locations in Manhattan and the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.
The restaurant, with seating for 225 people, is on the upper level of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Coming together as a community, South Windsor residents donated handmade cards to the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Hannah Reichle, a graduate of South Windsor High School organized the event at the Community Center. She set up...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 12:14 PM
When it comes to styles of dinner service, buffets get a bum rap.
The prevailing stereotype is that they’re somehow less classy than plated dinners, family style and stations.
But not only are buffets more practical, convivial and affordable...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:57 AM
From wedges of gourmet grilled cheese to an assortment of fresh donut holes, serving a late-night nosh is both a great way to fuel continued revelry and provide that "wow" factor that guests will really remember and appreciate after hours of drinking....