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  • Connecticut Pizza Chef Bruno DiFabio Joins 'Chopped' As Judge

    Connecticut Pizza Chef Bruno DiFabio Joins 'Chopped'  As Judge
    World pizza champion and Connecticut pizzeria owner Bruno DiFabio has been named a judge on Food Network's "Chopped," joining Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli on the panel. DiFabio, whose restaurants ReNapoli in Old Greenwich and Pinocchio's in New...
  • Blue Plate Kitchen Opens In West Hartford

    Blue Plate Kitchen Opens In West Hartford
    Blue Plate Kitchen has officially opened at 345 N. Main St. in West Hartford's Bishops Corner. The restaurant, by the owners of City Steam in Hartford, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner: a mix of "modern comfort food," along with cocktails, local beer...
  • Bartender Zack Torcello Talks Homemade Infusions

    Bartender Zack Torcello Talks Homemade Infusions
    What booze is the best value? Here, our wines are by the bottle. Nothing is over $30. If you go down the road, the same bottles are over $30. Everything is available by the glass as well. We probably go through more wine than anything else. How did...
  • New Sunday Brunch at Rizzuto's in West Hartford

    New Sunday Brunch at Rizzuto's in West Hartford
    More Sunday brunch options emerge in greater Hartford: Rizzuto's in West Hartford's Blue Back Square introduces its new offerings, served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The extensive menu features more than a dozen brunch cocktails (Bloody Marys and...
  • Anderson, Viehland Nominated For James Beard Foundation Awards

    Anderson, Viehland Nominated For James Beard Foundation Awards
    Two Connecticut chefs have landed on the list of semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation awards in the Best Chef: Northeast category. Tyler Anderson of Millwright's in Simsbury and Joel Viehland of Community Table in Washington have made the...
  • Mario Batali Plans Tarry Lodge Restaurant in New Haven

    Mario Batali Plans Tarry Lodge Restaurant in New Haven
    Mario Batali is looking to expand his restaurant group to the Elm City. The celebrity chef is planning to open a Tarry Lodge eatery in New Haven, according to Yale University's office of New Haven and State Affairs. The building at 278 Park St. is owned...
  • Mill at 2T Closed For Renovations; Changing Menu Offerings

    Mill at 2T Closed For Renovations; Changing Menu Offerings
    The Mill at 2T in Simsbury's Tariffville section is closing through April 1 for renovations. "We are keeping the physical space size and shape the same. We are giving the floor, decor, and tables and chairs a complete makeover," co-owner and executive...
  • Are Connecticut Wines Really From Connecticut?

    Are Connecticut Wines Really From Connecticut?
    Connecticut’s increasingly popular wine industry appears to stand alone among U.S. wine-growing states, and not necessarily in a good way. Our law allows as much as 75 percent of the grapes used in a “Connecticut” wine to come from...
  • Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene

    Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene
    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...
  • Mamoun's Falafel Brings A Piece Of The Middle East To New Haven

    Mamoun's Falafel Brings A Piece Of The Middle East To New Haven
    Mamoun's Falafel should get something like a lifetime achievement award for New Haven restaurants, maybe even an a cappella bar song (“From the Mabrumeh down at Mamoun's...”) to nudge it closer to Pepe’s, Louis’, Claire’s and...
  • Boca: A Mingling Of Greek And Italian

    Boca: A Mingling Of Greek And Italian
    Chef Gino Riccio recently opened Boca, a small plates Mediterranean bar and restaurant in downtown Stamford, where the colorful food contrasts with the contemporary white lounge of a room meant to evoke Greece through a Miami Beach lens. The seasoned...