| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:24 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:34 AM
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.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:32 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:55 AM
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...