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  • Thai Restaurants Raising Funds For Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

    Thai Restaurants Raising Funds For Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
    The Blue Elephant Trail, 7 S. Main St., West Hartford, and The Elephant Trail, 85 E. Main St., Avon, will be raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Nov. 16 to 23. The fundraiser is in honor of general manager Sohors Tek, who died of the...
  • O'Rourke's Diner One Of Playboy's "Best In America"

    O'Rourke's Diner One Of Playboy's "Best In America"
    Don't worry, this list is safe for work. Playboy's recent "Best in America" roundup of the 101 best breakfasts in America includes an entry from Connecticut. The venerable O'Rourke's Diner in Middletown made the cut in the Northeast category, along with...
  • Bear's Smokehouse Opens In Downtown Hartford

    Bear's Smokehouse Opens In Downtown Hartford
    Bigger is better for Bear's Smokehouse, which opened its new Hartford location at 89 Arch Street Monday.  The new Bear's is a 2,300-square foot industrial-style space with 60 seats, including a balcony. The Kansas City-style barbecue joint, which got its...
  • O'Porto In Hartford: Has Top Park Street Restaurant Closed?

    O'Porto In Hartford: Has Top Park Street Restaurant Closed?
    Has Park Street lost a celebrated Portuguese restaurant, once described by a Courant reviewer as "the best thing to happen to Hartford dining in a long, long time"? O'Porto, which opened in 2005 at 2074 Park Street and earned fans for its paehla and...
  • Connecticut Restaurant And Beer Week Features Special Menus

    Connecticut Restaurant And Beer Week Features Special Menus
    The annual Connecticut Restaurant Week, hosted by the Connecticut Restaurant Association, will have a new component when it kicks off Oct. 13. In conjunction with the Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association and CT Beer Trail, diners will also see...
  • Black Hog Brewing Dinner At Dish

    Black Hog Brewing Dinner At Dish
    Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main St., Hartford, hosts a Black Hog Brewing dinner Oct. 15. Five courses - each with pork - are paired with complementing beers from the Oxford brewery.  The menu: Reception: Pig's head terrine on rye flatbread, "Devils on...
  • Chef Changes Announced At Max Restaurant Group

    Chef Changes Announced At Max Restaurant Group
    The kitchens of Max Restaurant Group will see some upcoming changes, as three chefs have been promoted into new roles within the company.  Scott Miller, executive chef of Max's Oyster Bar, will become the general manager of Max Catering, a newly-...
  • Connecticut's First Chick-fil-A To Open In Brookfield

    Connecticut's First Chick-fil-A To Open In Brookfield
    Chick-fil-A will open in Brookfield next week, marking the first location of the Atlanta-based chicken restaurant chain in the Nutmeg State.  The restaurant at 156 Federal Road opens to the public Oct. 9 at 6:30 a.m., but welcomes fans to get in early...
  • Nuptials Among The Vines, Connecticut Winery Weddings

    Nuptials Among The Vines, Connecticut Winery Weddings
    Few venues offer more rustic, natural beauty than vineyards. With rolling green lawns and knotty vines heavy with fruit, they offer gorgeous backdrops for photos and unique spaces for you to customize your ideal event. If you're a food and wine lover, it'...
  • Early to Wed: A morning or daytime wedding offers plenty of perks. Here's how to make yours extra awesome

    Early to Wed: A morning or daytime wedding offers plenty of perks. Here's how to make yours extra awesome
    After watching Prince William and Duchess Catherine's recent pre-noon nuptials, you may now be finding yourself intrigued by the notion of I Do's that take place entirely during the daylight hours. You're not alone. According to Sarah Trotter, owner...
  • 'Community Plates' Expands Into Hartford

    'Community Plates' Expands Into Hartford
    Hey, Moms....anyone looking for a part-time job for an organization committed to helping the community? Community Plates, the subject of this Mommy Minute from December, is expanding into Hartford and is looking for a Site Director to organize food runs...