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  • 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...
  • Connecticut Restaurants That Serve Yuca

    Connecticut Restaurants That Serve Yuca
    Here is our list of Latin American restaurants where you can find yuca dishes. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. Read our dining feature on yuca here. Antojitos Donde Julio, Hartford. 860-724-3379, antojitosdondejulioct.com. Antonio'...
  • Pho 68: Complex, Comforting Vietnamese

     Pho 68: Complex, Comforting Vietnamese
    There's always room for more Vietnamese places that serve pho soup and banh mi sandwiches. And so Pho 68 on New Park Avenue is a welcome recent arrival to the West Hartford restaurant scene. It wasn't long ago that news of a restaurant serving banh mi...
  • Beach and Barn Bar & Bistro Opens In Branford

    Beach and Barn Bar & Bistro Opens In Branford
    Suzette and Arturo Franco-Camacho have revamped their Main Street space in Branford again, converting Tacuba Tacobar and Waterhouse Oyster Bar into the combined Seawich Sandwich Shop and Beach + Barn Bar and Bistro. Seawich opened in the fall, serving...
  • 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...
  • Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong

    Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong
    John Skok seemed poised to take a plea deal, accepting a year in jail for his part in a scheme that bilked a Montville woman out of her life savings, when the prosecutor brought the proceedings to a halt to accuse the defendant of being drunk in court....
  • Flavor Profile: Dorothy And Leroy's In Windsor

    Flavor Profile: Dorothy And Leroy's In Windsor
    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...