| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Unregulated after-hours clubs and "BYOB" joints. Juice bars across the hall from boozy "adult" night spots. Untrained bouncers. Scores of drunks pouring into the streets at 2 a.m. closing times.
When you add in guns, this late-night clubbing cocktail...
| 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 7, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Tullycross Tavern, an Irish-themed pub and microbrewery in Manchester, closed its doors Wednesday, according to posts on the restaurant's website and Facebook page.
"Today, TullyCross Tavern & Microbrewery has decided to go dark and close its doors,"...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Chef Julie Carrion
The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library & The Kitchen at Billings Forge
Julie, could you begin by introducing yourself, and introducing The Kitchen for someone who hasn’t been there before?
Sure, I am the Chef Director of...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Jacques Pepin and his wife, Gloria are the special guests at Alforno Trattoria's Nose to Tail pork dinner Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. featuring Kurobuta pig raised in Vermont.
"This menu highlights Jacques' belief in frugality, wasting no part of the animal,"...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I'm always asking people what restaurants they've been to lately. I don't flock to the new places because opening a new restaurant is an enormous undertaking and it takes a restaurant a while to settle in. Here are two places that have been open long...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Good sushi isn't that hard to come by in New Haven. We're fortunate as food lovers to have so many actually good restaurants to choose from whenever we get a craving for anything under the sun, and sushi is no exception. However, finding a great sushi...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Food Republic recently affirmed what New Haveners have known for more than half a decade: that Caseus Fromagerie is one of the country's best cheese shops.
"New Haven native Jason Sobocinski’s epicurean empire encompasses an incredible cheese...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Cafemantic, 948 Main St., Willimantic, hosts a "Game of Rhones" dinner Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., featuring six courses of fall game dishes and Michel Chapoutier wines.
Chef Jonathan Hudak will prepare the menu, which includes stuffed quail with pear,...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Le Petit Cafe has earned top Zagat ratings for another year. The French bistro on the Branford Green was voted No. 1 for food in Connecticut by the restaurant guide, garnering 28 points out of a possible 30 for its cuisine.
"Each evening's four-course,...