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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bourdain, Ripert Play Devil and Angel in Hartford Appearance

    Bourdain, Ripert Play Devil and Angel in Hartford Appearance
    The title of the show, "Good vs. Evil," seemed fitting enough. TV personality, author and former chef Anthony Bourdain is known for his biting, caustic and often profane wit; French chef and culinary star Eric Ripert is stylish and urbane with a...
  • Flavor Profile: Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana in Fairfield

    Flavor Profile: Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana in Fairfield
    Fresh clam pizza is what defines Pepe's for me. Whenever I go there, that's what I order. I'm hooked. The other week, Gary Biamonte, grandson of Frank Pepe, who opened the original Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, came to the Fairfield Pepe's and got...
  • 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...
  • Best Local Charity

    Best Local Charity
    1) CT Food Bank 56 Eagle St.  Waterbury  (203) 759-1919 www.ctfoodbank.org     2) Closer to Free   3) Connecticut Children's Medical Center  
  • Best Japanese Restaurant

    Best Japanese Restaurant
    1) Feng Asian Bistro & Lounge 93 Asylum St.  Hartford (860) 549-3364 www.fengrestaurant.com   2) Ginza Japanese Cuisine   3) Sakura Garden  
  • Best Health Food Store

    Best Health Food Store
    1) Whole Foods 50 Raymond Road  West Hartford (860) 523-8500 340 N. Main St.  West Hartford  (860) 523-7174 55 Welles St.  Glastonbury  (860) 652-9800 www.wholefoodsmarket.com   2) Trader Joe's   3) It's Only Natural Food Market