| 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.
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
McLadden's hopes to bring the luck of the Irish to Simsbury, as it plans its fourth location in the former Iron Frog Tavern space. The restaurant group announced its expansion plans last week.
"Simsbury provides us with an exciting opportunity to take...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Millwright's Tavern in Simsbury has added a few hearty supper specials to its casual tavern fare, ideal for the cold temperatures.
Tuesday's spaghetti and meatballs plate ($14) comes with garlic focaccia bread; a Southern fried chicken dinner with...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Barcelona Wine Bar, 971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, hosts an "Uncorked" walk-around tasting Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The event is designed to showcase more than 30 wines, including several new additions from Spain and South America and old favorites.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:58 PM
As part of a national "Coast to Coast Toast" national celebration, Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford hosts a Belgian beer dinner Nov. 14 with the portfolio of Vanberg & DeWulf. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
“Chicken & waffles," stoemp...
| 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 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 20, 2013
| 7:55 AM
With its great location on the corner of Bedford and Spring, and folding doors that open onto the street, Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar has the sidewalk café thing down. But diners should not be put off by winter's less welcoming façade. There's seriously...
| 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 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Restaurants can restore us. Some days we need to be rewarded, comforted, and treated with good food and company. Lunch with a friend, a nice lunch, in a beautiful place. The answer the other day was Artisan.
Artisan, in the Delamar Hotel in Southport,...