| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Onyx Moonshine of East Hartford hosts a Moonshine Ball Great Gatsby-themed gala at Middletown's Wadsworth Mansion Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.
The event features a cocktail competition with several local restaurants, who will create their own special moonshine...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown starts its new happy hour Wednesday through Friday, featuring $7 wines and martinis, $3 beers and $5 small plates.
Among the martini selections: house-infused cucumber (vodka base,) Drunken Concubine (lychee aromas,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:03 PM
SHRINE Asian Kitchen at Foxwoods has gotten a Beantown-style makeover. Big Night Entertainment Group, owner of the property at the Mashantucket casino, has revamped the restaurant in the style of its Boston-based Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 44 S. Main St., West Hartford, features a "100 Preview" event Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., to highlight new additions to its collection of 100 wines by the glass. The preview event includes wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Connecticut's craft beer scene expands again, with the official opening of Broad Brook Brewing in East Windsor Thursday. The brewery and taproom at 2 North Road will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on its first day.
The first beers to be poured are the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Connecticut's burgers keep racking up the national accolades. The latest in the spotlight is Plan B Burger Bar, recently named one of Food & Wine's readers' picks for best burger. The magazine polled readers to share their favorites across the country....
| Jun 16, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition returns for a third year on June 27 at Farmington Gardens in Farmington.
Bartenders from two dozen local restaurants and bars will compete, shaking up original recipes for attendees to taste and...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Shoreline restaurants are ramping up for summer, and dozens of them have signed on for Onyx Moonshine's largest cocktail crawl to date. Restaurants and bars from Stonington to Stamford are offering specialty drinks made with the Connecticut-crafted...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:23 PM
The Connecticut Brewer’s Guild Brewfest takes place June 22 at Ski Sundown, 126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, at 4 p.m. More than 25 breweries and brew pubs will be represented. The event features live music and food for purchase.
| May 20, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Hartford brings back its "Small Plates, Big Pours" offering through June 30 in the bar. The plates include New Zealand petite lamb chops, Fleming's lobster tempura, colossal shrimp skewers, New Bedford scallops,...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Share Our Strength hosts its New Haven Taste of the Nation event at the Omni Hotel at Yale May 22, welcoming more than 40 restaurants, caterers and vendors to the annual tasting benefit. Proceeds from the event will go to local charities dedicated to...