| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:55 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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...
| 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 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 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 19, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Connecticut isn't exactly the sort of place you'd expect to find herds of organically raised cattle grazing in wide-open pasture lands.
The terms "grass-fed" and "pasture-raised" beef tend to conjure images of sprawling Western ranches rather than our...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Well, thank god for cell phones. Mine proved essential when I went to Tabaq Masala, a Pakistani restaurant with pan-Asian touches in Meriden recently. I had called first, sure, and the smartphone helped out in navigating to the spot on the Berlin...