By LEEANNE GRIFFIN, Special To The Courant
, The Hartford Courant
| May 19, 2011
Connecticut has many reasons to celebrate National Hamburger Month – it's home to some of the most celebrated, iconic and unusual burgers in the country, including the restaurant recognized as the sandwich's inventor. Here are 10 noteworthy (and crave-worthy) Connecticut creations.
This list is not meant to be all-inclusive- would you add any more?
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Though Louis Lassen's tiny New Haven eatery, Louis Lunch, has been widely credited...
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 Haven took its hits during the recent economic downturn, and even though the economy is said to be expanding again, that hasn’t prevented some notable restaurant casualties.
Smaller dining concepts seem to be in vogue. Savvy restaurateurs look for ways...
It looks like some of Connecticut's food service workers won't have to choose between staying home when they are sick and losing a day of pay. Last week the state Senate passed a bill requiring companies with over 50 employees to offer a week of paid sick time to full-time workers. The House is expected to pass the bill and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he'd sign it into law. If passed, Connecticut would be the first state to offer such protection to its low-wage workforce, though San Francisco and...
Where to get it: Wood-n-Tap, 1274 Farmington Ave., Farmington, (860) 773-6736, Open daily at 11:30 a.m. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night menu 7 days a week. Call-ahead seating available.
Contents: blended Paullini Lemoncello, Three Olives Pomegranate Vodka, house-made sour mix and a splash of Brut Champagne, shaken with ice until chilled.
Description: Orange-red in color from the pomegranate vodka and served in a martini glass with a lemon garnish, this one’s got a lightly...
One of the primary go-to restaurants for hungry and thirsty Hartford-area residents since they opened in 2002, Wood-n-Tap offers exceptional American fare for pretty much anyone, from pizzas and burgers down to salads, seafood and vegetarian items. (They’ve even put together one of the most extensive gluten-free menus we’ve seen.) Over the years, the four partners behind W-n-T have worked hard trying to increase the restaurant’s visibility in the state (and they’ve...