| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:58 AM
We always enjoy it when our readers write us to recommend a find or a favorite restaurant in their neighborhood. Often, these places are not on the radar because they don't represent destination dining, but they do offer tasty food at palatable prices....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The timing of Connecticut Restaurant Week couldn't be better for Stephen Rosini, owner of the Black Rose Tavern in Newington.
His 200-seat venue in the middle of town had a "soft opening" for a few weeks, then a grand opening two weeks ago. Now it's part...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:57 AM
The Canton kitchen of Neal Langermann — whose specialties include shrimp and grits, maple smokehouse-rubbed Duroc pork chops, Cape Fear scallops and fried green tomatoes — has produced Low Country meals worth swooning over.
Now, the team...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:45 AM
2871 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport (203) 333-9393
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The two requisites for sampling a restaurant are an open mind and a healthy appetite, and equipped with both, I ventured to the Turkish...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Verde Pizza Napoletana is a family establishment. But don't let that scare you.
You won't find arcade games, or even crayons, in the Canton eatery, which opened in September in the former Birches space. You will find good Neapolitan pizza, helpful...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:12 AM
No tricks involved! You're in for a Halloween treat if you hop aboard a Huber's Haunted Hayride! This long time fall tradition at the Huber's Farm (at the corner of Raphael and Philadelphia roads) is a very popular Halloween activity. The 30-minute farm...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The tiny eatery Laguna Thai by the Sea has had a face lift this past year and added bamboo wainscoting and more mobile-type paper decorations swinging in the breeze, but the major new addition is a fancy wood, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinet that...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When we first heard about Birroteca, it was described as an artisanal pizza joint. Birroteca does have pizzas — good, wood-fired pizzas with chewy crusts and fancy ingredients, but there's more to it than that.
Some of your friends and...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Ichiban Asian Bistro
179 Linwood Ave, Colchester
At the suggestion of a friend we decided to head to Colchester and try Ichiban Asian Bistro, a restaurant that offers delicious, fresh Chinese and sushi options.
THE VIBE: The inside is...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Though outside the leaves were changing, when we sat down for dinner at Marlin and Ray's Seafood and Sunsets, we had sand between our toes. Thanks to fun drinks, good seafood and laid-back service, getting a little sandy felt right.
The Bel Air eatery,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Soheila Siadate is an amazing chef, working quietly in the kitchen of her little Persian restaurant, Green Rice Kabob, in a Huntington Beach strip mall, where she turns out some wonderful cuisine. Chef Soheila has a distinctive way with Middle Eastern and...