| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:00 AM
That was quick. After a farewell cocktail party, Match in South Norwalk closed its doors and reopened two weeks later with a new look and a refreshed menu. The New American restaurant has been a foodie stronghold in SoNo for 14 years, and the place was...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:26 AM
WEST HARTFORD — When Stan Finch was at Harvard Business School in 2011 and 2012, everyone wanted to launch the next Airbnb.
Finch, now 31, also thought about launching a firm that connects customers with people offering short-term rentals, even...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Decadent, creative and full of variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed. A concept created by the state's tourism department three years ago, this tasty trail offers visitors a unique way to see the state, sample tasty concoctions and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
| Jan 2, 2014
The newly opened Cask Republic, a casually sophisticated American tavern on lower Summer Street in downtown Stamford, seems poised for success. The restaurant is the fourth in Christian Burns's stable, which includes Cask Republic in New Haven and the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The chef's last name is familiar. Oak & Almond's executive chef Jeff Taibe is, indeed, the brother of Bill Taibe of The Whelk and Le Farm. Let's just get that out of the way. They are both chefs. They share an attractive, family resemblance (they have...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17. Would the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:55 AM
One great part of living by the water in Connecticut is that we can fish out oysters and slurp them up to our stomachs' content. That's the basis of the Norwalk Oyster Festival, but there's a whole lot more to it than that. There are oyster slurping and...
| Jun 28, 2013
Let's face it. Airport travel is unavoidably stressful. By the time you park, lug and check your bags and proceed shoeless through long security lines, you're ready for a drink. And that's even before any dreaded DELAYED or CANCELLED messages flash on the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
113th Italian Festa Celebration: June 27-30. St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel St., New Haven, ssaanewhaven.com. A parade, Italian music, Italian food and a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Free.
21st Annual Arts and Craft Fair: Aug. 17, 10...