| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Hop fans, get ready: Connecticut craft beer bars are poised to celebrate National IPA Day Thursday with special, limited-edition brews and beer-infused dishes.
At Plan B Burger Bar, IPAs are available at all six locations, with a complete IPA tap...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Enjoy the traditional Italian "feast of the seven fishes" meal on Dec. 24 at Litchfield Saltwater Grille, 26 Commons Drive, Litchfield, where the menu features seven seafood courses for $70. Plates include Blue Point oysters, sauteed mussels in saffron...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown marks its seventh anniversary this weekend, featuring special dishes to celebrate the occasion on Dec. 14 and 15.
Featured plates include "new age sashimi" - tuna sashimi with truffle oil and fava bean puree;...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Forbidden City Bistro presents a Spanish wine dinner with "an Asian touch" March 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Gran Gesta Brut Reserva; D.O. Cava, (Barcelona)
Dominio de Heredia, D.O.C. Rioja – Alavesa
Tortilla de patata...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown, a very unique place in the state of Connecticut, is kicking off it's spring session on April 1st which is full of opportunities for kids ages 3 to 18 to get creative.
"I’ve been particularly...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially with these dining and beverage specials. Here's a sampling of what local restaurants are offering for the holiday.
A St. Patrick's Day prix-fixe at Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury,...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Oddfellows Playhouse hosts Food Improv: Take 2 June 6 at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, a celebration of local food and performing arts.
Participating restaurants include Riverhouse Catering, NoRA Cupcake Company, Eli Cannon's Tap Room New England...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:13 AM
To celebrate Year of the Snake, Char Koon in South Glastonbury and Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown offer special menus Feb. 7 through 17.
At Forbidden City, dishes include seafood dumpling with seafood reduction ($12,) chow kuei (pan-fried rice cake...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Watch out, beer and wine - bourbon is proving itself a worthy partner to pizza at the new Krust in Middletown.
The newest kid on the block in the city's North End, a cozy space tucked in next door to NoRA Cupcake Company, is serving wood-fired pies,...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:10 AM
For the Sun WineFest's 10th year, famed cookbook author and James Beard award winner Dorie Greenspan pulled together a cookie recipe representing three facets of her life: a vanilla French sablé base with cherries, cranberries and raisins cooked in mulled...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Editor's Note: This appeared in the Opinion Section of today's Hartford Courant. Is this stretch part of your everyday commute? Have you gotten into an accident or have a suggestion to cut back on the danger to drivers? Let us know in the comment...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:57 AM
By Jim MacPherson
There are two versions of the Nissan Murano: The crossover utility vehicle and a convertible, the Murano CrossCabriolet. One is rational, the other whimsical. Rationality rules for this review.
In 2012, Nissan has made few changes...