| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Each holiday season, when the boys have their annual encounter with Santa Claus, Sam very seriously studies the Big Guy and reports back to me. "It's a fake beard," he'll murmer surreptitiously, out of the corner of his mouth. "I can see the elastic...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Madison Beach Hotel announced Monday that chef de cuisine Brendan Dion has been promoted to the executive chef position, where he will oversee The Wharf Restaurant, Port Bar, special events and catered functions.
Dion is a veteran of the Four Points...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:44 AM
>>Coyote Blue at 1960 Saybrook Road in Middletown is celebrating the holiday season with a Lobster Festival through Dec. 21. Dishes include lobster bisque, lobster salad taco, lobster-stuffed avocado, lobster quesadilla and enchiladas, surf and turf,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It's been a good week for Connecticut on the burger front.
Two of the state's most noteworthy burgers made it to The Daily Meal's 40 Best Burgers in America list, announced Wednesday. Taking honors were the hyper-regional steamed cheeseburger at Ted's...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:17 AM
They called him ``Skirts'' behind his back and he had to build a high fence around his Kensington home to ward off curiosity seekers.
The local legend of William T. Sloper has prompted unabashed giggles and piqued the curiosity of area residents ever...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:23 PM
The Wood-n-Tap brand continues to grow, with a seventh location opening this month in Wallingford. To celebrate, Hartford Restaurant Group hosts an opening party at the new spot Saturday, Oct. 13.
Tickets are $25, with all proceeds benefiting the...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:47 AM
By Linda Giuca
Willie Nelson’s song “On the Road Again,” could double as the theme for summer vacationers taking to the road for some R&R. Whether that road trip is a quick daycation or the beginning of a lengthier break...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Yes, the bride is traditionally the star of the show. But that ring on your finger doesn’t give you license to treat your wedding party like your personal minions.
Many women in their twenties and thirties have a “bridesmaid horror story&...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:28 AM
Expect a frosty reception at Hubbard Park, especially around this time of year. Making spirits bright is the holiday mission in Meriden where the town gets amped up for the Festival of Silver Lights, a tradition since 1988. Jane Earnest, the Coordinator...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
Malloy had been warning workers...