The CT Files: Lydia Sherman—The Derby Poisoner

12/22/14

The CT Files: Lydia Sherman—The Derby Poisoner

The first in our new series of unusual tales from Connecticut's colorful past features the horrific true but mostly forgotten story of one of the state's first female mass murders.

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New Restaurant, Vespa, Brings Tasty Italian 'Sting' to Westport

12/22/14

New Restaurant, Vespa, Brings Tasty Italian 'Sting' to Westport

Here's the buzz- VESPA (Italian for WASP) has arrived in Westport, so get ready for the sting.

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Clinton Grandmother Makes Nativity Scene With a Chain Saw

12/22/14

Clinton Grandmother Makes Nativity Scene With a Chain Saw

Motorists and pedestrians alike can’t help but notice the rustic nativity scene on display on the front lawn of June Merwin’s home

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 Kent Falls, Stony Creek and Other CT Breweries Set to Open in 2015

12/19/14

Kent Falls, Stony Creek and Other CT Breweries Set to Open in 2015

More breweries are coming to Connecticut in 2015, some are slated to open in the next few weeks and months.

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Southbury Chef Competes on ABC’s ‘The Taste’, 3rd Episode Airs Tonight

12/18/14

Southbury Chef Competes on ABC’s ‘The Taste’, 3rd Episode Airs Tonight

Southbury chef Benjamin Burke competes in ABC's cooking competition 'The Taste,' which airs it's third episode tonight, Thursday, December 18 at 8 p.m.

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15 Great New Year's Eve Dining Experiences in Connecticut to Ring in 2015

12/18/14

15 Great New Year's Eve Dining Experiences in Connecticut to Ring in 2015

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 in style in Connecticut with great dining and fun.

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5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Kenny Rogers, 'A Christmas Carol,' Hartford Symphony

12/18/14

5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Kenny Rogers, 'A Christmas Carol,' Hartford Symphony

Our weekly roundup of best things to do in Connecticut, including the return of The Gambler, 'A Christmas Carol' and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

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Winter 2015 Dining Guide

12/17/14

Winter 2015 Dining Guide

The results of our annual Readers' Choice and Experts' Picks surveys, and much more!

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Three Great New Connecticut Dining Destinations

12/17/14

Three Great New Connecticut Dining Destinations

When chef Bill Taibe opened LeFarm in 2009, he earned acclaim for the ever-changing menu that utilizes seasonably available ingredients. In 2012, he continued that success with The Whelk, which specializes in seafood. When the opportunity arose to open a third restaurant in Westport, Taibe didn’t want to duplicate his other efforts.  “[We thought] let’s try something completely different and challenge ourselves,” he recalls.  That something different is Kawa Ni, a restaurant inspired by the culture and cuisine of Japan because, “It’s a food that I love, and a tradition and a culture that I admire so much,” says Taibe. “I wanted to see what we could do with it and kind of have fun with it and learn.”  After...

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Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2015: Readers' Choice Awards

12/17/14

Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2015: Readers' Choice Awards

Best for Overall Excellence WINNER MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD RUNNER-UP SAL E PEPE, NEWTOWN   Best New Restaurant WINNER TAZZA OSTERIA & BAR, FAIRFIELD (below) RUNNER-UP BEAR’S SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE, HARTFORD Jeff Kaufman   Best American WINNER MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD RUNNER-UP LOCAL KITCHEN & BEER BAR, FAIRFIELD   Best French WINNER Union League Café, New Haven RUNNER-UP Avert Brasserie, West Hartford   Best Italian WINNER Goodfellas Restaurant, New Haven RUNNER-UP Sal e Pepe, Newtown ​ Best Asian WINNER Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford RUNNER-UP Kawa Ni, Westport ​ Best Mexican WINNER Puerta...

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