Dec 27, 2013
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Connecticut Today

2013 in Connecticut (Magazine): Best Dining, Arts, Politics, Issues, Fashion & More

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Best Restaurants & Dining

The category is kind of our sweet spot, you might say.

While it’s technically a January, 2014 feature, our Best Restaurants 2014: Readers’ Choice recently went live online and instantly became our most viewed story. It’s accompanied by a package of other dining stories on our home page—and it’s a bookend of sorts to a companion story in February 2013 that looked at the state’s best restaurants as chosen by experts.

Those two packages, combined with Best of Connecticut 2013 and our 12-month roster of restaurant reviews, offer a comprehensive view of the best of the best for dining well across the state.

Digging a little deeper into a still-ascendant trend, another feature chronicled the growing number of wine bars in Connecticut.

Zeroing in specifically on Connecticut’s hottest hotspot for innovative desserts, we told the world about pastry chef Tommy Juliano at Community Table in Washington. (Dessert below)

Getting lofty in Connecticut’s capital, we connected with another talented young chef, the culinary visionary at ON20.

We took note of a beloved Litchfield Hills restaurant marking its 20th anniversary in the Woodbury location, Carole Peck’s Good News Café.

And yes, you’ve just survived this “storm,” but you’ll be hungry again soon for terrific desserts and cookies, and when that happens, this story on Sweet Maria’s new small-bites cookbook will come in handy.

Arts & Entertainment

This is one of our busiest categories, both in print and online, with far too many stories (daily online) to recap.

Here are just a few on topics that stood out.

We have to open with this headline from a digital story that drew a massive response: Ed and Lorraine Warren of "The Conjuring" Have a Long History of Paranormal Investigation in Connecticut

Connecticut’s historic movie palaces

The Coast Guard Band

The Halloween phenomenon known as Pumpkinlandia

Jason Alexander and ‘his hair’

The terrific art museum at Saint Joseph University

Paul Newman as a Connecticut ‘Santa’ through his philanthropy

Connecticut’s barns trail

CPTV Celebrates 50 Years: Present at the Creation

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University (photo left)

Chuck Close exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich

Then, too, there were our Q-and-A stories with a couple of icons, actor John Lithgow and folk musician Tom Rush.

2013 in Connecticut (Magazine): Best Dining, Arts, Politics, Issues, Fashion & More

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