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The Connecticut Table

August 2014

The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

08/29/14

The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam is a lovely place. Casual, cool and convivial, it’s situated in a small marina on the banks of the Connecticut River.

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Table Talk: New Glam Clam Shack in Mystic, Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook Goes Greener

08/28/14

Table Talk: New Glam Clam Shack in Mystic, Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook Goes Greener

Opened this summer,Red 36, the glamorous, glorified clam shack owned by Angela Kanabis, the daughter of Carol Kanabis who operates Bravo Bravo in Mystic and Olio in Groton, has everything going for it.

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The Fireside Tavern at Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret Is ‘Wonderful’

08/27/14

The Fireside Tavern at Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret Is ‘Wonderful’

Fireside Tavern at Sharpe Hill Vineyard represents a journey to authentic excellence in Pomfret.

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New Head Chef at ION, Middletown, Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

08/26/14

New Head Chef at ION, Middletown, Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

It's Only Natural Restaurnt (ION), a vegan restaurant in Middletown, welcomes a new chef who has a focus on fresh, seasonal vegetables.

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7 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

08/22/14

7 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

Almost every weekend for the next month Connecticut has a major beer festival coming up.

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 The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

08/20/14

The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

Shaved snow is a popular dessert in Taiwan and California. Two young entrepreneurs have started selling it in New Haven and hope it's the "next big thing."

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Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

08/18/14

Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

Fresh, creative food and an impressive bar draws bustling crowds to Washington Prime in SoNo.

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Best Food Trucks in Connecticut, Part 2; On-the-Go Goes Gourmet

08/15/14

Best Food Trucks in Connecticut, Part 2; On-the-Go Goes Gourmet

Time for a second helping of great gourmet food trucks from around the state.

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Some of Connecticut’s Best Burgers Are at Goldburgers in Newington

08/13/14

Some of Connecticut’s Best Burgers Are at Goldburgers in Newington

This burger joint serves up some of the best Connecticut burgers we've had the pleasure of sinking our teeth into.

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Espresso NEAT Expands to Westport, Adds Cocktails and Food to Menu

08/12/14

Espresso NEAT Expands to Westport, Adds Cocktails and Food to Menu

Darien's Espresso NEAT is expanding to Westport and will add craft cocktails and food to the menu at the new location, which will simply go by the name NEAT.

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A CTbites First Look at Bill Taibe’s Japanese-Style Tavern  in Westport

08/11/14

A CTbites First Look at Bill Taibe’s Japanese-Style Tavern in Westport

CTbites was invited for an exclusive first look inside Chef Bill Taibe’s new restaurant, Kawa Ni, in Westport’s Bridge Square this week.

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Six New Must-Try Connecticut Breweries

08/08/14

Six New Must-Try Connecticut Breweries

In recent years the craft beer industry has taken off here. Here's a growler-sized sampling of some new breweries no beer lover will want to miss.

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Simsbury's Popover Cafe Home to Great Tasting Healthy Food

08/04/14

Simsbury's Popover Cafe Home to Great Tasting Healthy Food

This brand new cafe and restaurant offers an assortment of excellent gluten-free and vegan options and has already began hosting high-end dining events with some of Connecticut's top chefs.

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