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From Gambling to Smashburger: Mohegan Sun Diversifies With Off-Site Restaurants

12/23/14

From Gambling to Smashburger: Mohegan Sun Diversifies With Off-Site Restaurants

The Mohegan Tribe has brought Smashburger. More burger-joints and other restaurants are on the way.

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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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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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A Delicious Italian Feast: New Haven’s Basta Trattoria at 10 (Sister Spot Claire's Corner Copia in 40th Year)

12/16/14

A Delicious Italian Feast: New Haven’s Basta Trattoria at 10 (Sister Spot Claire's Corner Copia in 40th Year)

Basta Trattoria on Chapel Street in New Haven, which opened on New Year’s Eve in 2004, offers delicious food that’s “authentic Italian with a modern twist.” It's also the sister restaurant of the legendary Claire's Corner Copia next door, which began its 40th year this past September. At the helm of both is the incomparable Claire Criscuolo.

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‘Donut Showdown’ Winner Dottie’s Diner Open in New Woodbury Location

12/13/14

‘Donut Showdown’ Winner Dottie’s Diner Open in New Woodbury Location

A delicious, iconic diner in Connecticut's semi-official antiques 'capital', Woodbury, has moved—almost literally across the street. Dottie's Diner, which has long been a beloved breakfast and lunch haven for folks in Litchfield County, and gained renowned when owner Dorothy “Dorie” Sperry won the Season 2 'Zombies' competition on the Cooking Channel's "Donut Showdown," opened in its new location on Friday, Dec. 12. Also see Best Homemade Doughnuts in Connecticut for National Donut Day (Right, Sperry, middle, with "Zombie" competitors in a photo from the "Donut Showdown" Facebook page.) Dottie's does everything deliciously, in a welcoming, folksy kind of way, but it's hard not to argue that...

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