Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

07/07/16

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Matt Bednarsky, a Shelton native, just brought his self-described sound of “pop rock with elements of folk, jazz and blues” to 24 audiences across six European countries. This summer, he’ll tour North America, including a special stop back home in Connecticut.

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One Dish: Polish Platter at Staropolska in New Britain is a Must Try

07/07/16

One Dish: Polish Platter at Staropolska in New Britain is a Must Try

Even in New Britain’s Little Poland section, which is brimming with Polish restaurants and delis, Staropolska stands out.

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Woodbridge Doctor Bamboozles World's Top Players at World Series of Poker

07/06/16

Woodbridge Doctor Bamboozles World's Top Players at World Series of Poker

It was just for fun when Woodbridge resident Dr. James Magner entered the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Six days later he was starring on ESPN, bamboozling the planet’s best players and winning hundreds of thousands of dollars, *this* close to a million-dollar jackpot.

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07/06/16

Connecticut is Stepping Out ...

... and we want to see your photos! Connecticut Magazine is looking for your best photos from recent public events around the state, from black-tie galas to state fairs and expos. Whatever the occasion -- a theater premiere, charity fundraiser, major sporting event like the Yale-Harvard game, sci-fi or comics convention -- you can submit your photos for publication. Email your photos (at least 2000 x 2000 pixels) to steppingout@connecticutmag.com. Please be sure to include the photographer's name and contact information, the names of any people featured prominently in the photo and a brief description of the event. If your photo is selected it will be featured on the Stepping Out page of Connecticut Magazine and on connecticutmag.com. Photo credits, clockwise from...

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Six of the Best New Connecticut Restaurants

07/06/16

Six of the Best New Connecticut Restaurants

Our food critics dish on their favorite new spots in the state.

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BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

07/05/16

BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

Just say one word — “Chita” — to any Broadway baby and there’s a virtual genuflection. From West Side Story to Bye Bye Birdie to Kiss of the Spider Women and last season’s The Visit, the triple-threat has been synonymous with music, dance and perseverance.

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Openings: Italian & English Cuisine Combined in Newtown, A Food Boat Docks in Clinton & More

07/05/16

Openings: Italian & English Cuisine Combined in Newtown, A Food Boat Docks in Clinton & More

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

07/04/16

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

07/01/16

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

There's something for everyone — browsers, treasure hunters, deal-seekers, entrepreneurs and up-cyclers. Items range from toys and books for kids to a mixed bag of antiques, collectibles, yard-sale wares and new, unused goods for adults.

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Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

07/01/16

Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Let Geoffrey Zakarian’s new restaurant The National pack your lunch for a day at the Greenwich Polo Club.

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