Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

02/23/15

Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

Connecticut's top chefs will be bringing delicious dishes to Savor, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, at the Connecticut Convention Center in April.

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Restaurant Review: La Foresta, Killingworth

02/23/15

Restaurant Review: La Foresta, Killingworth

★★★ [Superior] ​When it comes to fine dining, Killingworth is one of the most underserved towns in the state, not because it’s hard to get to but because it’s so easy to zip through without looking right or left as food and wine connoisseurs have done for years, simply asserting that “there’s nothing there.” That changed when a man with vision looked at a bulky, barn-like building, vacant for years on Route 81 in Killingworth, and saw Tuscany.  A wine bar and ristorante in the Florentine hills. Persian rugs on polished hardwood floors. Rough-hewn rafters overhead. Oil paintings on the walls. Fine Italian wines. Garden-fresh, ingredient-driven Northern Italian cuisine. Francesco Lulaj, visionary and Killingworth resident, saw it all...

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'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

02/23/15

'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

Best known for The New York Times bestselling fantasy series Dinotopia—a utopian island where humans and dinosaurs coexist—artist and author James Gurney created a fantastical world rendered in realistic detail for readers. He published the first novel, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, in 1992 and followed it with three more installments. He also invited other artists to explore the world, creating their own stories with their own characters.  Gurney’s original Dinotopia oil paintings will be on display at the Stamford Museum through May 25, and he will work with aspiring artists in a fantasy drawing workshop, “How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist” on March 1.  When did you become interested in art? I loved to draw since I was about...

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Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

02/20/15

Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Bracelets by the Connecticut jewelry brand Hazel & Harmony will be included in the gift bags and the celebrity gift suite at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

02/20/15

More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

Information gathered from four portable seismographs set up in Plainfield during January’s earthquake swarm reveals more earthquakes then previously recorded and gives insight into the source of the disturbances.

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5 Weekend Best Bets in Connecticut: Mardi Gras, Oscars Party, Garden Show …

02/19/15

5 Weekend Best Bets in Connecticut: Mardi Gras, Oscars Party, Garden Show …

So what do you do on the penultimate weekend in a month destined to go down as the coldest ever in Connecticut. Well, you heat things up with an authentically French Mardi Gras celebration ...

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02/18/15

Best Pizza Interactive Map

Looking for great pizza? Click on any of the locations below— html, body, #googft-mapCanvas { height: 400px; margin: 0; padding: 0; width: 700px; } function initialize() { google.maps.visualRefresh = true; var isMobile = (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('android') > -1) || (navigator.userAgent.match(/(iPod|iPhone|iPad|BlackBerry|Windows Phone|iemobile)/)); if (isMobile) { var viewport = document.querySelector("meta[name=viewport]"); viewport.setAttribute('content', 'initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no'); } var mapDiv = document.getElementById('googft-mapCanvas'); mapDiv.style.width = isMobile ? '100%' : '700px'; mapDiv.style.height = isMobile ? '100%' : '400px'; var map = new...

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8 February CT Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

02/18/15

8 February CT Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Febtoberfest takes over Mattatuck Museum, Cottrell Brewery turns 18 and drinkers get a first taste of Kent Fall Brewing.

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Best Pizza in Connecticut List Has Folks Offering More Favorites; Here’s a Slice of Them

02/17/15

Best Pizza in Connecticut List Has Folks Offering More Favorites; Here’s a Slice of Them

Our best pizza in Connecticut feature has unleashed a flood of recommendations for other places we (and you) should try.

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Blumenthal Sponsors BREW Act to Aid Craft Beer Brewers, But He’s No IPA Fan

02/16/15

Blumenthal Sponsors BREW Act to Aid Craft Beer Brewers, But He’s No IPA Fan

Eliminating taxes for small breweries will create jobs across Connecticut and the U.S., Sen. Richard Blumenthal said at Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. in Bloomfield Monday.

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