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2015 WINTER DINING GUIDE

It's time for our annual roundup of the best in Connecticut dining,featuring both our readers' choices and our experts' picks in more than 30 cuisine categories, from American to vegetarian.

BEST PIZZA IN CONNECTICUT

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EXPERTS' PICKS

3 NEW DINING DESTINATIONS

 

 

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Connecticut Today

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Connecticut Mag. Story Aids Netherlands Honor for World War II Soldier

Researchers from the American War Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, reached out to Connecticut, again, to help complete the World War II stories of U.S. soldiers.

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Waterbury I-84 Traffic to Get Worse Before Better as Highway Widened

Relief is coming to I-84 as part of a five-year project that falls in the shadow of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s major initiative because it’s already in motion.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Try Connecticut's Legendary Steamed Burgers for National Burger Month in May

Try Connecticut's Legendary Steamed Burgers for National Burger Month in May

Hot and steamy, soft and tender, juicy but with less fat seared inside—these are some of the phrases acolytes of steamed burgers use to describe the advantages over the traditional grilled burger.

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Connecticut Magazine's Erik Ofgang Tapped as Great Craft Beer News Resource

Connecticut Magazine's Erik Ofgang Tapped as Great Craft Beer News Resource

CTBeer.com just added Connecticut Magazine writer Erik Ofgang to its roster of 10 Great Resources for Real-Time Connecticut Craft Beer News.

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April Craft Beer Fests & Events in Connecticut You Don’t Want to Miss

April Craft Beer Fests & Events in Connecticut You Don’t Want to Miss

In April and early May the craft beer scene in Connecticut is really heating up with a variety of special events, festivals, dinners and tours.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Iron Chef Elm City, Blossom Fests, Quassy Carloads …

Weekend Best Bets: Iron Chef Elm City, Blossom Fests, Quassy Carloads …

Blossom festivals in Meriden and New Haven, carload weekend at Quassy Amusement Park and an Iron Chef cooking competition in New Haven are just three great options this weekend.

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Off the Beaten Path Travel: Brains in Jars, Human Monstrosity at Yale (and Shopping, Dining in New Haven)

Off the Beaten Path Travel: Brains in Jars, Human Monstrosity at Yale (and Shopping, Dining in New Haven)

Descend two flights of stairs to the subterranean basement of Yale’s Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library and you will stumble upon something truly unexpected—and eerie. Jars of brains line the shelves ...

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From Ruling Pop Charts to Being Homeless, Grayson Hugh Has Seen It All

From Ruling Pop Charts to Being Homeless, Grayson Hugh Has Seen It All

The blue-eyed Danbury soul singer has launched a crowd funding campaign to release his newest album.

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Style & Shopping

The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show is at the XL Center in Hartford on April 24-26.

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Target Rich Shopping Destinations Across Connecticut (Cause It's Finally Time to Get Out & Enjoy)

Target Rich Shopping Destinations Across Connecticut (Cause It's Finally Time to Get Out & Enjoy)

Connecticut's shopping is fabulous, and while some of it is spread out, there are also lots of target-rich environments that are also loaded with fine dining and lifestyle amenities.

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Waldorf Astoria Just One of Designer Alexandra Champalimaud's Triumphs

Waldorf Astoria Just One of Designer Alexandra Champalimaud's Triumphs

Twenty years after leaving Canada and restarting her business in New York, interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud is at the top of her game.

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Health & Wellness

Fight Against Premature Birth the Latest Campaign for the March of Dimes

Fight Against Premature Birth the Latest Campaign for the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes, established in 1938, has tackled a number of issues for babies from polio to birth defects, and now their latest crusade, premature birth.

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Surgical, Medication Errors Doubled at Connecticut Hospitals in 2013; Senators Address Issue

Surgical, Medication Errors Doubled at Connecticut Hospitals in 2013; Senators Address Issue

U.S. senators, as well as national analysts, hospital leaders and patient advocates who met Monday at Goodwin College to address the 2013 jump in surgical and medication errors at Connecticut hospitals.

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Madison Mom’s Clothing Line Gives Independence to Her Autistic Son and Others

Madison Mom’s Clothing Line Gives Independence to Her Autistic Son and Others

Independence Day Clothing is a line of fashionable, comfortable, reversible clothing designed by one Madison mom to give her son, and all others with disabilities, the independence to dress themselves.

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History

Connecticut Men Recall 'Adventures' in Cuban Prison Under Castro

Connecticut Men Recall 'Adventures' in Cuban Prison Under Castro

In the 1970s, two Connecticut college students got an unexpected Cuban education.

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Remains of Pearl Harbor Sailor Coming Home, Blumenthal Announces

Remains of Pearl Harbor Sailor Coming Home, Blumenthal Announces

A Pearl Harbor veteran whose remains have laid comingled in four or five caskets with 22 other sailors will be disinterred and returned home after more than 70 years, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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The CT Files: The Barkhamsted Lighthouse

The CT Files: The Barkhamsted Lighthouse

A small community of outcasts in the woods served as a beacon to others.

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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center April School Vacation Events

Event Date/Time

Apr 16, 2013 to Jul 20, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Description

WHAT:           This April, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center invites school groups and guests to attend April School Vacation Events. Guests have the opportunity to visit the museum and learn from featured guests and performers.

WHEN:          Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Museum Open Extra Days!: The Museum is open Monday and Tuesday to welcome families during school vacation week in April. Guests can look for new and fun programs every day this week.

Thursday and Saturday, April 18 and 20, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Wolves Alive!: Back by popular demand, Michael LeBlanc and Amy Foss of Wolf Talk return to the Museum with their engaging program about the natural history of wolves and their importance to Native peoples. They have been raising wolves for 35 years, working to dispel myths while studying wolf behaviors. Guests can see Cochise, a live timber wolf, as well as a variety of other animals. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

                        Wednesday and Friday, April 17 and 19, 11 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Caribou Hunting at Mashantucket: Native people hunted caribou in southern New England more than 12,000 years ago. Their recipe for caribou stew called for two large-sized woodland caribou, but there were no grocery stores. So what did Native peoples do? Guests can drop by the Caribou Hunt exhibit to discover important clues and figure out this mystery. Anthropologist Dr. Russ Handsman helps explore and answer questions. Family groups are encouraged to come by; best for ages 8 and older. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fishing without Poles: For thousands of years, Native people in New England fished without poles, using a variety of technologies, including weirs built of stone and wood. Guests can visit with anthropologist Dr. Russ Handsman near the Museum’s coastal diorama to view fishing tools and a model of an ancient fish weir built in Boston around 6,000 years ago. Family groups are encouraged to come by; best for ages 8 and older. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

WHERE:        Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center - 110 Pequot Trail  Mashantucket, Conn. 06338

HOW:   For more information or to register for any of the above events, call (800) 411-9671 or visit www.pequotmuseum.org

Cost Free with museum admission
Location

110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT
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We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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