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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

READERS' CHOICE 

EXPERTS' PICKS

3 NEW DINING DESTINATIONS

 

 

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Connecticut Today

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

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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Connecticut's Ambitious Transportation Plan; $1 Billion for Train Service to Springfield for 2,200 a Day?

Connecticut's Ambitious Transportation Plan; $1 Billion for Train Service to Springfield for 2,200 a Day?

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

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
Barcelona Wine Bar Launches Weekend Brunch in Stamford, West Hartford and Fairfield

Barcelona Wine Bar Launches Weekend Brunch in Stamford, West Hartford and Fairfield

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25 Terrific Places for Mother's Day Brunch 2015 in Connecticut

25 Terrific Places for Mother's Day Brunch 2015 in Connecticut

Here’s a list of recommended restaurants for Mother’s Day brunch across the state to make planning easy.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Off the Beaten Path: Trail With Mysterious Ruins, Canal to Bantam Lake

Off the Beaten Path: Trail With Mysterious Ruins, Canal to Bantam Lake

The popular Little Pond trail at White Memorial in Litchfield is not the most intriguing trail—or the most mysterious. That's the one with the canal and the ruins of industrial age piers leading to Bantam Lake.

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

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

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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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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

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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

Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

From 1933 to 1942 Camp Hadley was one of the 23 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Connecticut. And, the Madison Land Conservation Trust is working to preserve this site that otherwise could be lost forever.

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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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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Summer Fun Week Activities

Event Date/Time

Jul 14, 2013 to Jul 22, 2013
10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Description

WHAT:  Visitors discover history in the summer sun at the Pequot Museum! This August, the Pequot Museum celebrates a week of fun summer activities for the whole family. Summer Fun Days are a great way to explore Native American history in an engaging and dynamic way. Guests join Museum educators and current members of the Pequot Tribal Nation to learn about Pequot games, traditions, and more. Events are free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

WHEN:    
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 14-17, 10 am-3 pm
Animals on the Farmstead

Nature lovers visit the Farmstead and meet the types of animals that would have lived at Mashantucket during the 18th century. With members of Ledyard High School’s Agricultural Program and the Pequot Museum staff, visitors learn why pigs, sheep, cows, and goats were important to historical residents and how they were used. Food dispensers will be available for visitors to share a snack with the animals – children have a hands-on experience that’s a guaranteed good time. This event is free with Museum admission, and free to Museum members.

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 14-17, 11 am-3 pm
Hone Your Hunting Skills

Native people were experts at hunting for food using traditional methods, such as an atlatl or bow and arrow. Visitors can practice hunting skills under the guidance of Museum educators. This event is free with Museum admission, and free to Museum members.

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 14-17, 11 am-3 pm
Discovery Carts: Learning Centers

It’s a Pequot Museum scavenger hunt to find Native discovery carts! Visitors have to locate five different carts, including a “Fur Cart” with a variety of pelts and a “Powwow Cart” with traditional regalia for Native dancers. The “Native Games Cart” features a ring-and-pin game that’s harder than it looks, and “Green Cart” teaches guests about the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Respect. Lastly, gamers try to match traditional Pequot household items with their modern equivalents at the “Pot, Pouch & Pocket Cart.” This event is an exhilarating and educational experience for all ages! Free with Museum admission, and free to Museum members.

Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 21 & 22, 11 am-3 pm
Build a Wetu with Jeff Kalin

Craft creators experience Pequot history by building a wigwam. Using the traditional tools and practices of the time, Jeff Kalin (Cherokee) of Primitive Technologies will build a wetu on the Farmstead over the course of two days. Guests join an immersive historical experience and celebrate 15 wonderful years of outdoor activity on the Farmstead. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Rain or shine.

This is a special event in commemoration of the Pequot Museum’s 15th anniversary.

 

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.

Other Upcoming Events:
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 8-10, 9 am-5 pm
Cultural Survival Bazaar

This year, the Pequot Museum is proud to celebrate its 15th anniversary. As a part of this celebration, the Museum is hosting the Cultural Survival Bazaar, a festival of indigenous arts and cultures from around the world. Cultural enthusiasts can enjoy many performances, including Hawaiian music and dance, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations and ethnic cuisine. Guests can shop for art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs and other unique objects – with a portion of all proceeds going towards Cultural Survival’s non-profit work worldwide.

As a non-profit dedicated to the study and preservation of the indigenous cultures and societies of North America, the Pequot Museum is proud to support Cultural Survival, Cultural Survival is a global leader in the fight to protect indigenous lands, languages and cultures around the world. For more information about Cultural Survival, visit www.cs.org. The Cultural Survival Bazaar is free with Museum admission, and free to Museum members.

This is a special event in commemoration of the Pequot Museum’s 15th anniversary. At 2 pm on Saturday, guests join the 15th anniversary cake cutting ceremony in the Gathering Space and receive a commemorative gift.


 

Cost Events are free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.
Location

Mahantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
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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