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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.

READERS' CHOICE 

EXPERTS' PICKS

3 NEW DINING DESTINATIONS

 

 

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Connecticut Today

Southbury Chef Competes on ABC’s ‘The Taste’, 3rd Episode Airs Tonight

Southbury Chef Competes on ABC’s ‘The Taste’, 3rd Episode Airs Tonight

Southbury chef Benjamin Burke competes in ABC's cooking competition 'The Taste,' which airs it's third episode tonight, Thursday, December 18 at 8 p.m.

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Metro North Faces $250,000 Fine for Threatening Worker Not to Report His Accident

Metro North Faces $250,000 Fine for Threatening Worker Not to Report His Accident

Metro-North is facing a record fine of $250,000 in punitive damages for retaliating against an injured worker, who secretly recorded a supervisor threatening him if he reported the accident.

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 Did A Former UTC Employee Try to Sell Military Intel to China?

Did A Former UTC Employee Try to Sell Military Intel to China?

A new criminal case once again puts Connecticut and the state’s connection to national military secrets at the center of a possible instance of international espionage.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
15 Great New Year's Eve Dining Experiences in Connecticut to Ring in 2015

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

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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

‘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...

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Kenny Rogers, 'A Christmas Carol,' Hartford Symphony

5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Kenny Rogers, 'A Christmas Carol,' Hartford Symphony

Our weekly roundup of best things to do in Connecticut, including the return of The Gambler, 'A Christmas Carol' and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

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Historic Christmas Decorations Return to G. Fox Building in Hartford for Holiday Display

Historic Christmas Decorations Return to G. Fox Building in Hartford for Holiday Display

A small group of gaily dressed long-time Saybrook “residents” have returned to Hartford, where they are once again fulfilling their traditional seasonal responsibilities.

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5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Guinness Record Carolers, BeerConn, ‘Nutcracker’ …

5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Guinness Record Carolers, BeerConn, ‘Nutcracker’ …

The holiday season is in full swing and there are plenty of Connecticut events this weekend that will help you be of good cheer.

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Style & Shopping

Holiday Open House at Boutique Jeweler With NW Connecticut Client Base

Holiday Open House at Boutique Jeweler With NW Connecticut Client Base

McTeigue & McClelland, the luxury boutique jeweler, is holding its annual holiday open house from 1 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Peter Indorf Jewelers’ Holiday Gift: Storewide Sale Up to 60 Percent Off

Peter Indorf Jewelers’ Holiday Gift: Storewide Sale Up to 60 Percent Off

Gentlemen, this is your golden opportunity to acquire a glistening holiday gift of unparalleled beauty and integrity for you loved one—at a bargain price.

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New Preston Holiday Stroll Is Set in a Lovely Shopping-Rich Village

New Preston Holiday Stroll Is Set in a Lovely Shopping-Rich Village

When it comes to wonderful holiday events in Litchfield County, one of the best is the annual Winter Stroll in New Preston, a village of Washington, Conn.

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Health & Wellness

Connecticut Cancer Survivor, 7, Named the Kindest Kid in America

Connecticut Cancer Survivor, 7, Named the Kindest Kid in America

Sierra Preveza, 7, is in the running to be named the Sprout Chief Kindness Officer for her work helping cancer patients. Voting in the Kindest Kid Contest closes tomorrow, December 3.

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Branford Resident’s Rare Disease Inspires Push for Newborn Screening

Branford Resident’s Rare Disease Inspires Push for Newborn Screening

A Branford family that successfully campaigned to require newborn screening for a rare but potentially fatal disease in Connecticut is hoping to repeat its success on the national level.

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Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Growing up, Jonah Feldman needed to be fed every three hours to survive. Today, his condition has inspired a nutrition product with the potential to revolutionize fitness drinks.

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History

Christmas in Connecticut: Museum Tour Examines Holiday’s History

Christmas in Connecticut: Museum Tour Examines Holiday’s History

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s annual “Three Centuries of Christmas” tour explains the history of the holiday season in Connecticut.

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New Haven “Monuments Man” Risked Life to Save Art in WWII

New Haven “Monuments Man” Risked Life to Save Art in WWII

A new exhibit at the New Haven Museum honors Deane Keller, a Yale professor who helped preserve Italy’s cultural heritage.

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Branford Historian Writes Book on Town's Civil War Soldiers

Branford Historian Writes Book on Town's Civil War Soldiers

Branford Town Historian Jane Bouley has written a book entitled “The Civil War Soldiers of Branford, Connecticut”.

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Meaningful Magic of David Reed-Brown With Escape Artist Bob Fellows

Event Date/Time

May 16, 2013 to May 19, 2013
7:00 pm until 2:00 pm

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

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Meaningful Magic of David Reed-Brown With Escape Artist Bob Fellows

The Meaningful Magic of David Reed-Brown with Escape Artist Bob Fellows will play at Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave in New Haven, May 16, 17 and 18 at 7pm and May 18 & 19 at 2pm. 

 

Advance purchase is recommended at the gorgeous but limited seating of Lyric Hall. Purchase tickets at www.LyricHallNewHaven.com. 

The art of magic invites us to question what is real.It frees us to escape the chains that bind us,and frees us to discover dreams, wonder and hope.


DAVID REED-BROWN delights people with magic.  David specializes in classic magic that is enlightening, inspiring and interactive, filled with fun and joy for all. Audiences and participants are made to feel at ease, and often wind up as the stars of the show. Sleight of hand, mind reading, and an elegant table floats mysteriously around the stage, even as a volunteer from the audience holds on to it. And, there's more... David tells stories from life that celebrate what it means to be human, to overcome great challenges, and to challenge our assumptions. 

" You leave his performances knowing that life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities. "
    - David Friedman, The Walt Disney Co.


" David's real magic is ... the looks of wonder and joy he brings to faces of all ages in the audience. "
    - Bill Pere, 2012 Grammy Award Winner

" I recommend his uncanny presentation... slick... well-deserved raves... a clever Renaissance Man. "
    - Robert Cumming, Gilbert & Sullivan Theater Producer & Director

BOB FELLOWS is an escape artist who has been asked to perform in 50 states and a dozen foreign countries. He has toured his full evening show to all the Air Force bases in the United States, and performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and Caesar's Palace in Nevada.  He has performed live or on national television with Jay Leno, David Letterman, and many others. Fellows recreated Houdini's Water Torture Cell on PBS's "American Experience: Houdini," TLC's "Mysteries of Magic," "Masters of Illusion XV, " and "Impossible Escapes."

"Bob Fellows had the crowd spell-bound." 
    -Reno Gazette-Journal

"When it comes to getting out of tough spots, Bob Fellows just might be the best...Fellows is amazing." 
    -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Pure entertainment." -Los Angeles Times

"Incredible." -Boston Globe

"Crafty and professional." -Boston Herald


Tickets may be purchased at www.LyricHallNewHaven.com -  Tickets will be available at the door but as seating is limited at the exquisite Lyric Hall, advance purchase is recommended.  LYRIC HALL is located at 827 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515 and public parking is available along the streets throughout the village.

Cost $20 General Admission, $12 Students, Children, Seniors 60+, Military
Location

Lyric Hall
827 Whalley Ave
5 Windham Dr
New Haven, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorEnlighten Entertainment
Phone860-304-0021
Contact nameDavid Reed-Brown
Contact emaildaverb55@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.LyricHallNewHaven.com
Alternate Phone:: 8603040021

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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