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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
 Kent Falls, Stony Creek and Other CT Breweries Set to Open in 2015

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15 Great New Year's Eve Dining Experiences in Connecticut to Ring in 2015

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Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 in style in Connecticut with great dining and fun.

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

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

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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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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Redefining Illustration A Group Show of Contemporary Illustration

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Feb 21, 2013 to Apr 3, 2013

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Redefining Illustration A Group Show of Contemporary Illustration

 

A local group of young illustrators have banded together for an exhibition of modern illustration techniques. When many people hear the word “illustration”, they envision traditional methods like pencil drawings and watercolor. For this group of diverse artists, all mediums are fair game. This exhibition features a mix of techniques including digital art, 3-D sculptures, cut paper, collage, mixed media, as well as traditional watercolor, acrylic, and oil illustrations.

The show is free and runs from February 21- April 3, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7th from 5-7pm at the Madison Arts Cinema, Madison, Connecticut.

Artists featured: Dan Cogan, Lauren Coulter, Kate Decusati, Alex DeFranzo, Kevin Klakouski, Dominique Monroe, Wendy Natter, Mildred Paulino and Emily Petrillo.
 

About the Illustrators

Dan Cogan

Dan’s energetic use of acrylic and watercolor plus his unique perspective verily explode on canvas and paper. He is currently working on illustrating a children’s adventure story that he wrote.

Lauren Coulter

Lauren’s fondness for steam punk and figural drawing have inspired her to develop her own graphic novel in that genre. She is currently working on character development and illustrations in digital and watercolor for another children’s storybook project.

Kate Decusati

Kate’s attention to detail and appreciation of fantasy and video game art combined to forge a passion for fantastical digital illustration. She is currently working on digital illustrations for a self-written graphic novel.

Alex DeFranzo

Balancing two diverse worlds, Alex utilizes his iPad to create thoroughly modern digital art as well as spending hours picking away with tiny brushes at traditional trompe l’oil paintings.

Kevin Klakouski

Kevin is a three dimensional artist. He has experimented in cut paper sculpture and paper engineering as well as clay modeling. His current project combines rich watercolor with cut paper design.

Dominique Monroe

Dominique has been creating her own characters since she was a child. Seguing from her early work in Copic marker and watercolor illustrations to digital medium, she now works mainly digitally on conceptual designs for games and movies.

Wendy Natter

Wendy enjoys editorial illustration where she can use humor to communicate and comment on social issues. She employs digital drawing, collage and cut paper, as well as traditional medium to create her illustrations and is also a plein air and portrait painter.

Mildred Paulino

Mildred has ventured from her customary style of creating gentle and serene watercolor children’s book illustrations to experimenting with bold, vibrant, celebrity portraits in acrylic paint.

Emily Petrillo

Emily’s methodical yet whimsical style has surfaced in a series of lively mixed media theater posters. She is also producing a series of wire and watercolor illustrations for a children’s book.

About the Madison Arts Cinema

The Madison Art Cinemas provides a highly personalized movie-going experience. The Madison Art Cinemas plays first-run independent art and upscale foreign and domestic films. It is used as a center for community activity with many local organizations using the theatre for fundraisers and community events. The Madison Art Center is located at 761 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut 06443 (203) 245-3456.

Cost Free
Location

The Madison Art Center at the Madison Art Cinema
761 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT
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Additional Information
Contact nameVladimir Shpitalnik
Contact emailshpitalnik@comcast.net

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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