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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

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Puppy for Christmas? New Law on Breeding Mills Mostly Working, Humane Society Official Says

A new state law aimed at raising the standards at pet shops is working, according to United States Humane Society Connecticut Director Annie Hornish, but there is still evidence showing some store owners keep doing business with alleged puppy mill breeders.

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Ryan Boatright Key for UConn Men's Basketball to Turn Season Around

Ryan Boatright Key for UConn Men's Basketball to Turn Season Around

Of all the players who have worn UConn men’s basketball uniforms since Jim Calhoun took over the program nearly 30 years ago, perhaps none have had as intriguing a career as Ryan Boatright.

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Love Target’s Prices? How About Big Box Stores' Property Tax Appeals?

Love Target’s Prices? How About Big Box Stores' Property Tax Appeals?

Connecticut municipalities are hemorrhaging at least $20 million of tax revenue a year from unjustified tax appeals.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
From Gambling to Smashburger: Mohegan Sun Diversifies With Off-Site Restaurants

From Gambling to Smashburger: Mohegan Sun Diversifies With Off-Site Restaurants

The Mohegan Tribe has brought Smashburger. More burger-joints and other restaurants are on the way.

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New Restaurant, Vespa, Brings Tasty Italian 'Sting' to Westport

New Restaurant, Vespa, Brings Tasty Italian 'Sting' to Westport

Here's the buzz- VESPA (Italian for WASP) has arrived in Westport, so get ready for the sting.

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

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

More breweries are coming to Connecticut in 2015, some are slated to open in the next few weeks and months.

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Connecticut Best Bets This Weekend: LEGOs, Skating, Ales of Honor …

5 Connecticut Best Bets This Weekend: LEGOs, Skating, Ales of Honor …

Now that another holiday can be classified as a Christmas Past it’s easier to think about enjoying some of the great winter offerings taking place in Connecticut.

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Families, Mother-Daughter Issues Explored in 'Forever' at Long Wharf Theatre

Families, Mother-Daughter Issues Explored in 'Forever' at Long Wharf Theatre

It began with the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris where legends Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and others are buried. It’s a place playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith visits whenever she’s in France.

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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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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

College Scholarships Give New Haven Students Promise of a Bright Future

College Scholarships Give New Haven Students Promise of a Bright Future

New Haven has made a promise to its students in order to help them sculpt a better life as they become adults—that if you work hard and excel in school, you will be supported through college.

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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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History

The CT Files: Lydia Sherman—The Derby Poisoner

The CT Files: Lydia Sherman—The Derby Poisoner

The first in our new series of unusual tales from Connecticut's colorful past features the horrific true but mostly forgotten story of one of the state's first female mass murders.

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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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Renowned Connecticut Artist Brings Printmaking to Darien Arts Center

Event Date/Time

Nov 28, 2012 to Dec 5, 2012
9:00 am until 2:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Description

Renowned Connecticut Artist Brings Printmaking to Darien Arts Center

 

After the wildly successful introduction of “Impressionist Salon” evening workshops in October, the Darien Arts Center welcomes “Monoprint and Monotype Explorations” a two day workshop aimed at Darien’s creative adults.

 

Exploring several processes and techniques (including painterly monotype, Styrofoam prints, stencil prints and plexi-intaglio) students make one-of-a kind images on an etching press.  This process, called monoprint and monotype, is ideal for experienced and beginning artists alike.

 

“My process is about being fearless about the unknown” says visiting instructor Roxanne Faber Savage. “Errors are embraced and appear as distressed, unclear ephemera giving exceptional meaning to the work.” Water based printing inks will be used. Dress for mess and bring lunch. 

 

A multidisciplinary artist, Roxanne relies on printmaking as her primary art form. She is a seasoned educator on the Connecticut Commission on Culture and tourism Teaching Artist Roster. An award winning artist, she has received recognition for her innovative and original prints on paper, plastic, and metal. Roxanne has extensive education in printmaking and drawing, studying internationally in Italy and the U.S. She is affiliated with the Boston Printmakers and the New York Society of Etchers. Roxanne's fall 2012 schedule includes an Artist Residency at Weir Farm Art Center and Master Printing for artists at the CCP Monothon event.

Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibitions, and are held in corporate and private collections. Select exhibition venues include:  440 Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), The National Arts Club (NY, NY), The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT), ArtSPACE (New Haven, CT), The Silvermine Guild Art Gallery (New Canaan) and LionHeart Gallery (Pound Ridge, NY). Roxanne teaches printmaking at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Creative Arts Workshop, and the Women's Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY). Roxanne earned her BFA from Pratt Institute and an M.S. Ed. from Queens College.

 

The workshop will take place on November 28th and December 5th from 9:00am – 2:00pm. The DAC Visual Arts Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT. Early registration is required. For more information or to register, call the DAC Office at 203-655-8683 or email anne@darienarts.org.

Cost $150 plus $20 registration Fee
Location

Darien Arts Center
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorDarien Arts Center
Phone203-655-8683
Contact emaildacadmin@darienarts.org
Websitehttp://bit.ly/R2LJvl
Alternate Phone:: 2036558683

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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