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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

February Was Coldest Month Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

February Was Coldest Month Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

This may not be a record-setting snowfall season, but it is for freezing temperatures. If the current pattern continues, this February could break the record and be the coldest winter month in Connecticut history.

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Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

The New Britain Rock Cats are running a “Name the Team” contest that will help decide the team’s new moniker and one fan is lobbying for a name that pays homage to Connecticut’s brewing industry.

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More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Sixpence Pie Company Competes in ‘Restaurant Startup’ on CNBC Tuesday

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This event, to be hosted by our friends Amy Kundrat (who's on our most recent list of 40 Under 40 overachievers) and Stephanie Webster of CTbites, is one of the most mouthwatering culinary battles we've heard about. In a Battle of the Chefs at Founders Hall in Ridegefield on...

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Delicious BBQ, Ultra-Thin Pizza, & More Taste of Stamford Highlights

Delicious BBQ, Ultra-Thin Pizza, & More Taste of Stamford Highlights

Foodies got a chance to bite into some of Stamford’s best culinary offerings at the 22nd annual Taste of Stamford, held Feb. 26 at the Marriott Stamford Hotel & Spa.

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Arts & Entertainment

Maple Syrup & Sugaring Festivals Across the State Signal Spring is Near

Maple Syrup & Sugaring Festivals Across the State Signal Spring is Near

It may not feel like Spring is coming any time soon, but these maple syrup festivals promise that it's on its way.

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5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

The five best things to do this weekend include two great food festivals, an Irish music festival and shopping options.

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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace is turning a lens on a “different kind of justice” in her latest project. The documentary in progress, whose working title is “Tribal Justice,” explores collaboration involving state courts and Native American tradition in pursuit of a more positive outcome.

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Style & Shopping

Ricky Da'Vista's Fashion Show Will Show Connecticut Has Style, and Fight Breast Cancer

Ricky Da'Vista's Fashion Show Will Show Connecticut Has Style, and Fight Breast Cancer

Ricky Da'Vista's Trendy Walk Fashion Show Gala is Sunday, March 8, at Aria in Prospect.

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Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Bracelets by the Connecticut jewelry brand Hazel & Harmony will be included in the gift bags and the celebrity gift suite at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

In March 2013, a young man named Joshua Westbrook revived the shoemaker’s art—once a mainstay in New England—by launching a footwear company called The Brothers Crisp in a loft space in a former tire factory on Park Street in the Parkville section of Hartford.

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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Night of Wine and Fun Supports Brain Tumor Alliance in Connecticut

Night of Wine and Fun Supports Brain Tumor Alliance in Connecticut

The 3rd Annual Wines of March event on March 14 supports the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, which helps people currently fighting the disease.

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Governor Malloy and Tenet End Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal--Again

Governor Malloy and Tenet End Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal--Again

The Texas-based hospital chain has not resubmitted its Connecticut applications but company representatives are talking with the governor’s office, which is the first step, say proponents of the Tenet hospital mergers.

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History

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

From books and art to Mark Twain's bicycle and a mummified hand, the Connecticut Historical Society is accepting suggestions to help tell the story of our state.

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New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

In the 1950s the U.S.S. Nautilus nuclear submarine was launched from Connecticut waters and changed the face of modern warfare thanks to Hyman G. Rickover.

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The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

Was Connecticut's unofficial Bigfoot legend a man or the mythic beast? No one knew for sure but that didn’t stop it from becoming a sensation.

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Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across Southeastern CT

Event Date/Time

Oct 5, 2013

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Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across Southeastern CT

Dream of a future without breast cancer? Take action by walking on October 5 in the 8th Annual Walk Across Southeastern CT – Support the Cause and Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research!

 It is estimated that there will be more than 3,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in CT in 2013 and that almost 500 will die from the disease. Death rates for breast cancer have steadily decreased in women since 1989 due to progress in earlier detection, improved treatment, and possibly decreased incidence as a result of declining use of hormone replacement therapy. 

By walking in the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer (TBBCF) Walk Across Southeastern CT you will increase funding of breast cancer research that leads to earlier detection, better treatments and ultimately prevention of this disease!  The Walk goal is to raise funds for research through walker fundraising commitments.  Youth walkers must raise $100 and choose any marathon walk option.  Adult walkers must raise $200 for a quarter marathon, $250 for a half marathon and $500 for a full marathon walk.  The Foundation commits that 100% of funds raised goes directly to breast cancer research! In seven years, TBBCF has funded over $2.4 M in breast cancer research!

TBBCF’s 8th annual Walk Across Southeastern CT is being held on October 5. There is a walk to suit everyone’s level of ability.  Registration is now open and the time to start training for your chosen marathon walk is approaching!  Walks include a quarter marathon (6.55 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles) or our signature full marathon (26.2 miles). Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 am at Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook, with feet on the pavement at 7:00 am. These full marathon walkers walk the scenic route along the shoreline through Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, and East Lyme ending in Waterford.  Half marathon walkers start at Capital Drive, East Lyme at 10:00 am and quarter marathon walkers start at the Niantic Baptist Church, Niantic at 1:00 pm.  All walks complete at Camp Harkness, Waterford, with closing ceremonies.

Team-up with friends, family or co-workers! Team-up to walk in honor or memory of someone special!  Enjoy the benefits of working as a team to meet the fundraising commitment and have fun while supporting the common cause.

There are Youth Walk Team options for 12-18 year olds. Gather 8 or more youth with a Youth Walk Coach and the Coach only pays registration with no fundraising requirement.  Or, gather 7 or fewer youth with an adult walker and the adult pays registration and meets the fundraising requirement.

Walkers are provided with training and fundraising support and the opportunity to meet others who come together for a common cause and purpose.  Walkers can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Challenge yourself...challenge your friends and family...there’s an option for everyone to participate!

To register to walk or volunteer, or to contribute to a registered walker, please visit www.tbbcf.org or call 860-245-0402.

TBBCF is a local non-profit committed to fighting breast cancer by donating 100% of gross fundraising dollars directly to breast cancer research.  Researchers from such organizations as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have benefited from the funds raised by this walk.   

 

Cost See information in description above for fundraising requirements.
Location

Southeastern CT Shoreline Towns
CT

Additional Information

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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