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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

Naming Drama Surrounds Blizzard of 2015: Colbie, Juno or Just Blizzard?

Naming Drama Surrounds Blizzard of 2015: Colbie, Juno or Just Blizzard?

WFSB Channel 3 in Connecticut has named this storm Blizzard Colbie, while the Weather Channel is calling it Juno, leaving some confused and annoyed.

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Will Blizzard Colbie (or Juno) Outdo Blizzard Nemo of 2013 in Connecticut?

Will Blizzard Colbie (or Juno) Outdo Blizzard Nemo of 2013 in Connecticut?

We woke up this morning wondering not only about the details of the storm but also whether it would be as bad, or worse, than Blizzard Nemo in early February 2013.

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Goodbye Gandhi-Bot: Beer Name Will Be Changed After Controversy

Goodbye Gandhi-Bot: Beer Name Will Be Changed After Controversy

New England Brewing Company announced that in light of concern from the Indian community, both here in Connecticut and elsewhere, the beer’s name and label will both be changed over the next three months.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Olea in New Haven Delivers Extraordinary Spanish Dining; Our Review

Olea in New Haven Delivers Extraordinary Spanish Dining; Our Review

New Haven's Olea is a hit for chef/owner Manuel Romero.

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Charter Oak, Still Hill, Veracious Among CT Breweries to Open in 2015

Charter Oak, Still Hill, Veracious Among CT Breweries 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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Brick + Wood Brings Artisan Pizza, Neapolitan Street Food to Fairfield

Brick + Wood Brings Artisan Pizza, Neapolitan Street Food to Fairfield

The new addition to the Fairfield dining scene is not “just another brick” in the pizza wall.

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Arts & Entertainment

'A Body in Fukushima' Exhibit Brings Japan’s Triple Disaster to Wesleyan

'A Body in Fukushima' Exhibit Brings Japan’s Triple Disaster to Wesleyan

Dancer and choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston collaborated to create a series of dramatic photographs for Wesleyan University's newest exhibition, "A Body in Fukushima," opening February 3.

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‘Freaks’, Monstrosity Star in Yale Exhibits ‘Side Show’, ‘Teratology’

‘Freaks’, Monstrosity Star in Yale Exhibits ‘Side Show’, ‘Teratology’

Related exhibits at Yale, 'Side Show' and 'Teratology' focus on the bizarre and the abnormal.

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Play by 'Walking Dead' Actress Danai Gurira Premeries at Yale Rep

Play by 'Walking Dead' Actress Danai Gurira Premeries at Yale Rep

When playwright Danai Gurira claims that she’s driven to write by an ache to see herself onstage, there is nothing narcissistic about it.

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Style & Shopping

Roxy Grace Offers Natural Lip Balm, Body Scrubs For Girls  Via Madison

Roxy Grace Offers Natural Lip Balm, Body Scrubs For Girls Via Madison

There’s a new girl on the Shoreline, and her name is Roxy Grace.

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Connecticut Teens Show Promise in ‘Project Runway’ Spinoff ‘Threads’

Connecticut Teens Show Promise in ‘Project Runway’ Spinoff ‘Threads’

Two Connecticut teenagers starred in the 'Project Runway' spinoff series 'Threads,' and one walked away with top prize.

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Westport Tailor Sews a Punctuation Mark on His Career After 38 Years

Westport Tailor Sews a Punctuation Mark on His Career After 38 Years

After decades of tending to the tailoring needs of people throughout Fairfield County, Antoni Michalowski is finally going to sew up his career.

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Health & Wellness

Governor Malloy and Tenet Back in Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal

Governor Malloy and Tenet Back in Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal

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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Innovative Connecticut Addiction Recovery Program Has High Success Rate

Innovative Connecticut Addiction Recovery Program Has High Success Rate

Aware Recovery Care's success rates are the subject of a recent paper that appeared in the health journal Connecticut Medicine.

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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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History

Amelia Earhart's 'Secret' Connecticut Wedding

Amelia Earhart's 'Secret' Connecticut Wedding

Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart was married in Connecticut, but it was far from a classic love story.

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With Blizzard Colbie Coming, a Look Back at Wicked Connecticut Winters

With Blizzard Colbie Coming, a Look Back at Wicked Connecticut Winters

As we suffer through the first storm of the season, here's an opportunity to look back on some memorable blizzards in Connecticut's history.

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The CT Files: The Double Life—and Dealings—of Philip Musica

The CT Files: The Double Life—and Dealings—of Philip Musica

The story of how one man fooled thousands and pocketed millions.

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"Transgressing Connecticut’s Color Line: Mark Twain, George Griffin, and Charles Ethan Porter"

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Aug 21, 2013
1:00 pm

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In his masterpiece, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain first dared to confront his readers with the difficult questions concerning race relations in the United States after Emancipation, a period often negatively characterized as the Jim Crow Era. Racial exploitation, repression, and degradation were commonplace throughout the nation. It was the absence of the most violent aspects of bigotry in Northern States that nurtured the myth that Northern race relations were progressive and benign, when in fact the expression of Jim Crow racism here was only by degree less onerous than elsewhere in America.

Craig Hotchkiss, Education Manager of the Mark Twain House & Museum since 2007, will explore this chapter in Connecticut’s past through the close relationships that Mark Twain had with two exceptional African Americans- George Griffin and Charles Ethan Porter. The former, as the Clemens family’s butler, became a cherished friend who “ruled his race in town;” the latter, as an accomplished artist, became one of Twain’s protégés for whom the “People” of Hartford had very high hopes. Their stories well illustrate what W. E. B. Dubois once described as the “veil” that separated African Americans from their white countrymen. Hotchkiss holds a B.A. in American History from Bates College, an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut, a Sixth Year Certificate in World History and an M.A. in American Studies, both from Trinity College.

Cost Free with museum admission
Location

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St
New Britain, CT
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Additional Information
Phone860-229-0257
Contact nameHeather Whitehouse
Contact emailwhitehouseh@nbmaa.org

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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