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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

What’s Next for Historic Connecticut Jail That Shared Wall With Bank? Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

What’s Next for Historic Connecticut Jail That Shared Wall With Bank? Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

In early May, Russell Barton and his business partners plan to resubmit an application to the Historic District Commission for multi-use redevelopment of the historic former Litchfield Jail, built in 1812 to house prisoners from the War of 1812, and, when it was operating, the only jail in the U.S. to share a common wall with a bank.

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New Haven to Hold Food Truck Festival May 30-31at Long Wharf

New Haven to Hold Food Truck Festival May 30-31at Long Wharf

Dishing out food metaphors and barbecue, New Haven announced an inaugural New Haven Food Truck Festival Wednesday at a press conference on the steps of city hall.

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Connecticut Mag. Story Aids Netherlands Honor for World War II Soldier

Connecticut Mag. Story Aids Netherlands Honor for World War II Soldier

Researchers from the American War Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, reached out to Connecticut, again, to help complete the World War II stories of U.S. soldiers.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Month: Dew Drop Inn

Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Month: Dew Drop Inn

May is National Burger Month, and May 28 is National Burger Day. We confess we're not entirely sure about the how or why with regard to those designations, but since Connecticut loves (and has lots of) great burgers, we decided to showcase some of our favorites In the spirit of burger month.

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Beer’d Brewing Co. Finalist in Competition that Could Pay for Canning Line

Beer’d Brewing Co. Finalist in Competition that Could Pay for Canning Line

One of the most celebrated breweries in Connecticut was recently awarded $10,000 and could start canning beer by the end of the year.

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New Craft Beer Cellar in West Hartford Offers 470-Plus (H)options

New Craft Beer Cellar in West Hartford Offers 470-Plus (H)options

Craft Beer Cellar, which opened in Feburary, is a shrine to all things craft beer and home to roughly 476 brews from 167 breweries across 69 different styles.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Jay Leno, Thread City Hop Fest, Music in Mystic and More

Weekend Best Bets: Jay Leno, Thread City Hop Fest, Music in Mystic and More

There is lots going on this weekend in Connecticut, from a celebrity performance to an awesome community theater production, a beer fest, a swing music concert and a collection of outdoor family events.

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Off the Beaten Path: Trail With Mysterious Ruins, Canal to Bantam Lake

Off the Beaten Path: Trail With Mysterious Ruins, Canal to Bantam Lake

The popular Little Pond trail at White Memorial in Litchfield is not the most intriguing trail—or the most mysterious. That's the one with the canal and the ruins of industrial age piers leading to Bantam Lake.

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Weekend Best Bets: Iron Chef Elm City, Blossom Fests, Quassy Carloads …

Weekend Best Bets: Iron Chef Elm City, Blossom Fests, Quassy Carloads …

Blossom festivals in Meriden and New Haven, carload weekend at Quassy Amusement Park and an Iron Chef cooking competition in New Haven are just three great options this weekend.

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Style & Shopping

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Historical fashions act as inspiration for new looks in the Connecticut Historical Society's upcoming event, Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show on May 9 in Hartford.

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New Canaan Trunk Show Highlights Évocateur, Whose Jewelry Alchemy Dazzles

New Canaan Trunk Show Highlights Évocateur, Whose Jewelry Alchemy Dazzles

We love Évocateur, the Connecticut-based jewelry brand whose fanciful cuffs (and everything else) are pure, beautiful artistry in motion. This is what we said in opening a September 2013 story: Katie Couric, Vogue Paris and InStyle magazine are among the internationally-branded...

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The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show is at the XL Center in Hartford on April 24-26.

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Health & Wellness

Fight Against Premature Birth the Latest Campaign for the March of Dimes

Fight Against Premature Birth the Latest Campaign for the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes, established in 1938, has tackled a number of issues for babies from polio to birth defects, and now their latest crusade, premature birth.

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Surgical, Medication Errors Doubled at Connecticut Hospitals in 2013; Senators Address Issue

Surgical, Medication Errors Doubled at Connecticut Hospitals in 2013; Senators Address Issue

U.S. senators, as well as national analysts, hospital leaders and patient advocates who met Monday at Goodwin College to address the 2013 jump in surgical and medication errors at Connecticut hospitals.

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Madison Mom’s Clothing Line Gives Independence to Her Autistic Son and Others

Madison Mom’s Clothing Line Gives Independence to Her Autistic Son and Others

Independence Day Clothing is a line of fashionable, comfortable, reversible clothing designed by one Madison mom to give her son, and all others with disabilities, the independence to dress themselves.

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History

David McCullough Discusses History, New Wright Brothers Book

David McCullough Discusses History, New Wright Brothers Book

The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is coming to The Connecticut Forum on May 9.

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Nothing Says ‘Connecticut’ Like Sperry Topsiders & Safety Pins? '50 Objects' Opens May 19 at Historical Society

Nothing Says ‘Connecticut’ Like Sperry Topsiders & Safety Pins? '50 Objects' Opens May 19 at Historical Society

Is it a stretch to declare that this exhibit about Connecticut’s past and heritage will be exciting? We don’t think so. And it's certain to provoke some response; after all, if you could sum up the state through just 50 objects, what would they be? Ella Grasso’s gavel...

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Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

From 1933 to 1942 Camp Hadley was one of the 23 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Connecticut. And, the Madison Land Conservation Trust is working to preserve this site that otherwise could be lost forever.

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World Sounds in the Garden Concert Series

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Aug 5, 2014 to Aug 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

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World Sounds in the Garden Concert Series

(Hartford, CT)- July 10, 2014- Bring your chair and picnic dinner to this free outdoor lawn concert seriesat the Amos Bull House’s Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace, surrounded by the beautiful urban oasis of the Butler-McCook Garden. The concerts will begin at 6 pm each evening, with tours of the Butler-McCook House & Amos Bull House beginning at 5:30 pm. The World Sounds in the Garden Concert Series is sponsored by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee and the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.   The concert series will premier on Tuesday, August 5th, featuring a trio of traditional African music by world renowned Boubacar Diébaté. Diébaté is a Griot from Senegal, West Africa. The term “Griot” refers to a specific role passed down through family lineage and is sometimes referred to as an oral historian. He performs solo kora and leads an African music ensemble called Dialy Kounda. Diébaté and Sam Gill (a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado, and the owner of Bantaba World Dance & Music) have worked together and produced a collaboration between Diébaté’s Kora music and Vishal Nagar’s tabla drumming. Diébaté and Gill have also held various classroom demonstrations and public events highlighting Senegalese culture and the Griot traditions. It is Diébaté’s vision to share his culture with Americans through his music and cultural exchange opportunities.   The second concert, on August 12th, will feature Polish music by Joey Milardo and the Musical Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are a seasoned band that entertains with a musical offering of Polkas, Obereks, Waltzes, Big Band, and Swing. They are a very popular Polish band in New England.   The final concert, on August 19th, will highlight Brazilian Vibes. The two main musicians are Shawn Vincent, playing electric bass, and Nanny Assis, playing acoustic guitar. Both are seasoned players having played regionally and worldwide. They play various styles of Brazilian Music including samba and bossa nova.   The rain date for each concert will be on the following Wednesday (August 6th, 13th and 20th). Guests may enter from the Butler-McCook House & Garden, 396 Main Street.

Cost FREE
Location

Butler-McCook House & Garden
396 Main Street
Hartford, CT
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Websitehttp://www.ctlandmarks.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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