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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.

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Connecticut Today

Stamford Students Develop Potentially Lifesaving Drone Device for Water Rescues

Stamford Students Develop Potentially Lifesaving Drone Device for Water Rescues

It’s called Project Ryptide, and it can instantly deliver a life preserver by drone to a distressed swimmer.

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'American Idol' Contestant Nick Fradiani of Connecticut Makes Top 9

'American Idol' Contestant Nick Fradiani of Connecticut Makes Top 9

Will Nick Fradiani now make the Top 8 on 'American Idol.' Tune in April 1 to find out.

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Connecticut Lawyer Plays Crucial Role in Robert Durst ‘Jinx’ Case

Connecticut Lawyer Plays Crucial Role in Robert Durst ‘Jinx’ Case

After 33 years of fighting for justice in the murder of her WestConn friend, Ellen Strauss finally feels vindicated.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
See What Top Chefs Are Cooking for Savor Fine Wine, Food Celebration April 10, 11

See What Top Chefs Are Cooking for Savor Fine Wine, Food Celebration April 10, 11

Chefs demonstrated their culinary magic as part of a special media preview Tuesday for the spring event Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, to be held April 10 and 11 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

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Spring Menu at Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook as Gorgeous as Water Views

Spring Menu at Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook as Gorgeous as Water Views

If Fresh Salt's menu is tempting, hearing chef Leslie Tripp break down the dishes takes temptation and kicks it up a notch.

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Chefs @ Millwright's, Community Table, LeFarm Not on Final Nominee List for James Beard Award

Chefs @ Millwright's, Community Table, LeFarm Not on Final Nominee List for James Beard Award

Three Connecticut chefs, Tyler Anderson at Millwright's, Joel Viehland at Community Table, and Bill Taibe of LeFarm and The Whelk, are nominated for a James Beard Foundation best chef award.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Neil Diamond, Improv Comedy, Garden Expo & More

Weekend Best Bets: Neil Diamond, Improv Comedy, Garden Expo & More

This weekend's five best bets include an encore performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Neil Diamond, a farm and garden expo in Trumbull and the second annual Hartford Improv Festival.

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'Book of Mormon' Producer Roger Berlind, of Connecticut, on His Life and Bright Future for Broadway

'Book of Mormon' Producer Roger Berlind, of Connecticut, on His Life and Bright Future for Broadway

Stephen Sondheim has said that Roger Berlind is the best kind of producer.

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Weekend Best Bets: Aretha Franklin, Irish Parades, Comic ‘Nobodies’, Antiques …

Weekend Best Bets: Aretha Franklin, Irish Parades, Comic ‘Nobodies’, Antiques …

On the first weekend of spring it may still look like winter, especially with a snowstorm forecast for Friday, but fear not—the snow and cold simply can't hang on much longer. And anyway, the "hot" stuff happening across the state this weekend will warm you up.

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Style & Shopping

'Mad Men' Era Fashion Photographer William Helburn Celebrated in a Book

'Mad Men' Era Fashion Photographer William Helburn Celebrated in a Book

William Helburn’s eye is unsurpassed and he was born to photograph beautiful women.

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At Farm House Antiques in Woodbury, Industrial Items Become Home Style

At Farm House Antiques in Woodbury, Industrial Items Become Home Style

Farm House Antiques in Woodbury, features reclaimed industrial items repurposed as unique pieces for the home.

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'Boardwalk Empire' Props Being Sold in Online Auction by Bridgeport's Black Rock Galleries

'Boardwalk Empire' Props Being Sold in Online Auction by Bridgeport's Black Rock Galleries

Highlights from the auction include the leather chair and clock from main character Nucky Thompson’s office, as well as his birthday cake, hundreds of Boardwalk signs, 1920s liquor crates and more.

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Health & Wellness

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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Sweet Maria’s 25th Birthday Gift: Cakes to Make Smiles at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at St. Mary’s

Sweet Maria’s 25th Birthday Gift: Cakes to Make Smiles at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at St. Mary’s

Maria Bruscino Sanchez used the celebration of the bakery’s milestone to launch the “Cakes for Kids” initiative, which will benefit patients at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

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“i am a MoSaic” Photography Exhibit Puts a Face on Multiple Sclerosis

“i am a MoSaic” Photography Exhibit Puts a Face on Multiple Sclerosis

The collaboration between photographer Mike Marques and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter called "i am a MoSaic" aims to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. The exhibit will be on view at the Old Stamford Town Hall from March 10-May 10.

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History

The CT Files: The Barkhamsted Lighthouse

The CT Files: The Barkhamsted Lighthouse

A small community of outcasts in the woods served as a beacon to others.

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New Samurai Exhibit at Peabody Museum at Yale Cuts Through Myths

New Samurai Exhibit at Peabody Museum at Yale Cuts Through Myths

150 spectacular artifacts are on display in “Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace,” an exhibit at the Yale Peabody Museum that opens March 28 and runs through January 3, 2016.

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Bring Your Collectibles & Heirlooms to Appraisal Day at the Mattatuck Museum

Bring Your Collectibles & Heirlooms to Appraisal Day at the Mattatuck Museum

Professional appraisers will be on hand to evaluate your attic treasures, family heirlooms and other vintage objects.

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Connecticut Magazine

“Personal Recollections: Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl”

Mar 29, 2015 - May 24, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center. The exhibition “Personal Recollections” will highlight this fascinating gift, which includes artwork from New York in the 1980s and 1990s, and iconic news photographs from members of the Magnum Photos...

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Passover Palooza

Mar 29, 2015

Use your 5 senses to recreate the Passover Story, race to clean up the chametz, make your own matzo and more at Passover Palooza!

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Pipes Alive

Mar 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This event occurs monthly, on the last Sunday of March, April and May.

Pipes Alive! A series of half-hour recitals on the St. John’s Austin Organ February 22, 2015 Organ Fireworks! A performance of famous organ masterworks on St. John’s Austin organ uplifts you, with works including the Toccata and Fugue in D minor of  J. S. Bach, and the Carillon de Westminster of Louis Vierne, as well as Handel’s Suite for the Royal Fireworks....

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The Loft Artists Gallery presents "Nature Talk"

Mar 29, 2015 - May 3, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

  “Nature Talk” An exhibition by Clair Koch & Rosa Colón March 28 - May 3, 2015 Artists’ reception: April 10th from 6:00 – 8:30 PM   Stamford, CT – February 2, 2015: The Loft Artists Association will showcase the works of two members this March, Clair Koch and Rosa Colón, in its East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street in...

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13th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue!

Mar 29, 2015

Join us for the 13th Annual "Chocolate to the Rescue!" to benefit Columbus House Middlesex Family Shelter Help families and children experiencing homelessness while enjoying the region's finest chocolate! ◆ Sample mouthwatering chocolate delicacies from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and chocolatiers ◆ Observe judging from a panel of culinary experts ◆ Bid...

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The 114th Annual Juried Art Exhibition of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club

Mar 29, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Show Dates: March 22 – April 12, 2015 Opening Reception: March 22, 2015, 2 – 5 pm. Awards will be presented at 3 pm. Entry Rules:  Works must be original and executed by artists from the Northeast (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York) who can hand deliver their pieces upon acceptance. Media includes...

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Opening Reception: The Whole Wide World and Breaking Bread, Two Concurrent Exhibits at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Mar 29, 2015

From March to April, Kehler Liddell Gallery will feature two concurrent exhibits by member artists: The Whole Wide World with photographs by Marjorie Gillette Wolfe, and Breaking Bread with a collection of paintings by Frank Bruckmann. The two exhibits will run from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, April 26, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, March 29, 3pm - 6pm. For more information on...

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Senior Recital - Merry Li

Mar 29, 2015

A senior music recital by Merry Li, “A Show from the Chinese Cultural Revolution.”

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Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert

Mar 29, 2015

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor Program in includes Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest and Feel the Spirit by John Rutter, accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra and joined by Wendy Gerbier, mezzo-soprano soloist. Requiem for the Living was released in 2013. This powerful new setting provides an uplifting and inspiring reflection on life, love, loss, renewal, and a...

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Spend a weekend on the Sound with Author Chris Pramuk

Mar 29, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

Join author, theologian and musician, Chris Pramuk, for a unique celebration of the centennial of Thomas Merton's birth, exploring the beloved poet, peacemaker and mystic’s transforming contemplation of Sophia, "mysterious Unity and Integrity…Wisdom…Mother of all…the Gift of my Creator’s Thought and Art within me…".

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