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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

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Terror in Iraq Have a Connecticut ‘Archangel’

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Terror in Iraq Have a Connecticut ‘Archangel’

Stuart D. Hirsch of Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury made a six-day trip to Iraq in early March.

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World War II Cemetery in Netherlands Seeks Connecticut Soldier’s Photo

World War II Cemetery in Netherlands Seeks Connecticut Soldier’s Photo

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

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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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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Magee's Curbside Is New Stamford Hotspot for Great Breakfast & Lunch

Magee's Curbside Is New Stamford Hotspot for Great Breakfast & Lunch

The hot new place to go for a great casual breakfast or lunch in Stamford is Magee's Curbside in the SoTo district of town, below I-95 and the Metro-North tracks.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Luck Is a Lady at Goodspeed; Great Season of Musicals About to Launch

Luck Is a Lady at Goodspeed; Great Season of Musicals About to Launch

Staging first-rate musicals with Broadway-caliber talent is the mission of Goodspeed Musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House on the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and its 2015 season, which begins in April, looks outstanding.

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Actor, Comedian, TV Host JB Smoove Comes to Foxwoods

Actor, Comedian, TV Host JB Smoove Comes to Foxwoods

The comedian, actor and TV host is everywhere—Comix Present Smoove at Foxwoods Resort Casino on April 11.

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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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Style & Shopping

BrãeVal Sporting Apparel’s Scottish Roots Inspire Whiskey Distillery in Litchfield

BrãeVal Sporting Apparel’s Scottish Roots Inspire Whiskey Distillery in Litchfield

BrãeVal Distillery expects to launch this spring with its signature product, the BrãeVal Grand American Bourbon.

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Rossiter Gem in Litchfield Hills, Vaillant House, Gloriously Restored and Updated

Rossiter Gem in Litchfield Hills, Vaillant House, Gloriously Restored and Updated

Ehrick Rossiter, though long dead, remains one of the most famous boldface names in Washington, Conn., in which far more than a shaker’s worth of notables are salted among the verdant hills where Bill and Hillary sometimes spend weekends, and where The Rolling Stones famously came to...

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'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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Health & Wellness

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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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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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

School Vacation Program (K-8)

Apr 2, 2015

April 2-3& 6-9, 8:30am-4pm Full day childcare available 9am-4pm. With extended care available 4-6pm. Kosher morning and afternoon snack provided, swimming, crafts, indoor play and more. Thursday, Apr. 2- DIY Bouncy Ball $42 AfterSchool/Kids Klub, $52 Member | $62 Non Member Friday, Apr. 3 (9am-3pm) - Field Trip Johnson’s Duck Pin Lanes in Hamden (Please sign permission...

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The Color of Nature Art Exhibition, March 4 through April 7, 2015

Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 7, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The exhibit features works by Heide Follin, a Norwalk-based fine artist who has won many awards. She has exhibited regionally at the Rowayton Arts Center, Loft Artists Association, Westport Arts Center, New Canaan Carriage Barn, UCONN Stamford Gallery, Art About Town in Westport, The Drawing Room in Greenwich, Pequot Library and the Fairfield Arts Center. Heide graduated from the Worcester Art...

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As We Were - 1889

Apr 2, 2015 - May 1, 2015

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The New Canaan historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.

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April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015

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

EXHIBIT EXTENTED BY POPLUAR DEMAND! The Geary Gallery of Darien is one of only four galleries in the country that is exhibiting the “Timeless: The Paintings of Ray Ellis,” a celebration of the work of the late renowned painter and storyteller, Ray Ellis. This must-see exhibit runs until April 30. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 576 Boston...

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Surf's Up!

Apr 2, 2015 - May 2, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Surf's Up! is an exhibition and sale of new paintings by Chandler Davis. In this show the artist goes back to the source, the ocean. Eight large wave paintings of luminous waves in a variety of weather and light conditions depict some of the many moods of the ocean. In addition to Chandler’s paintings the gallery will exhibit other marine and ocean art. Opening reception on...

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Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Apr 2, 2015 - May 10, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The exhibition features thirty-four works that display a mastery of the highly realistic, trompe l’oeil technique in curious compositions of currency, letters, and other symbolic items that make reference to political, economic and social issues facing America, and Otis Kaye personally, during the first half of the twentieth-century. More puzzling than Kaye’s work, which is steeped...

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April Art Exhibit By Rosemary Cotnoir

Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015

An art exhibit will be held at Essex Library Association through the month of April featuring guest artist, Rosemary Cotnoir.  The exhibit is free and open to all.   Essex resident Rosemary Cotnoir studied fine art at the New York/Phoenix School of Design, New York, NY, life drawing and watercolor at the Silvermine Artists Guild, Norwalk, CT and stone carving at the Guilford Art...

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Story & Animal Program at Earthplace

Apr 2, 2015 - May 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

  Join us for a story and animal encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents. Children age 5 and under

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Animal Feeding at Earthplace

Apr 2, 2015 - May 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

  Earthplace staff will answer your questions while our Animal Hall residents get their daily meal.  All Ages. 

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"Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery"

Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery, to be held February 21ththrough April 11th.  This is Danowski’s first exhibition with the gallery and will feature her most recent body of work.  The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 28th, 1-5 pm. Danowski translates personal situational...

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