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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

Waterbury I-84 Traffic to Get Worse Before Better as Highway Widened

Waterbury I-84 Traffic to Get Worse Before Better as Highway Widened

Relief is coming to I-84 as part of a five-year project that falls in the shadow of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s major initiative because it’s already in motion.

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’67 Cadillac DeVille’s Cross-Country Trip a Tribute to Connecticut Mom

’67 Cadillac DeVille’s Cross-Country Trip a Tribute to Connecticut Mom

Dave Meneo of Orange is taking his 'A Bronx Tale' Caddy to Dallas, Tex., in a trip that pays tribute to his mother, who owned the classic car.

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UConn Researcher Uses Drones to Track Looting in Middle East

UConn Researcher Uses Drones to Track Looting in Middle East

In a juxtaposition of the modern and ancient, Chad Hill uses drones to help study looting at an ancient site in Jordan near the Dead Sea.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
April Craft Beer Fests & Events in Connecticut You Don’t Want to Miss

April Craft Beer Fests & Events in Connecticut You Don’t Want to Miss

In April and early May the craft beer scene in Connecticut is really heating up with a variety of special events, festivals, dinners and tours.

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Artisanal Burger Company More Than a Delicious Manchester Burger Joint

Artisanal Burger Company More Than a Delicious Manchester Burger Joint

To experience the burger in all its delicious ramifications and explore a brave new world of possibilities, Artisanal Burger Company is the go-to place.

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Veracious Brewing Co. Bringing Craft Beer, English Pub Vibe to Monroe in May

Veracious Brewing Co. Bringing Craft Beer, English Pub Vibe to Monroe in May

With great tasting, approachable brews and an inviting brewery, Veracious is set to make its mark on the Connecticut craft beer brewing scene beginning in May.

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Arts & Entertainment

From Ruling Pop Charts to Being Homeless, Grayson Hugh Has Seen It All

From Ruling Pop Charts to Being Homeless, Grayson Hugh Has Seen It All

The blue-eyed Danbury soul singer has launched a crowd funding campaign to release his newest album.

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Weekend Best Bets: Lee Ann Womack, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dinosaur Train …

Weekend Best Bets: Lee Ann Womack, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dinosaur Train …

From music to ballet to train rides and osprey viewing cruises, this weekend has lots to offer in Connecticut.

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As Nick Fradiani Succeeds on 'American Idol', Hometown Support Grows in Connecticut

As Nick Fradiani Succeeds on 'American Idol', Hometown Support Grows in Connecticut

Local singer/songwriter Nick Fradiani performed Tom Petty's 'American Girl' on 'American Idol' Wednesday as part of the Top 6.

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Style & Shopping

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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Target Rich Shopping Destinations Across Connecticut (Cause It's Finally Time to Get Out & Enjoy)

Target Rich Shopping Destinations Across Connecticut (Cause It's Finally Time to Get Out & Enjoy)

Connecticut's shopping is fabulous, and while some of it is spread out, there are also lots of target-rich environments that are also loaded with fine dining and lifestyle amenities.

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Waldorf Astoria Just One of Designer Alexandra Champalimaud's Triumphs

Waldorf Astoria Just One of Designer Alexandra Champalimaud's Triumphs

Twenty years after leaving Canada and restarting her business in New York, interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud is at the top of her game.

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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

Remains of Pearl Harbor Sailor Coming Home, Blumenthal Announces

Remains of Pearl Harbor Sailor Coming Home, Blumenthal Announces

A Pearl Harbor veteran whose remains have laid comingled in four or five caskets with 22 other sailors will be disinterred and returned home after more than 70 years, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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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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Connecticut Magazine

EXHIBITION: New Media: Catherine Ross: Laugh Track

Apr 21, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

New Media artist Catherine Ross frames instances on video that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. In Laugh Track (2013), she recontectualizes film clips of both men and women laughing. The result is a mini overture in which laughter...

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Line Dancing and Open Dance

Apr 21, 2015 - Dec 26, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Learn how to line dance!!  If you can walk, you can line dance - beginners always welcome!  Learn some new dances, review some old dances in a relaxed, casual setting.  Awesome 1200 square foot wood dance floor, state of the art pool tables for your non-dancing friends.  All genres of music, not just country...professional and patient dance instructor....cash bar, free...

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Southington Arts and Crafts Assoc. Art Show

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015

The Southington Arts and Crafts Association will hold their annual art show at the Gallery 53 of Meriden, CT.  Artist work will be on display from April 7th through the 25th at 53 Colony street, Meriden.  The South Meriden Lions Club in conjuction with the Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden (ACAM) will hold their annual garden art and Wine Tasting event on April 10th from 6:00...

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Art from the Berlin Public Schools

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

For the 6th year, the Museum is honored to collaborate with the Berlin Public schools featuring artwork from students in all grade levels. This year over 200 works of art in a variety of media will be on display from Apr. 22–26, 2015.

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Exhibition: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Apr 21, 2015 - May 10, 2015

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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The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

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

An expression of hope and the life-affirming power of music, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of a young Jewish musician, who was sent from Nazi-ruled Vienna to the relative safety of London during the Blitzkrieg. In this inspirational show, piano virtuoso Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beautiful music as she shares her own mother’s...

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Apr 21, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience,...

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Apr 21, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To...

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EXHIBITION: NEW/NOW: Karl Lund

Apr 21, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

Lund’s exhibition, Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain, features narrative paintings that depict a world where robots fight giant squids and exterminate countless enemies with powerful laser beams. Lund’s early career as a stop-motion animator often involved the process of creating unique characters for animated short films. Character design is still a passion that has carried over...

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Resounding Images: 25 Years of the Judy Dworin Performance Project

Apr 21, 2015 - May 28, 2015

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

This 25th anniversary retrospective of costumes, set elements and posters will open on First Thursday, April 2. Curated by Kathy Borteck-Gersten, associate artistic director, Judy Dworin Performance Project. Made possible by the City of Hartford Department of Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs.

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