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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

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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Mario Batali Coming to Yale to Talk Sustainable Food in Free Event

Mario Batali Coming to Yale to Talk Sustainable Food in Free Event

Celebrity chef Mario Batali to speak with the director of the Yale Sustainable Food Program, Mark Bomford, in free event tomorrow, Friday, January 23.

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Mystic Seaport Breaks Ground on $15 Million Building for New Exhibits

Mystic Seaport Breaks Ground on $15 Million Building for New Exhibits

Mystic Seaport is building a new event space that is designed to make it a year-round destination.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio Opening Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford

World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio Opening Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford

World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio is opening Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford.

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Fine Wines and Celebrity Chefs Pair Nicely at the 2015 Sun WineFest

Fine Wines and Celebrity Chefs Pair Nicely at the 2015 Sun WineFest

The 2015 Sun WineFest will bring together an impressive array of fine wine, beer and food over the course of next weekend, Jan 23-25.

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Arts & Entertainment

New London Gallery Marks 36 Years With Art, Music, Fashion and More

New London Gallery Marks 36 Years With Art, Music, Fashion and More

Hygienic Art XXXVI will bring more than 500 artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers and performers together in New London over the course of two weeks.

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Weekend Best Bets: Bargain Shoreline Dining, ‘Downton’ in Connecticut, Litchfield Wines …

Weekend Best Bets: Bargain Shoreline Dining, ‘Downton’ in Connecticut, Litchfield Wines …

Make the most of the weekend by planning well and punctuating the hibernation with strategic excursions. Here’s our weekly sampling of some of the most interesting things happening in different parts of the state.

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'American Dreamland' Coney Island Stars in Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit

'American Dreamland' Coney Island Stars in Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit

Coney Island has been an American touchstone for 150 years, a destination where families have flocked for fun in the sun and amusements aplenty.

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Style & Shopping

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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Holiday Open House at Boutique Jeweler With NW Connecticut Client Base

Holiday Open House at Boutique Jeweler With NW Connecticut Client Base

McTeigue & McClelland, the luxury boutique jeweler, is holding its annual holiday open house from 1 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 13.

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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

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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Torrington Native Writes Civil War History of 1st Connecticut Cavalry

Torrington Native Writes Civil War History of 1st Connecticut Cavalry

The young men who comprised Connecticut’s only Civil War cavalry regiment had been forgotten by time and politicians.

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Connecticut Magazine

Sunday Explorers

Jan 25, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays, December 7 - February 22, 1 - 4 pm, (no class 12/21 & 12/28) Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature Center! Our guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by our popular "Science Spot" program in the Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by to enjoy a self- guided craft, visit our animals, or join...

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Loft Artists Gallery presents "Roads and Bridges"

Jan 25, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

“ROADS AND BRIDGES” LOFT ARTISTS STUDIOS + GALLERIES 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902 www.loftartists.com 203 247 2027 January 3 – February 1, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 3 from 4:30 – 6:30pm Gallery hours:  Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:30pm STAMFORD, CT - For all those who have ever considered where they’ve...

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Line Dancing Workshop

Jan 25, 2015 - Dec 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

LEARN HOW TO LINE DANCE!! If you can walk, you can line dance!  Professional and patient instructor...not just country - we dance to all genres of music.  No partner required!!  Great exercise for both the body and the mind....all levels, beginners ALWAYS welcome, come early: Absolute beginner lessons 5-6 Advanced beginner/Intermediate lessons 6-8 FUN, FUN,...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Jan 25, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site meeting or private...

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Japanese Crime Film Series

Jan 25, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015

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

Lone Wolves and Stray Dogs: The Japanese Crime Film, 1931 - 1969 Ever since the success of the French crime film Zigomar in 1911, the Japanese film industry has produced numerous movies depicting criminals and the detectives who try to apprehend them. Chivalric yakuza, modern mobsters, knife-weilding molls, hardboiled gumshoes, samurai detectives, femme fatales, and private eyes populate...

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Dancing Lessons

Jan 25, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015

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

A man with Asperger's seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. As their relationship unfolds, they're caught off-guard by surprising discoveries – both hilarious and heartwarming. A touching story about finding love in unexpected places from the author who brought us BECOMING DR. RUTH and FREUD'S LAST SESSION. Running time: 90 min (no...

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Exhibition: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Jan 25, 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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Nor’Easter: The 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

Jan 25, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015

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

The exhibition is a prime opportunity for the Museum to highlight the exceptional work of emerging artists in all media and expose contemporary visual arts to a wide audience. Once again digital entries (up to three per artist, $10 per entry) will be accepted through CaFÉ, the online application and jury management system, at www.callforentry.org. Entry is open to current NBMAA...

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Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

Jan 25, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015

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

Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 25 at 11 am and 3 pm An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses, villains, animals, and trolls! Join us as we entertain you with a song and dance spectacular, perfect for theatre lovers of all ages. Reservations required. Playbill ads available for purchase. Visit www.stamfordjcc.org to purchase tickets ($5 suggested...

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The Artists of Gallery One at LaGrua Center

Jan 25, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015

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

Exhibition of a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works on paper. Featured artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, January 9  from 5 to 7pm (snow date...

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