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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

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Connecticut Today

February Was Coldest Month Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

February Was Coldest Month Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

This may not be a record-setting snowfall season, but it is for freezing temperatures. If the current pattern continues, this February could break the record and be the coldest winter month in Connecticut history.

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Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

The New Britain Rock Cats are running a “Name the Team” contest that will help decide the team’s new moniker and one fan is lobbying for a name that pays homage to Connecticut’s brewing industry.

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More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

Information gathered from four portable seismographs set up in Plainfield during January’s earthquake swarm reveals more earthquakes then previously recorded and gives insight into the source of the disturbances.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Sixpence Pie Company Competes in ‘Restaurant Startup’ on CNBC Tuesday

Sixpence Pie Company Competes in ‘Restaurant Startup’ on CNBC Tuesday

Sixpence Pie Company, honored for best pie in Best of Connecticut, will compete in "Restaurant Startup" on CNBC Tuesday at 10 p.m.

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Three Top Chefs in Connecticut Will Deliciously Battle in Ridgefield

Three Top Chefs in Connecticut Will Deliciously Battle in Ridgefield

This event, to be hosted by our friends Amy Kundrat (who's on our most recent list of 40 Under 40 overachievers) and Stephanie Webster of CTbites, is one of the most mouthwatering culinary battles we've heard about. In a Battle of the Chefs at Founders Hall in Ridegefield on...

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Delicious BBQ, Ultra-Thin Pizza, & More Taste of Stamford Highlights

Delicious BBQ, Ultra-Thin Pizza, & More Taste of Stamford Highlights

Foodies got a chance to bite into some of Stamford’s best culinary offerings at the 22nd annual Taste of Stamford, held Feb. 26 at the Marriott Stamford Hotel & Spa.

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Arts & Entertainment

Maple Syrup & Sugaring Festivals Across the State Signal Spring is Near

Maple Syrup & Sugaring Festivals Across the State Signal Spring is Near

It may not feel like Spring is coming any time soon, but these maple syrup festivals promise that it's on its way.

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5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

The five best things to do this weekend include two great food festivals, an Irish music festival and shopping options.

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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace is turning a lens on a “different kind of justice” in her latest project. The documentary in progress, whose working title is “Tribal Justice,” explores collaboration involving state courts and Native American tradition in pursuit of a more positive outcome.

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Style & Shopping

'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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Ricky Da'Vista's Fashion Show Will Show Connecticut Has Style, and Fight Breast Cancer

Ricky Da'Vista's Fashion Show Will Show Connecticut Has Style, and Fight Breast Cancer

Ricky Da'Vista's Trendy Walk Fashion Show Gala is Sunday, March 8, at Aria in Prospect.

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Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Bracelets by the Connecticut jewelry brand Hazel & Harmony will be included in the gift bags and the celebrity gift suite at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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Night of Wine and Fun Supports Brain Tumor Alliance in Connecticut

Night of Wine and Fun Supports Brain Tumor Alliance in Connecticut

The 3rd Annual Wines of March event on March 14 supports the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, which helps people currently fighting the disease.

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Governor Malloy and Tenet End Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal--Again

Governor Malloy and Tenet End Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal--Again

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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History

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

From books and art to Mark Twain's bicycle and a mummified hand, the Connecticut Historical Society is accepting suggestions to help tell the story of our state.

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New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

In the 1950s the U.S.S. Nautilus nuclear submarine was launched from Connecticut waters and changed the face of modern warfare thanks to Hyman G. Rickover.

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The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

Was Connecticut's unofficial Bigfoot legend a man or the mythic beast? No one knew for sure but that didn’t stop it from becoming a sensation.

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Connecticut Magazine

Innovators: Women Who Get the Job Done

Mar 4, 2015

Learn from enterprising women who built businesses that deliver what people need and want – from tax preparation and financial services to specialty cakes and lingerie.   Panelists: Torise Baker, Owner of 101 Things 2 Do, LLC Carline Dean, Owner of Lace Affaire Renata Papadopolous, Owner of Lovely Cakes Fran Pastore, Moderator, Founder and CEO of the Women’s...

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"Excellence is a Lifestyle" - Lecture by Post Men's Basketball Coach Al Sokaitis

Mar 4, 2015

Al Sokaitis, Post University’s Men’s Basketball Coach and Motivational Speaker, will present his lecture “Excellence is a Lifestyle” on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 6 p.m., in MacDermid Hall on Post University’s Waterbury campus at 800 Country Club Road.  The talk is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited, and reservations are necessary via...

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Celebrating 300 Years: Connecticut's Remarkable Women

Mar 4, 2015

A guest speaker from the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will present a multi-media program on some of Connecticut's remarkable women. The discussion will highlight Connecticut women's contributions to such fields as the arts and sciences, politics, and sports. Some of the women who may be discussed include Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn, Marian Anderson, and Hannah Watson.

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Cirque Ziva: Performed by Golden Dragon Acrobats

Mar 4, 2015

The newest show from producer and world-renowned impresario Danny Chang (Artistic Director for the Golden Dragon Acrobats), Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show. The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate the best of Chang’s brand of artistic merit, high productive value and sold commitment to cultural exchange. For...

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The Nature of Mindfulness, Book Reading at Branford Adult Education

Mar 4, 2015

Join Branford writer Jen Payne for a discussion about mindfulness in these fast-paced times on Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Branford High School. Following a trail of readings from her new book, LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, Jen will guide participants on a conversation about reconnecting with nature, the many ways to be mindful, and how the simple act of looking up...

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WCSU Theatre Production: "You Can't Take It With You"

Mar 4, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

Feb. 25 - Mar. 8 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU": The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "You Can't Take It With You" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 & 26; 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 & 28...

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Pillow Talk

Mar 4, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015

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

The Hygienic’s Annual Artist in Residence show will open with a reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 21. Join Hygienic’s resident artists for a slumber party theme  – pajamas are welcome, but not mandatory.  Our six resident artists are Kim Abraham, Troy Zaushny, Casey Moran, Susan Hickman, Justin Anderson, and Travis Gibbs.  The exhibit will be...

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EXHIBITION: Over Life’s Waters: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm

Mar 4, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

This winter, the New Britain Museum of American Art proudly showcases the Hamm’s labor of love in the exhibition, Over Life's Waters: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm. Ninety-three of the Hamm’s American coastal collection will be on view, including works by noted artists Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), William Braford (1823–1892), William...

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71st Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition

Mar 4, 2015 - Mar 20, 2015

On view February 8 through March 20, 2015 Opening Reception: Sunday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 pm This show features the original work of resident artists of Connecticut, including painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture.

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Exhibition: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Mar 4, 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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