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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

’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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Vietnam Vet Who Lost House in Fire Honored by Robert Irvine at Savor Gala, Has a Great Time

Vietnam Vet Who Lost House in Fire Honored by Robert Irvine at Savor Gala, Has a Great Time

Vietnam veteran Jack Ribera and his wife, Peggy, will be honored at Savor Saturday by celebrity chef Robert Irvine.

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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

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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Icy Sunset Jazz & Art Exhibition Brings Diverse Night of Music to Hartford

Icy Sunset Jazz & Art Exhibition Brings Diverse Night of Music to Hartford

“Icy Sunset Jazz and Art Exhibition…In the City” will bring jazz, blues, Latin, R&B, Calypso and more to The Hilton Hotel in Hartford on Saturday, April 25.

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Style & Shopping

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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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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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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April Vacation Workshops for Kids

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Workshops will be available over two weeks this year  — April 6 – 10 and April 13-17. Monday – Friday Each program runs from 9:00-12:00 Programs are for ages 6 – 12 Pre-registration is required PROGRAM DATES: Monday – Sink or Swim Boat Designs  Why do boats float? What makes a submarine sink? Today we will explore boat designs, conduct experiments...

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“Muslim Women's Voices - A Photography Exhibition”

Apr 17, 2015 - May 29, 2015

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

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America as part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.” This exhibition showcases photographs that challenge stereotypes of Muslim American women and explores the diversity and complexity of this community. Hours: From Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, May 8, 2015 -...

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Pastels! Class with Joann Ballinger

Apr 17, 2015 - May 8, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Open to all artists, all levels, interested in learning the basics while developing their own artistic style. Work may be developed from still life or landscape of your preference. To register for this class, please contact Joann directly at (860) 886-0366 or joannballinger@sbcglobal.net. Dates: Fridays, 9am-12pm, April 10–May 8 Instructor Bio: Joann Ballinger is a well-known...

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April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Apr 17, 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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Gardening Classes with Sara McCool

Apr 17, 2015 - May 29, 2015

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

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is again offering gardening classes led by sought after Darien-based landscaper, Sara McCool of Ungemack McCool Landscape Associates. Sara, who has taught at the YW for years, returns to teach Landscape Design, Pruning/Green Garden, and Perennial Garden in April and May. Landscape Design and Practice focuses on property designs with an eye on needs and budget and will...

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As We Were - 1889

Apr 17, 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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Story & Animal Program at Earthplace

Apr 17, 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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Surf's Up!

Apr 17, 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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April Art Exhibit By Rosemary Cotnoir

Apr 17, 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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Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Apr 17, 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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