Best of connecticut 2014

Welcome to the 17th edition of Best of Connecticut, our annual compilation of all of what we think makes our state such a special place. This year we’ve narrowed our focus over years past, trying to concentrate more on categories that merit a debate while expanding our coverage over the entire state.

As always, we invite you to share your thoughts and tell us about places we may have missed. Best of Connecticut is a project we research and  work on year-round. Send suggestions for next year's winners, and even new categories, to Content Manager Ray Bendici or Verticals Editor Doug Clement.

Like you, we're interested in exploring where we live and finding the best it has to offer. Enjoy!

Food & Drink: From beer and burgers to cake and cannolis, and everything in between.

Fun & Leisure: Nightlife, casinos, family activites, overnights and more.

Shopping: Home decor, fashion, jewelry, books, music and more.

 

Connecticut Today

Community Plates Fights Food Insecurity with Generosity and Technology

Community Plates Fights Food Insecurity with Generosity and Technology

Community Plates, a technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization based in Fairfield County, is working to fight food insecurity in Connecticut and around the country.

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Rowland’s $52,000 Annual Pension Remains Intact Despite 2nd Conviction

Rowland’s $52,000 Annual Pension Remains Intact Despite 2nd Conviction

Former Gov. John G. Rowland will continue to collect his state pension, worth $52,000, despite facing 57 years in federal prison.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Former Chef at The Whelk Envisions Danny Meyer-Style Greenwich Destination

Former Chef at The Whelk Envisions Danny Meyer-Style Greenwich Destination

Geoff Lazlo, former Executive Chef at The Whelk in Westport, is heading back to his hometown of Greenwich, CT to open a place of his own.

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6 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

6 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

Almost every weekend for the next month Connecticut has a major beer festival coming up.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Democrats Claim Tom Foley's Use of Think Tank's Work Violates Election Laws

Democrats Claim Tom Foley's Use of Think Tank's Work Violates Election Laws

Democrats are claiming Tom Foley’s use of material researched by the Connecticut Policy Institute, which the candidate founded as a business entity, is a violation of state election laws.

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Tom Foley's Schools Plan Fails, Malloy, Democrats Say

Tom Foley's Schools Plan Fails, Malloy, Democrats Say

Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley's schools plan comes under fire from Gov. Dannel Malloy and Democrats.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut Halloween 2014: Haunted Attractions & Cemetery Tours

Connecticut Halloween 2014: Haunted Attractions & Cemetery Tours

Tis the season for screams, chills and frights. Some of the best that October has to offer:

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Autumn Glows in Show of New Paintings by Connecticut Landscape Master

Autumn Glows in Show of New Paintings by Connecticut Landscape Master

The title of Tom Adkins' new show at the Gregory James Gallery in New Milford, “Pastoral Solitudes,” suggests the state of being that the contemporary realist from Southbury captures in paintings typically begun en plein air and finished in the studio.

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76 results for best brunch
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1. Cheap Eats
We went looking for very good deals on meals. Now they're yours to enjoy.
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2. Chef's Night Out
On their nights off, where do Connecticut’s culinary pros go to dine?
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3. Connecticut Golf Courses Tee Up Great Food (at the 19th Hole) article 1 %
4. Creative Cooking, Westbrook
At Creative Cooking chef Manahotra creates his own spice blends, subtle interplays of sweet, sharp, hot and hotter sensations, different for each sauce, meat, fish or combination.
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5. CTbites: CM Gourmet Market Brings Casual Sophistication to Daytime Dining in Westport article 1 %
6. Dakota Steakhouse
bread is tops. * Open daily. Best Brunch (runner-up)—Statewide. L (Mon.-Sat.) D SB, $$, WA
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7. David Burke Prime
chicken and seafood specialties. * Open daily. Best Brunch, Best Desserts—New London County. L D SB, $$$
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8. Dining Out page 1 %
9. Double Feature
Summer dining at some Connecticut restaurants comes with an added attraction—activities you may savor as much as the food.
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10. Eating Through the Northeast
Dining out Overnight Accommodations Providence Philadelphia Baltimore Boston Portland
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11. (Even More) Best Burgers in Connecticut for National Burger Day May 28
From Plan B Burger Bar to Harry's joint, Connecticut has a wealth of great burger places. We highlight a month's worth for National Burger month, May.
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12. Flood Tide Restaurant
Best Continental (runner-up)--Statewide; Best Brunch--New London County. B D SB, $$$, E, WA
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13. From-Scratch Le Bistro by Avila Celebrates Its First Year in Torrington
Editor's note: Restaurants come and go—the failure rate is notorious—and when a from-scratch restaurant with serious ambitions opens in a tough location in a city with its share of struggles not known as a fine dining haven, the odds seemed stacked a certain way. So it was heartening to see the email arrive this morning from Le Bistro by Avila in Torrington, announcing the celebration of its first anniversary. Below is the still fresh and tempting story from the spring 2013 issue of a sister publication, Passport magazine of The Litchfield County Times, which profiled the restaurant shortly after it opened. Enjoy—and maybe make a discovery, or more than one. For a long list of dining and lifestyle amenities in the Torrington area that are the best of the best, see our brand new Best of Connecticut 2013.
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14. How We Met
February is the time for love stories, so we got some well-known Connecticut couples to tell us about the first time their hearts went pitter-patter for each other.
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15. Irish Eats
Whether you’re a fan of St. Patrick’s Day revelry or not, there are plenty of good Irish pubs worth visiting year-round.
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16. La Luna Ristorante
cheese. * Open daily. Best Brunch—New Haven County. L (Mon.-Sat.) D SB, $$, E, WA
business 40 %
17. La Luna Ristorante
cheese. * Open daily. Best Brunch--New Haven County. L (Mon.-Sat.) D SB, $$, E, WA
business 40 %
18. Latitude 41
tavern or al fresco, overlooking the Mystic River. * Open daily. Best Brunch--New London County. L D $$
business 40 %
19. Latitude 41
tavern or al fresco, overlooking the Mystic River. * Open daily. Best Brunch--New London County. L D $$
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20. Local Tomatoes Find Ripe Glory in Hands of Connecticut Chefs
Tomatoes may be a year-round menu staple, but fresh, local tomatoes are a treat of an entirely different order, gracing our plates for only a short time each year. This summer, restaurants all over Connecticut are serving tomatoes in a variety of delicious ways.
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