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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

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

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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The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

In March 2013, a young man named Joshua Westbrook revived the shoemaker’s art—once a mainstay in New England—by launching a footwear company called The Brothers Crisp in a loft space in a former tire factory on Park Street in the Parkville section of Hartford.

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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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Fairfield Meditation Group

Mar 3, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

This is a meditation group for the beginner or advanced meditator, who wants to take a break during their lunch hour and recharge and relax. Instruction will be given on mindfulness meditation, followed by silent meditation and time for questions at the end of the session. The meditation technique we'll be practicing is called "shamata" which translates as "peaceful...

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Andy Warhol Lives Again

Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015

“ANDY WARHOL LIVES AGAIN”   Member Exhibition at The Loft Artists Gallery in Stamford   February 21 to March 22   Opening Reception Friday, February 20, 5:30 - 8pm To Feature Original Work from the  Stamford Museum & Nature Center Warhol Collection   Stamford, CT December 5, 2014 – Working on their own “fifteen...

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Ephemeral, Eternal:
Meditations on Nature by Shen Dawei and Gar Waterman

Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

New Haven sculptor Gar Waterman and Chinese brush painter Shen Dawei will show their work side-by-side at the Silk Road Art Gallery’s newest East/West exhibit, “Ephemeral, Eternal: Meditations on Nature by Shen Dawei and Gar Waterman,” opening Saturday 2/28 at 4:00 PM.  

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Introduction to Small Business Bookkeeping workshop

Mar 3, 2015

If you're a small business owner or entrepreneur, we invite you to join us as Jessica Williams, the Number Nerd, presents a 90-minute hands-on workshop just for us. You'll discover how to: Set up your accounting software. Record your income from multiple sources. Keep track of all expenses. Identify expenses by tax category. Pay sales tax accurately and on time....

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Gallery Opening - 100@100 Exhibition

Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 5, 2015

The WCSU Department of Art will host a gallery opening for the "100@100 Exhibition" in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The opening will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, at which time attendees can preview 100 works of art by 100 artists, to be sold for $100 each at the...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Mar 3, 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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FREE Zumba® Kids Classes

Mar 3, 2015 - May 26, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

FREE Zumba® Kids Classes Save the Dates for 2015: We are getting our dancing kicks ready.  Perfect way to enable kids and parents to have fun working toward their fitness goals together. Jan 6th - Jan 27th; March 3rd - March 31st & May 5th - 26th Feel free to share away. 

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FREE Zumba®

Mar 3, 2015 - May 26, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Come join a FREE Zumba Fitness class every Tuesday! Share away and become part of a community fitness organization dedicated to your well-being.

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Call for Singers (and lovers of the Irish!): Music on the Hill Festival Chorus

Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Music on the Hill invites singers to join the Festival Chorus for a March concert featuring Celtic music in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson will conduct. Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, Feb. 3 - March 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at WEPCO in Wilton.  Performance:  Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m., also at WEPCO. Advance registration required....

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

Mar 3, 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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