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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

Connecticut Mag. Story Aids Netherlands Honor for World War II Soldier

Connecticut Mag. Story Aids Netherlands Honor for World War II Soldier

Researchers from the American War Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, reached out to Connecticut, again, to help complete the World War II stories of U.S. soldiers.

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Connecticut's Ambitious Transportation Plan; $1 Billion for Train Service to Springfield for 2,200 a Day?

Connecticut's Ambitious Transportation Plan; $1 Billion for Train Service to Springfield for 2,200 a Day?

If you’re tired of all the traffic in Connecticut and the potholes and bumps that dot the roadways and wreak havoc on our tires, there is some good news: the governor and the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation (DOT) feel your pain.

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Waterbury I-84 Traffic to Get Worse Before Better as Highway Widened

Waterbury I-84 Traffic to Get Worse Before Better as Highway Widened

Relief is coming to I-84 as part of a five-year project that falls in the shadow of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s major initiative because it’s already in motion.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Try Connecticut's Legendary Steamed Burgers for National Burger Month in May

Try Connecticut's Legendary Steamed Burgers for National Burger Month in May

Hot and steamy, soft and tender, juicy but with less fat seared inside—these are some of the phrases acolytes of steamed burgers use to describe the advantages over the traditional grilled burger.

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Connecticut Magazine's Erik Ofgang Tapped as Great Craft Beer News Resource

Connecticut Magazine's Erik Ofgang Tapped as Great Craft Beer News Resource

CTBeer.com just added Connecticut Magazine writer Erik Ofgang to its roster of 10 Great Resources for Real-Time Connecticut Craft Beer News.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Iron Chef Elm City, Blossom Fests, Quassy Carloads …

Weekend Best Bets: Iron Chef Elm City, Blossom Fests, Quassy Carloads …

Blossom festivals in Meriden and New Haven, carload weekend at Quassy Amusement Park and an Iron Chef cooking competition in New Haven are just three great options this weekend.

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Off the Beaten Path Travel: Brains in Jars, Human Monstrosity at Yale (and Shopping, Dining in New Haven)

Off the Beaten Path Travel: Brains in Jars, Human Monstrosity at Yale (and Shopping, Dining in New Haven)

Descend two flights of stairs to the subterranean basement of Yale’s Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library and you will stumble upon something truly unexpected—and eerie. Jars of brains line the shelves ...

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From Ruling Pop Charts to Being Homeless, Grayson Hugh Has Seen It All

From Ruling Pop Charts to Being Homeless, Grayson Hugh Has Seen It All

The blue-eyed Danbury soul singer has launched a crowd funding campaign to release his newest album.

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Style & Shopping

The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show is at the XL Center in Hartford on April 24-26.

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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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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

Connecticut Men Recall 'Adventures' in Cuban Prison Under Castro

Connecticut Men Recall 'Adventures' in Cuban Prison Under Castro

In the 1970s, two Connecticut college students got an unexpected Cuban education.

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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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Connecticut Magazine

Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Apr 25, 2015

TWO SHOW TIMES: 5pm & 7:30pm Have your photo taken with Scooby Doo in the lobby! Peter shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences and timeless tales. He highlights his many adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers while introducing friendly exotic animals to audience members, and telling inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife...

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Icy Sunset Jazz and Art Exhibition

Apr 25, 2015

Icy Sunset Jazz and Art Exhibition is a sultry soiree of jazz fused with Blues, R&B, Reggae, Latin and African beats with an Art Exhibition. The evening will include Marlborough’s teenage jazz band The Modern Riffs led by Bruce Phelps and Kim Dubois, Latin jazz band TROMBEATZ, R&B jazz fusion band Laree Salmon and The MPM Band featuring Saxophonist Dave Davis, singer E. Barclay...

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Tavern Night- An Evening at the Lay House

Apr 25, 2015

Wine Tasting with Angelini Wines & Estate Wines with music by fiddler Craig Edwards Join us for a lively 19th-century evening as the historic Samuel Lay House is transformed into a seaside tavern from the War of 1812. The evening will include a wine tasting, food pairings of early American cuisine provided by Catering by Selene, tavern games and raucous...

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Icy Sunset Jazz and Art Exhibition

Apr 25, 2015

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White Coat Gala

Apr 25, 2015

The 6th Annual White Coat Gala to benefit UConn Health will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Philanthropists Mark and Laura Yellin and corporate supporter Straumann USA will be honored. Proceeds will benefit UConn Health’s campus revitalization project, called Bioscience Connecticut. Major projects include new state-of-the-art...

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Murder at a Mob Wedding

Apr 25, 2015

Murder At A Mob Wedding-April 25, 2015  The longest running dinner theater show in CT has you cruising for murder. Meet the notorious “Uncle Franco” and his ex-wife Stella.  Today they are giving their niece Donna away to that bum Danny, the garbage man.  But the wedding of Danny & Donna is not your typical ceremony and reception.  Mama Lambrusco has an ax...

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Crossing the Bridge

Apr 25, 2015

Hygienic Art’s tenth annual juried show, Crossing the Bridge, will open with a reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 25th, at Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit will be up until May 23rd. This year’s guest juror is D. Samuel Quigley, director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Artists can submit up to three pieces of original art to be considered. The...

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Cinderella Italiano!

Apr 25, 2015 - May 9, 2015

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

Award-winning Pantochino Productions presents a high energy, musical panto version of Cinderella, set in Italy. Perfect for all ages, this big fat Italian house party of fun features Prince Spaghetti, The Godmother and ‘bella, bella Cinderella.’ Ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom, it’s a ball! Performances are Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 25 at 2 & 5:30pm, Sunday,...

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That Is In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute

Apr 25, 2015

That is In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute. A special fundraiser for TheatreWorks New Milford including a Silence Auction Saturday, April 25th at 8:00 pm at New Milford High School — Tickets $25 To purchase tickets, please go to www.theatreworks.us or call 860-350-6863. Imagine spending a night with John Lennon, while he plays his acoustic guitar, tells stories about the...

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“The Bald Soprano”

Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015

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

In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, “The Bald Soprano” (1950), Eugene Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Inspired by the cliche dialogues between the imaginary Mr. and Mrs. Smith in an English phrasebook for beginners, Mr. Ionesco rejected the coherent plot, character development, and...

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