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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

Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion

Apr 26, 2015

Daffodil Day   Middletown, CT.  The Wadsworth Mansion will host their annual spring event: Daffodil Day-on Sunday, April 26th, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown.  This family event will be held rain or shine and there is no charge for admission.   A plethora of indoor and outdoor...

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Edible Plant Identification and Use presented by New England Wild Flower Society

Apr 26, 2015

Discover southern New England’s edible native plants. Arthur Haines, Research Botanist for New England Wild Flower Society, leads a fascinating walk through Greenwich Audubon’s 285-acre sanctuary looking for plants that can be used to nourish, heal, and craft. We will discuss the value of native plants in our diets, their uses in herbal therapy, and how to prepare them for human...

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The Loft Artists Gallery presents "Nature Talk"

Apr 26, 2015 - May 3, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

  “Nature Talk” An exhibition by Clair Koch & Rosa Colón March 28 - May 3, 2015 Artists’ reception: April 10th from 6:00 – 8:30 PM   Stamford, CT – February 2, 2015: The Loft Artists Association will showcase the works of two members this March, Clair Koch and Rosa Colón, in its East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street in...

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Apr 26, 2015

One of, if not THE, most famous orchestras of all time…… “In The Mood”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “String of Pearls”, “Tuxedo Junction” and we could go on and on. You’ll hear all the hits and more when they take the stage for this Sunday afternoon concert. Come...

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Guys and Dolls

Apr 26, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Wednesday.

Luck be a lady tonight! Times Square's most colorful characters make their first appearance at Goodspeed in a brassy new staging of the American musical comedy classic. The bet of a lifetime puts a hardboiled gambler in the arms of a Save-a-Soul mission worker in the neon-kissed valentine to the saints and sinners of New York. The alleys echo with the swinging sound of "Sit Down,...

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CT Choral Society to Sing Verdi's Requiem

Apr 26, 2015

At the invitation of Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Bjaland, the Connecticut Choral Society, the New Jersey Choral Society, as well as a quartet of outstanding soloists, an expanded orchestra, and antiphonal brass will come together in a once-in-a-lifetime event, filled with music touched by the hand of the divine. Written in the memory of Italy’s greatest poet, Alessandro...

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Harpsichord Duo: Gavin Black & Jesse Glaude

Apr 26, 2015

Harpsichord duo to perform for Chamber Music @ Christ Church!  Join us on Sunday, April 26th, 3:00 p.m. @ Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich CT,  for a recital of 17th and 18th century masterworks performed by harpsichordists Gavin Black (founder and director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center) and Jesse...

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Senior Recital - Vivian Deng

Apr 26, 2015

A senior cello recital by Vivian Deng.

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GMChorale Announces Soloists for Mozart’s "Requiem" With New Haven Symphony

Apr 26, 2015

GMChorale has announced that their presentation of Mozart’s choral masterwork, Requiem, will feature guest artists Maura Rabuffo, soprano; Meredith Ziegler, mezzo; Jack Anthony Pott, tenor and Anthony Leathem, bass. Maura Rabuffo is a Hartt student majoring in voice and arts management. Jack Anthony Pott is Assistant Conductor of the Hartford Chorale and sings with Concora. Both Meredith...

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Ridgefield Bandjam 2015!

Apr 26, 2015

Entry deadline is February 7! Auditions: MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS - March 2, 2015 at 7pm HIGH SCHOOL BANDS - March 3, 2015 at 7pm If you think The Voice Rocks - You ain't seen nothing yet!  The best middle school and high school band around will rock out at the Playhouse during Ridgefield BandJam 2015!!  What began as a charity event for The Playhouse has become a much...

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