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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.

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Connecticut Today

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Under the proposed regulations drone operators would have to be 17, which could eliminate drone innovations like Project Ryptide at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford.

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Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Despite a looming budget battle over state funding for tourism, optimism was the theme of the day earlier this week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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'Connecticut Patriot Act' Challenged by State Senate; Debate Mirrors National Patriot Act Concerns

'Connecticut Patriot Act' Challenged by State Senate; Debate Mirrors National Patriot Act Concerns

A bill that would require law enforcement to obtain warrants in order to gather information such as texts, Facebook messages and geo-locational data from cell phone providers has passed in the state Senate.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Visting Harney & Sons tea shop and café in Millerton, N.Y., and touring the tea production facility is a perfect summer day trip.

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Chef Annie Wayte Makes 'Superior' Magic at The White Hart Inn, Salisbury: Restaurant Review

Chef Annie Wayte Makes 'Superior' Magic at The White Hart Inn, Salisbury: Restaurant Review

After a renovation, an abrupt closing and new ownership, the White Hart Inn is back.

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Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton to Hold Grand Opening May 30

Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton to Hold Grand Opening May 30

Outer Light Brewing Co. has been pouring beer since April but will hold its grand opening on May 30.

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Arts & Entertainment

Author Judy Blume's Latest 'In the Unlikely Event' Recalls Tragic Plane Crashes

Author Judy Blume's Latest 'In the Unlikely Event' Recalls Tragic Plane Crashes

The best-selling author's latest book, "In the Unlkely Event," revolves around a series of real-life plane crashes from the 1950s.

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Weekend Best: Memorial Day Parades, Robin Hood Fair, Mystic Seaport Salute to Summer …

Weekend Best: Memorial Day Parades, Robin Hood Fair, Mystic Seaport Salute to Summer …

Memorial Day weekend is packed with parades, ceremonies, festivals and events. Check out the Robin Hood Springtime Festival, Heirloom Festival, Salute to Summer and more.

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Off the Beaten Path: Impressionism at Bush-Holley House in Greenwich

Off the Beaten Path: Impressionism at Bush-Holley House in Greenwich

A great place to start a visit to Greenwich is the Bush-Holley Historic Site in Cos Cob, whose most famous occasional resident was American Impressionist Childe Hassam.

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Style & Shopping

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Discerning shoppers, unleash your wallets. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is officially open for business, which means discounts and deals at stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors,...

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Connecticut Home of Bob Avian of ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ For Sale

Connecticut Home of Bob Avian of ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ For Sale

Theater legend Robert Avian is known for the unique style, class and poetic depth of his works. It is no wonder why some 40 years ago he took what was a hunting lodge that needed some tender loving care in the bucolic town of Kent, Conn., and turned it into a impeccably tasteful, idyllic retreat,...

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Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Historical fashions act as inspiration for new looks in the Connecticut Historical Society's upcoming event, Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show on May 9 in Hartford.

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Health & Wellness

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Griffin Hospital in Derby and New Milford Hospital completely revitalized their food programs, tossing out the fryers and bringing in the fresh produce, in an effort to improve health and wellness through nutrition.

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OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

Ten years ago, Mia Ekbergh, an artist who lives in Naugatuck, developed a bad infection in her left eye, possibly from a contaminated contact lens.

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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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History

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

During the 19th century, dying at sea wasn’t unusual, but what happened to Sluman Gray afterward was.

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Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

The historic reproduction of one of history’s most famous ships has returned to its home port after undergoing several months of restoration work in Mystic.

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Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

The Ghosts of New England Research Society prepares to investigate the historic houses this weekend.

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In the Shadows: A Photography Exhibit by Aviva Klein

May 26, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015

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

Traveling photography exhibit In the Shadows is a portraiture exploration of agunot, also known as "chained women." Agunot are women who have been unable to procure a gett, or divorce document, from their husbands, so they cannot remarry. This is a serious issue in the Orthodox Jewish world, in which men have the final say over whether their wives may exit their marital agreement....

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"Boom" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

May 26, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

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

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, from April 29 through July 31, 2015.      “Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists that includes Ben Quesnel from Stamford, Ruth...

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“Muslim Women's Voices - A Photography Exhibition”

May 26, 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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The Mayor's Gallery presents "In Transit" new work by Yuko Ike

May 26, 2015 - Jul 6, 2015

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

The Mayor’s Gallery presents “In Transit” new work by Yuko Ike  May 5 – July 6, 2015  Reception: Thursday, May 14 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm   Government Center, 10th floor, 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT    Yuko Ike was born in Japan, and spent her earlier days in Tokyo. She has spent most of her adult life in the US and...

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May Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

May 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Celebrate Springtime Pastels!” a celebration of the late pastel landscape painter, Gene Sparkman. His exhibit runs May 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

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Wesleyan Potters: Future Heirlooms

May 26, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015

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

May 20 - July 12, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop featuring one-of-a-kind pottery, weaving, jewelry and basketry for that perfect remembrance of a special occasion; weddings, anniversaries, showers or graduations. Opening Reception, Thursday May 21 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10-6, Saturday: 10-4 and Sunday: Noon-4

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Artist Corner Sale

May 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

IAIS is proud to highlight the artistry of Elizabeth James Perry of the Aquinnah Wampanoag  during the month of May.  Elizabeth's work focuses on early Northeastern Woodlands Native material culture, including ancient wampum design, reviving natural dye techniques, and creating museum-quality textile arts in milkweed, white cedar, poplar bark, Indian hemp and wool. Using natural...

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"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday at The Cooley Gallery

May 26, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015

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

Judy Friday is one of the best known contemporary artists in the area.  Whether for her paintings, photography, weavings or sculptures Judy has a long list of devoted collectors.  The Cooley Gallery is proud to present Many Facets, an exhibition and sale of new paintings, weavings and textiles by a very talented local artist.   Judy is one of those artists who confounds her...

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NEW/NOW: Karl Lund

May 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Lund’s exhibition, Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain, features narrative paintings that depict a world where robots fight giant squids and exterminate countless enemies with powerful laser beams. Lund’s early career as a stop-motion animator often involved the process of creating unique characters for animated short films. Character design is still a passion that has carried over...

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David Burdeny: Wanderlust. Photography Exhibition

May 26, 2015 - May 30, 2015

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition David Burdeny: Wanderlust, on view from April 18th through May 30th.  This is Burdeny’s first solo exhibition at HGFA and will feature photography from his “Saudade” series.  The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artist to be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 4-6pm....

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