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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

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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’67 Cadillac DeVille’s Cross-Country Trip a Tribute to Connecticut Mom

’67 Cadillac DeVille’s Cross-Country Trip a Tribute to Connecticut Mom

Dave Meneo of Orange is taking his 'A Bronx Tale' Caddy to Dallas, Tex., in a trip that pays tribute to his mother, who owned the classic car.

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UConn Researcher Uses Drones to Track Looting in Middle East

UConn Researcher Uses Drones to Track Looting in Middle East

In a juxtaposition of the modern and ancient, Chad Hill uses drones to help study looting at an ancient site in Jordan near the Dead Sea.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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Artisanal Burger Company More Than a Delicious Manchester Burger Joint

Artisanal Burger Company More Than a Delicious Manchester Burger Joint

To experience the burger in all its delicious ramifications and explore a brave new world of possibilities, Artisanal Burger Company is the go-to place.

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Veracious Brewing Co. Bringing Craft Beer, English Pub Vibe to Monroe in May

Veracious Brewing Co. Bringing Craft Beer, English Pub Vibe to Monroe in May

With great tasting, approachable brews and an inviting brewery, Veracious is set to make its mark on the Connecticut craft beer brewing scene beginning in May.

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Arts & Entertainment

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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Weekend Best Bets: Lee Ann Womack, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dinosaur Train …

Weekend Best Bets: Lee Ann Womack, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dinosaur Train …

From music to ballet to train rides and osprey viewing cruises, this weekend has lots to offer in Connecticut.

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As Nick Fradiani Succeeds on 'American Idol', Hometown Support Grows in Connecticut

As Nick Fradiani Succeeds on 'American Idol', Hometown Support Grows in Connecticut

Local singer/songwriter Nick Fradiani performed Tom Petty's 'American Girl' on 'American Idol' Wednesday as part of the Top 6.

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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

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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New Samurai Exhibit at Peabody Museum at Yale Cuts Through Myths

New Samurai Exhibit at Peabody Museum at Yale Cuts Through Myths

150 spectacular artifacts are on display in “Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace,” an exhibit at the Yale Peabody Museum that opens March 28 and runs through January 3, 2016.

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FREE Zumba® Kids Classes

Apr 21, 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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Opening Reception: Art from the Berlin Public Schools

Apr 21, 2015

For the 6th year, the Museum is honored to collaborate with the Berlin Public schools featuring artwork from students in all grade levels. This year over 200 works of art in a variety of media will be on display from Apr. 22–26, 2015.

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Art After Dark: Josi Davis & Hot Damn and Shaun Bugbee

Apr 21, 2015

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art! The party will move inside in the event of inclement weather. This month will feature live music by Josi Davis & Hot Damn and live art by Shaun Bugbee, with balloon art by April Brunelle Members $12 / Public $15 Children 4-12...

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FREE Zumba®

Apr 21, 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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Beowulf: The Superhero of Old English

Apr 21, 2015 - May 19, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Who was the first superhero in the English language? What epic adventures greatly influenced J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? It was Beowulf, of course. Follow the Old English story of Scandinavian hero Beowulf who, armed with only a magic sword and a heroic code, vanquishes the monster Grendel --and Grendel’s mother too. After becoming a wise and noble King...

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"Themes and Variations"—Paintings and Works on Paper, 2004-2015 by Gwyneth Leech: Art Exhibition

Apr 21, 2015

From 2004-2005 Gwyneth Leech painted the 14 Stations of the Cross as a commission for Saint Paul's on the Green. She set the traditional narrative in the midst of contemporary conflict in the Middle East. As a result, the Stations were the subject of numerous newspaper articles, television news items and online debates. Her next project arose from the Stations of the Cross when she found...

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Camelot

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

THE STORY AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award®...

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Charles Grodin: A Comedic Journey Through Showbiz!

Apr 21, 2015

Join Charles, on his actual 80th Birthday, as he makes you laugh, brinigng you on his own personal journey through show business! “A first rate story teller,” The New York Times “Natural Born Raconteur,” Newsweek For more than 50 years Charles Grodin, the well known actor, comedian, author, and former talk show host, has been in the entertainment industry and seen...

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Jonathan Zorn - "Language as Dust"

Apr 21, 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn presents two composition for speech and electronics, "Language as Dust" and "Perforation." "Language as Dust" is an essayistic sound poem exploring the consequences of electronic mediation within spoken and written language. The text of the piece freely repurposes sources relating to the history of vocal...

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121st Saturday Morning Art Class Exhibition

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015

Featuring art work by  elementary students who participated in the various art courses offered during the academic year. Paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media pieces, photography and graphic designs, sculpture, clay objects, metal and jewelry creations, and wood working projects will be displayed. Opening Reception: Sunday, April 5, 1-3pm. Opening is...

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