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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

Top 10 Names for Hartford Double-A Baseball Team Announced

Top 10 Names for Hartford Double-A Baseball Team Announced

There won’t be a Hartford Hops baseball team or Blockheads (in honor of early Connecticut explorer Adriaen Block) but there could be a team named the Praying Mantis or River Hogs.

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Yale Officer Who Pulled Gun on Times Columnist Charles Blow's Son Cleared

Yale Officer Who Pulled Gun on Times Columnist Charles Blow's Son Cleared

The Yale Police Department has found that the officer who drew his firearm as he stopped a student fitting the description of a burglary suspect was in compliance with its policies.

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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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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

Weekend Best Bets: UConn Women’s Basketball, St. Patrick’s Day Parade …

Weekend Best Bets: UConn Women’s Basketball, St. Patrick’s Day Parade …

For those looking to end their winter hibernation there are plenty of cool, offbeat and family friendly events happening this weekend in Connecticut.

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Regis Philbin and His Wife, Joy, Preview Their Live Show at Foxwoods

Regis Philbin and His Wife, Joy, Preview Their Live Show at Foxwoods

Regis and Joy Philbin will bring their live show filled with music and fun to Foxwoods Resort Casino on March 14.

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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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Style & Shopping

'Boardwalk Empire' Props Being Sold in Online Auction by Bridgeport's Black Rock Galleries

'Boardwalk Empire' Props Being Sold in Online Auction by Bridgeport's Black Rock Galleries

Highlights from the auction include the leather chair and clock from main character Nucky Thompson’s office, as well as his birthday cake, hundreds of Boardwalk signs, 1920s liquor crates and more.

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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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Health & Wellness

Runner Raises Funds for Cancer Research on Road to Boston Marathon

Runner Raises Funds for Cancer Research on Road to Boston Marathon

Runner Jessica Fine Sowalsky is raising funds for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on her way to the Boston Marathon in April.

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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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History

Efforts Ramp Up to Get CT Baseball Legend Into Hall of Fame

Efforts Ramp Up to Get CT Baseball Legend Into Hall of Fame

Doc Adams, a longtime Ridgefield resident, originated the shortstop position and led the charge to standardize the game’s rulebook, why has he been forgotten by Cooperstown?

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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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Dreamless, Unalive, Perfect: Photographs by William Frucht

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

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

Dreamless, Unalive, Perfect is the first solo exhibition of photographs by Danbury resident William Frucht. The 12 black-and-white landscape photographs in the show find beauty in decay of manmade objects and their reclamation by nature. In his artist’s statement, he says, “Over time, the things we discard and forget have grown larger and more complex. Once...

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The Color of Nature Art Exhibition, March 4 through April 7, 2015

Mar 6, 2015 - Apr 7, 2015

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

The exhibit features works by Heide Follin, a Norwalk-based fine artist who has won many awards. She has exhibited regionally at the Rowayton Arts Center, Loft Artists Association, Westport Arts Center, New Canaan Carriage Barn, UCONN Stamford Gallery, Art About Town in Westport, The Drawing Room in Greenwich, Pequot Library and the Fairfield Arts Center. Heide graduated from the Worcester Art...

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March Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Timeless: The Paintings of Ray Ellis,” a celebration of the work of the late renowned painter and story teller, Ray Ellis. His exhibit runs March 3 – 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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As We Were - 1889

Mar 6, 2015 - May 1, 2015

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The New Canaan historical Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers.

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Story & Animal Program at Earthplace

Mar 6, 2015 - May 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

  Join us for a story and animal encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents. Children age 5 and under

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Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Mar 6, 2015 - May 10, 2015

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

The exhibition features thirty-four works that display a mastery of the highly realistic, trompe l’oeil technique in curious compositions of currency, letters, and other symbolic items that make reference to political, economic and social issues facing America, and Otis Kaye personally, during the first half of the twentieth-century. More puzzling than Kaye’s work, which is steeped...

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EagleWatch Winter Wildlife Cruises

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

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

February and March are prime viewing for visiting eagles and other birds wintering along the lower Connecticut River Valley. Bring your camera and binoculars and climb aboard Project Oceanology’s Enviro Lab III for a cruise and discover the beauty of the River in winter.  The EagleWatch season also includes the Eagles of Essex exhibit at the museum and programs and activities....

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“Ear Candy”: An Earring Show at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

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

 “Ear Candy”: An Earring Show at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, February 4 – March 15, with work by twenty-six jewelers who have created a innovative assortment of earrings. This show will feature one of a kind pairs of “ear candy.” If you are looking for a gift for your Valentine, or for someone equally sweet, the Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop staff will help...

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Animal Feeding at Earthplace

Mar 6, 2015 - May 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

  Earthplace staff will answer your questions while our Animal Hall residents get their daily meal.  All Ages. 

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"Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery"

Mar 6, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery, to be held February 21ththrough April 11th.  This is Danowski’s first exhibition with the gallery and will feature her most recent body of work.  The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 28th, 1-5 pm. Danowski translates personal situational...

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