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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

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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The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

Was Connecticut's unofficial Bigfoot legend a man or the mythic beast? No one knew for sure but that didn’t stop it from becoming a sensation.

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Connecticut Partnership for Children Presents The Dave Reilly Comedy Adventure Featuring Comedian Gary Pettinella!

Mar 6, 2015

Where?: Colonial Tavern, Oxford CT When?: Doors open at 7:00pm, Show starts at 8:00pm $25 per person or $210 for a table of 10! Price includes hot & cold apps and dessert Tickets are on sale now at www.ctpfc.org or by calling (203) 881-1804

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Pillow Talk

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015

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

The Hygienic’s Annual Artist in Residence show will open with a reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 21. Join Hygienic’s resident artists for a slumber party theme  – pajamas are welcome, but not mandatory.  Our six resident artists are Kim Abraham, Troy Zaushny, Casey Moran, Susan Hickman, Justin Anderson, and Travis Gibbs.  The exhibit will be...

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Salsa Lessons

Mar 6, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Salsa Lessons for beginners, Intermediate and advanced learners. Fun music, friendly environment and experienced instructors. Every Friday from 7:15-8:15 pm No partner or experience necessary and walk-ins always welcome. Great time for singles and couples! Lots of restaurants nearby to extend a wonderful evening...

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Iktus Percussion Concert

Mar 6, 2015

  This concert features the Iktus percussion enemble performing works by guest composer Lisa Renee Coons and winning compositions from the Women Composers Festival of Hartford international score competition by Elizabeth Comninellis and Yiran Zhao. Based in New York City, Iktus Percussion is an ambitious, dynamic young ensemble committed to expanding the boundaries of the percussion...

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The Lyons

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Set in an ordinary hospital room, Ben Lyons lies dying. Rita, his wife of forty years, flips through decorating magazines, planning a living room makeover. It's clear Ben and Rita have been at war for many years, and that Ben's impending demise has brought no relief. When they're joined by their children, Lisa and Curtis, all efforts at a pleasant visit or a sentimental goodbye are...

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Wynonna and Friends: Story & Song

Mar 6, 2015

Everyone has a story to tell. And, for Wynonna Judd, those stories have been told through song with one of the most influential and important voices of our generation. Come experience the timeless tales of her unparalleled artistry as she takes you on the revolutionary journey of her 30 year platinum career.  Hear the stories that inspired her to record the songs, create the tours and make...

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EXHIBITION: New Media: Catherine Ross: Laugh Track

Mar 6, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

New Media artist Catherine Ross frames instances on video that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. In Laugh Track (2013), she recontectualizes film clips of both men and women laughing. The result is a mini overture in which laughter...

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EXHIBITION: Over Life’s Waters: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm

Mar 6, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

This winter, the New Britain Museum of American Art proudly showcases the Hamm’s labor of love in the exhibition, Over Life's Waters: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm. Ninety-three of the Hamm’s American coastal collection will be on view, including works by noted artists Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), William Braford (1823–1892), William...

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Eagle Cruises on RiverQuest

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

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Reverberation

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

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

WORLD PREMIERE from Matthew, Lopez, the author of The Whipping Man and Somewhere. After a personal tragedy, Jonathan has withdrawn from the world, with little social life beyond the men he meets online. When charming, flighty Claire moves into the apartment upstairs, she tries to coax him out of his shell. They forge a tenuous connection, but the past reverberates into the...

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