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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.

READERS' CHOICE 

EXPERTS' PICKS

3 NEW DINING DESTINATIONS

 

 

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Connecticut Today

February May Be Coldest Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

February May Be Coldest 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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Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

The New Britain Rock Cats are running a “Name the Team” contest that will help decide the team’s new moniker and one fan is lobbying for a name that pays homage to Connecticut’s brewing industry.

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More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

Information gathered from four portable seismographs set up in Plainfield during January’s earthquake swarm reveals more earthquakes then previously recorded and gives insight into the source of the disturbances.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

Connecticut's top chefs will be bringing delicious dishes to Savor, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, at the Connecticut Convention Center in April.

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Chefs @ Millwright's, Community Table, LeFarm Up for James Beard Award

Chefs @ Millwright's, Community Table, LeFarm Up for James Beard Award

Three Connecticut chefs, Tyler Anderson at Millwright's, Joel Viehland at Community Table, and Bill Taibe of LeFarm and The Whelk, are nominated for a James Beard Foundation best chef award.

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

The five best things to do this weekend include two great food festivals, an Irish music festival and shopping options.

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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace is turning a lens on a “different kind of justice” in her latest project. The documentary in progress, whose working title is “Tribal Justice,” explores collaboration involving state courts and Native American tradition in pursuit of a more positive outcome.

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'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

Best known for The New York Times bestselling fantasy series Dinotopia—a utopian island where humans and dinosaurs coexist—artist and author James Gurney created a fantastical world rendered in realistic detail for readers. He published the first novel, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from...

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Style & Shopping

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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The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

In March 2013, a young man named Joshua Westbrook revived the shoemaker’s art—once a mainstay in New England—by launching a footwear company called The Brothers Crisp in a loft space in a former tire factory on Park Street in the Parkville section of Hartford.

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Roxy Grace Offers Natural Lip Balm, Body Scrubs For Girls  Via Madison

Roxy Grace Offers Natural Lip Balm, Body Scrubs For Girls Via Madison

There’s a new girl on the Shoreline, and her name is Roxy Grace.

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Health & Wellness

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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Governor Malloy and Tenet End Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal--Again

Governor Malloy and Tenet End Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal--Again

The Texas-based hospital chain has not resubmitted its Connecticut applications but company representatives are talking with the governor’s office, which is the first step, say proponents of the Tenet hospital mergers.

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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 Magazine

“A Body in Fukushima”

Mar 1, 2015 - May 24, 2015

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

“A Body in Fukushima” is a haunting series of color photographs and videos presented in a groundbreaking exhibition across all three of Wesleyan’s galleries. Last year, dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston followed abandoned train tracks through desolate stations into eerily vacant towns and fields in Fukushima, Japan. Following the 2011...

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Character Dance Party for Purim

Mar 1, 2015

Dress up and join your favorite princesses and superheroes as we celebrate the spirit of Purim complete with food, games and DJ.

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“Picture/Thing”

Mar 1, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015

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

“Picture/Thing” presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison ‘89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. These artists take...

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Character Dance Party for Purim

Mar 1, 2015

Dress up and join your favorite princesses and superheroes as we celebrate the spirit of Purim complete with food, games and DJ!  

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Andy Warhol Lives Again

Mar 1, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015

“ANDY WARHOL LIVES AGAIN”   Member Exhibition at The Loft Artists Gallery in Stamford   February 21 to March 22   Opening Reception Friday, February 20, 5:30 - 8pm To Feature Original Work from the  Stamford Museum & Nature Center Warhol Collection   Stamford, CT December 5, 2014 – Working on their own “fifteen...

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OPENING RECEPTION: NEW/NOW: Karl Lund

Mar 1, 2015

Opening Reception
 2-3:30 pm, Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015
 2:30 p.m. Artist Remarks 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...

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NEW/NOW: Karl Lund

Mar 1, 2015

Opening Reception
 2-3:30 pm, Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015
 2:30 p.m. Artist Remarks 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...

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Italian American Women of CT: From Grinding Poverty to Farms and Factories

Mar 1, 2015

Comparing her life as a cigar maker in New Haven to her grueling labors as a taglialegna, or lumberman, in 1930s Italy, Michelina Venditti can’t help chuckling at the contrast. Venditti’s remarkable account of felling trees to make charcoal is just one of many riveting oral histories collected by author Anthony Riccio for his newest book, “Farms, Factories and Families:...

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2015 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert

Mar 1, 2015

Yale Law School and Yale University Bands presents the 2015 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert. The concert will feature the Yale Jazz Ensemble, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director, and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Call (203) 432-4111 or visit www.yale.edu/yaleband for more information. The YJE portion of the program will feature Duke Ellington and...

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World Premiere of David Maker's "The Lamplighters of Ventimiglia" by Willimantic Orchestra

Mar 1, 2015

The Willimantic Orchestra, a community based orchestra, will present its free Winter Concert: "On the Lighter Side" at Shafer Auditorium, ECSU. Willimantic CT.  A highlight of this concert is the World premiere performance of "The Lamplighters of Ventimiglia" by David Maker. Mr. Maker was part of the music faculty at UCONN in various capacities for 45 years, including...

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