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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

Goodbye Gandhi-Bot: Beer Name Will Be Changed After Controversy

Goodbye Gandhi-Bot: Beer Name Will Be Changed After Controversy

New England Brewing Company announced that in light of concern from the Indian community, both here in Connecticut and elsewhere, the beer’s name and label will both be changed over the next three months.

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Mario Batali Coming to Yale to Talk Sustainable Food in Free Event

Mario Batali Coming to Yale to Talk Sustainable Food in Free Event

Celebrity chef Mario Batali to speak with the director of the Yale Sustainable Food Program, Mark Bomford, in free event tomorrow, Friday, January 23.

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Mystic Seaport Breaks Ground on $15 Million Building for New Exhibits

Mystic Seaport Breaks Ground on $15 Million Building for New Exhibits

Mystic Seaport is building a new event space that is designed to make it a year-round destination.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Brick + Wood Brings Artisan Pizza, Neapolitan Street Food to Fairfield

Brick + Wood Brings Artisan Pizza, Neapolitan Street Food to Fairfield

The new addition to the Fairfield dining scene is not “just another brick” in the pizza wall.

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World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio Opening Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford

World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio Opening Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford

World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio is opening Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford.

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Fine Wines and Celebrity Chefs Pair Nicely at the 2015 Sun WineFest

Fine Wines and Celebrity Chefs Pair Nicely at the 2015 Sun WineFest

The 2015 Sun WineFest will bring together an impressive array of fine wine, beer and food over the course of next weekend, Jan 23-25.

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Arts & Entertainment

New London Gallery Marks 36 Years With Art, Music, Fashion and More

New London Gallery Marks 36 Years With Art, Music, Fashion and More

Hygienic Art XXXVI will bring more than 500 artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers and performers together in New London over the course of two weeks.

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Weekend Best Bets: Bargain Shoreline Dining, ‘Downton’ in Connecticut, Litchfield Wines …

Weekend Best Bets: Bargain Shoreline Dining, ‘Downton’ in Connecticut, Litchfield Wines …

Make the most of the weekend by planning well and punctuating the hibernation with strategic excursions. Here’s our weekly sampling of some of the most interesting things happening in different parts of the state.

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'American Dreamland' Coney Island Stars in Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit

'American Dreamland' Coney Island Stars in Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit

Coney Island has been an American touchstone for 150 years, a destination where families have flocked for fun in the sun and amusements aplenty.

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Style & Shopping

Connecticut Teens Show Promise in ‘Project Runway’ Spinoff ‘Threads’

Connecticut Teens Show Promise in ‘Project Runway’ Spinoff ‘Threads’

Two Connecticut teenagers starred in the 'Project Runway' spinoff series 'Threads,' and one walked away with top prize.

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Westport Tailor Sews a Punctuation Mark on His Career After 38 Years

Westport Tailor Sews a Punctuation Mark on His Career After 38 Years

After decades of tending to the tailoring needs of people throughout Fairfield County, Antoni Michalowski is finally going to sew up his career.

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Holiday Open House at Boutique Jeweler With NW Connecticut Client Base

Holiday Open House at Boutique Jeweler With NW Connecticut Client Base

McTeigue & McClelland, the luxury boutique jeweler, is holding its annual holiday open house from 1 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Health & Wellness

Governor Malloy and Tenet Back in Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal

Governor Malloy and Tenet Back in Talks on Connecticut Hospitals Deal

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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Innovative Connecticut Addiction Recovery Program Has High Success Rate

Innovative Connecticut Addiction Recovery Program Has High Success Rate

Aware Recovery Care's success rates are the subject of a recent paper that appeared in the health journal Connecticut Medicine.

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College Scholarships Give New Haven Students Promise of a Bright Future

College Scholarships Give New Haven Students Promise of a Bright Future

New Haven has made a promise to its students in order to help them sculpt a better life as they become adults—that if you work hard and excel in school, you will be supported through college.

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History

With Blizzard Colbie Coming, a Look Back at Wicked Connecticut Winters

With Blizzard Colbie Coming, a Look Back at Wicked Connecticut Winters

As we suffer through the first storm of the season, here's an opportunity to look back on some memorable blizzards in Connecticut's history.

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The CT Files: The Double Life—and Dealings—of Philip Musica

The CT Files: The Double Life—and Dealings—of Philip Musica

The story of how one man fooled thousands and pocketed millions.

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Torrington Native Writes Civil War History of 1st Connecticut Cavalry

Torrington Native Writes Civil War History of 1st Connecticut Cavalry

The young men who comprised Connecticut’s only Civil War cavalry regiment had been forgotten by time and politicians.

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Connecticut Magazine

Student Art Show At Gallery 53

Jan 26, 2015 - Jan 29, 2015

     Gallery 53, 53 Colony St, Meriden will host a student show January 20 - 29.  The show will consist of works by students from  the three Meriden High Schools: Maloney High School, Platt High School and  Wilcox Tech  School as well as students from Middlesex Community College.  The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Thursday,...

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Student Show at Gallery 53

Jan 26, 2015 - Jan 29, 2015

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St, Meriden will host a student art show January 20 - 29.  The show will consist of works by students from  the three Meriden High Schools: Maloney High School, Platt High School and  Wilcox Tech  School as well as students from Middlesex Community College.  The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Thursday, January 22 from 3 -...

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Student Art Show At Gallery 53

Jan 26, 2015 - Jan 29, 2015

     Gallery 53, 53 Colony St, Meriden will host a student show January 20 - 29.  The show will consist of works by students from  the three Meriden High Schools: Maloney High School, Platt High School and  Wilcox Tech  School as well as students from Middlesex Community College.  The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Thursday,...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Jan 26, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site meeting or private...

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Japanese Crime Film Series

Jan 26, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015

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

Lone Wolves and Stray Dogs: The Japanese Crime Film, 1931 - 1969 Ever since the success of the French crime film Zigomar in 1911, the Japanese film industry has produced numerous movies depicting criminals and the detectives who try to apprehend them. Chivalric yakuza, modern mobsters, knife-weilding molls, hardboiled gumshoes, samurai detectives, femme fatales, and private eyes populate...

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Singers Invited to Join the Connecticut Choral Society

Jan 26, 2015 - Jan 26, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday.

The Connecticut Choral Society (CCS), under Artistic Director Eric Knapp, invites singers (high school and above) to audition for the 2015 spring season. Prospective members are invited to attend any January rehearsals as guests before committing to join the chorus. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings (7:30 - 9:30 pm) at the South Britain Congregational Church Hall (693 S. Britain Road,...

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Franklin Street Works Presents: “About Like So: The Influence of Painting”

Jan 26, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015

“About Like So: The Influence of Painting” is a group exhibition that explores how the histories, forms, materials and other qualities associated with painting inform conceptual art practices today.  The show is on view at Franklin Street Works from November 22, 2014, through February 22, 2015.  The exhibition, curated by Terri C Smith, aims, in part, to...

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World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio Opens New Restaurant, Amore, In The Very Place He Made His First Pizza Over 30 Years Ago!

Jan 26, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015

January 19, 2015, Stamford, CT:  Six-time World Pizza Champion / Restaurateur / Food Network Judge Bruno DiFabio is coming home- home to Amore Restaurant. As a teen, Bruno made his first pizza dough in this little Italian restaurant in the Springdale neighborhood of Stamford CT. Numerous awards, 11 restaurants and several Food Network gigs later, Bruno is preparing to re-open Amore...

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Exhibition: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery


Jan 26, 2015 - May 10, 2015

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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The Artists of Gallery One at LaGrua Center

Jan 26, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015

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

Exhibition of a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works on paper. Featured artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, January 9  from 5 to 7pm (snow date...

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