Sherkaan Indian Street Food recently opened in New Haven.

Sherkaan Indian Street Food recently opened in New Haven.

A monthly look at what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

Toro Brazilian Steakhouse, New Haven

We’ve heard great things about this new Brazilian rodízio (buffet steakhouse). For $29.99, visitors get an all-you-can-eat experience that includes a salad bar and other vegetables but is centered on sizzling meat served from skewers. Choose from options such as steak, chicken, pork sausage and leg of lamb.

135 Church St., 203-691-6853,

Sherkaan Indian Street Food, New Haven

This new restaurant serves a seasonally rotating menu of central and south Indian street food. It seeks to combine “the authentic flavors of India with contemporary cooking practices and everyday ingredients.” It features dishes like paneer dosa, smoked sweet potato samosa and the "chaat dog," a vegetarian seekh kebab. It also has classic craft cocktails and drinks inspired by the spices of Indian cuisine.

65 Broadway, 203-405-5808,

The Whey Station(ary), Middletown

The Whey Station food truck from Jillian and Josh Moskites began serving food in 2011. Now they have opened a brick-and-mortar location with a bar. The beloved grilled cheese menu items from the truck remain. They are joined by an assortment of cheese-forward dishes designed by Jillian — who won Food Network’s “Chopped” — including raclette, a Swiss dish featuring a melted wheel of cheese. There are also a dozen beers on tap with an emphasis on Connecticut beer.

544 Main St., 860-740-2403,

Flaco Taco, Stratford

This food truck from chef Dan Kardos, the creative force behind Liberty Rock Tavern and Oar & Oak, is set to open as soon as the weather warms. It will feature a variety of $4 tacos, with toppings ranging from fish to meat. There will also be a lobster roll. Look for the truck at breweries and other special events. It will also be at the waterside bar Knapps Landing (520 Sniffens Lane, Stratford) every Sunday from 7-10 p.m.

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The senior writer at Connecticut Magazine, Erik is the co-author of Penguin Random House’s “The Good Vices” and author of “Buzzed” and “Gillette Castle.” He is also an adjunct professor at WCSU’s MFA Program and Quinnipiac University