Ah, breakfast. Opinions differ about whether or not it's really the most important meal of the day, but it's hard not to agree that it's the most fun. We've got the sunny story on terrific breakfast spots throughout the state, as well as 8 delicious sandwiches you can check out on your next commute. Not a morning person? Visit our list of a dozen top spots to do brunch, or make breakfast at home any time of the day using recipes shared with us by local chefs.

Elsewhere in this issue we celebrate Women's History Month with 31 trailblazers from our state who made a major impact, as well several who are making a difference right at this moment. Also: we take a look at the advantages of growing native plants in your home garden, and a profile of Hartford defense attorney Morton Katz, who at age 99 continues to give his clients his all.