In This Issue:
Forget Faneuil and Fenway. These oft-overlooked Boston attractions offer a universe of history, culture and gustatory greatness.
Not long ago, New Haven-based defense attorney Norm Pattis was a celebrated champion of social justice causes. Today, with a roster of clients accused of heinous crimes, the outspoken Pattis might be the most controversial lawyer in Connecticut.
This & That
Gerri Griswold has “a passion for bats.” Known as “the Bat Lady of Connecticut,” Griswold has made it her mission to rehabilitate bats in her home and to educate the public about our misconceptions toward them.
When Cynthia Roy was 16, her best friend Leslie died of leukemia. Cancer remains second behind accidents among causes of death for children ages 1 to 14, according to the American Cancer Society, which estimated nearly 1,200 cancer-related deaths for children younger than 15 in 2019.
Jay Ross watched the action out the window from his hospital bed. He sat in his room at the long-term-care Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford — unable to walk after a motorcycle accident weeks earlier — as the annual Gaylord Gauntlet took place across the 400-acre campus. The 5k mud…
In the woods ahead I see the outline of what looks like the ruins of a castle. Myth and rumor had brought me here. Guided by directions found on the internet, I’d ventured on foot down an abandoned roadway in a tree-filled area adjacent to Interstate 84. The castle-like structure I see is la…
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut
Where & When
I’ve spent quite a bit of time in West Hartford. When I was a teenager in the mid-1990s, my brother, who’s about 15 years older than me, started a family and bought his first house in Elmwood Center near the Newington and Hartford lines.
The Storyteller’s Cottage, devoted to books and literary events, proves that print is alive and well and living on Route 10 in Simsbury.
(Update: The Connecticut Spring Antiques show has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. No reschedule date has been announced.)
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Also: Nick Westrate gives The King's Speech at Hartford Stage; Artistic Director Dexter J. Singleton works with Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew in New Haven; Chad Jennings stars in Every Brilliant Thing at TheaterWorks Hartford.
Home & Living
Host with the most with these locally made cooking goods.
Back before social media and smartphones, a porch served as a place for socialization. People would stroll through the neighborhood after dinner and visit with neighbors taking in the evening from their front porch, trading stories about their days while enjoying a mild summer’s eve or a cri…
Most of us know what foods are healthy and unhealthy. It’s finding a way to make healthy eating a way of life that trips most people up.
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it. For homeowners David and Susan Duncan, that’s exactly what happened in 2007 when looking to move from Madison to a home closer to their sons’ private school in New London. From the moment they walked inside a circa-1680 home…
It is way down the list of websites maintained by state government where one would think to search out words of wisdom from the likes of Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But there the luminaries appear, courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Banking, with a Russian…
Eat & Drink
Sometimes the most obvious things are right under your nose. For Connecticut culinary colossus Tyler Anderson, that idiom takes on a literal meaning when it comes to pizza. “Recently I came to the conclusion,” Anderson says, “it’s my favorite food in the world, why the hell don’t I have a re…
Two Roads Brewing Co., Connecticut’s largest brewery, has entered the hard seltzer arena.
Whether its the first course or a first encounter, these wine suggestions will help you get you things off to a great start.
Even with a chill in the air, this recipe for Hatch green chile stew keeps the heat on.
The Tasty Yolk in Bridgeport hits the spot for breakfast or lunch on the go.
Popeye's? Chik-fil-A? Chains be damned, I have to find the best fried chicken sandwich in Connecticut. My quest so far …
Amis Trattoria, which opened in Westport in 2017, got a shot of culinary adrenaline over the summer when Jes Bengtson took over the kitchen as executive chef. Bengtson is also the executive chef at Terrain Cafe in Westport, which is owned by the same company. I’d previously been impressed wi…
The Last Word
Kim is spearheading the 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA project, a year-long series of seven exhibitions devoted exclusively to women artists that began in January.