September 2020

In This Issue:

Our readers' picks for the best casual food, beer and bars, baked goods and more from around the state

Our readers' picks for the best places to relax, get some culture, entertain the kids, watch (or play) a game and more from around the state

Our readers' picks for the best clothing, antiques, jewelry, sporting goods and more from around the state

Our readers have picked this year's "Best of Connecticut"®, but we just couldn’t stop there. Our staff and contributing writers gush about a few of their personal favorites Connecticut has to offer.

This & That

Open just 15 hours a week with no outdoor signage, Stella’s and Mazie’s on Capitol Avenue in Hartford is truly a hidden gem. “People don’t know we’re here,” says deLinda Jagne, aka Chef Stella. “It’s kinda nice to have people look for us.” People have been looking a lot lately. Jagne says bu…

Where & When

Home & Living

You did everything right 17 or 18 years ago — right? — in shoehorning that new 529 college savings plan alongside the mortgage, budget sundries, and a little mad money besides. And if you kept up with your contribution schedule, that plan did right by you in the historic bull market of the p…

When Dawn Pettinelli was a little girl, she would trail her grandmother around her garden, marveling at the beautiful flowers she grew. But aside from planting seeds and searching for worms, she thought little about the soil that nourished those flowers. That changed when she took her first …

Breathing, particularly nasal breathing, is having a moment. Consider, between COVID-19, the weak economy and political conflicts, we’re reminded to breathe deeply through our noses to lessen anxiety. And a new book on breathing quickly hit The New York Times bestseller list.

Eat & Drink

Open just 15 hours a week with no outdoor signage, Stella’s and Mazie’s on Capitol Avenue in Hartford is truly a hidden gem. “People don’t know we’re here,” says deLinda Jagne, aka Chef Stella. “It’s kinda nice to have people look for us.” People have been looking a lot lately. Jagne says bu…

The Last Word

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