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Ted's Montana Grill Opening May 12 on Hartford's Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill Opening May 12 on Hartford's Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill has a date for its debut on Front...

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Basso: Gutsy Mediterranean Fusion

Basso: Gutsy Mediterranean Fusion

When an obscure restaurant snags one of the highest ratings in Zagat, it's got a dedicated following. Over the last seven years, Basso,...

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J. Timothy's Celebrates Building Anniversary With $17.89 Menu

J. Timothy's Celebrates Building Anniversary With $17.89 Menu

Fun historical fact: The prominent Plainville building that now houses J....

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Hearty Kitchen Already Known For Its Chicken And Waffles

Hearty Kitchen Already Known For Its Chicken And Waffles

Justin Lovelace admits he might have underestimated his customers' infatuation with fried chicken and waffles. It was the most popular...

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Stir The Pot: Breakfast Like Nowhere Else

Stir The Pot: Breakfast Like Nowhere Else

East Windsor, it seems, is a breakfast town. At least a half-dozen local diners and coffee shops serve up pancakes, eggs and bacon, and that...

Fire & Spice: Flavorful Vegan, Friendly Vibe

Fire & Spice: Flavorful Vegan, Friendly Vibe

As we opened the door to Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant, we were greeted with Marley jamming over a speakerand the question: "For here or...

Dom's Eatery: So Many Choices, So Little Room

Dom's Eatery: So Many Choices, So Little Room

We drove right by Dom's Broad Street Eatery, as it is tucked into a small shopping center on Windsor's main drag across from the green....

Jerk Pit Cafe: Addictive, Juicy Jamaican

Jerk Pit Cafe: Addictive, Juicy Jamaican

From the suburbs to every corner of the capital city, the Hartford area is teeming with Jamaican restaurants. Most people have their...

Delectable, Authentic, Kaiten-Style Sushi At Umi

Delectable, Authentic, Kaiten-Style Sushi At Umi

Few dining experiences are as convenient and entertaining as kaiten-style sushi. Pieces of raw fish, sushi rolls and small plates travel...

Bollywood Grill: Hot Lunch For $9.99

Bollywood Grill: Hot Lunch For $9.99

Why should a quick lunch have to mean settling for a soggy grab-n-go sandwich or sitting in the work cafeteria? Bollywood Grill in...

The Cosmic Omelet: Egg-Wrapped Insanity

The Cosmic Omelet: Egg-Wrapped Insanity

With all of its great greasy spoons within walking distnce of one another, Manchester's Main Street should be nicknamed diner row.

Little Rendezvous: Pizza Worth The Trip

Little Rendezvous: Pizza Worth The Trip

New Haven residents are always raving about their pizza and insisting folks travel our way to give it a try. But it's probably harder to get...

Arch Street Tavern: Filling, Tasty, No-Frills Comfort Food

Arch Street Tavern: Filling, Tasty, No-Frills Comfort Food

On a recent rainy afternoon in downtown Hartford, the lunch crowd was out in full force at Arch Street Tavern, a familiar classic bar and...

Mezcal: Authentic Mexican In A Relaxed Setting

Mezcal: Authentic Mexican In A Relaxed Setting

The vibe: The outside of Mezcal Restaurante Mexicano y Cantina didn't look like much; the pink walls and deep blue window...

Little Mark's: Big, Butt-Kickin' BBQ

Little Mark's: Big, Butt-Kickin' BBQ

It takes confidence to declare your barbecue "mouth-waterin'" and "butt-kickin'" in a region not known for the Southern staple. Thankfully,...

Maison Mathis: A Sweet, Filling Belgian Breakfast

Maison Mathis: A Sweet, Filling Belgian Breakfast

So many delicious options hit you as soon as you walk into Maison Mathis that it's hard to know where to go first – the truffle case,...

Cilantro: Made-To-Order Mexican, Sans Assembly Line

Cilantro: Made-To-Order Mexican, Sans Assembly Line

If the idea of fast, inexpensive Mexican food conjures up images of Taco Bell, and the relative formality of something like Moe's or...