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"Grilled and Chilled" Dinner at Vito's By The Water Sept. 3

"Grilled and Chilled" Dinner at Vito's By The Water

The event features several courses of grilled fare, paired with creative specialty cocktails.

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Yes, Dottie's Doughnuts Are To Die For, But So Is Her Diner Fare

Yes, Dottie's Doughnuts Are To Die For, But So Is Her Diner Fare

I went for the doughnuts, but like so many dining adventures, I have become hooked on the rest of the menu.

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New Delivery Service Promises Liquor In Under An Hour

New Delivery Service Promises Liquor In Under An Hour

Liquor at your door, in the time it takes to order a pizza? That's what a new Hartford-area delivery service is promising. Ultra, which...

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Colorful Nuevo Latino Fare At Mambo

Colorful Nuevo Latino Fare At Mambo

If it's true that we "eat with our eyes," then Mambo Cocina Latina is a true visual feast. The Nuevo Latino eatery on New Haven's State...

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Labor Day Weekend Dining Specials in Connecticut

Labor Day Weekend Dining Specials in Connecticut

The unofficial end to summer brings several dining specials to Connecticut restaurants. Indulge in lobster, prime rib and even corn dogs...

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The Eatery: From Take-Out Joint To Cozy Eat-In Deli

The Eatery: From Take-Out Joint To Cozy Eat-In Deli

The catchy, slow-grooving rock playing over the speakers, the giant chalkboard menu and the decor not unlike something you'd see on...

Perk On Main: Crepes To Go Crazy Over

Perk On Main: Crepes To Go Crazy Over

A good crepe can be hard to find. Luckily, a foodie friend recommended Perk on Main in Durham and my search is over. The added benefit is...

Sababa: Middle Eastern Magic For Lunch

Sababa: Middle Eastern Magic For Lunch

At least once a month a coworker and I book a full day of photoshoots in New Haven, alternating our choices for lunch. During one such...

Stonepost Bakery And Cafe: A Bustling New Spot

Stonepost Bakery And Cafe: A Bustling New Spot

When you pull off Avon's busy Route 44 into the Stonepost Bakery and Cafe's parking lot, you're greeted by the patio of brightly colored...

Saigon Kitchen: Standout Chinese From The Pros

Saigon Kitchen: Standout Chinese From The Pros

Why on earth would a Chinese restaurant be named after a city in Vietnam? Upon asking, the short story is that it's a long story. The not-...

Happy Hour At A'Vert Feels Like A Vacation

Happy Hour At A'Vert Feels Like A Vacation

Happy hour at A'Vert in West Hartford offers a weekday bar menu, available 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and just until 6 on the...

Ted's Steam Machine: Cheesy Goodness In The Park

Ted's Steam Machine: Cheesy Goodness In The Park

Ted's Restaurant has been serving its famous steamed burgers for more than 50 years. But its new Steam Machine is putting a new spin on an...

Jake's Diggity Dogs: So Many Choices, It's Not For The Indecisive

Jake's Diggity Dogs: So Many Choices, It's Not For The Indecisive

It was later in a somewhat eventful evening in New Haven when a friend and I strolled down Crown Street looking for food. Despite all the...

Three Sheets: A 'Gastrodive' With 'Stupid Good' Food

Three Sheets: A 'Gastrodive' With 'Stupid Good' Food

The building at 372 Elm St. in New Haven holds decades of history as a watering hole for townies and Yalies alike, from its days as the...

Seoul BBQ: Adventurous Eating In New Britain

Seoul BBQ: Adventurous Eating In New Britain

The lunch specials at Seoul BBQ in New Britain are some of the best bargains around. Like the almost-standard complimentary chips-and-...

Smoke Box BBQ Gets Creative With Loads Of Options

Smoke Box BBQ Gets Creative With Loads Of Options

It all started with a Peking duck smoker box discarded in a friend's yard. But New Haven-area restaurateurs Jason Sobocinski and Mike Farber...

The Outer Space Adds A Full Dinner Menu

The Outer Space Adds A Full Dinner Menu

In a place like downtown New Haven, if you set out for a night of dinner, drinks and live music, it's not a big deal if you end up having to...

On20 Offers New Affordable Bistro Lunch Menu

On20 Offers New Affordable Bistro Lunch Menu

At On20, it doesn't matter if you order a simple burger and fries, or a full tasting menu with wine pairings, you're still treated to the...