Local Food & Dining Scene

Is Social Media Behind Frenzy Over Rare Local Beers?

Is Social Media Behind Frenzy Over Rare Local Beers?

A top-rated beer has been selling so briskly at local bars that bartenders can practically time the emptying of a keg with a stopwatch.

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Toasted Celebrates Grand Opening Of Hartford Storefront

Toasted Celebrates Grand Opening Of Hartford Storefront

Toasted got its start as a mobile eatery serving Bushnell Park and other local stops.

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Love Is On Menu: Valentine's Day Dining Specials

Love Is On Menu: Valentine's Day Dining Specials

Champagne, roses, chocolate and oysters await you at Connecticut restaurants this Valentine's Day, where couples will be treated to...

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Caseus: Known For Its Way With Cheese

Caseus: Known For Its Way With Cheese

Caseus in New Haven is cheese-obsessed. It's named after the stuff.

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Hartford Baking May Pursue Jojo's Space; Sarah's Coffee House To Open

Hartford Baking May Pursue Jojo's Space; Sarah's Coffee House To Open

The Pratt Street storefront may possibly become home to another coffee shop in the near future.

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Fresh Indian Cuisine, Swanky Surroundings At Wethersfield's Utsav

Fresh Indian Cuisine, Swanky Surroundings At Wethersfield's Utsav

I moved east of the river a couple of years ago and immediately began a search for an Indian restaurant near my house. Most people look...

Omelettes Top The Menu At Breakfast Nook

Omelettes Top The Menu At Breakfast Nook

I'm a huge fan of omelettes, but the Breakfast Nook in North Haven does them so well (the Garden Grove is my absolute favorite), that it may...

Muddy Waters: A Cozy Cafe For Breakfast, Lunch

Muddy Waters: A Cozy Cafe For Breakfast, Lunch

The streets of downtown New London were deserted on a recent chilly weekend morning, but Muddy Waters Café was packed and cozier than...

Breakfast At Ken's Corner Worth Any Wait

Breakfast At Ken's Corner Worth Any Wait

If you are heading to Ken's Corner Breakfast in Glastonbury for breakfast or lunch, be prepared to wait for a table. Some days the line...

Flavorsome, Fresh Dishes At Tibetan Kitchen

Flavorsome, Fresh Dishes At Tibetan Kitchen

In Middletown, the sheer number of food and drink establishments can be overwhelming, but in the best way possible. It's easy to get...

Shu: Expansive, Well-Balanced Szechuan Flavors

Shu: Expansive, Well-Balanced Szechuan Flavors

Shu sits in the far corner of Shield Street Plaza between the impeccably stocked A Dong Supermarket and a travel agency. It was after a...

Taqueria Mexico: Simple, Messy And Delicious

Taqueria Mexico: Simple, Messy And Delicious

Earlier this summer I was introduced to the torta.

Pastrami On Wry: A Corner Eatery That Satisfies

Pastrami On Wry: A Corner Eatery That Satisfies

Manchester has a litany of restaurants, but as a general rule you can count on the places from Corey Wry.

The Whole Enchilada, Where Burritos Are A Daily Deal

The Whole Enchilada, Where Burritos Are A Daily Deal

Who doesn't love a bargain burrito?

Cora Cora: An Exciting Peruvian Journey

Cora Cora: An Exciting Peruvian Journey

Hartford, do you know how lucky you are? One top-notch Peruvian restaurant would be cause for celebration, but this metropolitan area has...

Q's Viet Pho: Mom And Pop Vietnamese

Q's Viet Pho: Mom And Pop Vietnamese

News of a new Vietnamese restaurant in Fairfield County spreads fast. There are few and they're in the cities. Most are in Bridgeport's...

Greer's: Chicken Experts For 50 Years

Greer's: Chicken Experts For 50 Years

For decades a small building in Bristol has churned out some of the best fried chicken in the state. On the far side of town, where...

Matty's Next Door: Game For 40-Cent Wings?

Matty's Next Door: Game For 40-Cent Wings?

Matty's Next Door is a come-as-you are sports bar: no muss, no fuss.