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Restaurants Donate To Residents Displaced By Hartford Fire On Thanksgiving Eve

Restaurants Donate To Residents Displaced By Hartford Fire On Thanksgiving Eve

As 10 people found themselves homeless after a fire at 80 Prospect Ave in Hartford Wednesday evening, deputy police chief Brian J. Foley...

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Thanksgiving Week Happy Hours And Deals

Thanksgiving Week Happy Hours And Deals

Whether you're sick of turkey, catching up with faraway friends or avoiding relatives, several Hartford-area restaurants are extending happy...

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Connecticut's First Smashburger To Open In Waterford

Connecticut's First Smashburger To Open In Waterford

Connecticut's first Smashburger officially opens Friday, Nov. 28 in Waterford, at 903 Hartford Turnpike. 

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Holiday Help From Connecticut's Chefs: Apps And Cocktails

Holiday Help From Connecticut's Chefs: Apps And Cocktails

The pros have stepped up to offer their expertise, putting together stylish yet easily replicated recipes for elegant appetizers and...

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Max Restaurant Group Hosts Champagne Classic

Two upcoming Max Restaurant Group events featuring fine bubbly will benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. 

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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?

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...

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...

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.

Intriguing Small Plates At Cafemantic

Intriguing Small Plates At Cafemantic

When it's your job to describe good food with appropriate adjectives, it's kind of problematic when a dish's quality knocks you speechless....

Java And Vegan Nirvana At Fuel Coffee Shop

Java And Vegan Nirvana At Fuel Coffee Shop

Walking into the Fuel Coffee Shop in New Haven on a Wednesday afternoon, I immediately saw three glowing MacBooks, each with large white...

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...

The Hidden Still: A Pub Menu With A Southern Flair

The Hidden Still: A Pub Menu With A Southern Flair

If you're the kind of person who thinks a five-cheese macaroni and cheese dish is for amateurs, The Hidden Still's grilled version is...

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...