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Maffucci Loses To Iron Chef In Halloween-Themed 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Maffucci Loses To Iron Chef In Halloween-Themed 'Beat Bobby Flay'

In a Halloween-themed episode of the Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" competition show, Vito's chef-owner Rob Maffucci grappled with pumpkin...

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Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets

Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets

Gallo means rooster in Italian, and the rooster is a subtle theme in this contemporary Italian restaurant in Ridgefield. Gallo is also the...

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Hartford's Food Evolution: From Meatballs To Ceviche

Hartford's Food Evolution: From Meatballs To Ceviche

Two of Hartford's longest-standing restaurants would be unrecognizable to most present-day diners. And their founders likely wouldn't have...

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BurgerFi Bargain

BurgerFi Bargain

Here's a family dine-out deal that won't take a bite out of your budget. On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., everything,...

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Rob Maffucci Of Vito's Restaurants Aims To 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Rob Maffucci Of Vito's Restaurants Aims To 'Beat Bobby Flay'

When producers contacted Rob Maffucci about possibly appearing on Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay," he jumped at the chance.

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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 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...

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...