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Connecticut Farm-to-Chef Week Runs Sept. 14 To 20

Connecticut Farm-to-Chef Week Runs Sept. 14 To 20

Connecticut's annual Farm-to-Chef week returns again Monday, with special menus at...

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Mexican Independence Day, National Guacamole Day At  Besito

Mexican Independence Day, National Guacamole Day at Besito

The restaurant offers a complimentary tequila tasting courtesy of Roca Patron, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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LobsterCraft Kitchen: All Things Lobster In One Small Spot

LobsterCraft Kitchen: All Things Lobster In One Small Spot

Move over, lobster roll. LobsterCraft's lobster taco is on your tail. This bright storefront specializing in a fresh approach to hot...

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Jojoto: The Soul Of Venezuela On A Plate

Jojoto: The Soul Of Venezuela On A Plate

In Mexico, it's "elote." In Peru, it's "choclo." But in Venezuela, corn on the cob definitively translates to "jojoto," and first-time...

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Ciscos: Mexican Eatery Meets American Diner

Ciscos: Mexican Eatery Meets American Diner

Mexican food and breakfast food: Cisco's in Newington doesn't exactly merge the two, but by serving breakfast all day and Mexican food after...

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Local Restaurant Reviews

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...

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...