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Trumbull Kitchen Happy Hour: Standout Tapas

Trumbull Kitchen Happy Hour: Standout Tapas

Happy-hour excursions always seem to create choruses of "Why don't we do this more often?" With good reason: cheap drinks, cheap eats, and a...

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Ted's Montana Grill Opening May 12 on Hartford's Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill Opening May 12 on Hartford's Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill has a date for its debut on Front...

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Basso: Gutsy Mediterranean Fusion

Basso: Gutsy Mediterranean Fusion

When an obscure restaurant snags one of the highest ratings in Zagat, it's got a dedicated following. Over the last seven years, Basso,...

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Stir The Pot: Breakfast Like Nowhere Else

Stir The Pot: Breakfast Like Nowhere Else

East Windsor, it seems, is a breakfast town. At least a half-dozen local diners and coffee shops serve up pancakes, eggs and bacon, and that...

Fire & Spice: Flavorful Vegan, Friendly Vibe

Fire & Spice: Flavorful Vegan, Friendly Vibe

As we opened the door to Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant, we were greeted with Marley jamming over a speakerand the question: "For here or...

Steamed Cheeseburgers, Three Ways

Steamed Cheeseburgers, Three Ways

If you live near or are from central Connecticut, odds are you've eaten a steamed cheeseburger from Ted's in Meriden. At the very least,...

Stanziatos: Pizza Best Straight From Oven

Stanziatos: Pizza Best Straight From Oven

For such a little pizza place, Stanziato's has created some buzz. The recipient of many "best of" awards calls itself the "Best Pizza in the...

Dom's Eatery: So Many Choices, So Little Room

Dom's Eatery: So Many Choices, So Little Room

We drove right by Dom's Broad Street Eatery, as it is tucked into a small shopping center on Windsor's main drag across from the green....

Jerk Pit Cafe: Addictive, Juicy Jamaican

Jerk Pit Cafe: Addictive, Juicy Jamaican

From the suburbs to every corner of the capital city, the Hartford area is teeming with Jamaican restaurants. Most people have their...

Delectable, Authentic, Kaiten-Style Sushi At Umi

Delectable, Authentic, Kaiten-Style Sushi At Umi

Few dining experiences are as convenient and entertaining as kaiten-style sushi. Pieces of raw fish, sushi rolls and small plates travel...