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"Grilled and Chilled" Dinner at Vito's By The Water Sept. 3

"Grilled and Chilled" Dinner at Vito's By The Water

The event features several courses of grilled fare, paired with creative specialty cocktails.

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Yes, Dottie's Doughnuts Are To Die For, But So Is Her Diner Fare

Yes, Dottie's Doughnuts Are To Die For, But So Is Her Diner Fare

I went for the doughnuts, but like so many dining adventures, I have become hooked on the rest of the menu.

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New Delivery Service Promises Liquor In Under An Hour

New Delivery Service Promises Liquor In Under An Hour

Liquor at your door, in the time it takes to order a pizza? That's what a new Hartford-area delivery service is promising. Ultra, which...

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Colorful Nuevo Latino Fare At Mambo

Colorful Nuevo Latino Fare At Mambo

If it's true that we "eat with our eyes," then Mambo Cocina Latina is a true visual feast. The Nuevo Latino eatery on New Haven's State...

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Local Restaurant Reviews

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...