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The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem In Newington

The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem In Newington

Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant.

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O'Porto In Hartford: Has Top Park Street Restaurant Closed?

O'Porto In Hartford: Has Top Park Street Restaurant Closed?

Has Park Street lost a celebrated Portuguese restaurant, once described by a Courant reviewer as "the best thing to happen to Hartford...

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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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Calamari's Tavern: Where Time Stands Still

Calamari's Tavern: Where Time Stands Still

It's easy to miss the small, muted sign for Calamari's Tavern on Main Street in Deep River. A few neon beer lights are the main indication...

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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...