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Dressing Room Restaurant in Westport Closes; Paul Newman Was Co-Founder

02/03/14

Dressing Room Restaurant in Westport Closes; Paul Newman Was Co-Founder

It is with a heavy heart that we report the Dressing Room in Westport has closed its doors. While we work on the full story, here are the words of Michel Nischan via their website. Paul Newman and Michel Nischan were pioneers in the farm to table movement. Michel will continue his great work at Wholesome Wave, and we hope to see Chef Jon Vaast very soon.  "After eight great years and hundreds of thousands of delicious, local and sustainable farm-direct meals, Dressing Room Restaurant has closed. Founded by internationally renowned chef Michel Nischan and the late actor Paul Newman in 2006, the restaurant was Fairfield County’s first farm-to-table restaurant. We thank our customers who shared our passion and genuine interest in supporting regional growers...

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Chowdafest: Delicious Competition on Sunday to Warm Up for Super Bowl

01/30/14

Chowdafest: Delicious Competition on Sunday to Warm Up for Super Bowl

The 6th annual Chowdafest competition has award-winning chefs and restaurants competing head-to-head, with guests getting to be the judges.

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Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Restaurant in Old Saybrook Has Changed Hands But Not Much Else—and That's a Good Thing

01/29/14

Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Restaurant in Old Saybrook Has Changed Hands But Not Much Else—and That's a Good Thing

The new owners of the Old Saybrook favorite have no plans to mess with a proven, very successful formula.

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Fresh Light Indian Cuisine at Tikkaway Grill in New Haven

01/29/14

Fresh Light Indian Cuisine at Tikkaway Grill in New Haven

Quick, light, healthy, flavorful. These all apply to meals you can take out in a hurry or eat in at your leisure at the Tikkaway Fresh Indian Grill on Orange Street.

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Connecticut Pizza Maestro Bruno DiFabio on Food Network's 'Chopped' as Judge

01/28/14

Connecticut Pizza Maestro Bruno DiFabio on Food Network's 'Chopped' as Judge

While the world is watching Super Bowl XLVII Sunday evening, connoisseurs of more refined drama will click over to “Downton Abbey” on PBS—while a much different type of drama-loving connoisseurs, those who appreciate both amazing artisan pizza and talented chefs competing head-to-head, will turn to the Food Network for a new episode of the hit series “Chopped.”

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