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The Connecticut Table

May 2014

SoNo, a Connecticut Dining Hotspot, Serves Up Restaurant Week in June

05/27/14

SoNo, a Connecticut Dining Hotspot, Serves Up Restaurant Week in June

SoNo Restaurant Week is June 8 to 13 and promises to be one of the tastiest in Connecticut.

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Ted Turner Talks Bison in Stop at New Ted’s Montana Grill in Hartford

05/22/14

Ted Turner Talks Bison in Stop at New Ted’s Montana Grill in Hartford

Ted Turner came to Hartford Thursday to have lunch at his newest Ted's Montana Grill and sat down with Connecticut Magazine to chat about bison and more.

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 ‘Chopped’-Style Battle of Chefs in Ridgefield: Food, Fun, Fierce Competition

05/21/14

‘Chopped’-Style Battle of Chefs in Ridgefield: Food, Fun, Fierce Competition

Chefs Forrest Pasternack of Bailey's Backyard, Matt Storch of Match and Jeff Taibe of The Whelk and LeFarm will battle in a 40- minute "Chopped"-inspired cooking competition at Founders Hall in Ridgefield on June 1.

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TV Chef Brings Secretive 'Dinner Underground' Series to Connecticut

05/21/14

TV Chef Brings Secretive 'Dinner Underground' Series to Connecticut

Chef Plum Luv, known from appearances on the Food Network, ABC's “The Taste,” Ehow.com, and Jamie Oliver’s Foodtube, is bringing a food industry trend known as pop-up dining to the Danbury area.

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'Fairfield County Chef’s Table' From CT Bites Brings Fine Dining Home; Events Set

05/16/14

'Fairfield County Chef’s Table' From CT Bites Brings Fine Dining Home; Events Set

The team at CTbites.com has published a cookbook, 'Fairfield County Chef's Table, that lets you make favorite dishes at home.

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Ted Turner's Montana Grill Opens in Hartford to Great Reception

05/15/14

Ted Turner's Montana Grill Opens in Hartford to Great Reception

Ted's Montana Grill, the "authentic American" restaurant of entrepreneur Ted Turner, opens a location in Hartford, the second in Connecticut.

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Discover a Dry-Aged Steak Holy Grail at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

05/14/14

Discover a Dry-Aged Steak Holy Grail at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

One gorgeous piece of Kobe beef at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods Resort Casino is being aged for a full year, 365 days, longer than any aging to date, and it will be served as part of a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in 2015.

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Connecticut Hotspots Shine for American Craft Beer Week; Great Food Too  at Cask Republic, Ginger Man

05/12/14

Connecticut Hotspots Shine for American Craft Beer Week; Great Food Too at Cask Republic, Ginger Man

The Ginger Man and Cask Republic are beer bar Taj Mahals with hops in their blood, and barley in their souls, and they're got a lot in store for American Craft Beer Week

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New London's Popular, Delicious Spring Food Stroll Is May 14

05/12/14

New London's Popular, Delicious Spring Food Stroll Is May 14

“Stroll through over 40 different restaurants, shops and arts and cultural institutions in downtown New London, tasting bite-size samples of dishes or drinks that range from seafood to sweets, organic to ethnic and everything in between,” invites a release from the sponsoring entity, New London Main Street.

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New Owners of Connecticut’s White Hart Include Star Chef Annie Wayte

05/10/14

New Owners of Connecticut’s White Hart Include Star Chef Annie Wayte

The White Hart inn, which was closed precipitously in fall 2010 after a $5 million renovation, has been sold and will soon resume its role as a center for community gatherings.

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Bobby Flay’s New Menu Offers Outrageously Good Burgers at Mohegan Sun

05/08/14

Bobby Flay’s New Menu Offers Outrageously Good Burgers at Mohegan Sun

The menu at Bobby's Burger Palace at Mohegan Sun has been revamped with four new mouthwatering burger options and two new shake flavors.

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Mambo Cocina Latina: American Food With a Latin Twist in New Haven

05/07/14

Mambo Cocina Latina: American Food With a Latin Twist in New Haven

New Haven is bursting with Latin-themed restaurants. The latest addition is Mambo Cocina Latina on State Street, with the 2014 Elm City Iron Chef Alex Morales at the helm.

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Lots of Flavors at Taste of Manchester Pub Crawl-Style Event May 13

05/07/14

Lots of Flavors at Taste of Manchester Pub Crawl-Style Event May 13

The Taste of Manchester on May 13 will unite 21 restaurants for a pub crawl-style event from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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The Buzz Truck Takes Good Coffee, Snacks, Mobile in Fairfield County

05/05/14

The Buzz Truck Takes Good Coffee, Snacks, Mobile in Fairfield County

The Buzz Truck is bringing good coffee, scones and more to folks around Fairfield County.

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