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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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Connecticut's Hot New Artisan Chocolates; Insider's Scoop (for Valentine's Day)

01/25/14

Connecticut's Hot New Artisan Chocolates; Insider's Scoop (for Valentine's Day)

For Valentine’s Day, Plum Brook is offering a special heart-shaped box filled with 11 of its richest-tasting truffles at a cost of $22—or any of its chocolates in any configuration, of course.

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Chocolate Treats Across Connecticut: Pancakes With Chips to Banana Chimichanga, Even Chocolate Truffle Stout

01/25/14

Chocolate Treats Across Connecticut: Pancakes With Chips to Banana Chimichanga, Even Chocolate Truffle Stout

February may be cold, but hearts still melt on Valentine’s Day. A box of chocolates is classic on this holiday of love, but here are a few more ways to get your chocolate fix. Ever feel like dessert for breakfast? Chip’s Family Restaurant in Orange serves a sweet special called The Choc-a-Holic: five of their famous buttermilk pancakes packed with milk and white chocolate chips. The icing on the pancake is the chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Head to Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown for their enchanting signature espresso drink, the Witch’s Brew, a unique concoction of chocolate, caramel and hazelnut with espresso. South Norwalk’s Chocopologie Café dedicates its craft to creating delectable confections. Don’t miss Dessert in a Jar:...

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