French Dining Gem in Chester Adds Vietnamese Flair Upstairs

05/08/15

French Dining Gem in Chester Adds Vietnamese Flair Upstairs

The Good Elephant, or Bon Voi, is the nifty new French/Vietnamese café brought to you by the owners of Restaurant L&E and French 75, conveniently located right downstairs.

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Connecticut Tourism to Be Celebrated at Governor’s Conference May 12, and You Can Attend

05/07/15

Connecticut Tourism to Be Celebrated at Governor’s Conference May 12, and You Can Attend

The event will bring together professionals from across Connecticut’s tourism industry to share best practices and insights from national and state tourism and travel experts.

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Jacques Pepin's Daughter Signing 'Kids Cook French' at Madison Bookshop May 9

05/07/15

Jacques Pepin's Daughter Signing 'Kids Cook French' at Madison Bookshop May 9

Enjoying good, healthy food, with family and friends is very important to Claudine Pepin, but having fun while cooking is the key ingredient.

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Newtown Police Sergeant Was Alleged Leader of Intricate Steroid Ring

05/07/15

Newtown Police Sergeant Was Alleged Leader of Intricate Steroid Ring

According to a federal affidavit Newtown Police sergeant Steven Santucci was living a double life.

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Weekend Best Bets: Ringling Bros., 'The Second Mrs. Wilson' Premiere, Greek Fest

05/07/15

Weekend Best Bets: Ringling Bros., 'The Second Mrs. Wilson' Premiere, Greek Fest

The circus, the world premiere of a new play, a Greek festival and much more are all on tap this weekend.

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David McCullough Discusses History, New Wright Brothers Book

05/06/15

David McCullough Discusses History, New Wright Brothers Book

The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is coming to The Connecticut Forum on May 9.

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Beer’d Brewing Co. Finalist in Competition that Could Pay for Canning Line

05/05/15

Beer’d Brewing Co. Finalist in Competition that Could Pay for Canning Line

One of the most celebrated breweries in Connecticut was recently awarded $10,000 and could start canning beer by the end of the year.

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What’s Next for Historic Connecticut Jail That Shared Wall With Bank? Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

05/04/15

What’s Next for Historic Connecticut Jail That Shared Wall With Bank? Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

In early May, Russell Barton and his business partners plan to resubmit an application to the Historic District Commission for multi-use redevelopment of the historic former Litchfield Jail, built in 1812 to house prisoners from the War of 1812, and, when it was operating, the only jail in the U.S. to share a common wall with a bank.

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New Craft Beer Cellar in West Hartford Offers 470-Plus (H)options

05/03/15

New Craft Beer Cellar in West Hartford Offers 470-Plus (H)options

Craft Beer Cellar, which opened in Feburary, is a shrine to all things craft beer and home to roughly 476 brews from 167 breweries across 69 different styles.

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Beard Award-Nominated Chef Joel Viehland Leaving Community Table

05/01/15

Beard Award-Nominated Chef Joel Viehland Leaving Community Table

Joel Viehland, one of three Connecticut chefs nominated this spring for a James Beard Foundation regional best chef award, announced on Twitter and Facebook yesterday that May 10 would be his last day at the acclaimed restaurant Community Table in Washington, Conn. My last day at Community Table will be May 10th. Please come by and see me before I go. I would like to take the... http://t.co/w6JgnAydmW — Joel Viehland (@joelviehland) April 30, 2015 "I'm just taking the summer off to spend with my wife and sort over new opportunities. It's been a great run and now it's time to take a break," Viehland said via Twitter direct message. On Facebook Viehland said: Please come by and see me before I go. I would like to take the time to thank the...

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