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The Connecticut Table

September 2014

Zinc in New Haven at 15: Delicious Food, Great Pizza, Two Cozy Spaces

09/22/14

Zinc in New Haven at 15: Delicious Food, Great Pizza, Two Cozy Spaces

Zinc and Kitchen Zinc, New Haven restaurants owned and operated by culinary team Donna Curran and Denise Appel, are celebrating 15 years in business.

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Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

09/17/14

Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

When it’s done right hibachi is fun, silly and ultimately sizzlingly delicious, and Hana Tokyo, which recently opened, certainly does hibachi right.

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Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

09/16/14

Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Though Connecticut may be a bit late to the party, the Craft Cocktail has finally, fully arrived. In fact, the drinks created at many local bars are as artful and artisanal as what's cooking in the kitchen.

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Thrillest.com Gives Connecticut Poor Craft Beer Ranking; Huh? Heresy!

09/15/14

Thrillest.com Gives Connecticut Poor Craft Beer Ranking; Huh? Heresy!

On a recent ranking Connecticut was listed as the 39th best beer drinking state. We explain why that low ranking is oh-so-very wrong

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Smoke Box in Hamden: Authentic BBQ Arrives in Greater New Haven

09/15/14

Smoke Box in Hamden: Authentic BBQ Arrives in Greater New Haven

Smokebox has become a sought after lunch destination thanks to its smoky slow cooked meat forward lunch box approach to barbecue.

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Fresh Seafood Spiced With Hip Urban Energy at the New NIXS Hartford

09/12/14

Fresh Seafood Spiced With Hip Urban Energy at the New NIXS Hartford

NIXS Hartford, with its shareable plates and craft cocktails, is the latest addition to the bustling Front Street District in the state's capital.

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Bethel Farm-to-Table Dinner: Gourmet Pizza, Tapas, Vietnamese Cuisine to Support Grieving Children

09/10/14

Bethel Farm-to-Table Dinner: Gourmet Pizza, Tapas, Vietnamese Cuisine to Support Grieving Children

A farm-to-table dinner at the Holbrook Farm in Bethel will support the Circle Camps for Grieving Children, one-week summer camps around the country designed for girls who have lost a parent.

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Modern Italian Cuisine Stars in Saybrook Point Inn 25th Anniversary Event

09/05/14

Modern Italian Cuisine Stars in Saybrook Point Inn 25th Anniversary Event

On Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a special reception for the dual purpose of marking the inn’s milestone and supporting the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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Blue State's New Seasonal Menu Is Gourmet Coffee House Food Perfection

09/04/14

Blue State's New Seasonal Menu Is Gourmet Coffee House Food Perfection

Blue State Coffee's recently revamped seasonal menu provides yet another reason to attend one of its three New Haven locations.

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Kent Falls Brewing’s Farmhouse Ales Coming to Connecticut Craft Beer Scene

09/03/14

Kent Falls Brewing’s Farmhouse Ales Coming to Connecticut Craft Beer Scene

It’s rare that a small brewery is extremely hyped before even producing a single barrel of beer, and rarer still that the hype is deserved. But that’s the case with the Kent Falls Brewing Company, a farm-to-beer-glass facility that will grow and harvest the hops for its beers on site, which has beer enthusiasts far and wide positively hopping with excitement.

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This Tasty Canaan Café Has a Twist; It's Staffed by Former Addicts

09/02/14

This Tasty Canaan Café Has a Twist; It's Staffed by Former Addicts

Mountainside Café has reopened after a four-year hiatus, and offers jobs to former addicts on the last leg of their path to sobriety.

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