| Jun 14, 2012
| 10:34 AM
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Hartford's funky West End may be best known for its eclectic selection of restaurants, but in the current economy, this source of neighborhood pride and identity is under threat. The clock is ticking on at least one of the neighborhood's classic Chinese...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:24 AM
The other day I was hanging out with my two children. My daughter, who is almost four, told me she wanted to sing something and began a heartfelt ballad she'd made up on the spot about a fairy and a "road in the sky."
I listened intently, impressed with...
| Jun 7, 2012
A word to NoRA Cupcake Company newcomers: Expect the unexpected. They just don't do "ordinary" here.
The 5-month-old Middletown cupcake shop presents a daily menu of imaginative indulgences, with passionately creative recipes that almost make red...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Alongside tables of food provided by the Half Door, Peppercorn's Grill, Plan B Burger Bar, Tisane and other area restaurants, more than 30 competitors will whip up their best martinis with their eyes on the prize. And guess what? You get to be the judge....
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:46 AM
What's better than bacon for breakfast? How about bacon on a cocktail.
That's just what Plan B Burger Bar was offering during the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition held June 28 at Farmington Gardens. And Raymond Dolphin of Hartford...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:59 PM
I am impatiently waiting for the nice UPS guy to bring me my latest Amazon.com purchase: A cookbook. What’s that? You’ve heard that I don’t like making dinner?
The reasons I dislike cooking are:
1) A fifth grader who lives in...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Connecticut is experiencing a Japanese renaissance. That's easy to see in greater Hartford, where a Hibachi restaurant just moved into Prospect Plaza, Umi in Blue Back Square has brought conveyor belt sushi to the region, and the line at Ichiban was...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Microbreweries are everywhere, and everyone's a beer snob these days. But what about beer's stronger and less understood cousin, liquor? Let's consider the small, independent distilleries making booze.
Up until several years ago Eric Kotowski, of Old...