| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:21 PM
First impressions are everything.
While I'd never been to Tropical Acres Steakhouse, I did get a less-than-warm welcome from a hostess the other night. We sat down to a waitress who insisted on telling us about the nightly specials before bothering to...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Marshall Reid was bullied at school because he was overweight. He found a way to fight back that has kept the bullies at bay and changed his life: He's a healthy eater and a successful author. He and his mother, Alexandra, wrote the book, "Portion Size...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The place to be this Labor Day weekend is at the 14th annual Costa Mesa Wood Racquet Classic to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
The fashionable and philanthropic event brings classic style to the forefront, with participants playing with wooden...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Phil Schreiber might be used to serving hamburgers, chicken wings and deep-fried onion rings, but he is now immersed in learning about jambalaya and Cajun quiche.
The longtime local restaurateur has stepped away from daily operations at Between the...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:05 AM
More than 100 art and craft booths will be at Arts in the Park, which runs Saturday and June 17 at Melgaard Park.
The exhibitors will come from 14 states.
Entertainment will be provided by the Amazing Budabi Brothers, Paul Imholte and Mogen's Heroes....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:55 PM
5300 Old Seward Highway
$5-$9 per plate
10:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday
It’s been a while since I visited a sit-down burger joint for lunch, but this week we’re running a poll on...
| Feb 2, 2012
Jake's Wayback Burgers
450 S. Main St. West Hartford
(Also Jake's restaurants in East Windsor, Hamden, Meriden, Mystic, Orange, Rocky Hill, Startford and Torrington )
Patty palaces continue to arise in West...
| Sep 13, 2012
310 Hop River Road (Route 6), Bolton
My office mates were recently talking about all-time great cheeseburgers. That got my mind racing. Shady Glen in Manchester became our fallback awesome-burger place many...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Tommy’s Burger Stop
1106 W. 29th Place
$6-$12 per plate
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, closed Sundays
| Aug 3, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Table 6 Restaurant
3210 Denali St., Suite 8
$5-$16 per plate
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday
After close to a year of Lunchbox reviews, Midtown pickings are...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:08 AM
According to Johnny's Snak Shak's website, after serving breakfast and lunch out of a mobile food truck in downtown Hartford, the mobile Snak Shak has found a permanent home in East Hampton. Having driven by the restaurant numerous times, my husband and I...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:49 PM
ROSIE'S ROCKIN' TAKEOUT
34 West Stafford Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
While driving on Route 190 in Stafford, I saw an indescribably goofy costumed character dancing by the side of the road, waving a sign that said "Rosie's Rockin'...