| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:20 PM
1) Bricco Trattoria
Opened just a couple of year’s back, Billy Grant’s latest addition to his prize-winning restaurant group has a casual atmosphere but a fierce commitment to Grant’s motto of “Less is more. Simple, natural food.&...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:04 AM
1) Costa del Sol Restaurant
Chef Javier Feijoo believes that, if you eat at Costa Del Sol often enough, you’ll eventually taste all of Spain. “Even though we do have dishes that represent different regions of Spain, we also try to be as non-...
| Sep 8, 2011
Immediately after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, people throughout the country started showing their patriotism more overtly than ever. The most common tribute was flying American flags, but some people went beyond that, painting flags on...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The falafel comes out fresh every day, topped with a rich, creamy tahini sauce. Manager Dominique Ortiz says that isn’t the only classic Mediterranean fare at the Tapas locations in Bloomfield and West Hartford. There’s also garlic...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:21 PM
1) Max Downtown
With a wait staff of 25 servers, the majority of whom have been with the restaurant for half a decade, Max Downtown remains at the top of the service ladder. “We want our service to be refined and perfect,” says owner Steven...
| Apr 18, 2008
A hint of warm weather and suddenly we've got a calendar of outdoor entertaining — dinners on the deck, parties on the patio, cookouts in the yard. But all those alfresco activities can add mountains of disposable dinnerware and party goods to the...
| Nov 9, 2009
| 2:01 PM
About a million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies "R" Us were recalled Monday, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.
The recall includes all nine models of single and double umbrella Maclaren...
| Mar 25, 2010
When John Barricelli was growing up, his Aunt Vera had a cheesecake recipe hanging on the wall of her Forest Hills, N.Y., kitchen.
"I can make that," Barricelli recalls thinking to himself when he was about 13. "I kept reading it over and over again. It'...
| Aug 6, 2010
If you're searching for the home of Barcelona Wine Bar restaurateur Sasa Mahr-Batuz, just follow the smoke.
Tucked deep in the woods of Weston with a white horse for a neighbor, the split-level modernish home is not easy to find.
But if you sniff the...
| Aug 29, 2002
The Rev. Laurence F.X. Brett vanished abruptly almost a decade ago, leaving clothes still hanging in his closet and a trail of accusers stretching across four states and back 30 years.
Now, a Hartford Courant investigation has found the onetime...