Food & Drink
Get all the guys together and make your way to any of these state bars to give your groom-to-be a memorable last night as a single man.
Chicken wings are not just from Buffalo — as any who frequent the top watering holes in Connecticut will attest. Connecticut has a lot of places that make wings, and here are just five of the best.
When you think about all of the outdoor events that occur during the Summer, along with the heat, you can just about imagine yourself kicking back with a nice cold tropical drink. Twonya Bookert-Smalls, bartender of New Haven, gives some great tips in making one of her top tropical drink — the Frozen Pina Colada.
Stop by any one of these Connecticut bars and restaurants this summer and treat yourself to this delicious delicacy.
The Spring and Summer Seasons are always the best times to experience carnivals, beach fun, amusements parks and lots of fun in the sun. But what’s fun in the sun without some really good ice cream? Connecticut offers several locations to taste some homemade flavorful ice cream. Whenever you’re in the area make sure you stop in for a cone or a cup, and don’t forget the sprinkles.
Fried chicken is perhaps even more American than apple pie. Although affiliated with Kentucky colonels and southern cooks, Connecticut Yankees have taken fried chicken to heart. Almost every town and city in the Nutmeg State has a favorite and often famous chicken shack. Some are modern countrified barbecue restaurants, while others are little tiny holes in the wall that have been tucked away in the same old neighborhoods for decades.
Looking to take dad out for a nice dinner this Father’s Day? These are some of the best spots around Connecticut to take him out for a meal he deserves.
From the rich red Sunday gravy poured over home-made pasta to the delectable seafood dishes of its coastal regions, Italian cuisine offers something for everyone. No one goes away from the table at an Italian restaurant hungry, and whether it is simple family fare in a neighborhood ristorante or a fine dining experience in a more lavish setting, Connecticut has an abundance of restaurants that will satisfy anyone’s craving for Italian cooking.
Now that the warm weather is here to stay for the next few months, Connecticut residents will be spending more of their time outdoors, even while going out for dinner or drinks. A number of bars have cleaned and opened up their patios after they sat deserted over the long winter. These are the best ones to visit for enjoying cold beers and cool cocktails out in the sun.
There was a time not long ago when the words Connecticut and barbecue were rarely found in the same sentence. Times and tastes have changed, however, and the Nutmeg State is all the better for it. The smoke from smokers now rises thick over this corner of New England, and almost every community has a favorite barbecue joint, a place where the pork is pulled, the ribs are rubbed and the sauce is dripping.