Leeanne Griffin, The Middletown Press

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Past articles by Leeanne:

St. Patrick's Day food and drink menus, parties around Connecticut

St. Patrick's Day is approaching. Here's where to find Guinness, corned beef and live music at Connecticut restaurants and bars this month. → Read More

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Connecticut with food and drink specials

Celebrate Mardi Gras in CT with events at Black-eyed Sally's in Hartford, Eli Cannon's in Middletown and Reverie Brewing in Newtown. → Read More

Find National Pizza Day deals and specials in Connecticut

It's National Pizza Day, and these Connecticut restaurants (and locations of national chains) are offering discounts and freebies. → Read More

Enjoy these Super Bowl snacks from Connecticut restaurants

These Connecticut restaurants offer special packages for the Super Bowl with wings, nachos, sliders and more. → Read More

Where to celebrate Lunar New Year around Connecticut

You can celebrate at the Hartford Public Library, New Haven Free Public Library, Junzi Kitchen, UConn Stamford and the New England Asian American Cultural Center. → Read More

A proposed bill would let CT bars stay open until 4 a.m. Do they want to?

A CT legislative proposal would allow Connecticut restaurants and bars serve alcohol until 4 a.m. But restaurant and bar owners aren't necessarily on board. → Read More

Norwalk's Valencia Luncheria is one of Guy Fieri's favorites, according to 'Mashed' list

Norwalk's Valencia Luncheria is the best restaurant Guy Fieri visited in Connecticut for "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives", according to a recent list. → Read More

These Connecticut restaurants are serving New Year's Day brunch

Where to find brunch in Connecticut on New Year's Day, including The Wheel in Stamford, Eli Cannon's in Middletown and Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook. → Read More

Sally's Apizza closing New Haven location briefly for maintenance

Sally's Apizza will temporarily close its New Haven location on Wooster Street for maintenance starting Jan. 2. → Read More

Manna Toast in Westport announces closing by year's end

Manna Toast in Westport, a plant-based cafe at 29 Church Lane, is closing at the end of the year. → Read More

Bertucci's files for bankruptcy and closes more CT restaurants

Bertucci's, which filed for bankruptcy this week, has closed more restaurants in Avon and Newington. Just one remains in the state in Glastonbury. → Read More

Ninety Nine Restaurants close three Connecticut locations in one day

99 Restaurant & Pub closed its Connecticut restaurants in Cromwell, Groton and Stratford on Monday, Nov. 28, the company confirmed Tuesday. → Read More

Sally's Apizza opening new Fairfield restaurant on Dec. 1

Sally's Apizza will open its new Fairfield restaurant on Dec. 1 at 665 Commerce Drive. → Read More

Saugatuck Provisions opens in Westport, by Match, Copps Island owners

Saugatuck Provisions is now open in Westport at 580 Riverside Avenue, from the owners of Match and Copps Island Oysters, with a butchery, seafood and specialty grocery items. → Read More

Beauty & Essex to open Connecticut restaurant at Mohegan Sun

Beauty & Essex, a New American style restaurant, is opening in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun in the fall of 2023. → Read More

41 chickens in 41 days: Greenwich restaurant hosts eating contest

Wildacre Rotisserie in Greenwich is hoping for its own 'Rotisserie Chicken Guy' moment as it runs a contest for guests to eat 41 chickens in 41 days. → Read More

Two Roads Brewing plans food hall in Stratford at former PizzaCo

Stratford's Two Roads Brewing is planning to open a food hall and bar across the street from its brewery, in the former PizzaCo space at 1625 Stratford Avenue. → Read More

CT chef Brian Lewis could be ‘New England’s best,’ Forbes says

Could Fairfield County's Brian Lewis be "New England's best chef"? A restaurant reviewer... → Read More

Sally’s Apizza plans Fairfield opening in October, its third location

Sally’s Apizza plans Fairfield opening in October, its third location, at 665 Commerce Drive. → Read More

Stratford seafood spot Copps Island Oyster Shack opens at marina

Copps Island Oyster Shack is open at Stratford's Brown's Marina, serving raw and cooked oysters and clams, lobster rolls, fried seafood sandwiches and more. → Read More