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2015 Salute to Excellence Winners Announced by The CT Restaurant Association

2 Dec
Dinner at Fresh Salt Saybrook Point Inn

Having eaten at Fresh Salt we can say that, yes, they deserve all the honors this year! What a great restaurant!

The Connecticut Restaurant Association held its annual Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner last night at Mohegan Sun and we’re excited to share the winners! And, while it’s amazing to even be considered in each category, winning is even better. :) So, without further ado, here are the winners along with the runner-ups. Congratulations to everyone and props to The CRA for supporting and showing major love to the food and drink programs throughout The Nutmeg State.  Continue reading

Vote in Your Favorite Finalists in the 2015 CT Restaurant Association Salute to Excellence Awards

27 Oct

The Connecticut Restaurant Association has just opened up voting for their Salute to Excellence Awards and they need your help. Look through the finalists in the categories of Casual Restaurant, Upscale Restaurant, Caterer, Mixologist, Chef, and Server of the Year. Voting will continue all the way through November 16 at 5 pm, but there’s no reason to wait that long: vote now! One vote per person and e-mail, please. Then, on December 1, the winners will be announced at the CRA Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner at Mohegan Sun. If you’d like a ticket to that event or more info, click here.

Here are the categories along with the finalists: Continue reading

Congrats to the 2013 CT Restaurant Association Winners

3 Dec

Every year The Connecticut Restaurant Association honors chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists throughout the state that embody the best of the best in the culinary world.  And, last night they honored all of these great people at their annual CRA Salute to Excellence Award Dinner where the winners from five different categories were announced.  Down below you can find the winners along with the other semi-finalists.  Congratulations to all the people and restaurants involved!

Casual Restaurant of the Year:

Meals and Deals at Statewide Connecticut Restaurant Week, 2012: 10/8-10/14

20 Sep

Last year we told you about Connecticut Restaurant Week.  The holiest of holiest restaurant weeks.  The restaurant week that covers the entire state…yeah, that big.  Well, it’s back from October 8 to October 14!  There are over 97 restaurants involved this year and they all have something different for you.  They might have a coursed prix-fixe dinner for $20.12, two for one deals, a certain percent off your check, or even offer specially priced bottles of wine.  We have the updated restaurants with menus, but be sure to check back here and to follow the Connecticut Restaurant Association on Twitter and Facebook for updates, too.

Participating Restaurants:

@ the Corner, Litchfield, CT
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23 Sports Café, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
1249 Wine Bar, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar, Simsbury, CT RW Menu
Agave Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Anthony Jack’s Wood Fired Grill, Southington, CT RW Menu
Apollo Restaurant, Simsbury, CT
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Aspen Restaurant & Bar, Old Saybrook, CT RW Menu
Aunt Chilada’s, Hamden, CT RW Menu
BACKSTAGE Torrington, Torrington, CT
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Besito Mexican Restaurant, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford, CT
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Blackrock Tavern, Thomaston, CT
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Black Rose Tavern, Newington, CT RW Menu
Restaurant Bricco, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Bricco Trattoria, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Boom Restaurant, Westbrook, CT RW Menu
Buffalo Wild Wings, Manchester, CT
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Buffalo Wild Wings, Windsor, CT RW Menu
Burtons Grill, South Windsor, CT RW Menu
Captain Daniel  Packer Inn, Mystic, CT RW Menu
Carbone’s Ristorante, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, New Haven, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Fishhouse, Avon, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Fishouse, Wethersfield, CT RW Menu
Cavey’s Restaurant, Manchester, CT RW Menu
City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Confetti’s Restaurant, Plainville, CT RW Menu
Consiglio’s, New Haven, CT RW Menu
Costa del Sol, Hartford, CT
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Cove Clam Shack & Cafe, Mystic, CT RW Menu
Dish Bar and Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar, Middletown, CT RW Menu
Feng Asian Bistro, Canton, CT RW Menu
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford, CT RW Menu
First & Last Tavern, Hartford, CT
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Flanders Fish Market, East Lyme, CT RW Menu
Gayle’s Depot Square Farm Shoppe, Watertown, CT RW Menu
Ginza Japanese Cuisine, Bloomfield, CT RW Menu
Ginza Japanese Cuisine, Wethersfield, CT RW Menu
Grant’s Restaurant & Bar, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Hidden Valley Eatery, Washington, CT RW Menu
Hot Tomato’s, Hartford, CT
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Joey Garlic’s, Farmington, CT RW Menu
Joey Garlic’s, Newington, CT RW Menu
Joey’s Pizza Pie, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
J. Timothy’s, Plainville, CT RW Menu
La Vita Italian American Trattoria, East Haddam, CT RW Menu
Mapletree Cafe, Simsbury, CT
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Mattabasett Canoe Club, Middletown, CT
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Max a Mia, Avon, CT RW Menu
Max Amore, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Max Burger, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Max Downtown, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Max Fish, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Max Oyster Bar, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
Mill on the River, South Windsor, CT RW Menu
O’Porto Restaurant, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Nino’s Trattoria, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Nutshell Cafe, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Peppercorn’s Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Patrizia’s of Stamford, Stamford, CT RW Menu
Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant, Hamden, CT RW Menu
Rein’s N.Y. Style Deli, Vernon, CT RW Menu
Rizzuto’s Wood-fired Kitchen & Bar, West Hartford, CT
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Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Newington, CT RW Menu
Sadler’s Restaurant, Marlborough, CT RW Menu
Sage American Restaurant, New Haven, CT RW Menu
San Marino’s Ristorante, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Branford, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Hamden, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Milford, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Southport, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Stamford, CT RW Menu
The Sitting Duck, Stratford, CT RW Menu
SolToro Tequila Grill, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
TD Homer’s, Southington, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Hamden, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Manchester, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Newington, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Orange, CT RW Menu
Trumbull Kitchen, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Tuscan Oven, Norwalk, CT RW Menu
USS Chowder Pot III, Branford, CT RW Menu
USS Chowder Pot IV, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Village Restaurant, Litchfield, CT RW Menu
Willimantic Brewing Company, Willimantic, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Farmington, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Orange, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Rocky Hill, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Southington, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Vernon, CT RW Menu
Zini’s Restaurant, Bantam, CT
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