<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Food and Drink, Nightlife, Bars, and Restaurants]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/the-scene/food-drink http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:05 -0500 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:05 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Diners Must Sign Waiver Before Eating Burger]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:15:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kpnx-ghost-burger.jpg
08/11/14: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona claims they're home to the world's spiciest hamburger. Reporter Gia Vang from NBC station KPNX reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Adelbrook's 11th Annual Taste of Cromwell]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:10:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine-glass-generic.jpg
Head over to Adelbrook's 11th Annual Taste of Cromwell at the Courtyard Marriott on Friday, Oct. 17 for food and wine tasting and a silent auction.]]>
<![CDATA[Indulge on Fried Foods at Big E]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:35:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BigEFood.JPG
Try a massive cream puff or something fried at the Big E. They have fried strawberry shortcake, candy bars, Girl Scout cookies and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.]]>
<![CDATA[Macaroons at Black Forest Bakery]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:54:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BlackForectBakery.jpg
The Black Forest Bakery and cafe in Canaan is known for macaroons and other sweet treats.]]>
<![CDATA[Maritime Cruise & Cuisine Returns to Norwalk]]> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:00:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cruise-Ship-Generic-San-Die.jpg
The Maritime Cruise & Cuisine Fridays in Norwalk offers a sunset cruise followed by a three-course meal.

Photo Credit: NBCSanDiego]]>
<![CDATA[Abrantes Bakery]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:10:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AbrantesBakery.jpg
NBC Connecticut's Jason Hawkins takes us inside Abrantes bakery in Hartford, where Portuguese baked goods have been the specialty of one Hartford woman for the past 28 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Feast: Bean and Leaf]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:33:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/FeastBeanandLeaf.jpg
Jason Hawkins takes you to the Check out this Bean & Leaf Café in New London where they treat their coffee like high-end wine.]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look's Best of Food 2012]]> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 01:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BESTOFFOOD.jpg
Join host Ali Fedotowsky as we take a look back at some of the best foodie moments on 1st Look this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Bakes with the "Ace" himself at Duff's]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:39:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DUFFSCAKEMIX.jpg
Ali heads to Duff's Cake Mix to see if she can hang with the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman. Watch what happens when they put their heads together to make the ultimate Ali cake. Duff's Cake Mix...]]>
<![CDATA[A Dessert with Everything But The Kitchen Sink]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:39:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CULINA.jpg
Why choose your toppings when you can have them all at once. At Culina in Los Angeles, there's a dessert that literally has everything except for the kitchen sink. Ali gets in the kitchen to see just...]]>
<![CDATA[Get Up Early for a Doughnut from Glazed and Infused]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:33:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GLAZEDANDINFUSED.jpg
When does your alarm go off? If you work at Glazed and Infused, its before the sun is up! Ali gets up early to feed the citizens of Chicago with some of the best doughnuts in the windy city. Glazed and...]]>
<![CDATA[Francois Payard Shows Ali the Secret Behind FP Patisserie]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:58:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FPPATISSERIE.jpg
Francois Payard is the name in French pastries, and he's just opened a new patisserie in NYC. Ali checks out what makes French pastries so delicious. FP Patisserie1293 3rd Ave, New York, NY /...]]>
<![CDATA[Explore the World of Chocolate at the Chocolate Show]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:09:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHOCOLATESHOW.jpg
Looking to get your chocolate fix? The place to go is the Chocolate Show! Ali samples the best chocolate from around the world. The Chocolate Show 125 West 18th St., New York, NY]]>
<![CDATA[This Week on 1st Look: Get Ready for a Sugar High]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/205*120/alisugarrushthumb.jpg
Join host Ali Fedotowsky Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.]]>
<![CDATA[55 Cent Whoppers]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BURGER-KING.gif
Between Dec. 6 and Dec. 9, a Whopper will cost you a measly 55 cents.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Burger on Jim Day]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:43:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Red+Robin+Sweet+Jim+Beam+Bacon+Swiss+Burger+722+b.jpg
If your name is Jim, James, Jamie, Jaime, Jaimie, Jami, Jamey, Jameson, Jimmy, Jimi, Jim, Jimbo or some variety, you are in luck.

Photo Credit: Red Robin]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Loses Bid to be Called "Best Coffee in America"]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:08:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin+donuts_722.jpg
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected an application by the restaurant chain to trademark "Best Coffee in America"

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Pepe’s Pizza Plans West Hartford Location]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:38:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Frank+Pepe+722.jpg
On the agenda for the Nov. 27 West Hartford Town Council meeting is an application for Pepe’s Pizza to open in Elmwood Plaza 1126-1148 New Britain Ave. and use 3,200 square feet of the existing Puppy Center. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Blends a Boozy Smoothie at Cocktail Bodega]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/COCKTAILBODEGA1STLOOK.jpg
Love drinking, but hate the hangovers? Just head for the Lower East Side and grab yourself a boozy smoothie from Cocktail Bodega. Ali grabs a blender to see just how to make a cocktail that's actually...]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: El Toro Blanco]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:46:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/el+toro+blanco+main.jpg
Chef Josh Capon and owner/partner John McDonald bring you El Toro Blanco, a guacamole bar you'll... yes, we repeat, guacamole bar... want to get a taste of.]]>
<![CDATA[Ali gets a Taste of Italy at Rosemary's]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:03:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ROSEMARYS+1STLOOK.jpg
Ali Fedotowsky gets into the kitchen to discover the secret of what some are calling the "best pasta in NYC" at Rosemary's! Rosemary's Trattoria & Enoteca 18 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY / 212-...]]>
<![CDATA[Wing Wonderland]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:41:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHICKENWINGSTHUMBNAIL_722x406.jpg
Enjoy some of the areas best wings at the annual Wing Fest in Southington.]]>
<![CDATA[Get Some Southern Cultcha' at Bayou Bakery]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:15:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Bayou+Bakery+2.jpg
New Orleans is known for its diverse food options, but why should they be the only ones to enjoy all that southern flavor? At Bayou Bakery, chef David Guas is bringing his jazzy menu to Arlington, VA.]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Crary Cooks in Ali's Kitchen for Kitchit]]> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 15:39:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KITCHIT.jpg
Want to throw a great dinner party, but don't want to bother with all that cooking? Just give Kitchit a call, and they'll send a "Top Chef" to your doorstep! See what happens when fan favorite Chris...]]>
<![CDATA[Gourmet Breakfast Moves Close to Home at Break of Dawn]]> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 15:36:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BREAKOFDAWN.jpg
One inspiring chef in Orange County, California is breaking with the traditional breakfast in favor of flavor. Break of Dawn 24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA / 949- 587-9418]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Visits Chicago's One Stop Shop for Home Cookin']]> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 15:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PUBLICANQUALITYMEATS.jpg
Ali Fedotowsky shops, prepares, and dines on some home cookin', all in one place, Chicago's Publican Quality Meats. Publican Quality Meats 825 West Fulton Market Chicago, IL / 312-445-8977]]>
<![CDATA[Comfort Cooking Comes to Williamsburg]]> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 15:30:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PIESNTHIGHS.jpg
Sporting the best doughnuts in NYC, this Williamsburg eatery is bringing Brooklynites a taste of home with their unique blend of the savory and the sweet. See if Ali can whip up some quality biscuits!...]]>
<![CDATA[This Week: Get a Taste of Homestyle Cooking with 1st Look]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:00:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/1stlookcookingthumb.jpg
Join host Ali Fedotowsky and tune in to "1st Look" Saturdays after "Saturday Night Live."]]>
<![CDATA[Zombie Pub Crawl to Benefit Puppies]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:58:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zombie-generic.jpg
Dress like a zombie, enjoy some pubs and raise money for a dog park.]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Indulges at BadHappy Poutine]]> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BADHAPPYPOUTINElxtvweb720ph264_722x406_3979331604.jpg
You like fries. You like gravy. You like cheese curds. At BadHappy Poutine Shop, you get all three. See if Ali can finish an entire platter of this Canadian import! BadHappy Poutine 939 N.]]>
<![CDATA[Take a Ride (or a Bite) on The Toy Boat]]> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TOYRESTAURANT.jpg
When was the last time you took out your toys at the dinner table? At Toy in the Gansevoort Park Hotel in NYC, you can't do gluttony without the Toy Boat, a $400 platter of sushi.]]>
<![CDATA[Dare to Try a 9,000 Calorie Burger?]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:36:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HEARTATTACKGRILL.jpg
In Las Vegas, one extravagant 9,000 calorie burger promises to live up to its notorious name. Meet the Quadruple Bypass Burger at the Heart Attack Grill. Heart Attack Grill 450 Fremont Street, Las...]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Prepares for Her Triple Bypass Surgery]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:51:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JELLOSHOT.jpg
Watch 1st Look Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" to see what happens next at the Heart Attack Grill.]]>
<![CDATA[This Week on 1st Look: Get Ready to Indulge]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:48:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/208*120/ali-fed-indulge.jpg
Get ready for a food coma this week on 1st Look. Watch Saturdays after "Saturday Night Live."]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Make World Class Pasta at Flour + Water]]> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 00:33:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FLOUR+AND+WATER.jpg
If you love pasta, take a crash course making it at Flour + Water with chef Thomas McNaughen in the heart of San Francisco. Ali tries her hand at making her own personal pasta at the table. Flour +...]]>
<![CDATA[Brewfest in Meriden on Friday]]> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:03:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/beer.gif
The 13th annual Silver City Brewfest is coming to Meriden on Friday.

Photo Credit: Stock Image]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: "Ludobites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre"]]> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:48:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/ludobites.jpg
Check out this latest must-have cookbook from white-hot chef Ludo Lefebvre.]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Week Begins]]> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 08:33:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dinner+Table+Generic.jpg
More than 100 restaurants are participating for restaurant week.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanley Tucci Comes to RJ Julia]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:35:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hunger-games-explained.jpg
Stanley Tucci will be signing his book, “The Tucci Cookbook” on Oct. 10.]]>
<![CDATA[Dylan Lauren to Sign Book at Mohegan Sun]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:14:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dylan+Lauren+book+signing.jpg
Dylan Lauren, daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, will be signing copies of her book.]]>
<![CDATA[Beer Lovers Rejoice]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:17:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mohegan+Sun+Brewfest.jpg
For two days in October, Mohegan Sun was home to more than 150 different beers and thousands of beer enthusiasts.

Photo Credit: Mohegan Sun ]]>
<![CDATA[Swim up to the Tastiest Shark in Marfa]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:09:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FOODSHARK.jpg
Sharks may lurk in the water, but this one prefers dry land! Food Shark supplies the sleepy town of Marfa with its own unique brand of Falafels, and Ali took a trip to see if she could swim with the...]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Rolls a Sushi Burrito at Jogasaki]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JOGASAKI.jpg
When picking your burrito fixins, you probably wouldn't opt for raw fish. But when you line up for Jogasaki, get ready to pile on the soy sauce! Jogasaki Sushi Burrito 10601 Washington Blvd...]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Serves Treats to her Puppy Patrons at Fido]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FIDOTOGO.jpg
Food trucks aren't just for humans! Dogs need a truck as well, and Fido To Go serves up treats for our four-legged friends! With puppy treats as tasty as these, there might not be any left for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Puts a New Spin on Pizza Delivery]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:00:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DELPOPOLO.jpg
Jon Darsky recently launched what could be the largest food truck in San Francisco. But size won't keep this truck from zipping around the city and providing patrons with some of the finest mobile food...]]>
<![CDATA[All Hail the King of Falafel]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:00:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FALAFELKING.jpg
Looking for the best falafels in NYC? Head uptown to Astoria and bow before the King of Falafel & Shawarma, Faras "Freddie" Deida! King of Falafel & Shawarma 30th St & Broadway, Astoria, NY /...]]>
<![CDATA[This Weekend, Curb Your Appetite with 1st Look!]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:30:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/Curb+Your+Appetite+with+1st+Look.png
Food's on a roll this week on 1st Look! And if you're still hungry, here are some great ways to curb your appetite across the country!]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Perla]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:37:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/chefs-counter.jpg
Post-summer city life torques up the dining scene to exciting levels again, and the place we are loving now is Gabe Stulman’s Perla.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Perla]]>