Monthly Archives: August 2015

Kevin Cottle of Fire At The Ridge Wins Connecticut BBQ Cook Off At Powder Ridge

With minimal fanfare, the Connecticut BBQ Cook Off was held at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort on July 25, 2015. Admission was $15, but kids under 12 were admitted for free. There was also a classic car show, live music, lift rides and a plethora of family activities. Great weather ensured a terrific turnout.Continue Reading

Press Dinner Introduces New Seafood Direction At Rizzuto’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant In Westport

“Cocktails, Fresh Seafood, Pasta, Steak and Great Wine—Experience the “New” Rizzuto’s!” said the press invitation I received. Well, heck, I love all those things, I thought. Count me there! I also love all the Rizzuto’s, from the expanded original in Bethel to the chichi outlet in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square to the newest, sports-and-BBQ-orientedContinue Reading

Crazy Chicken Grill In East Hartford Offers Terrific Homestyle Mexican & Salvadoran Food

More so than any other part of Connecticut, Greater Hartford is blessed with a wealth of Latin American restaurants. Mexican eateries abound, but Salvadoran—not so much. Not that the Mexican food served isn’t terrific, but the Salvadoran side of the menu is why any lover of exotic fare should take the opportunity to try CrazyContinue Reading