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  • Wake Up Wednesday hops on the Jitter Bus in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Coffee drinkers… perk up. While it’s not hard to find a cup o’ Joe on just about every corner all across Connecticut, this week’s Wake Up Wednesday gives new meaning to that – literally! The Jitter Bus is a new mobile cafe in New Haven that pours hot and cold caffeinated favorites all over the city. The brainchild of a trio of friends Dan Barletta, Paul Crosby and Andrew Mesiouris, the Jitter Bus offers a full menu of […]

  • Elmwood Pastry Shop serving up the best for more than 60 years

    WEST HARTFORD — If you are searching for an old-fashioned bakery, look no further than West Hartford where one of the last remaining places of its kind still serves up sweet treats. The Elmwood Pastry Shop is the oldest Polish bakery in the area and has been in the same location for over six decades. From fresh baked goods that are made from scratch including donuts (between 30 & 60 dozen daily!), pies, and pastries to breads, cakes and the popular […]

  • Where should Foodie Friday go next? Enter your suggestions here!

    Each week, Sean Pragano takes us all across the state of Connecticut to find the best, most unique, and most delicious places to eat! We want your help to find the hidden gem in your neighborhood. Do you have a suggestion for Foodie Friday? Let us know by emailing foodiefriday@fox61.com or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – just use #FoodieFriday and #FOX61. Or use the contact form below:

  • Six Flags New England to launch new Joker 4D Free Fly coaster

    AGAWAM, Mass. — Spring has sprung and that means Six Flags New England is getting ready to open for the 2017 season with the debut of a brand new ride. Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the Joker 4D Free Fly coaster. The Joker is the first of its kind in New England and will flip riders forward and backward, regardless of which direction the coaster is moving. The “wing” vehicles seat up to eight, where riders sit with […]

  • Plenty of Irish spirit can be found at the Inishmor Pub in Colchester

    COLCHESTER — There’s plenty of Irish spirit on the corner of Main Street in Colchester and it’s at the Inishmor Pub. Named after one of the Aran Islands, the Inishmor serves up authentic dishes using flavors straight from Ireland. “We have corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie,” said owner Alex Levere. And it is a shepherd’s pie with lamb instead of ground beef, a recipe true to Irish roots. Inspired by the culture, Levere […]

  • State lawmakers looking to make CT hate crime laws among toughest in the U.S.

    HARTFORD — Democrats and advocates are expected to introduce a comprehensive proposal in Hartford Thursday to strengthen hate crime laws in Connecticut, making them one of the strongest in the nation. In light of recent incidents, at Jewish Community Centers, a Meriden mosque, the home of a Stamford interracial couple and in Danbury, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney of New Haven, will introduce the bills. Hate crimes against African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish people, Muslims, transgender women and others have been hitting close to […]

  • Wake up with Dad’s Restaurant in Wallingford

    WALLINGFORD — If you’re looking for a breakfast joint that hits the spot in Wallingford, look no further than Dad’s Restaurant. The popular North Colony Road establishment serves up all the typical morning favorites and then some. As one customer put it, “they serve pancakes that are the size of hub caps.” They always have people coming back for more! The creativity of owner Chrissy Barton and her all-female staff is what sets Dad’s apart from the rest. Whether it is the specially […]

  • Glastonbury group’s new classes make getting fit fun

    GLASTONBURY — Men and women are always looking for new workouts to reach their fitness goals and they are finding a program that does just that in Glastonbury. MyFitDefense.com and Elite Karate is offering news classes that empower men and women with creativity and critical decision-making all in an over-the-top boot camp style exercise workout. “Everyone supports each other and are there to motivate you to set bigger and even better goals,” said owner and founder Rich Kohler. The 60-minute […]

  • Oakville’s Ordinary Joe’s no ordinary place for wings

    OAKVILLE — If you like chicken wings, Ordinary Joe’s in Oakville is the place for you. “We do over 1,200 pounds of chicken wings a week,” said co-owner Joe Vitone. These aren’t your ordinary wings. There are more than 30 flavors, from mild to wild and seemingly everything in between. The unique lip-tingling combinations are favorites for customers of all ages. “We do a teriyaki wasabi wing,” said Vitone. “Some people, when they hear it they say I don’t know about […]

  • North Branford business helps athletes break from the competition

    NORTH BRANFORD — Athletes in every sport are always searching for ways to gain an edge on their competition and Breakout Athlete in North Branford is helping them reach their goals. Owner and head trainer Frank Quido uses many techniques to improve speed and agility for every athlete. Whether it is resistance exercises or weights, BOA trains for speed, strength and explosiveness. “We concentrate on getting our athletes noticed,” said Quido. “In the competitive world of sports, being one step […]