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Glasses lift into a treble-laden symphony of toasts and from a distance, many of the elixirs they contain seem nearly the same. Up close, 28 wines by the glass and more than 75 unique varietals by the bottle span a rainbow of hues, from reds deep and earthy enough to appear almost black to white wines barely kissed with a delicate straw color. In The Hidden Vine Wine Bar and Lounge's dedicated room for tastings and classes, guests further hone noses and taste buds to make nearly imperceptible distinctions in flavor and bouquet.

Drawing upon family recipes held close to their hearts, culinarians fill two dining areas with inventive dishes including bruschetta draped in paper-thin soppressata, peach honey, and hanger steak. Beneath diamond-shaped burgundy paintings, forks chatter against plates of fresh pasta and patrons sidle up to the marble bar for a chilly cocktail. A patio begs diners to let the warm sun aid in digestion or in calming outraged bulls delivering pamphlets to the eatery's crimson ceilings.

1052 Main St
Newington,
CT
US

The innovative American-fare artisans at Chef’s Dog House craft a menu of burgers and soups alongside a rotating selection of specialty hot dogs. In addition to classic varieties such as the all-beef dog, the menu offers uncommon toppings such as pulled pork and coleslaw or nacho fixings. Chefs also handcraft a selection of freshly prepared burgers that adorn grilled buns along with extra layers such as the avocado, pepper jack cheese, and shoestring potatoes that top the double-decker Godzilla burger. Guests can also customize dogs, burgers, and sandwiches with the 30 flavorful toppings that await at Chef's Dog House's condiment bar.

337 Willard Ave
Newington,
CT
US