Bridgeport Connecticut’s Historic Bijou Theatre Renaissance

As the oldest surviving movie house in the country, the revival of the Bijou Theatre brings a unique attraction to downtown Bridgeport.  First opening as a silent movie house and venue for vaudeville acts in 1910, the theatre continued to operate under the names the Rivoli and Studio Cinema, as it changed owners over the […]

Connecticut: Visiting New England’s Colonial History at Essex’s Griswold Inn

Situated on Main Street in the center of historic Essex Village along the banks of the Connecticut River is the Griswold Inn. Familiarly referred to as ‘The Gris,’ the inn is the oldest continually operating inn in the State of Connecticut. Built as an inn in 1776, today, ‘The Gris’ offers 33 rooms, each different […]

Connecticut: Bobby Q’s Rooftop Beer Garden

UPDATE: This location has now closed.   A relaxed, open-air set-up on the rooftop of the popular BBQ restaurant, Bobby Q’s, offers a much-needed new spot for nightlife in downtown Westport. The rooftop has been customized with a small stage for nightly live music performances and a wrap around bar with a beer service window […]

Connecticut: 121 Restaurant at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Located alongside the runway at the Waterbury-Oxford airport in Oxford, CT, 121 Restaurant offers diners the unique experience of watching a range of aircraft, including personal jets, helicopters and even pontoon planes take-off and land on the runway right from their seats. Designed in the style of an airport hangar, the restaurant features an open-air […]

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