El Pollo Guapo Expands into Hartford’s Front Street District

A few years ago, husband and wife duo Heather and Roy Riedl decided to open up a food truck inspired by Spanish-influenced cuisine. Fangirling and pretty much stalking the truck around the state in an effort to track them down, we finally got to have our first Mercado experience. It was amazing. Two years into […]

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Over the Cold Weather? Enjoy a Heat Packed Dinner at Shu Restaurant

With the first snow of the season making a special appearance last night, we knew it was only necessary to feature this heat packed restaurant, and perfect winter weather escape. Nestled in the corner between A Dong Asian Market and Pho Boston in West Hartford lies the spunky, fiery older sister to Han Hot Pot restaurant, […]

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New Happy Hour Spot Opens in Downtown Hartford | The Press

It may have the same bones, but you’d hardly recognize the newly revamped space that used to occupy the former Black Bear Saloon. This new restaurant and bar in Downtown Hartford, The Press, now parades a newspaper themed speakeasy interior, with classic prohibition cocktails and uniquely “pressed” foods. Surrounding the establishment hangs large prints of old […]

Celebrate Connecticut Restaurant Week at these Hartford and West Hartford Restaurants

It’s time again for this year’s Connecticut Restaurant Week, bringing special prix fixe menus to the food enthusiasts of the city. Special menus will be running from October 8th-14th. Check out the participating Hartford and West Hartford restaurants below and be sure to call ahead to make a reservation! Hartford Black Eyed Sally’s – Menu Carbone’s Ristorante […]

Where to Eat | Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week Summer 2018

It’s time again for this Summer’s Taste of Hartford restaurant week, bringing special pre-fixe menus to the food enthusiasts of the city. Special menus will be running from July 16th – July 29th. Check them out below and be sure to call ahead to make a reservation! bin228 – Menu Black-Eyed Sally’s– Menu The Capital Grille – Menu  Carbone’s […]

Not to Be Missed Summer Farm-to-Table Dinners

Burgers & Brews: A Farm Dinner by Republic Join Republic at the Linden on July 15th on Auer Farm for a fun-filled evening of burgers, beers and farm festivities. Bring the whole family to this Farm-to-Table series for yard games, live music, and much more! For dinner, there will be four different burger stations, consisting […]

Beer Garden and Outdoor Patio Opens at Hartford’s Spectra Wired Cafe

Anyone who works or lives in downtown Hartford knows that the city has been missing a casual spot to sit outside, relax, have a couple drinks and play some yard games. Well, just in time for summer, Spectra Wired Cafe, located at 5 Constitution Plaza, excitedly announced the addition of their bar, Bar5. This new […]

Popover Bistro & Bakery

The Popover Bistro & Bakery | Brunch Series

Tucked away in the quaint town of Simsbury you’ll find yourself in brunch heaven at Popover Bistro & Bakery. Set back in a cute little set of shops, this small bistro is easily one of our favorite brunch spots in the area. First off, this adorable bistro and bakery is great for groups of all sizes, […]

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New Restaurant Porrón & Piña Opening in Hartford’s Goodwin Hotel

Recently, it has been announced that the historic Goodwin Hotel is welcoming new restaurant, Porrón & Piña this April. Porrón will be taking over where Harlan Brasserie once occupied, while Piña will entering the Sidebar area, both serving cuisine inspired by Spanish routes.

Alvarium Beer Company Review | Connecticut Craft Trail

I’ve been to Alvarium Beer Company in New Britain twice, and each time I walked through those doors I reacted the same way… “holy crap this is an impressive brewery.” It became even more impressive after I spoke with the owner, Mike Larson, and found out that he pretty much built out everything you see […]