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 […]

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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 […]

New ‘Banh Meee’ Restaurant Opens in Hartford

Location: 399 Capitol Ave, Hartford, Connecticut Hours: 11:30AM to 8PM MON – TUES (these are soft opening hours) You’ve most likely seen their bright yellow food truck parked around Hartford at one point or another. And now, shortly after the beloved GoldBurger’s left Capitol Ave in Frog Hollow, this Vietnamese style restaurant, Banh Meee, quickly took its place and […]

Top 5 Places to Grab a Margarita in the Hartford Area

Somedays, it’s hard not to find any excuse to drink. Thankfully, today is one of our favorite holidays – National Margarita Day! Check out the list of our top 5 places for a kick-ass, delicious, and buzzing margarita. 1. Sayulita Price: $9-12 With 11 different margaritas, Sayulita is our top choice to celebrate National Margarita Day. If you’re […]

Brunch Series | Butchers and Bakers

It’s been on our bucket list for almost a year now (since the restaurant first opened, really). We’ve heard only positive things about this hidden gem, and even more positive reviews about their brunch specials. So last weekend we finally got a chance to check out Butchers and Bakers in Farmington, and safe to say […]

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Where to Eat | Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week 2018

Duration: January 22nd – February 4, 2018 Click on the participating Hartford restaurants to see each Restaurant Week menu: Firebox Max Downtown bin228  On20 Trumbull Kitchen City Steam Brewery U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV VIVO Ted’s Montana Grill Salute Peppercorn’s Grill Black Eyed Sally’s  Nutshell Cafe J Restaurant & Bar First & Last Tavern  Costa Del […]

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The Best Happy Hours in Hartford

It’s winter… there’s no denying that. And unfortunately, this season throws our beloved farmers markets, hiking trips and outdoor festivals all out of the equation. Leaving us with only one way to warm up from the sub-zero degree weather. Alcohol. So we put together a list of the top Happy Hours in Hartford, so you […]

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6 Winter Inspired Recipes from local Well + Full Blogger

When it came to putting together a roundup of the best Winter-Inspired recipes to celebrate the…. (dun, dun, dun….) First Day of Winter, I knew just who to reach out to; Sarah Aldrich, a West End Dweller, and extremely talented blogger and chef. Sarah is the owner of the blog, Well and Full, which features “Vibrant Vegetarian […]