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 […]

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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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A Visit to the Salt Cave in West Hartford

A Salt Cave is known to improve your health, mood and skin; providing benefits such as improved respiratory conditions, sleeping patterns, reduced stress and headaches, and an increase in energy and your overall sense of well-being. In the need of all these things and wrapped in the stresses of this holiday season, the weHartford crew […]

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10 Inexpensive (and Free!) Things to do this Holiday Season

Between baking and cooking for every holiday party you go to, buying presents for your family, friends, neighbors, neighbor’s dogs etc.. The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Here are 10 things to do around the Hartford area to get you in the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. Ice Skating in Bushnell […]

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Where to Find Your Perfect Christmas Tree

Nothing gets you in the Christmas mood like going to pick out your Christmas tree, tying it up to the roof of your car, bringing it home and spending the day covering it with decorations. Luckily, there are plenty of farms in the local Hartford area that offer great prices, varieties, and holiday activities. Mark’s […]

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New Paint and Wine Business Opens on Pratt Street

There’s no greater sense of excitement than seeing a new business open in downtown Hartford – ESPECIALLY when it’s a new opening on Pratt Street. A couple weeks ago, while I was walking to grab lunch, I noticed a ‘Painting with a Twist’ sign on the window of what used to be Stackpole’s. I immediately […]

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Best Spots in the Hartford Area for Fall Foliage

If you live in New England, fall should just automatically be your favorite season. With the leaves changing colors every day, it’s a hard season not to love. PLUS, endless craft beers, apple picking, cider donuts… what could be better? If you’re unsure of the best spots in the Hartford area to see fall foliage […]

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Top Apple Picking Farms in the Hartford Area

Sorry, but you can’t ‘do Fall’ without going apple picking and eating apple cider donuts. Fall feels like the one time of year where you can be a kid again; where it’s socially acceptable to jump into a pile of leaves and run around eating caramel covered apples for breakfast. There are plenty of spots in the […]

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Best Local College Hangout Spots

You can’t find the best espressos, craft beers, and waterfalls, by studying in the library. We did a little (field) research for you to find the best college hangout spots in the Hartford area. So grab your friends, and preferably an appetite, and make your way over to these local Hartford area hang out spots. […]

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Get Wired at Downtown Hartford’s Spectra Wired Café

Looking for the perfect place to host a special gathering, impress a date, or sit down for a warm nutella latte? Then meet Spectra Wired – a newly opened, creatively designed café in downtown Hartford. Spectra Wired has to be the most spacious café in the Hartford area. Walking in, you’re immediately drawn to the […]