It’s MID FALL y’all. Hartford’s bursting at the pumpkin spice seams with Autumnal goodness and you’ve got to go out there and grab it by the gourds. Sweater weather only lasts so long before you walk into CVS and BAM! Christmas ornaments and candy canes.
Peak fall vibes

Pratt Street

Pratt Street is a leaf garland, twinkle light, corn stalk, pumpkin spice, mum covered Instagram dreamscape these days. Sunberry’s got Ramen to warm your bones, Vaughan’s has more comfort food than you can shake a sheep at, the “Tripleta” at El Poeta De Los Sandwiches is like a warm hug, and Sorella will give you that cozy campfire feeling thanks to their gorgeous wood-fired pizza oven. 

Fall in a bowl

Pumpkin Spice Bowl from Rush Bowls

Pumpkin + banana + Graham cracker + Cinnamon + Nutmeg + whatever “Milk Choice” is Froyo + = fall in a bowl. Sorry. Don’t fall in a bowl. Just put your spoon in and eat it. You’ll get much more of it in your mouth that way. 

Pumpkin field of dreams

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Smoothie from Sole Nutrition

There will come an afternoon, not too far from now, where you will bolt upright from a blue-light-laptop-work-from-home-haze and remember this picture. You’ll travel to Sol Nutrition and arrive at the door as innocent as as a child, longing for the pumpkin. “Of course, we won’t mind if you look around,” they’ll say. And you’ll pass over your money without even thinking about it, for it’s money you have, and pumpkin you lack.

Hello gourdgeous

Pumpkin Pie Martini from Red Rock Tavern

Don’t front – we know you’re all about a drink with pumpkin puree and a cinnamon rim.* If you want to double down on that Fall feeling, order up the soup du jour (sometimes it’s even butternut squash) and a gooey grilled cheese.

*Cute as hell white gourd not included.

Smoke gets in your chais

Smoky Chai Spice from Hartford Flavor

What Hartford Flavor says:
“Robust smoky notes frame cardamom and ginger mid-tones leading a long cinnamon finish. A wonderful warming supper with heavy peated scotch notes. Enjoy straight up or over an ice cube.”

What we say:

Do fall checklist: Check

Fall Checklist from Hartford Prints!

This Fall Checklist card on the “12 Things that are Fall AF” list has 11 things on it that are fall AF. #meta4eva 

They're so fluffy I'm gonna die

Fluffy White Boots from Citi Trends

Wearing these boots around Hartford this Fall will be like like getting all-day calf hugs from two fluffy plush Unicorns. Hella magical.

Ya basic

Basic Bitch Scented Candle from Chartreuse on the Loose

This Hartford-based Etsy shop is comin’ at you with all the smells of a hot cup of black coffee flavored with creamy butter, clove buds, and cinnamon sticks, coconut, and vanilla syrup. If this candle doesn’t say “I’ll have a tall almond milk pumpkin spice latte with three pumps and extra foam,” I don’t know what does.

Collect all 12

Seasonal Mini Donuts from Tastease

The best thing about mini donuts is that eating a dozen of them is the same thing as eating one regular sized donut, right? 


This buffalo plaid-wearing cider is cute AF

Feels Like Home Craft Cider from Capital Spirits

Even your booze knows it’s sweata weatha. We were just going to pop into Capital Spirits, take pictures of this cider and leave, but they were cute AF, so we bought them. And guess what? They were sofa king delicious.

Butternut is fun to say

Butternut Burrito from The Kitchen

If The Kitchen mass produced these Butternut Burritos, froze them in plastic bags, and sold them in hippie college town gas stations nationwide, they would make a fortune. Get in on the ground floor people.

Just trying to get a nut

The Nightfall Squirrels

If you are very quiet, and listen very closely, you can hear these squirrels whispering their magic chant into the crisp fall air. They’re saying I’m here to combine beats and lyrics to make you shake your pants take a chance come on and dance guys grab a girl don’t wait make the twirl it’s your world and i’m just a squirrel trying to get a nut to move your butt to the dance floor.