City Steam Brewery Cafe

CITY STEAM BREWERY City Steam Brewery Cafe was doing the craft brew thing before it was THE CRAFT BREW thing. They’re just as comfortable being a family friendly dinner spot before a Wolf Pack game as they are being a Pool Hall and Brewery for a drinking crowd after the game. And that’s not all […]

Pratt Street Patio

THINGS TO DO WHERE TO PARK GET AROUND SEARCH STUFF The Pratt Street Patio Music Series is back and bigger than ever with THREE, yes THREE, performances a week through October. The Pratt Street Music Series is made possible through a grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund. July 2021 Lys Guillorn Pratt Street Patio […]

El Mercado

EL MERCADO El Mercado is one of the best places in Hartford. The grocery store sells fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that can be hard to find outside of the Hartford area, and the restaurants, ohh the restaurants. There are Colombian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Mexican food vendors at El Mercado that sell a […]

The Market Restaurant

THE MARKETRESTAURANT The Market Restaurant is located in an industrial area at the Connecticut Farmer’s Regional Market. It’s secret super extra cool. They serve breakfast and lunch, and the pictures of their food will make you want to lick your phone or drool on your keyboard.  Photo borrowed lovingly from The Market Restaurant. 101 Reserve […]

Golfers’ Warehouse

golfer’s warehouse Do you like to golf? Maybe you just like to go to the driving range and see if you can hit the guy in the cart cleaning up all the balls? Maybe you want your own personalized putter for mini-golf? Either way, these guys got you. Photos lovingly borrowed from Golfer’s Warehouse. 75 […]

Modern Pastry Shop

MODERN PASTRY SHOP The amazing cakes these folks make could have their own TV show. They don’t just make cakes though. There are loads of traditional Italian pastries to stuff in your face, and you can do it sitting at an old-school soda fountain counter with the BEST cappuccino in your hand.   Photo borrowed lovingly […]

Adolf’s Meat and Sausage Market

ADOLF’S MEAT AND SAUSAGE MARKET Awesome, old school sausage-focused butcher shop where you can fulfill all your meaty needs. Make sure you ask about one of their magic snack-sized house-smoked meat sticks before you start shopping. You can’t go wrong with a little walkin’ around meat. Photo borrowed lovingly from Adolf’s Meat and Sausage Market. […]

El Poeta De Los Sandwiches

EL POETA DE LOS SANDWICHES How can you not love anyplace with a name like this? The Tripleta (pictured) is one of the most ridiculously delicious sandwiches ever created, and it is gigantic. They make everything from scratch, so it’s more fast casual than fast food. Call ahead and order if you’re running short on […]

Tastease Mini Donuts

TASTEASE This tiny Parkville Bakery is one of Hartford’s best and worst kept secrets. If you’ve visited even once, you have already become fanatical and told everyone who will listen to them about this unbelievable place you just found and their amazing 2 1/2″ mini donuts. If you haven’t been, you have no idea that […]