City Steam Brewery Cafe

← Bars / Restaurants 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. […]

Pratt Street Patio

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.

El Mercado

← Restaurants 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 […]

The Market Restaurant

← Restaurants The Market Restaurant 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 […]

Golfers’ Warehouse

← Shops & Services 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 […]

Modern Pastry Shop

← Restaurants 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 […]

El Poeta De Los Sandwiches

← Restaurants 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 […]

Tastease Mini Donuts

← Restaurants 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 […]

Brazil Grill

← Restaurants Brazil Grill Brazil Grill is one of the best Brazilian restaurants in the state, and it will show you what real family-style churasso is meant to be. Their buffet is bonkers and all of their their freshly grilled meats are pulled straight out of the fire for you. Eat all the things and […]