L BAR is a contemporary, stylish bar located at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. Their mixologists serve amazing cocktails and pour from a wide selection of […]
Feb 9, 2018 /

La Casita Del Sabor

Nestled on Park Street, this unassuming location holds within it a veritable trove of culinary treasures. That's restaurant speak for, "This place is bangin'." Serving […]
Jan 23, 2018 /

El Nuevo Sarape Restaurant

One of Hartford's best Mexican food experiences. That's not just us talking either. TripAdvisor and Yelp both rate El Sarape as one of the best […]
Jan 23, 2018 /

Stella's and Mazie's

A tasty fusion of West-African, Caribbean & African-American cuisine. Stella handles the eatery, Mazie handles the catering. It's a pretty mouth-watering team. 461 Capitol Ave. (860) 308-2175 […]
Jan 9, 2018 /

Kien Company Oriental Market

Kien Company Oriental Market 1801 Park Street Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 236-7952 Go for the mouth-watering Bahn Mi sandwiches, stay for all your Asian cooking needs. […]
Nov 3, 2017 /

The Blind Pig

Can a place be totally "foody" and not pretentious? Can pizza be something more than pizza? Can a blind pig find its way to the […]
Aug 10, 2017 /

Chango Rosa Tacos

Chips, dips, and all the fancy, tiny tacos you can eat. Located in the old Hot Tomato's location at 1 Union Place, Chango Rosa is […]
Aug 10, 2017 /

Jerk Pit Café

Are you ready for the jerk experience of a lifetime? Mosey on down Main Street until you see the pillar of billowing smoke -- this […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Scott's Jamaican Bakery

Behold the beguiling beauty of the simple Jamaican meat pie. With a flaky goldenrod exterior providing balance to the flavor explosion inside, has there ever been a […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Destiny Awaits Restaurant & Jerk Center

Your destiny awaits at Destiny Awaits Restaurant & Jerk Center. That is, if your destiny includes steaming beef patties and tender oxtail swimming in deep, […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Dunn's River Restaurant

From the mural of natural scenery on the wall, to the wooden placemats on the tables, nowhere in Hartford gives off the ambiance of an island […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Lion's Den Vegetarian Restaurant

Yes, it's vegetarian food -- a common cuisine in Jamaica -- but this is one vegetarian restaurant where it's difficult to miss the meat. Traditional dishes like curried chunks, […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Island Cuisine

Tucked away in a strip mall on Farmington Ave lies Island Cuisine, a bustling little Jamaican eatery. Be warned: there's no seating and minimal parking, […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Sun Splash Jamaican Restaurant

Tucked away in a mini plaza alongside Maple Giant Grinder, Sun Splash is your typical Jamaican joint -- a takeout-only, menus-on-the-wall, in-and-out kind of place. There's […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

USS Chowder Pot IV

USS Chowder Pot IV has been open for over twenty years serving the freshest seafood, live Maine lobsters and delicious prime rib. They are conveniently […]
Nov 2, 2016 /

Blue State Coffee

Blue State's mission is to create vibrant cafes that reflect, improve, and inspire our communities. Additionally they make an inspirational drink called a chaider (chai […]
Oct 28, 2015 /

Sarah's Coffee House

Sarah’s Coffee House prides itself on dealing directly with small farm families protecting them from being exploited by larger, wealthier companies. A portion of Sarah’s […]
Oct 23, 2015 /

50 Elm

"50 Elm is a new and welcome addition to Hartford's South Downtown ("SoDo") neighborhood. The menu is eclectic and Caribbean-inspired, and the cocktail list is […]
Jul 13, 2015 /

Tangiers International Market

Everything at Tangiers is perfect. The people that run this place are the most lovely (both personally and visually) family you'll ever meet. The prepared foods are […]
Mar 17, 2015 /

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro has ALL the things. Here are five of them. Lobster Hushpuppies Concerts and comedy in a gorgeous 500-seat concert hall Their PuPu Platter comes with […]
Jan 12, 2015 /


The Hartford Starbucks' (Starbucks-es?) are so good. They'll make your drink correctly and spell your name right. Also, the bacon gouda breakfast sandwich is DELICIOUS. […]
Nov 1, 2014 /

Bear's Smokehouse

Bear's Smokehouse serves delicious Kansas City-style barbecue cafeteria style, and it is GOOD. It's hard to decide what to order but options like the two […]
Jul 29, 2014 /

Ted's Montana Grill

Ted's Montana Grill chose Hartford's Front Street District for their second Connecticut location (take that, New Haven), so now Hartford is home to the restaurant […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Ichiban is a real favorite. The best restaurants are those embraced by their neighborhoods and this one almost always filled with locals, multi-generational families, hipsters […]
Jul 21, 2014 /


Sorella specializes in traditional wood fired Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta and antipasti. The restaurant is comfortable, cozy even. And that's cozy in a good way, […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Polish National Home

This spot is one of the coolest places in Hartford. Go once with one person, so you feel like you have the lay of the […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Black-Eyed Sally's BBQ and Blues

Black-eyed Sally's is triple the size it was when it opened in 1995, and with good reason...  award winning BBQ and Cajun cooking, and some […]
Jul 21, 2014 /


ON20 is not your typical Hartford restaurant. It's not your typical restaurant, period. Before you even sit down, look out all of the windows. These […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library

The Kitchen Cafe at the Hartford Public Library is open from 8AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. This new venture from the folks at Billings Forge […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

m&m Bistro

m&m bistro is located inside the Hilton, but you don't need to get a room to get a table. Check out some of their breakfast […]
Jul 21, 2014 /