Italian and Californian Fare Mingle at Hartford’s Vivo

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Hotel restaurants often get a bad rap for serving substandard food to travelers who are too weary to venture far from their rooms, but Vivo in Hartford bucks that tradition. This classy Italian bistro serves up beautifully composed plates that burst with vibrant flavors. Walk in the door and you’ll be immediately entranced by the […]

Delicious Football-Themed Desserts for Game Day

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Whether you’re hosting your own football viewing party or attending a game day potluck at a friend’s house, there are a number of football-themed desserts that your fellow fans will love. Here are three great recipes that will sweeten up the big game. Pumpkin Football Cakes [bhg.com] The pumpkin flavor makes these whoopie pie-style cakes […]

Wood-N-Tap: A Hartford Brew Pub

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If you’re looking for one of the best Happy Hours near Knoll Crest, Hartford's Wood-N-Tap has you set. Four partners opened the first outpost in 2002 with a desire to make the kind of bar they always dreamed of hanging out in, with affordable drinks and good food. They succeeded, and now there are several […]

Arch Street Tavern: Classic Pub

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Located downtown across the street from the Convention Center, the Arch Street Tavern is the ideal place to meet and greet with old and new friends. Grab a beer at the bar – there’s plenty to choose from! Tapped beers range from national labels to local microbrews. And there’s always a monthly special. The specialty […]

Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe: Fusion Fare in Hartford

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Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe combines European cooking techniques and Asian spices for inventive and delicious dishes. The menu has a large selection of meals like flatbreads, burgers, pasta, and traditional Asian meals like Pad Thai, General Tso's Chicken, and Chilled Soba Noodles. Pair your meal with a drink from the full bar. Specialty teas and coffees […]

Salute Brings the Tastes of Tuscany to Hartford

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With an extensive menu of authentic Italian dishes, fine wines, and an intimate Tuscan-themed dining lounge, you’ll find yourself transported to the Italian countryside at Salute. Every dish is made from scratch at Salute, from the pasta to the sauces, for freshness that you’ll taste with each bite. Kick off your meal with some sweet […]

Ichiban Japanese and Korean Restaurant: Try the Squid Bibimbap

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The Japanese word “Ichiban” translates to English as “Number One,” and that is no idle boast. Locals rave that this pan-Asian restaurant is one of the area’s best values. Situated just a few miles from Hartford’s downtown, the owners pride themselves on their exceptional selection of Japanese and Korean dishes. The sushi here isn’t Americanized […]

The Claypen: Sculpt It

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You can look at art, or make your own creations at the Claypen. Located in West Hartford, the Claypen puts creativity right into your own hands. Everyone from kids to adults can come to the Claypen, have fun and wind up with a creative treasure. First, you pick out your own piece of pottery from […]

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