Enjoy Live Performances or Peace and Quiet at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

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Mortensen Riverfront Plaza first opened to Hartford residents in 1999, and in the short time since, it's completely changed the landscape of downtown Hartford—both literally and metaphorically. The beautifully arranged and maintained park overlooks downtown and serves as the focal point of the entire Riverfront Park System. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza has also refreshed the cultural […]

Kitchen at Billings Forge: Local Ingredients in Every Bite

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The Kitchen at Billings Forge is not just a restaurant, it’s part of a neighborhood revival. Located in a renovated factory in Frog Hollow, the Kitchen is a farm-to-table establishment. What that means is that all of the produce and ingredients are either sourced from local farmers or the Billings Forge Farmers’ Market. So you […]

The Half Door: A Hartford Gastropub

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The Half Door in Hartford is part European Beer Bar and part Irish Gastro Pub. Sit down for a beer from the extensive list as you look over the menu. Craft beer lovers will delight in the choices available. The food takes traditional comfort food and makes it a gourmet experience. Try the Shepard's Pie […]

New Facebook Sweepstakes! Enter to Win an iPad Mini!

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To enter the Sweepstakes, visit our Facebook Page and then look for the Sweepstakes tab (image shown below) located on our Facebook Page to enter. Sweepstakes ends April 30th, 2015. We suggest you like our page to keep informed about future sweepstakes and community happenings. For mobile users, click here to enter.

Pope Park Brings History Into the Modern Day

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There's plenty to do at Hartford's Pope Park. You and your family can splash and swim in one of two pools—one indoors and one outdoors—or simply dip a toe on the park's noticeably pristine pond or the river that runs through it. Head to the playground instead if you have a big group of youngsters. […]

New to the Kitchen? Memorize These Basic Cooking Terms

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When you’re about to make a new dish, it helps to know exactly how to interpret each term in the recipe. More than just abbreviations like "tsp." or "oz.," recipes often include phrases like "blanch," "caramelize," and "pickle," making it a little more challenging to know if you're making it correctly. Here are four kitchen […]

How to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

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You really never know how a meal is prepared when you’re eating out, and even the healthiest seeming salad can be packed with fattening cheeses, heavy oils, and excessive amounts of sodium. Instead of boycotting restaurants, use these smart tips for eating healthy while eating out. Know the lingo. When navigating the menu, recognize that […]

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