Restaurant Review #128: Maggie McFly’s (Glastonbury, CT)

When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…

Restaurant Review #55: Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford, CT)

The pickle chips and okra appetizer combo. Only $5.95 and so big we couldn’t finish. I walked out of Black Eyed Sally’s very sad—sad that we didn’t find this place sooner. I’ve been to Texas twice in my travels, to Dallas and San Antonio. Add up all the meals I had in those two cities,…

Restaurant Review #54: Mystic Diner (Mystic, CT)

The Dijon Chicken Panini. We just needed to see how Connecticut does diners, being from New Jersey which is the diner capital of the world. We stopped in at the Mystic Diner right after visiting the aquarium and before heading over to the historic seaport. The menu was just as large as a Jersey diner,…

Restaurant Review #53: M & M Bistro (Hartford, CT)

I don’t usually care for hotel restaurants. To me, they have always been kind of “blah”. Because it was starting to get chilly out, and honestly, we were sick of walking around Hartford (my friend’s fitness app has tracked us at over ten miles walking in two days), we decided to give the M & M Bistro inside…

Restaurant Review #52: City Steam Brewery (Hartford, CT)

Irish Nachos. You know you want some. When a place advertises that even their hamburger buns are made in-house, you know you’re probably going to get an above average dining experience. Brew-pubs are really hit or miss, at least the ones I’ve been to. There are places that just throw a menu of average food…

Restaurant Review #51: Agave Grill (Hartford, CT)

Let’s give a shout-out to Renee, a lady we met while at the Connecticut Old Statehouse on this spring trip. She was a worker there and asked if we were from out-of-town. We hit it big when she asked us if we wanted restaurant recommendations. One of the first she gave us was Agave. I…

Restaurant Review #50: Sunberry Cafe (Hartford, CT)

Our first stop in a four-day excursion to Connecticut was a real winner. Just outside our hotel was a charming little brick side street. Literally, in order were the following: a liquor store, Thai restaurant, cigar shop, Korean BBQ, psychic readings, and Irish pub. All the comforts of home. Not able to decide, my fiend…

Travel Guide CT: Hartford was a Shockingly Good Food City

What the hell am I going to do in Hartford for four days? That’s the question I asked myself when my friend had a business conference there and asked me to come along this past March. I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I’d be going to a Hartford Wolfpack game (big Rangers’ fan…

November is Travel Month!

With fall and winter breaks coming up soon, and people already eyeing up vacation planning for spring break, I am going to take the month of November to focus on travel. We’ll be seeing my food posts from Hartford and Mystic Connecticut, as well as Lancaster, Kennett Square, and New Hope, Pennsylvania. This will also…