Photo of the Day: June 5, 2017

A cold pint of City Steam Brewery’s own “Naughty Nurse Amber”. Taste-wise, it’s right up there with some of the best micro-brews I’ve ever had. Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.

Photo of the Day: June 3, 2017

I love the way Bento Boxes compartmentalize everything (and I don’t even have OCD). It makes for a wonderful presentation when you do it right. Korean BBQ chicken, kale salad, udon noodles, and a fried egg…do you need anything else? Sunberry Cafe, Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.

Photo of the Day: May 23, 2017

Face to face with Vincent. I’m not an art aficionado, but Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum just blew me away. Who wouldn’t be awestruck when standing so close to a Van Gogh? The museum was elegant, but not stuffy. March 2016.

Coming Up on 100 Restaurant Reviews

Tomorrow, I will be posting my 100th restaurant review. I first started doing food write-ups in the spring of 2015 on my personal blog after looking to try something new. This past fall, I decided to move all of my food and drink writing to a separate website, which I called Eating New Jersey. There…

Travel Guide CT: Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford)

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,…

Travel Guide CT: M & M Bistro (Hartford)

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 (Will’s fitness app has tracked us at over ten miles walking in two days), we decided to give the M & M Bistro inside the…

Travel Guide CT: City Steam Brewery (Hartford)

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…

Travel Guide CT: Agave Grill (Hartford)

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…

Travel Guide CT: Sunberry Cafe (Hartford)

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, Will and…

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 Will 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 here)…