My plans for weeding and preparing my garden boxes were thwarted by the gross cold and wet weather (more…)
If someone can review gas station chicken, then it’s not too self-indulgent to blog about trying to find the best sangria in Hartford.
I’m not a wine aficionado, and I really am not much of a drinker either. But when I find something that I like, I get fixated on wanting to know where the best one (that I can afford of whatever it is) can be found. I’m like this with mocha, falafel, pizza, burritos, etc. I’m not so fixated on this one thing, though, that I necessarily can overlook everything else about an establishment. Here’s my work-in-progress list:
A number of organizations sponsored today’s Speak Up for Agriculture! rally and AG DAY at the Capitol to show the importance of keeping agriculture in Connecticut. Connecticut Dairy Farmers were asking for support of HB 5483, an act that would provide financial relief to the dairy industry.
In the spot where Bistro 942 stayed open for less than a year, and where Euro Cafe flailed before that, another establishment is going to try its luck. Bocca Rossa, a wine bar and lounge, will be wedged in the space between Dunkin Donuts and City Steam Brewery. Although Rosco’s on nearby Temple Street did not fare well, new restaurants continue to pop up in this section of Downtown.
The sign promises that the restaurant will be coming soon, but does not specify a date. I’m waiting for Kyto, a sushi restaurant on the corner of Pratt and Main, to open. That was supposed to happen over a year ago, and it appears to be under construction, still.
All Saints Orthodox Church (on Scarborough Street near Albany Avenue) will be hosting a Russian Tea Room, craft fair, raffle, and marketplace this weekend. It runs from 10-4pm on Saturday and noon until 3pm on Sunday. I have gone in past years and would advise people to either go early, walk if possible, or be patient about parking.
In November, the Capitol Cinema Collective will be bringing independent short and feature-length films to the city in its Hartford International Film Festival. This Wednesday (10/22) there will be a fundraiser for the Hartford International Film Festival at Barça Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Parkville at 7pm.
I have had the chance to preview some of the films to be shown in November and will be going on Wednesday to support this. Barça is in the Design Center at 1429 Park Street.
Bistro 942–formerly EuroCafe–is closed after being open under the new name for less than a year.
The West End Farmers’ Market will be shutting down for the season this Friday. This means that Tuesday and Friday between 4 and 7pm are your last chances to stop by the market at the corner of South Whitney and Farmington until Spring 2009.
These other Hartford farmers’ markets are scheduled to remain open until the following dates:
Capitol Avenue (next to Bushnell) – October 27
Park Street (Park & Washington) – October 27
Billings Forge (Broad) – October 30
Northend Farmers’ Market (Coventry St.) – November 5
Downtown Farmers’ Market – Thanksgiving