West End Weekend

Won’t you visit my neighborhood in the West End of Hartford this weekend? We’re having a host of activities and surely there will be something to make everyone smile. Kick off your weekend yummy-style Friday on your way home from work. Stop by the United Methodist Church at the corner of South Whitney and Farmington Avenue from 4-7 for the season’s first West End Farmer’s Market. Partake in the (free) Strawberry Shortcake Festival and support

No More $280 Burritos in the West End

Kyle and I live near some very good restaurants on Farmington Avenue in the West End of Hartford; Tisane, Ichiban, Abyssinian, and Monte Alban. A few months ago we met some friends for dinner at Monte Alban. Because we were running late and it was cold outside, I whined my way into convincing Kyle to drive us there, rather than making the .4 mile walk. There was no close street parking available, so we parked

A Cheesecake Factory Preview

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a waitstaff training exercise at the new Cheesecake Factory restaurant located in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square shopping area. The restaurant will officially open for dinner on Thursday, November 1 at 5:00pm. I’ve eaten at Cheesecake Factories in the Boston, DC, and Denver areas before (the last time being about a year and a half ago) and the West Hartford establishment carries along the traditional decor and

Crate & Barrel- A Friend's Review

This is my friend Grant. He is a West Hartford resident and likes the whole Blue Back Square concept. A lot. So, when Grant approached me about being a guest writer and reviewing the new Crate & Barrel at Blue Back Square, I said “Sweet! I can take a day off!” And without further ado, here are Grant’s ramblings… The newest addition to West Hartford Center has arrived…say hello to Crate & Barrel. As one

Outdoor Fun at Cabela's in East Hartford

I, personally, am not much of an outdoor sportsperson. My father, on the other hand, is a different story. So I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me when my parents called on Wednesday evening to ask if they could come down from Vermont and stay over Thursday evening. You see, the “soft opening” of the new Cabela’s superstore in East Hartford was today. My father has been eagerly anticipating this day since the project was