Saturday, October 25, 2014

Try the Paella at O’Porto

October 21, 2014 1:36 pm

Sample the flavors of Portuguese cuisine at O'Porto in Hartford. This popular restaurant serves a full menu of authentic items.

Start off with the smoked chourico, a variant of Spanish chorizo sausage that is roasted over an open fire and splashed with Aguadente (a potent Portugese liquor) before being brought to the table. It’s incredibly flavorful, with the tang of the alcohol melding with the fatty, savory meat. Also exceptional is O’Porto’s paella, saffron rice dishes made with perfectly-cooked seafood, chicken, and pork. They’re filling enough that you can split an order with a dining partner and still come away stuffed. O’Porto’s house-made sangria is a delicious complement to whatever you end up ordering.

2074 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 233-3184

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The Bushnell: Live Entertainment in Hartford

October 15, 2014 2:56 pm

The Bushnell is one of Connecticut’s best performing arts center, offering everything from musicals and operas to holiday shows and arts-in-education events. Dress in your Sunday best (the Bushnell recommends business casual) and head over to this top-notch theater for a diverse selection of live entertainment options.

On stage here you'll see performances by artists like songwriter Jason Mraz, comedian John Hodgman, celebrity chef Alton Brown, and violinist Itzhak Perlman. Theater enthusiasts can look forward to touring productions. Kids are welcome at the Bushnell, which offers children’s productions all year round. For a bite to eat before or after the show, stop by the Bushnell Cafe, which offers light fare ranging from a turkey BLT to a Tuscan salad.

Check The Bushnell's online schedule for this season’s calendar and ticket prices.

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 987-6000

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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop: A Hartford Deli

October 7, 2014 3:36 pm

A Hartford deli, Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop has more than 20 sandwich options, ranging from veggie with cheese to chicken and eggplant combo. Hungry diners will might prefer ordering the full-sized sandwich, while those seeking smaller portions can choose from options like salads and soups.

Pizzas are available here, too, with a number of toppings. You can order up a whole pie topped with your choice of anchovies, spinach, sausage, olives, and more. Franklin also has a huge number of ingredients for sandwiches: you can order yours with meats like sausage, meatball, tuna, turkey, prosciutto, roast beef, and chicken, as well as cheeses like provolone, Swiss, and more. Hosting a party? Give them 24 hours notice and this Hartford deli can create giant sheet pizzas as well as four- and six-foot sandwiches.

Visit the Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop website to learn more!

Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop
464 Franklin Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 296-6574

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