Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fresh Seafood Steals the Show at Mickey’s Oceanic Grill

April 15, 2014 1:21 pm

Considered by many to be a Hartford landmark, Mickey's Oceanic Grill has been serving fresh seafood to hungry diners since 1953. Open for breakfast and lunch, you can cruise by in the a.m. to fuel up for the day with tasty muffins, yogurt, or an egg sandwich. Lunch offerings include a spicy fish sandwich, lobster roll, lobster baked macaroni, a crab roll, and grinder sandwiches.

Fried seafood dinners come with New England clam chowder. Choose from shrimp, scallops, shrimp and chips, and whole clams. Add on a tasty side like fresh fruit salad, coleslaw, four-cheese baked macaroni, french fries, or sauteed mushrooms.

Mickey's Oceanic Grill is open Mondays through Saturdays.

Mickey's Oceanic Grill
119 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 528-6644
mickeysoceanicgrill.com

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Plan Tonight’s Dinner With These 3 Nutritious Pork Recipes

April 8, 2014 1:08 pm

While we’ve all had a classic pork chop, most people aren’t aware of the many other recipes involving pork. If you want to expand your at-home culinary creations without ruining your healthy diet, these delicious and nutritious pork recipes from the NIH will help you do just that:

Pork Chops in Warm Cherry Sauce
Add a sweet, tangy update to the usual pork chop with this simple recipe. By cooking the meat in red wine, cherries and a few common spices, this dish is both elegant and quick enough to prepare after a long day at work.

Pork Mignons With French Applesauce
Continuing the fruity flavor trend, this pork dish uses applesauce to add taste without adding fat and calories. These pork mignons add up to only 250 calories and a full 26 grams of healthy protein, with a cinnamon and apple flavor that’s perfect for fall or winter dinners.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
The lean pork tenderloin has a texture similar to chicken, which makes it simple and quick to prepare. Seasoning with garlic, soy sauce and fish sauce helps the dish take on an Asian flavor that tastes much more complex than it actually is. At only 8 grams of fat, you really can’t go wrong with this unique pork recipe.

For more pork recipes and other healthy eating tips, visit the NIH website.

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Enjoy Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine at Humacao Restaurant

April 1, 2014 2:07 pm

Experience the flavors of Puerto Rico at Humacao Restaurant in East Hartford, modern, casual Latin restaurant that serves the spice and variety of Puerto Rican cuisine. The lovely, rich interior provides a relaxing ambience to enjoy the fine food. Try the superb roast pork with arroz con habichuelas or the steak with tomato sauce along with a glass of wine. Split an order of tender fried plantains before you indulge in anything off the menu.

The authentic recipes and experienced cooks make sure that everything you order tastes as delicious as it sounds. Humacao often hosts bands to perform, giving patrons a lively show to enjoy while they dine. Visit Huamcao on Facebook to find out more of what they have to offer.

Humacoa Restaurant
245 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 568-9500
https://www.facebook.com/HumacaoRestaurant
http://www.yelp.com/biz/humacao-restaurant-east-hartford

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