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Thomas Foran
retired blogger traveler and gourmand
retired blogger traveler and gourmand

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Butchers and Bakers
After a great matinée of FADE at Theater Works Hartford, we went out to the new [to me] Butchers and Bakers restaurant. Glad we were there early as it filled up quite quickly. We decided to not sit on the patio as there were too many families and the tables...

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Bar Bouchée
My second and very successful visit to Bar Bouchée since I have found it with another name in another location. It is also called Bar Bouchon as it is fashioned like the 'bar bouchon' in Lyon. I started with an excellent Negroni [$11] with great bread and b...

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Bin 228
Made reservations at Bin228 across from Theater Works because we were going to Jason Werner's Opening at EBK Gallery. Table turned out to be one of those little banquette deals and too crowded for convo so we ended up in the bar. This was a little hightop w...

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Wethersfield Diner
Why I haven't been back to the Wethersfield Diner for a while I do not know. Met a friend there today and it was super. I had the Biscuit with Southern Style Sausage Gravy [$8.49] with two over-easy eggs and 'smashed' potatoes. These potatoes rock! But then...

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Farmer's Cow Ice Cream
After a ridiculous getting lost in plain sight, we made it to Farmer's Cow Ice Cream and it was well worth the journey. This sundae [small $4.50] of chocolate chocolate ice cream with peanut butter syrup and chocolate whipped cream was the best. The one not...

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OC Kitchen
Heard there was a new menu at OC Kitchen so I went there today for Happy Hour. I had the Eggplant Parmigiana [$6] and a Stella Artois [$4]. Both were very good. The new menu looks interesting and am especially interested in the Grilled Octopus.

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21 Oak
Went for lunch today at 21 Oak and got a table right away...from there time just passed and passed by. Daily special was Asparagus Mac and Cheese [$9] with a Blood Orange San Pellegrino [$3] to wash it down. The asparagus was tasty but the mac and cheese wa...

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Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen
Got here early at Zohara   after theater matinée and the hungry hordes. Luckily got a terrific booth in the bar. Everything from that point was up, up and upper. Started with the 3/$10 selection of Carrots, Charred Broccoli and Muhammara [puréed red peppers...

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Tisane Euro Asian Café
Second part of a working/eating day in Hartford ended up at Tisane where I do not spend enough time! My excuse is always that I can never find a place to park but there it was a space waiting just for me. Nice pour of  Gato Negro Sauvignon Blanc [$6.75] and...

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Gyro and Kebab House
A working meeting in the city and an excuse for lunch. At the suggestion of my consultant we went to the Gyro and Kebab House , a new place close to his studio. I had perused the menu online and was trying to decide between the Lamb or Grecian Gyro on a pit...
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