Located on the University of Connecticut's campus, visitors and students alike can enjoy the University's own ice cream parlor. The ice cream is made and served by students of the animal science school and feature unique flavors such as Husky Tracks (vanilla ice cream with a fudge swirl and peanut butter cups), the Salted Caramel Crunch and the decadent Cake Batter. Everything is made on-campus so it is fresh, tasty and refreshing on a hot day. You can also find half gallons of UConn ice cream sold in supermarkets throughout Connecticut.
Experience New Orleans while you're in Springfield at Chef Wayne's Big Mamou. Dine on delicious and authentic Cajun dishes, like the Shrimp-n-Sausage Jambalya and New Orleans Red Beans. Of course, there is a great selection of hot sauces to accompany any meal. Don't forget dessert with options like Sweet Potato Pie and Deep Dish Bourbon Pecan Pie.
If you are craving some crunchy, home-baked breads and pastries, the Hartford Baking Company in West Hartford is sure to be a great stop first-thing in the morning or whenever want some sweet or savory. Many ingredients used at the Hartford Baking Company come from local producers and farms, so you can be sure that the carbon footprint of your food is minimal. Enjoy fancy coffees and other hot beverages along with what will perfectly accompany your baked goods.
If you're craving for some wholesome, flavorsome Indian food when in Vernon, think no further than Utsav on Talcottville Road. Often ranked among the best Indian restaurants in Connecticut, this charming place with comfortable furniture and a warm,friendly ambiance is a great place to dine. Dig into delicious offerings like dum aloo Kashmiri and onion kulcha, and you'll keep coming back for more.
Nestled among various eateries and shopping outlets in the Blue Back Square of West Hartford, Rizzuto's Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar offers Italian and American food at moderate prices. This restaurant has a large space which includes a pasta pantry, bar, and a private wine room. Guests can watch their chefs in action at the gleaming silver kitchen that occupies one side of the restaurant and those who want to dine alfresco on the patio can do so during the summer.
With numerous outlets across the country, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is one of the leading steakhouses in the United States. Located on South Main Street, amidst numerous eateries, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - West Hartford is an ideal place to gorge on delectable steak while visiting the city. The steaks are made of prime beef, which brings out the rich flavor of the meat. The restaurant is open daily for dinner, so why not end your night with a fabulous meal!
The Kitchen Café is actually a lot of things-a cafe, a catering house and an institute for learning how to cook. What's more, all the ingredients and raw materials are homegrown, sourced from the local farmers' market, and then processed in the kitchen everyday anew. That being said, the ambience takes it a notch up with the classy decor of the two-floors high dining area. The food is nourishing, wholesome and fresh, so you can totally try The Kitchen Café for a gastronomy that's tad different from routine.
Salute means 'health' or 'cheers' (depending on the context) in Italian and here at this downtown restaurant, diners can say cheers over a glass of wine and a plate of delicious Italian cuisine. Great dinner options include Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Chicken Gnocchi and Pasta a la Vodka as well as a full wine list that features wine from around Italy. In addition to dinner service, Salute also has a wonderful happy hour and an impressive selection of lunch dishes.
Tequilas, tacos and tostadas are just a few items that comprise an appetizing Mexican food dinner here at Agave. Add the fact that waiters make your guacamole at the table, and it becomes one of the bests spots to try in Hartford's downtown district. It's located on the corner of Allyn and Ann Uccello Streets, right across the way from the XL Center, which makes it ultra-convenient before or after events.
Head to El Sarape Restaurante if you are craving for some authentic Mexican delicacies. This cozy restaurant is known for serving traditional Mexican recipes that are sure to entice your palate and leave you wanting for more. Committed to serve the best, El Sarape makes everything fresh from the fine quality ingredients. Established for more than three decades, El Sarape Restaurante offers a cozy ambiance complemented with warm hospitality, just right for dining with your family and friends.
This trendy spot in downtown Hartford offers a wide array of burgers, cocktails, salads, sushi, tapas and much more. The eclectic menu has items from calamari to crackling pork shank and if you can't find anything on there, you're probably not that hungry. In fact, the entire menu is comprised of foods from around the world. The modern, hip ambiance also adds to the experience, with subdued lighting and aluminum/wood furnishings, it's a great place for lunch or dinner.
City Steam Brewery Café is a spectacular seven-level restaurant in the historic Richardson Building with the Marriott Residence Inn. The 15-barrel brew house allows brewmaster Ron Page to handcraft up to 12 styles of ales and lagers. The moderately priced classic brew house menu has new world touches that provide for everyone's tastes. Award winning Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club performs on Thursday at 9p, Friday and Saturday at 7p and 10p. You can enjoy a DJ on Thursday through Saturday without a cover. There is also a large upscale pool room, outdoor beer garden and many function rooms.