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Eating Connecticut: Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila

A flaming margarita at Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila, West Hartford, Connecticut

Disclosure: I was a guest of Ocho Cafe Tacos & Tequila at a recent event where they invited local influencers to taste a sampling of their menu. All photos and opinions remain my own.

At the convergence of Route 44/Albany Avenue and Route 218/North Main Street in West Hartford, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Bishop’s …

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Connecticut: Ritz Crystal Room at Remember When

The Ritz Cafe is a more casual dining experience on the first floor of Remember When in Torrington, CT

In the heart of Torrington lies a secret hiding in plain sight. Those who are acquainted with it have been enjoying its bounty for years. Those who walk on by have no idea the gem they’ve overlooked. Today, I hope to illuminate you all, because sometimes secrets just aren’t meant to be kept.

Remember When

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Eating Connecticut: Brownstone Cafe, West Hartford

Pyrito Brownstone Cafe West Hartford Connecticut - poet in the pantry

Disclosure: I was invited to a media happy hour at Brownstone Cafe, sponsored by them. All photos and opinions remain my own.

When you think of West Hartford, you probably think of one of two places: Blue Back or the downtown area. Both have a variety of dining options, but there’s more to West Hartford. …

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Eating Connecticut: A Taste of It All at A Taste in Simsbury 2013

Look at that burger tower from Plan B Burger Bar!

Thursday night was no ordinary evening. Instead of settling down on the couch to help the wee ones with their homework, I was given the opportunity to have a much more glitzy evening. I was the lucky recipient of a ticket to A Taste in Simsbury, courtesy of my boss and his lovely wife, and …

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Eating Connecticut: Plan B is a Plan A

Plan B Simsbury - poet in the pantry

I love that there are so many delicious options for dining out on my lunch break. The area where I work has a wide variety of cuisines to choose from–heck, one plaza has Indian, Chinese, pizza, and sandwiches, all in one stop!–making it the ideal place to burn off an hour in the middle of …

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Eating Connecticut: Boho in Litchfield Co: Bohemian Pizza

Bohemian Pizza exterior

Bohemian Pizza is a fixture in Litchfield, Connecticut. Which is quite an oddity since it’s pretty much the opposite of what Litchfield stands for. In a community full of the well-to-do, with a high concentration of stately, historic homes and a ban on fast food restaurants, Bohemian Pizza sticks out like a sore thumb–and that’s …

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