We spend every Christmas in the area of Southington, Simsbury and Bristol, CT and we have been assured that there is no cuisine other than Chinese and Italian. (I have nothing against that, but it's not exactly what I would call exotic).
Is there no such thing as a hole in the wall Falafel , Mexican, Vietnamese or Indian restaurant? (Or anything I am not thinking of at the moment.) Time is limited so Hartford or New Haven would definitely be too long of a drive.