Hello New England Chowhounders,
My family (me, wife, and 2.5 yo boy) is moving to West Hartford from NYC this week, and I'd like to get the lowdown on local eats. I visited over Labor Day weekend when we were househunting, and we enjoyed meals in Blue Back Square at Rizzuto's and a wine bar down the street whose name I've forgotten.
I know this is a very broad question, so I'll list below some of the major categories we're interested in:
Pizza -- I know the best in CT is in New Haven, and we'll def make trips there. But I'd love to know what's the best of the local shops.
Any good spots for smoked salmon?
Bars -- interested in the top spots for beer (esp craft beer-are there good local microbrews?), wine, and cocktails
Italian-- all types (Italian American red sauce, regional Italian)
Grill/Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Grocery/Specialty Food Stores
Anything I'm missing? Please fill in your suggestions for any of the above slots. Thanks!