Oh hello there Southern New England folks....Just moved to the Hartford area and am clueless as to local cuisine. Rather than trying to scour the boards for each of my questions - I thought I'd create a broad topic that might be a good guide to the current scene. Admittedly, I haven't explored much so my knowledge is pretty limited. I have been to a couple of the Max Restaurant Group places (Max Downtown and Trumbull Kitchen) and haven't been all that impressed. Other than that though...I'm a clean slate. I'd rather not limit the discussion to Hartford proper - more Hartford area.
Without further ado...I am looking for the best...
Thai (real deal if possible!)
Japanese (sushi, ramen)
Chinese (got a rec for Shu on another post)
Vietnamese (best pho!)
Korean (BBQ or otherwise)
Other Asian Cuisines
Italian (pizza will be separate category)
Middle Eastern cuisine (Tangiers?)
Last but not least - Your vote for best overall restaurant in the area.
If this has been done before or is too much - feel free to torpedo!
Excited to explore and hope you can help a poor guy out.