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Visiting CT over the Holidays and in need of advice

jmikey | Dec 11, 201005:15 PM

Am traveling from Portland OR to Hartford CT for the holidays and need advice about interesting places to eat. Please do not be offended by my qualifiers as to what you recommend.
Don't recommend because the portion sizes are huge, the same goes for chains. If I can eat it here, why would I fly that far to try it.

Please tell me about slavic places you enjoy, been to Starospolska in New Britain and enjoyed it. Any ideas for pierogies would be most welcome.

Small plates are a plus, as I want to sample as much as possible. If there is an actual New England cuisine I would love to find out about it. Last time out I discovered whole belly clams and fell in love.

One of my hobbies is charcuterie and I would enjoy finding out what is out there.
I also need a good bagel. All they have here are steamed and I am tired of making my own.
What is the state of Chinese food in CT? Do I dare ask about Mexican?

Thanks all,

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