Monday, August 6, 2012

Taste of Hartford



It is restaurant week again.  Many of the good restaurants in Hartford are offering special menus at attractive prices to encourage diners to visit when lots of regular customers are vacationing out of town.

This is Firebox, a popular restaurant at Billings Forge in the Frog Hollow section of Hartford.  In some surveys, Firebox is the top-ranked restaurant in the city.  It emphasizes locally raised foods.

These photos were taken with my little point-and-shoot Canon.  I didn't want to lug the big guy into the restaurant and I didn't know how they felt about photography.

18 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Ohhh, Firebox. Sounds like they fire up the grill! Glad they emphasize locally grown foods, and I know what you mean about lugging in the big camera! I often do the same thing, pull out the baby Nikon from my purse, especially if I'm taking a photo of their food.

VP said...

It seems a very nice place!

Birdman said...

We love to check out 'restaurant week' up here too. We always find our selves in places we've never entered. Mostly with fine results. Our latest venture was into 555 here on Congress Street.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

It's restaurant week here in St. Petersburg, too. I'll have to get out and try a new one!

Luis Gomez said...

Looks like a nice place Jack!

Halcyon said...

I like the name of the resto and the interior looks chic, without being too "fancy". Hope the food was good too! :)

Lowell said...

Nothing wrong with a Canon p&s...I've got two and use them often. And these photos prove my point.

"Taste of..." seem to be popular events, but here the restaurants put up booths in some special place...

Speaking of places I think I like the Firebox, and esp. the fact it uses local foodstuffs.

Have a great week!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There is a restaurant week in Scottsdale, also. It is important to support locally owned restaurants. It is a tough business in which to succeed.

Sharon said...

This place has great atmosphere to go with the food.

Lois said...

That is an interesting name for a restaurant. It looks good too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Did it live up to it's 'top ranking' Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a great place to eat! Hope you had a delicious meal! And Lowell is right, nothing wrong with the point-and-shoot Canon! That's what I use, too! Hope your week is off to a good start, Jack! Enjoy -- with camera in hand -- Canon or otherwise!!

cieldequimper said...

Looks good enough. What did you have?

Madge Bloom said...

Mmmm, sound like a good time to get out for a bite!

Michelle said...

Looks like a great place. How was the food?

Randy said...

Sounds like a great place.

Chrissy Brand said...

I would happily join you for a meal there Jack ;-) Your point and shoot served you well too.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice and interesting place, Jack!