The Corner Pug is a perennial top vote-getter in the polls for favorite pub-style restaurants in greater Hartford. It got a fresh coat of purplish paint recently and looks great. I stopped by in mid-afternoon during a heat wave. On a cooler day and around mealtime, those chairs would all be filled.
For years, the Prospect Cafe was a popular West Hartford hangout. Two years ago it suddenly closed, shocking me (and, I am sure, many others). It has new owners and fresh paint and is busy again.
Same story. Heat wave and mid-afternoon. Otherwise, the joint would be packed.
The Half Door looks like the kind of bar where you don't walk through the front door unless your grandfather used to go there. And your father. And all of your uncles. Mine didn't. So I haven't.
I got home last night after two weeks in East Africa, on safari in Kenya and Tanzania.
This is a pre-scheduled post from Connecticut. While away, I have been able to post some safari pix.
I might run one or two more days of photos from safari before returning to Connecticut pix.