Franklin Ave Hartford CT
I know this is a great foodie street, but I've never explored it much. Any suggestions? I have been to Roscoe's and this weekend to the bakery for a gelato
If you want awesome huge sandwiches, go to Franklin's Giant Grinders, I highly recommend the chicken cutlet (though make sure you get extra sauce, ive had it be kinda dry cause there is so much chicken), also the italian combo is great... make sure you dont order a full unless you got a huge appetite!
Also, there is Carbone's right around there, though im not sure whether it is actually on Franklin or not
You have gotten some great recommendations. A few more to consider:
On Franklin, I've had some great shrimp dishes at Chef Eugene; they have a whole section of them on the menu. Shish Kebab House of Afganistan is good too.
In the same neighborhood, on the next street over, Wethersfield Ave, you'll find Costa del Sol, which is fantastic and one of my favorite restaurants. Also on Wethersfield Ave is La Casona, focusing on South American cuisine. Our dining experiences have been a little uneven there, but the cerviche is outstanding and keeps me going back.
There are so many places... have fun!
For grocery stores, there is DiBacco, which has everthing you could possibly want for dried pasta, canned goods including San Marzano tomatoes, wonderful Italian tuna fish in olive oil, bread, desserts, an assortment of cheeses, pizza and grinders. They also carry pasta machines and espresso makers. You cannot go wrong here. I don't know their address, but they are far down the Avenue, closer to the Wethersfield line. They are in the phone book.
It's a great, friendly, welcoming family. You can ask them any question, and they are happy to answer.
An update, both Roscoe's and Shish Kebab House of Afganistan have moved off Franklin Avenue. The latter has been replaced by Tropical Mist which offers offers fare from Guyana and the West Indies. We were the only customers on a recent Friday afternoon and our chicken curry and vegetarian dinners were very disappointing. No luncheon menu offered, but prices were reasonable.