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May 20, 2008 01:20 PM

Hungry teenagers in Glastonbury

Hey all!

I'm new to CHOW so ill just say a bit about myself. I'm 17, I love to cook (and hope to get into culinary school), and me and my friends are looking for fun and interesting places to eat!

We're all pretty broke so recently we've resorted to eating at McDonalds... It gets us full but it's just not what I'm looking for! We've got a few spots we like to eat on semi-special occasions (times when we have money) like Auggie And Ray's in East Hartford, Little Mark's in Vernon, but I'm curious about new spots!

I'd love to hear about some real authentic ethnic joints that are semi-close and semi-cheap, but any cool place would be great!!

Thanks guys,

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  1. Drive over to Doogies or The Blue Lobster in Newington...or Roscoes or Scott's Jamaican Bakery in Hartford. Cheap & Good :)

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    1. re: Teraesa22

      those sound great, I'm gonna write them down!

      keep em comin :)


      1. re: luvthemdogs

        East-West Grille in WH is excellent.

        1. re: Teraesa22

          I also highly recommend the East West Grille. If you decide to check it out, make a side trip to A Dong grocery store just down the street. It is an Asian grocery store, and you will be amazed at the variety they have to offer. Try one of their preprared banh mi sandwiches and make sure to check out their kitchen supply aisles. You can buy fun sushi boats, dishes, etc, for a fraction of the price you would find elsewhere.
          Also, in the same plaza is another Thai restuarant, Thai Kitchen, I believe. Try the sai gock appetizer there, it won't disappoint you.

    2. I have just found a little gem here in South Glastonbury (Same plaza as Olympic and post office) called Thai Angel. The food is incredible (especially the curries). I would go for lunch as you get more bang for your buck. They have really good combination specials that come with a drink (the iced coffee is a must try). Let me know what you think. The local neighborhood has been buzzing about it lately.

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      1. re: askeenan

        oh wow I actually live about 30 seconds from Thai Angel but I've never gotten around to trying it! I've always just thought it would be sub-par because olympic, in my opinion, is so poor. Thank you!!


      2. The best sandwich in town is the deli at Highland Park Market. Their junior sandwich is larger than most others regular and everythign is fresh. For $4.50 you get a great sandwich. Jay

        1. Have you been to Whole Foods yet?

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          1. re: Waquoit

            I just got back from lunch with my friends at Thai Angel. Pretty good, I think we'll be back there again!

            Also, all these places sound great! Thanks for all the input! (and to jayct, ive grown up with highland park market and I agree, its delicious!)

            keep em comin' :-P

            - Teej

          2. take a ride to Franklin Ave in the South End of Hartford. try a chicken cutlet, meatball or coldcut combo at Franklin Giant or stop up the street at Mozzicato's for pastries, traditional sheet pizza or stuffed breads.