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Hartford Convention Center Eats

Brian Fawcett May 27, 2008 06:42 AM

I am going to be at the HCC next Saturday taking an all day certificaiton exam and there is a 2 hour break for lunch. Is there anywhere nearby within walking distance for lunch?

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  1. goodbyeohio RE: Brian Fawcett May 27, 2008 07:18 AM

    rosco's big dog

    just about 2 blocks away.. temple st.

    great hot dogs and steamed cheeseburgers.. kinda busy around lunchtime but plenty of space inside.


    Rosco's Big Dog
    24 Temple Street, Hartford, CT

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      LenaNE RE: Brian Fawcett May 27, 2008 07:25 AM

      Pretty much any restaurant in downtown Hartford is within walking distance for a 2 hour lunch... can you give more specifics on type of food or $... or search the board for downtown refs...if it's nice out there are a few outside options...Vito's (on Bushnell Park)..Hot Tomatoes (in Union Station) ..

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        FoodieJim RE: Brian Fawcett May 27, 2008 07:39 AM

        LenaNE is correct. If you have 2 hours for lunch, everything in town is a possibility. Are you looking for "Chow", a more upscale experience, or something in between? If you can provide a few specifications or features, we can hekp you find what you are looking for.

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          JayCT RE: Brian Fawcett May 27, 2008 07:42 AM

          Arch Street Tavern is located across from the Convention Center. It is very good. There are also a couple of restaurants in the Marriott that are good if you do not want to venture outside. Jay

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            chowmensch RE: JayCT May 27, 2008 09:20 AM

            Jay is correct. Vivo in the Marriott next to the Convention Center is very good.

          2. Scargod RE: Brian Fawcett May 27, 2008 10:14 AM

            I have this to offer: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...
            My finds in the Hartford area. I recently enjoyed El Sarape's, Mexican food. (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/52254...).
            I would appreciate more great Hartford food recommendations so I can add them to the map.
            I have one for the New Haven area as well: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...

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