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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?

  1. Scargod May 27, 2008 10:14 AM

    I have this to offer: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=106324921966915789140.00044a11578803eeecb92&ll=41.770592,-72.674797&spn=0.00709,0.019999&t=h&z=16
    My finds in the Hartford area. I recently enjoyed El Sarape's, Mexican food. (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/522544#3719936).
    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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      JayCT 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 May 27, 2008 09:20 AM

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

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        FoodieJim 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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          LenaNE 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) ..

          1. goodbyeohio 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.

            http://www.roscosbigdog.com/

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

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