Park Rd. in W. Hartford special?
Seeing the plethora of small, ethnic restaurants along Park Rd (and Farmington Ave) in W. Hartford, I was hoping for some insight as to which are the best finds without having to try them all. I love all asian and latin...really anything that is authentic and imported from other regions. Thanks!
Farmington Ave Restaurant
960 Farmington Ave, Berlin, CT 06037
I lost my bahn mi virginity (!) on Park Rd. at Kien. Gotta eat in your car or bring it home, tho'--just a storefront, no seating. Full report here:
Used to go to the King and I for Thai with some regularity, but haven't been in the past couple of years. It's that little white house on the left if you're coming from Sisson Ave.
Pho 88 is incredible. Try the bun ( noodle) dishes with grilled meats. Awesome as is there avocado shake.
1270 Westford St, Lowell, MA 01851
Let's see...I think I can cover quite a few of the places on Park Road for you.
Skip: AC Petersens. I'm not at all a fan of this place even though it's been around for many year and through many owners and the location has wonderful potential.
Try: Park Lane Pizza for some very good Greek Style Pizza. Sadly Barb's Pizza (across the street from it) appears to have recently closed.
Quaker Diner rocks. They're only open until 1 or 2pm though (7 days a week)/
I love Plan B Burger Bar and enjoy that they have quite a few non-beef burger options (including lobster roll sliders and cheese fondue, two of my favorites).
Los Adobes is quite good and authentic. They even have Mexican Coke in bottles (which I believe isn't easy to find).
I also like India Oven.
Three places across the Hartford Line that I really dig are:
Tinkers Seafood (inexpensive seafood shack type food and they also have a fresh fish market). I love Tinkers!
Lena's Pizza/Sully's pub-great soup, pizzas, slices and my favorite calzone in the greater Hartford area.
O'Porto-Portugese with a great price fixe menu that I think is available daily. I loved this place and have recommended it many times.
enjoy and post back! we'd love to hear your experiences!
353 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119
Tinkers Seafood Restaurant
2074 Park St Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106
Park Lane Pizza
337 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119
319 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119
4 Railroad St, Simsbury, CT 06070
169 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119
280 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119
re: masha bousha
Park Lane is good pizza, but the prices are way outta whack IMHO. South Main Pizza and Elmwood pizza both have similar food for much less money, last I checked.
I also think they're dummies for parking employee/owner cars on the patio rather than having some tables out there, but that's up to them..
Other than that, is Taqueria Tavern any good?
South Main Pizza Restaurant
137 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
It's not a restaurant, but a market and I only know it as the "Laos Store" because that's what my Lao best friend calls it. It's right next to Tinkers and O' Porto. They have fabulous food goods with some already prepared items. My favorite things to get there is the famous sticky rice, along with some beef jerky that just needs to be quickly fried in some oil.