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West Hartford, CT

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This well-kept
nabe is five miles from Hartford, but its vibe is a world away. And new
transplants have spurred a flurry of activity and buzz along Farmington Avenue,
where a young, trendy set can be found late at night ordering bottle service
and grooving to house music at Shish
Lounge
.

See: West Hartford Reservoir (entrance on
Farmington Avenue) is West Hartford’s version of Central Park. The 3,000-acre
reserve has nearly 30 miles of paved and gravel trails and is frequented by
people from neighboring towns who come to bike, hike, and cross-country ski.

Taste: Chef Billy Grant says the Italian
comfort fare he serves at Restaurant
Bricco
is inspired by childhood memories of his mother’s cooking. Order
some orecchiette with sautéed shrimp, then wrap up with a dish of homemade
olive oil gelato.

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West Hartford, CT

This well-kept
nabe is five miles from Hartford, but its vibe is a world away. And new
transplants have spurred a flurry of activity and buzz along Farmington Avenue,
where a young, trendy set can be found late at night ordering bottle service
and grooving to house music at Shish
Lounge
.

See: West Hartford Reservoir (entrance on
Farmington Avenue) is West Hartford’s version of Central Park. The 3,000-acre
reserve has nearly 30 miles of paved and gravel trails and is frequented by
people from neighboring towns who come to bike, hike, and cross-country ski.

Taste: Chef Billy Grant says the Italian
comfort fare he serves at Restaurant
Bricco
is inspired by childhood memories of his mother’s cooking. Order
some orecchiette with sautéed shrimp, then wrap up with a dish of homemade
olive oil gelato.

Courtesy of Blue Black Square

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