Isador's Organics stocks only the freshest ingredients from local farmers and artisan food producers to help health-conscious eaters fill stomachs healthfully. Before searching through shelf after shelf of USDA-certified organic products, shoppers can fuel up on delectable deli offerings.
Sweet and savory strike the perfect balance at Wicked Wings & Ice Cream, a locally owned eatery that specializes in ice-cream treats and sauce-slathered chicken. Owners Mike and Pam share their two favorite foods by dousing boneless chicken strips and wings in more than a dozen sauces, including garlic parmesan and wicked-hot buffalo, and blending ice cream into shakes and sundaes. They also offer an array of sandwiches, burgers, and sides straight from the griddle's fiery embrace.
Angus burgers mixed with blue-cheese crumbles, homemade lasagna, and a roster of more than 30 pizza toppings make appearances on Black and White Grille's lengthy menu of comfort food and American classics. Diners in the cozy interior or garden-adjacent outdoor patio feast on hearty pasta dishes, grilled chicken and steak, or market-price seafood.
Alexandra and Romeo fell in love in France over cups of flour and sugar as Romeo completed his professional boulanger and patissier training. Today, the couple recreates quintessential French flavors in their West Hartford bakery-caf?, where the menu kicks off with breakfasts of pain au chocolat and almond croissants. For lunch, chefs build sandwiches such as Le Brie with cheese and butter, and the Eiffel, whose roasted chicken breast, carrots, and cucumber stands 324 meters tall. Desserts such as macarons and chocolate-hazelnut mousse cake pair with a cappuccino or caf? au lait to round out each meal.
La Petite France also rolls out its portable crepe cart to special events throughout the area, where French-speaking chefs (upon request) whip up sweet or savory crepes for parties of 20 or more.
Every spring and summer, Janine’s Frostee puts on a classic Americana clinic with hearty helpings of diner classics, fresh seafood, and ice-cream concoctions. The traditional drive-in, a local haunt since 1956, scoops 36 Gifford’s Ice Cream flavors, swirls 15 varieties of soft-serve and frozen yogurt with a choice of 14 different sundae toppings. Janine’s entertains roadside diners with live music every Friday night and an annual classic-car show.