Susan Hayes

Family Day Tripping to New Haven
Veggie Burger Love In West HartfordCheck out these West Hartford burger joints that offer hand crafted veggie burgers with a staggering variety of toppings.
Run Into Spring: Sign Up For A March 5K in ConnecticutDon your green running tights and sign up for Willimantic’s Saint Patty’s Blarney Stone Dash 5K which is to take place on Saturday March 17. There is no pot of gold at the end of this race, but the first one hundred runners will procure a sweet t-shirt and all runners will be supporting the Willimantic Irish club scholarship fund, a worthy cause.
Family Fun Guide to Litchfield County
Cozy Connecticut Wineries: The Cure For Cabin Fever
It’s Maple Syrup Season at Connecticut’s Sugar Houses
Euro-Asian Café Tisane, Global Vibe in Hartford’s West EndTisane, a self-described Euro-Asian café exudes indie cool the minute you enter. With paprika red walls behind the curvy bar, vintage tea storage boxes you need a ladder to reach and a casual seat your self among the trendy art and dim deco lighting scene, you pretty much know you’ve entered an enclave of the forward thinkers in the Hartford area.
Salute Restaurant: Top Spot for CelebrationsSalute has been hot since it opened in early 2010 and if you haven’t given their fresh take on Italian fare a try, you are missing out. You feel like you are part of the scene when dining there, and If you can handle the lively atmosphere, you will enjoy the wonderful service and friendly vibe.
Toast The Holidays With A Nor’easter From The Thomas Hooker BreweryThomas Hooker Brewery may be the small batch brew house to put Hartford beer on the map! With distribution reaching down to New York City and Eastern Pennsylvania and as far north as Maine, Thomas Hooker is making a run on the micro brew market in the Northeast. They have been making themselves visible and I felt like a visit to the brewery was in order.
Give Thanks For Holiday Pies and DessertsWith autumn’s premier holiday upon us, it is time to start thinking about where to procure a delectable pie or dessert for the Thanksgiving feast. We round up the best places to get desserts that will impress your guests.
The Pond House Café Blooms in Elizabeth Park Year RoundThe Pond House Café is housed in a building that used to be home to the snack bar in the heart of Hartford’s venerable Elizabeth Park. While a small snack bar still exists at a window on the exterior of the building, I am still nostalgic for boxes of cracker jacks and salty popcorn as I enter the café. However, what awaits you now within the Pond House far excels the old snack selections sold!
Rose’s Berry Farm, Breakfast With A ViewSunday mornings at Rose’s Berry Farm in South Glastonbury dawn with the enticing scent of freshly prepared fluffy pancakes, Belgian waffles and French toast wafting through the air.