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Mercado Food Truck Owners To Open Wethersfield Chicken Restaurant

In its two years on the road, Mercado Food Truck has hooked fans throughout Hartford County and beyond with its boldly flavored Spanish-influenced tapas: duck fat potatoes with local farm eggs and bacon chimichurri, queso frito with truffle honey and fennel pollen, pork empanadas with sweet chili...

  • Mercado Food Trailer

    Mercado Food Trailer

    Gourmet tapas such as short-rib sliders and spring-pea croquettes fill the menu at Mercado's mobile catering operation found at special events like craft beer festivals and farmers markets. Mercado announced recently it would be opening a chicken restaurant in Wethersfield.

  • What To Eat During Taste of Hartford

    What To Eat During Taste of Hartford

    What does $20.17 (or $30.17) get you? Dry aged steaks, chicken and waffles and plenty more from your favorite Hartford restaurants betweetn Feb. 20 to March 5. Check out all of menus at ctnow.com/tasteofhartford. 

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