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Adults-Only: Booze-Infused Snow Cones, Slushies And Ice Pops

Imagine if the ice cream truck sold booze. This summer, we've noticed a few local restaurants and bars are remixing some nostalgic treats into cocktails: liquored-up snow cones, slushie machines filled with wine and rum, and ice pops that play nicely with bubbly.

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'Everyone Seems Happy' At New Park Brewing

New Park Brewing, West Hartford's first craft brewery, sold so much beer during its March opening weekend that the owners had to close for two weeks to catch up on production.

"It was a great problem to have, for sure," says John Doyle, a co-founder along with Tom Atkins and head brewer Alex Dee.

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Much-Awaited Cook And Bear Collaboration Opening In Blue Back

Where there's smoke, there's barbecue — at least in Blue Back Square. West Hartford's The Cook and the Bear restaurant, the highly anticipated collaboration between Millwright's chef-owner Tyler Anderson and Jamie McDonald of Bear's Smokehouse, will officially open Tuesday, July 18, at 5 p.m. for dinner service.

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Taste Of Blue Back Square And The Center Returns To West Hartford

The second annual Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center event on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. features tastings of appetizers, wine and beer from local West Hartford restaurants.

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b Simsbury Celebrates 10 Years With Retro Menu, Party

b Simsbury (Plan B Burger Bar) celebrates its 10th anniversary at 4 Railroad Street with an all-day happy hour July 20 and a weeklong throwback menu with "retro" cocktails.

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2017 Connecticut Wine Festival Returns To Goshen

The annual Connecticut Wine Festival returns July 22 and 23 at the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St. (Route 63), Goshen. The event features tastings of Connecticut wines from 16 local wineries, samples of locally produced specialty foods, live music and craft displays and a live grape stomp on Sunday.

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