| Jan 19, 2012
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 21 to 23, in Hartford, Japanalia cleans house at its biannual mega-sale. The event features samples, one-of-a-kind items, overstocks and irregulars at 50 to 80 percent off. Payment is by cash or check only. Hours are...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The concept's pretty simple: sit your butt down and order a drink, and as food passes right in front of your face, grab what you want and scarf it down. You can always check out Umi Sushi & Tapas' website to see what's on the conveyor belt at any given...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The Joe Baccala Story, July 19, Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square, 42 S. Main St., West Hartford, (860) 523-4600, bowtiecinemas.com
Rocco Mesiti knows whereof he speaks. An Italian-American who grew up in a bilingual household, Mesiti has taught...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 10:44 AM
The Italian mobster movie genre has been a favorite of movie goers, critics, and Hollywood directors for decades and cultivated for many, some of the best films and most memorable lines in cinematic history. Adding to this coveted American movie genre is...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:25 AM
You have to take Grammy and Pop-Pop somewhere. Or maybe you're still a gift or two short. Here are a few Christmas-esque ways to get you out of the house.
Holiday Exhibit and Sale, Blue Back Square, 59 Memorial Road, West Hartford, Through Dec. 23....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:00 PM
After a rough weekend, the Connecticut Whale return to the ice Wednesday night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The Whale was winless in three games over the weekend, losing to Providence, Syracuse and Springfield. Connecticut is 9-9-2-0, good for...
| Dec 8, 2012
Putting a value on sentiment is always tricky business. What's a tiny seashell from the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland worth?
Debra Raboin of West Hartford wasn't even considering it after returning from a "special trip" to Ireland in April with her 81-...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa. (Now that that's out of the way, get out and do stuff, Grinchy.)
The Nutcracker: Military Edition: Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, (860)...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Connecticut is experiencing a Japanese renaissance. That's easy to see in greater Hartford, where a Hibachi restaurant just moved into Prospect Plaza, Umi in Blue Back Square has brought conveyor belt sushi to the region, and the line at Ichiban was...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Hartford Magazine's Pink Party, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to rain. The party will now be held tomorrow evening, Friday, October 5th, from 5:30-7:30pm in West Hartford's Blue Back Square. Some info about the event...
| May 3, 2012
772 N. Main St., West Hartford
860-206-4283 and http://www.mooyah.com
If West Hartford were to name an official town food, it might be the burger. Restaurants featuring them have sprung up in the center, Blue Back Square, Park Road and now at...