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National Hot Dog Day is Tuesday! July 23, 2013

Posted on July 22, 2013

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Long, short, plump, skinny, all-beef or not, hot dogs are an American favorite. So much so that the iconic food has its own day – National Hot Dog Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 23. Virtually every American community has a special spot where a unique version of the hot dog is served. In Connecticut, one of the best can be found at Bart’s Drive In Restaurant at 55 Palisado Avenue in Windsor, located on the banks of the Farmington River and just a few miles from the capital city of Hartford. Bart’s Famous Hot Dogs are prepared on the Magic Grill that has been pleasing palates in Central Connecticut and beyond for more than sixty-five…

Mini Mecca of Popular Chain Restaurants Expands on Buckland Street in Manchester, CT

Posted on April 13, 2012

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb   Follow the Buckland Street exit ramp off I-84 east to the end and one is greeted by a quaint “Welcome to Manchester” sign surrounded this time of year by lovely pink blossoms. It is a look consistent with┬áthe Connecticut town’s nickname, “The City of Village Charm.” Take a left or right onto Buckland Street, however, and reach a modern Manchester and an expanding mini mecca of popular chain restaurants. To the left are Chili’s, Friendly’s and Olive Garden. Take a right to find the latest addition, Buffalo Wild Wings scheduled to open April 16th.┬áDespite its offering of free wings for a year to the first one hundred customers, town officials do not appear to be bracing…