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Guys, you have been amazing. Thanks, for all the info. I'm sure I will enjoy the trip and the game. Till then, let's stay injury free.
 

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You probably know the Basketball Hall of Fame is 20 miles North in Springfield and is easy on and off from I-91.

You may want to spend a night at the Casinos. Good dining and entertainment.

You got the best recs in Hartford---Feng's for Sushi, Firebox and On20 for upscale local and Morton's or Max's for generic Meat House. More casual dowtown is City Steam. Good Pot Roast and Craft beer and they do comedy on Friday and Saturday. They have a deal with the Marriot next door which works out OK

http://citysteambrewerycafe.com/events.cfm
 
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Not much to add, just wanted to say that "TheHogFather" is an awesome name!
 
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I would highly recommend the "Twin Moon" at Ali John's after a hard night of drinking.
 

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Obviously it depends upon what you like....if you want to see something big and flashy, the casinos are not like what "floats" on the Mississippi. They are gigantic casino/mall/ entertainment centers. I guess that Foxwoods is the largest casino in the world unless that's changed. I like the Mohegan Sun better....done in a fancy, stylized Native American decor. I'm not a gambler...it's an interesting place to go and often has entertainment.
 
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...If you are driving (to and or from) then I MUST turn your attention to some of the best pizza you will ever encounter.
While Driving up (or down) I would strongly recommend PEPE's Pizza in New Haven (even it's original location next door called "The Spot")...New Haven is about 35 minutes south of Hartford, but unless you take I-84 it is along the way and worth a stop
People really LOVE the white clam pie...unlike anything else. look it up!
....there are other incarnations of this legendary establishment in places along the way as well: Fairfield CT, Manchester CT (halfway between Hartford and the main campus), and if you are feeling lucky there's one at the Mohegan Sun Casino as well as a NY location)...if the very long lines prove too intimidating, then you won't even want to consider it's smaller and less accessible rival at the other end of street SALLYS (very good, but not worth the hassle).
you best options would be to call ahead and get the pizza to go (at least there is no waiting in line) or find a place about a mile away called Modern Apizza...almost as good as pepe's (therefore better than more or less everything else)...Pizza is always ready in 20 minutes and there is rarely a wait.
another option would include the potato and bacon pie at a bar called (wait for it ....) BAR...BUT if you go to bar, you might as well go across the street to the small building that you might mistake for a 19 century garage: LOUIS LUNCH...BIRTHPLACE OF THE HAMBURGER (you can look that up too)
....and if you DO go to Pepes in New Haven, be sure to stop next door to Libbys pastry for the 2nd best Italian ice in the world, or whatever else you might want........

Wow, I really miss a white clam pizza. I've tried to make it a couple of times, but it's not quite the same.
 
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Is it bad that the things I probably miss most from CT are the food and UConn games?

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You probably know the Basketball Hall of Fame is 20 miles North in Springfield and is easy on and off from I-91.

That's a great idea for Friday afternoon.
 

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Is it bad that the things I probably miss most from CT are the food and UConn games?

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Lol. If and when I leave CT those will be the only two things I miss!
 
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...If you are driving (to and or from) then I MUST turn your attention to some of the best pizza you will ever encounter.
While Driving up (or down) I would strongly recommend PEPE's Pizza in New Haven (even it's original location next door called "The Spot")...New Haven is about 35 minutes south of Hartford, but unless you take I-84 it is along the way and worth a stop
People really LOVE the white clam pie...unlike anything else. look it up!
....there are other incarnations of this legendary establishment in places along the way as well: Fairfield CT, Manchester CT (halfway between Hartford and the main campus), and if you are feeling lucky there's one at the Mohegan Sun Casino as well as a NY location)...if the very long lines prove too intimidating, then you won't even want to consider it's smaller and less accessible rival at the other end of street SALLYS (very good, but not worth the hassle).
you best options would be to call ahead and get the pizza to go (at least there is no waiting in line) or find a place about a mile away called Modern Apizza...almost as good as pepe's (therefore better than more or less everything else)...Pizza is always ready in 20 minutes and there is rarely a wait.
another option would include the potato and bacon pie at a bar called (wait for it ....) BAR...BUT if you go to bar, you might as well go across the street to the small building that you might mistake for a 19 century garage: LOUIS LUNCH...BIRTHPLACE OF THE HAMBURGER (you can look that up too)
....and if you DO go to Pepes in New Haven, be sure to stop next door to Libbys pastry for the 2nd best Italian ice in the world, or whatever else you might want........

you are insane. modern and sallys are miles better than pepe's - with modern winning the race by an inch.
 

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So I lucked into some tickets for our game with you guys and was wanting to get some info on the area. I love traveling to opposing arenas and it's even better when traveling to a program with the tradition of Connecticut. So where are my must eat at restaurants? Places to see? Where would your museum/trophy room be for your basketball program? Ect. I'll be there for 2 days.

Hopefully my Hogs will give you guys a nice challenge. Not expecting to win, as we are very young. Talented but young. Anyway, good luck till then and thank you for your suggestions.

I'm actually planning a trip to Arkansas (Texarkana) for this spring and was wondering about some of the food destinations as well. One of the places I'm excited to try out is Shipley Do-Nuts. What's your take on them?
 
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I'm actually planning a trip to Arkansas (Texarkana) for this spring and was wondering about some of the food destinations as well. One of the places I'm excited to try out is Shipley Do-Nuts. What's your take on them?

Well I haven't been to Texarkana in years. Since I was a kid passing through. Not sure what's around there. Shipley Do-Nuts are unbelievable. Course their pigs in a blanket are good too. I personally think Shipley's is the best, but that might be because I grew up on them. Now if you ever go to to Fayetteville or Little Rock I can give you some very good ones.
 
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