Hartford Taste festival features food from local restaurants, live music

The approaching Hartford Style festival, a celebration of nearby food and neighborhood, takes put outdoor on the city’s Constitution Plaza June 10 and 11.

Participating eateries and vendors will provide three to 5 “flavor parts” of signature menu objects, and the assortment of cuisines will incorporate barbecue, pizza, sushi, vegan fare, seafood, juices, desserts and tastes of Jamaica, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and Haiti.

Admission to the party is no cost, but menu items will be priced in between $1 and $5, with formal foodstuff tokens used to purchase foodstuff and drink in the course of the pageant. 

The listing incorporates Ideal PoundCakes, Bert’s Pizzeria, Wooden-n-Tap, Bear’s Smokehouse, Ital Juicery, La Flor Combine Kitchen, Cora Cora, Fornarelli’s, Huasteca Restaurant, Frida Mexican Cuisine, Jamaican Jerk Shack, Juiced Up Juice Bar, The Greenway Marketplace, Ranch House Pizza, Terraza Latina Restaurant, No Pork On Dis Fork, A lot more Than Just Lobster 2, The Corner Cafe, Poke Sushi, JAR Bar & Restaurant, 4 Dads Pub, Republic, The Position 2 Be, Aurora’s, Raveled Diva, Fireplace N’ Spice, Hartford Flavor Organization and NoRA Cupcake Co. 

Thomas Hooker Brewery will be serving beer and alcoholic beverages, and Dunkin’ is setting up a Dunkin’ Brew Bar, with samples of goods like cold brew with sweet cold foam. Other features consist of a cigar bar from Cromwell’s Up in Smoke and cost-free WiFi and a charging station courtesy of Comcast, and Stanley Black & Decker will also be offering cost-free excursions of its Manufactory 4. place on Structure Plaza, an modern manufacturing hub. 

Leisure includes a entire lineup of musical functions every working day, on two levels, and stay art demonstrations, like a mural by Tao Labossiere. Kids’ pursuits contain arts and crafts.

A cooking contest, sponsored by Entire Meals, is scheduled for Saturday with contestants Rev. Lyndell Brown, CEO of The 224 Ecospace Chion Wolf of WNPR and Connecticut Public Radio and Jim Kane, VP, Retail Inside Controls Analyst at Webster Financial institution.

The Hartford Taste pageant, which operates each day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., is introduced by The Hartford in partnership with the Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the function will be donated to Connecticut Foodshare.