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Local Eateries Named to 'Best Of' List

Connecticut Magazine's annual statewide honors recommend seven West Hartford restaurants, barbeque in Southington, family dining in Canton, best value in Farmington and a hidden gem in Avon.

The January 2012 issue of Connecticut Magazine includes the publication's annual Readers' Choice Best Restaurants list, and several establishments in Central Connecticut garnered statewide honors.

The magazine has culled for you the best of the best in a wide range of categories; a winner was chosen in each of Connecticut's counties in most categories. Of course, many Hartford County favorites are in West Hartford but a few are scattered around the Farmington Valley.

Here are the winners in our area:

  • Best Mexican/ Latin American (statewide winner) – , West Hartford
  • Best Indian: , West Hartford
  • Best Bistro: West Hartford
  • Best BBQ: , Southington
  • Best Family Dining: , Canton
  • Best Appetizer: West Hartford
  • Best Lunch: , West Hartford
  • Best Outdoor Dining: , Avon
  • Best Service: , West Hartford
  • Best Value: , Farmington/Newington
  • Best Vegetarian: Bombay Olive, West Hartford
  • Best Hidden Gem: , Avon
  • Best New Restaurant: , Southington

Tell us if you agree with the list or share recommendations for your local favorites.

Bill Cox October 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Best Indian Taste of India? Are you guys smoking. it is probably the dirtiest Indian restaurant i have been to. The menu is bad, if not poor. There are much better options within 10 miles radius
Jay M. October 10, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Dish n Dat in Canton is barely edible. I find it hard to believe that it is on the "best" of anything.

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