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Dave and Buster’s Manchester Connecticut

Rainy Day Fun

On a recent visit to Hartford, my plans for the day got rained out. I came up with the ideahttps://www.daveandbusters.com/locations/manchester of playing some billiards. With that thought in mind I did a Google search for a local place. Dave and Busters came up on the top of the search so entered it into the my GPS and pointed my car in that direction.

Parking was plentiful as it is located in mall parking lot although separate from the mall itself. Upon entering you are inundated with the sounds of arcade machines. Two clerk stations are right inside the door. I went to one and asked about the cost of a billiard table and was informed that this Dave and Buster has no billiard tables.

I decided to check out the place and see what there is to do. There is a bar for anyone who is interested in imbibing. It was early in the day so I had no interest in eating.

I did on the other hand choose to check out the arcade. I am a video game player, have been for a long time, and I had hoped to see some games to play. Saddly I was disappointed here as well. Lots of coin drop games and other games of chance that earn you tickets to save towards tiered prizes.

Dave and Busters uses a card system for paying for games, you load a card with money, money is converted into credits on the card. Put the card into a game and have credits removed from the card. I find that this method gets you playing and can get you spending a lot more than you want or expect to.

The arcade area is more focused towards younger children, the bar is for the adults to hang at while their kids play.

Some day I may find a Dave and Busters that does have billiards, but if you are headed here for some then find another location.

 
 

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Longhorn Steak House Manchester Connecticut

Surprise Comfort Food For Me

Recently found myself in Hartford Connecticut and looking for a place for dinner. Came across a Longhorn Steakhouse and thought, steak sounds good right now. I am glad that I did

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I had a very short wait for a table, less than 15 minutes. Once I was seated it was just a minute or two before my server came for my drink order. I chose an unsweetened black raspberry iced tea and a glass of water.

Got my tea and water and placed my dinner order. Start with a bowl of the Loaded Potato Soup, then the Flat Iron Steak with a Mixed Green Salad with Ranch Dressing and the Maple Roasted Spaghetti Squash.

I got my Loaded Potato soup and Mixed Greens Salad served with fresh baked bread and butter. The bread was nice and warm and tasty. The Loaded Potato soup was just that, loaded. There was plenty of potato pieces and bacon bits and lots of flavor. The salad had a good mix of greens, some iceberg, romaine, chicory and chives, as well as some tomato chunks, slices of cucumber and some croutons with a little side cup or ranch dressing.

The Main dish, Flat Iron Steak, named so because it resembles an old fashioned flat iron, gotta love the irony. Ok so my steak came out nice and hot and cooked to a perfectly warm pink middle, medium as I ordered it. The steak is marinated in a house sauce for fuller flavor. I did enjoy the steak, the marinate has a bit of a zing to it that I was not expecting.

Seeing Spaghetti Squash on the menu was a bit of a surprise to me. I have not seen this item on a menu anywhere to date. Growing up my grandfather grew his own spaghetti squash and I enjoyed this unusual vegetable very much, so I had to order it. Maple Baked added a fantastic flavor to the squash and the texture brought me back to my childhood and good memories, it was a nice comfort food for me.

I finished the meal off with the Chocolate Peanut Butter Jar. A small jar filled with chocolate cake, whipped cream and mini Reeseā€™s Peanut Butter Cups. A tiny, decadent dessert perfect for finishing off my meal.

The restaurant had a very rustic feel. Exposed beam ceilings and barnboard walls as well as all sorts of western barn accessories about the restaurant.

My server, Amy, was very cheery, with a pleasant smile, adding a pleasantness to my entire meal.

 
 

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