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West Hartford Enjoys a ‘Taste of Elmwood’

Bombay Olive brought several menu items that were a hit with attendees. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Guests sampled delicious fare from restaurants in West Hartford’s Elmwood neighborhood.

Bombay Olive brought several menu items that were a hit with attendees. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Bombay Olive brought several menu items that were a hit with attendees. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

By Ronni Newton

The approximately 200 people who attended the Third Annual “Taste of Elmwood” on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, definitely came with appetites – and happily devoured nearly every morsel of food that area restaurants brought for them to sample.

Brisket, chicken Tikka Masala, macaroni and cheese, pizza, and wings were some of the savory offerings, with cupcakes, cookies, and scones among the delights for the those with a sweet tooth.

Participants included Bombay Olive, Classic Cakes, Corner Pug, Elmwood Pizza & Grinders, Fernwood Restaurant, Hartford Baking Company, and Sliders Bar & Grill, with libations served up by Two Pour Guys.

During the event, the monthly “WeHa Mag” show filmed an upcoming episode as roving reporters Tom Hickey, Barbara Lerner, and Ronni Newton spoke with guests and participants. The show will be broadcast on WHC-TV. Check the listings on the WHC-TV website by clicking here for scheduled dates.

Taste of Elmwood was a fundraiser for the Elmwood Business Association as well as Saint Brigid School. where the event was held.

Sponsors for the event were Jerry’s Artarama and J.P. Carroll Construction. Other sponsors included the Elmwood Business Association, Taylor Rental Party Plus, West Hartford Chamber of Commerce, We-Ha.com, and West Hartford Magazine. Merchant Solutions provided ticket sales support.

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Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Akua Ba had a booth at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Akua Ba had a booth at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

CTfastrak brought a bus and had a booth at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

CTfastrak brought a bus and had a booth at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Hartford Baking Company goodies were a big hit at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Hartford Baking Company goodies were a big hit at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Hall art teacher Rob Loebell and Town Clerk Essie Labrot. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Hall art teacher Rob Loebell and Town Clerk Essie Labrot. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taylor Rental provided much of the set-ups and had a booth at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taylor Rental provided much of the set-ups and had a booth at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The "real" Two Pour Guys, John and Bob, attended Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The “real” Two Pour Guys, John and Bob, attended Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Students from St. Brigid School help service pizza from Elmwood Pizza. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Students from St. Brigid School help service pizza from Elmwood Pizza. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Bread pudding (left) and German potato salad from Fernwood Restaurant. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Bread pudding (left) and German potato salad from Fernwood Restaurant. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Classic Cakes. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Classic Cakes. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Hartford Baking Company scones. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Hartford Baking Company scones. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Corner Pug served up mac and cheese. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Corner Pug served up mac and cheese. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Fernwood Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in Elmwood, brought brisket as well as German potato salad and bread pudding. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Fernwood Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in Elmwood, brought brisket as well as German potato salad and bread pudding. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Guests sample Classic Cakes at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Guests sample Classic Cakes at Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Tom Hickey speaks to guests at the Taste of Elmwood. In background are Elmwood Business Association President Rick Liftig and St. Brigid School Principal Shevon Hickey. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Tom Hickey speaks to guests at the Taste of Elmwood. In background are Elmwood Business Association President Rick Liftig and St. Brigid School Principal Shevon Hickey. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Tom Hickey does an interview for WeHa Mag during the Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Tom Hickey does an interview for WeHa Mag during the Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Exec. Director Barbara Lerner interviews photographer Ira Nozick for WeHa Mag. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Exec. Director Barbara Lerner interviews photographer Ira Nozick for WeHa Mag. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Several of the crew from FOX 61 (from left) Kristen Campeta, Angelica Spanos, Erika Arias, and Jimmy Altman pose with Cheyney Barrieau and We-Ha.com editor Ronni Newton. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Todd Fairchild

Several of the crew from FOX 61 (from left) Kristen Campeta, Angelica Spanos, Erika Arias, and Jimmy Altman pose with Cheyney Barrieau and We-Ha.com editor Ronni Newton. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Todd Fairchild

Sliders' wings were a hit and the restaurant even went back and brought more after running out. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Sliders’ wings were a hit and the restaurant even went back and brought more after running out. Taste of Elmwood. Feb. 4, 2016. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

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