With its low self-esteem and high urban blight, Hartford is the ultimate underdog city. Sad City Hartford documents the joys, sorrows and eccentricities of New England's Rising Star.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Maple Giant Grinder and Pizza

While we often spend a lot of time ragging on the city, Hartford does have its fair share of hidden gems that make it a really cool place to live. One such place is Maple Giant Grinder and Pizza in the South End.

Located on the corner of Maple and Adelaide, Maple Giant Grinder is one of the last holdovers of what was once Hartford's version of Little Italy, but now is much more accurately described as Little Latin America. (SIDE NOTE: There are some seriously cool things about Little Latin America, but that's a whole separate post.)
The grinders are insanely big. The food is great. The signage grammar is exceptionally amusing. Get the whole eggplant with peppers and onions and you will have enough food to eat for three days.



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