Yardbirds! Yardbirds! Here come the Yardbirds! (Yardbird and Co)


There’s a new food truck in town, the Yardbird Co.  Executive Chef Eric Stagle, a Barcelona Restaurant Alumn, has executed a quite killer menu based around simple fried chicken with an Asian twist plus some small bites ranging from healthy quinoa to unique deviled eggs.


Catch them at Bushnell Park this upcoming Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @YardbirdandCo

What does the Chef think?  He is “so happy to be serving food that makes people happy. Excited to see what else we can put on the menu as the seasons change.”  They also work with several local farms, including Sub Edge and the Farmer’s Cow.  So catch them when you can, and support something that is both local and delicious!

(Current menu: Yardbird chicken sandwich : pickled cabbage : kimchi : pickles/ sriracha honey Chicken steam buns/ black garlic hoisin/ pickled ramps Chicken croquettes/ ramp aioli Smoked chicken deviled eggs Quinoa salad/ asparagus/ fiddleheads/ ramp vinaigrette Potato wedges : spring garlic aioli : smoked eggplant aioli : cherry pepper aioli)




Interview with the cast of “Higgins in Harlem” at Playhouse on Park

Stroll down Park Street in West Hartford, and you’ll encounter the Playhouse (on Park). Walk inside, and you’ll find a theater where there is little separation between the stage and the audience, and where the stage comes alive with plays old and new.

playhouse on park

“Higgins in Harlem,” by CT native Lawrence Thelan, is about as new as you can get, but it is based on the age old tale of “Pygmalion,” re-imagined during the Harlem Renaissance.

I interviewed the cast for the Playhouse on Park blog, which it is my honor to do on a semi-regular basis. The full YouTube video of the interview is posted above.  Enjoy!