Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Buy Local, Think Scenic

You know what's a better idea than just "boycotting Arizona"? Buying local. And although the Scenics have "been around the international block", we're guessing most of our readers are in CT. Here are some local substitutes for your favorite Arizonian commodities.


AZ
P.F. Chang's: Mediocre chain Chinese food

CT
Cheng Du: We recommend the adorably tiny Mei Fun noodles
Szechuan Tokyo: It's hard to find a good flaming scorpian bowl these days...


AZ
U-Haul: a lesbian's best friend

CT
Your friend's mom's minivan: probably free
CT Moving and Storage: yeah, we had to google that


AZ
Anheuser Busch: This includes most of your cheap whitetrash American beers

CT
Hooker Brewery: They brew delicious beer right in Hartford and they throw a great bi-monthly happy hour. Their Brewtus Maximus Pale Ale can be found in all the MAX restaurants.
City Steam Brewery Cafe: We don't mention this place nearly enough. They brew the infamous "Naughty Nurse" Amber Ale. More importantly, they have something called a "beer bong"... updates on that coming later.


AZ
Cold Stone Creamery:
Why don't you just go buy a candy bar? That's clearly what you're after.

CT
J. Foster's: Located in Simsbury and Avon, they produce small-batch deliciousness from fresh ingredients
A.C.Peterson Farms: They make their ice cream right upstairs from the restaurant (we've been up there!), and it is amazing.


AZ
PetSmart:
Fucking chain pet store.

CT
If you want an actual animal, duh, go to the CT Humane Society or another rescue organization. If you live near Hartford, you can probably just walk around for awhile and you'll find one. If it's pet "supplies" you desire, well, I don't know what to tell you... Whole Foods probably? I have yet to find a "pet store" that doesn't make me want to set 3,000 hamsters free in the streets and then burn down the building. Suggestions welcome.


So before you pick up your Bud Light Golden Wheat or whatever that shit is, ask yourself... "What Would CT Scenic Do?"

They would buy local.

3 comments:

  1. I was near the end of a three hour beer festival. There was a brewery named Hooker who had a watermelon beer. The fratboy inside somehow did math. Now two years later about the only thing I remember from the event is that Watermelon Hookers are gross.

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  2. Emmon's in Simsbury is a GREAT pet shop- they specialize mostly in fish, and of course they have the requisite gerbils and parakeets, but stop in and check out the cool animals they have. Sometimes there's bunnies, sometimes there's kittens, or chinchillas- one time we saw dalmatian-spotted rabbits the size of cocker spaniels hopping around the place!! There's also a nice selection of reptiles to choose from, and the staff there really knows, and cares, about the animals.

    I'm gonna stop sounding like a commercial now. But seriously, check them out.

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