WEST HARTFORD — Enjoy a little family-friendly al fresco dining on Thursdays, July 16 and August 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. On each night, two food trucks will set up on the museum’s parking lot serving up tasty food and beverages, according to an email from organizers. Let the pros make your meal and eat outside on the museum’s new patio.

On July 16, Iron & Grain Co. and Fuego Picante are making dinner. Iron & Grain Co. operates out of a repurposed 1959 Chevy Viking and cooks up favorites like Black & Blue Burgers and Street Corn on their wood-fired grill. They also will be serving up draft beer and their signature cocktails (valid ID required). Iron & Grain’s menu of fresh and locally sourced foods cooked over an open flame is a fixture at farmers markets and events throughout the state. Fuego Picante serves up authentic Mexican food with portions to satisfy even the biggest appetite. Fuego Picante offers Mexican staples from tacos and burritos to quesadillas, tostadas and tortas. They also have classics such as carne asada, chimichangas, and savory al pastor served alongside sweet pineapple chunks. For dessert, try Fuego Picante’s freshly fried churros.

On August 13, Iron & Grain Co. returns and is joined by Disco Forno, who will be cooking up delicious wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Disco Forno Pizza Napoletana was established in early 2019 as a food truck, traveling all around New England serving at events from farmer’s markets to festivals to private parties. Using fresh premium products and a 800+ degree custom-built wood-fired oven, their Neapolitan-style pizzas and delicious Italian desserts have become so popular that Disco Forno just opened a new brick and mortar pizzeria at the Parkville Market in Hartford.

On both evenings, the museum will be selling ice cream treats to finish off your meal and raise funds for the museum.

Guests may eat outside on the patio or in the parking area where tables will be spread out to allow room between families. Please join the museum to visit with your neighbors from a safe distance and raise money to support the museum which, like many cultural institutions, has lost significant revenue due to event cancellations and closures required to respond to the Coronavirus crisis. A portion of the proceeds of the food sold each evening goes to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society to support its educational mission.

There is a $5 suggested donation to enter per person, ages 10 and up. Food and beverages are available for purchase. We recommend preregistering at www.noahwebster.yapsody.com as attendance will be limited as recommended by the state to maximize safety. Please wear masks when unable to maintain a 6 foot distance. Alcohol is available to those 21 and older. A valid ID will be required.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for the history of West Hartford, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 to 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.

Connecticut Media Group