285 Broad Street
Hartford, CT
06115
860-241-3717/860-209-8147
MaryEllen Fillo
Java/A La Carte Columnist, Blogger
My Role

As the daily Java columnist and blogger, I consider myself everyone's ticket into the parties they can't afford, get invited to or just want to hear about from the comfort of their homes, while offering an "up close and personal" look at local and national celebrities, even when they say "no media."

And as far as my A La Carte column each Thursday, please let me tell you what's new when it comes to dining out, special food events and what the new culinary trends are in the area.

Besides my columns at courant.com and my blog, courant.com/javablog, I can be heard daily on WDRC-FM at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on the Jerry Kristafer Show, and on Fridays at 8:20 a.m. on The Brad Davis Show on WDRC-AM. I also appear on the Fox CT morning news show on Thursdays at 8 a.m. and speak to non-profit and community groups when invited.

I welcome invitations, input, tips, suggestions and comments and hope you will be in touch! I am nothing without you!!!!

My Biography

I have been an award-winning reporter with the Courant since 1971, covering town news, education, business, breaking news, politics and for the past four years, the Java and A La Carte columnist, covering restaurants, celebrities and parties, with dashes of politics, radio, tv and sports thrown in.

I graduated from Hartford College for Women and Central Connecticut State University, have been an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University and University of Hartford,and was a middle school English-As-A-Second Language tutor for many years.

My work is my life (no really!), and other than more time with my family(several children and grandchildren,) my never-ending quest is for the perfect, comfortable pair of high heels.

My Interests

Gardening and traveling, and organizing and cleaning (as only a possessed Virgo would do.)
My Recent Articles

Ivanka Trump Will Not Appear At CT Business Women's Forum 7/30/2015
Businesswoman Ivanka Trump, daughter of front-running Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump, will not appear at one of the area's largest women's events - the 2015 Business Women's Forum, scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Bye July and Hello August! Hartford Is Glad You Made It!! 7/29/2015
Hard to believe but sadly, one of the two major months of summer is nearly gone. So if you haven't started celebrating the season by getting out, you might want to get going. There's still a lot to do but oh-so- little time to do it!

What's Next For Windsor Locks 'Bachelorette' Winner Shawn Booth? 7/28/2015
He was drafted for the reality dating show, courted the girl on national television for months while dodging elimination week after week, was the last guy standing from a pool of 25 bachelors, won the "final rose," and when he finally proposed in front of millions of viewers, she said "yes."

Goodspeed Opens 'My Paris' With Charles Aznavour Visit 7/24/2015
BFFs Patti Lynch, retired from UTC, and Hartford Business Journal's Donna Collins have made it a tradition to celebrate their "significant" birthdays with trips to Paris.

Will 'The Bachelorette' Choose Windsor Locks Native Shawn Booth? 7/23/2015
Jo-Anne Kagan Booth of Rocky Hill will officially find out Monday night if she may be a mother-in-law again.