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

CT's Bill Berloni And His Animals Starring In New TV Show 3/31/2015
It will be all "Lights, camera...bark!" in August when one of Connecticut's most famous and cherished animal trainers and advocates, Bill Berloni, takes on yet another new venture, this time as the star of a new Discovery Family Channel (DFC) show titled, "From Wags to Riches with Bill...

UConn Heads To The Final Four With More Than One Auriemma 3/31/2015
There wasn't quite enough space for everything, so we bring you part II of that story! Who is she?

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine To Be In Hartford For Savor Food Festival 1/1/0001
There's a new food event coming to Hartford this month and it's courtesy of Foxwoods Resort Casino. The first "Savor: A Celebration of Food, Wine And Spirits" will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center April 10 and 11.

Easter Seals Holds Annual Crystal Ball 3/30/2015
Stanley Black & Decker folks were at all the good parties in Hartford Saturday night. While president/CEO Jim Loree was over at the Bushnell at its Ovations bash, company CFO/vice president Don Allan Jr. was over at the Hartford Marriott Downtown for the Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern CT...

Bushnell Hosts Annual Ovations Gala 3/30/2015
Move over Scarlett O'Hara. Rebecca Loree can trump you when it comes to creating a dress from drapes.