5 Ways to Help Local Food Banks this Thanksgiving in the Stamford Area

21 Nov

While our blog focuses on the best places to eat, great beer, and fun experiences here in CT, we also like to help give back any way that we can. And, because you are all so freaking awesome, we’re sure you feel the same kinda way that we do. You want to be able to help out people in need. So, we’ve compiled four ways for you to get involved and help local food banks this holiday season. But, please, remember that the need for support is year-long and these organizations can always use your support.

1) If you’re already heading to The Palace in Stamford this weekend to see The Four Freshmen or Warren Miller Entertainment, just bring some cans to help families have a good meal for Thanksgiving. Non-perishable items will be donated to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

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Stubborn Beauty Brewing Raffles off Final Growler Club Membership to Benefit Furry Friends

21 Nov

Last Stubborn Beauty Growler

Stubborn Beauty, based out of Middletown, is hosting a raffle for their last, exclusive 125 Cubed stainless steel growlers. Oh, but it’s not just a growler. It also gets you half priced fills for an entire year. Plus, it makes you member of an exclusive club, even more elusive and secretive than the Illuminati.

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Mixer + Organic Hop Workshop at Two Roads w/ CT NOFA

21 Nov

It’s been a dream of ours to open up a hop farm for a while now. First of all, it’s a hop farm: that’s awesome. Second of all, it’d be great to create a local, field-to-beer experience like breweries are now embracing more than ever (see one example below). Third of all, we’d make a ton of dinero because hops are in high demand.  Even if we don’t have the farmland to grow some killer hops right now, we’re dying to get to Two Roads on 12/11 for the Organic Hop Workshop and Farmer Mixer. It all goes down from 5:30-8:30 with two awesome parts.

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New app, Next Glass, helps you scan + pick that next glass of beer or wine

20 Nov

Two Roads Brewery on Next Glass

When we heard about Next Glass, we were kind of like: umm, no way will this work, no way. An app on your Android or iPhone that not only scans a beer or wine label and identifies what you’re drinking, but then gives you recommendations on what to drink next? That’s some serious magical unicorn stuff.

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Shebeen Brewing Company Expands Beer Base to SC, NY Soon Too

20 Nov

Shebeen Brewing Company, based out of Wolcott, Connecticut has met with great success since they opened in May 2013. Since then, you can find their beer in more restaurants and package stores than ever. Also, they’ve definitely stepped up their game with a better tasting room experience and food trucks. They are putting out plenty of brews, too, like their newest 10% ABV Double Rye Porter that comes out only at the brewery on 11/26 from 12-7. And, why yes, they are expanding their reach. You can also celebrate with them on, appropriately enough, Black Friday  from 2-9 downing said beer . . . if there are any left, that is. 

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Thanksgiving Recipes from Westport Farmers’ Market Chefs

20 Nov

Turkey and wine from iStockPhotoIf you’re still not sure about what to make this Thanksgiving, then we’ve got some great recipes for you to follow. A collection of Thankgiving dishes that will make this holiday the best one ever in recorded history. All of these recipes come from chefs and local business owners who have appeared at Westport Farmers Market and support it.

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Where to Eat along 2014 UBS Parade Route + Free Food @ Inflation Party – Stamford, CT

19 Nov

It’s crazy how time sneaks up on you, but we’re almost at Thanksgiving. And, you know that when this time of year comes around, the UBS Parade takes over Downtown Stamford. This year the parade takes place on 11/23, starting at noon. We have the route up on the custom-made map (yeah, we’re total map nerds like that) along with some suggested places just a few steps away from where you’ll be viewing the parade.

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Black Hog Releases THC Bravo; Tap Takeover at Craft 260 in Fairfield

19 Nov

Headbrewer Tyler Jones of Black Hog Brewing Co. (see our interview with Jason and our first tastes) in Oxford has been a busy little beaver. In just a few short months, he has brewed his year-round favorites, has created numerous seasonal brews made from local produce and products, and has started another series of beers called The Hop Collective. Continue reading

Two Terrific Tryptophan-tastic Thanksgiving Pizzas to Be Thankful for in CT

18 Nov

Do you know what we’re thankful for? Pizza that isn’t just plain ol’ Neapolitan! Yeah, we always tend to get sausage, pepper, and onions, but how damn boring would life be without variety in our pies? Correct: it would suck. Life would suck. Who wants a sucky life? No, we don’t. We want pizza in all its heavenly forms.

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Gobble This: Meals + Catering Options for Thanksgiving (and Eve) 2014 in Fairfield County

17 Nov

Last year we shared a breakdown of the best spots to get some pizza and get crunk’d on Thanksgiving Eve, one of the busiest and lushest drinking days on the calendar. So, check out that post, and definitely check out this post where we go through some more Thanksgiving Eve options, some spots where you can have a Thanksgiving meal, and even places that are offering up Thanksgiving catering. Whatever you do, make sure you eat lots of cranberry sauce. It’s not Thanksgiving without that stuff: amen.

If you know of any other events or special meals, feel free to comment here or e-mail us at omnomct@gmail.com for inclusion in this article. We’ll update continuously. 

Thanksgiving Eve

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