Although the idea behind Small Business Saturday was created by American Express, the heart of it is what matters: supporting local shops, restaurants, breweries, and vineyards. This local love is what keeps CT going. In essence, you’re not only helping to support the owners, but the managers, the hosts, the servers, the brewmasters, beertenders, vinters, the cheesemongers, and the people who keep everything in tip top shape.
So, being big supporters of local business in the 203 all year round, we thought we could give you some nice ideas about how you can get out there and invest your money back into the community.
Eat for Equity is back with some more awesome food and great times! Anybody who’s anyone will be meeting up at 15 Fairway Drive in Stamford from 7-10 on 12/6 for an all-growned up version of a meal in support of Kids Helping Kids. Here’s more about KHK:
“Our mission is to develop leadership skills through youth-led service projects. We empower students to take their passion and turn it into action to make a difference in the lives of other kids.”
Beer is definitely approaching a renaissance here in America and especially in the fine ol’ Nutmeg state. So, it’s only fitting that more people will have beer at the Thanksgiving table than in years past. And, with so many new styles and so many new breweries to choose from, it’s easier than ever to get a little bit of local flavor at your holiday table. Making it more easier-est are CT breweries that are extending their hours or helping you deal with the vile disease known as Black Friday.
Here’s a list of breweries that will be open with special releases, events, and hours (if you have additions, let us know):
- 12/3: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
- 12/4: Gabriel Iglesias
- 12/5 KLOVE Christmas Tour
- 12/11: Mannheim Steamroller christmas
- 12/12: Laughtrax: Chicago City Limits
- 1/8: Stomp
After you’ve eaten all your leftovers and you are thoroughly tired of eating turkey, you know what’s right around the corner, don’t you? Yup, it’s the start of getting ready for Christmas! You need to take our your decorations, set up your inflatables, go present shopping, and of course you need that perfect tree. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Okay, maybe the idea of hunting for that perfect tree isn’t that great, but it should be a lot easier this year!
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.
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.