22 Dishes to Try in Fairfield County before the End of the World. Thanks Mayans.

10 Dec

“The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012.[1][2][3][4][5][6] This date, is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.[7] Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.

A New Age interpretation of this transition is that the date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that Dec. 21, 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era.[8] Others suggest that the date marks the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy,[9] or Earth’s collision with a planet called “Nibiru”.”  Wikipedia.

In other words, we’re all screwed.  Now, you might be a bit disappointed that the world will end on 12/21/12.  Look, don’t go blaming the Mayans.  They gave us chocolate, the number zero, and an ancient form of chewing gum.  We can definitely let this minor infraction of a planetary destruction that wipes out the human race slide.

Well, we wouldn’t want your world to end if you’ve never tasted some of the best food around in Fairfield County.  So, put these dishes on your check list, eat up, and check ‘um off.  At least when the world ends you’ll be satisfied and will feel like you’ve done something great with your life.  And, if it’s a long and drawn out end of the world, you’ll have plenty of stored fat to survive a few more days while all hell breaks loose.

Darien

1) The pillowy and fluffy gnocchi at Scena Wine Bar

Fairfield

2) Georgia Red Hot topped with sauerkraut, mustard, and sweet relish with fries from Super Duper Weenie

3) The roasted corn with butter, lime juice, cotija cheese and ancho chili dust at Bodega Taco Bar (also in Darien and at Valencia in Norwalk)

New Canaan

4) Bacon wrapped dates at South End

Norwalk

5) The Real Deal and Carlos arepa combo at Valencia

6) California lobster roll with avocado, cucumber, and ginger soy from LobsterCraft.

7) Apple pie milkshake at Beach Burger

8) The Norwalk Burger at Beach Burger

9) A plate of spaghetti and meatballs at Bacchus (we dream of those meatballs)

10) Stuffed French Toast at SoNo Baking Company

Stamford

11) Pizzet Aroub at The Fez

12) A stinger, onion, and sausage pie at Colony Grill (also in Fairfield)

13) A whole hunk of brisket from Dinosaur Bar-b-que

14) The Original Melt (or any of the grilled cheese sandwiches for that matter) from Melt Mobile

15) Jelly donuts made with ricotta at Olio

16) Al pastor tacos from Casa Villa

17) Honey truffle sprouts from Dolce Cubano

18) Baked jalapeno poppers at Plan B Burger

19) Fresh burrata from Zaza Italian Gastrobar

Westport

20) The butter soaked cornbread at Terrain

Wilton

21) Crème brûlée at Bistro 7

22) Mac & cheese at Bistro 7

OmNomivore Dishes to Eat before the End of the World

Fairfield

The bacon appetizer at The Chelsea

The spicy sausage sandwich with peppers, onions and cheese at the S&S Dugout in Fairfield (also Southport)

New Canaan

Crunchy bluefin tuna app at Elm Restaurant in New Canaan

Hawkins calamari at Chef Luis (named after @stella_stella99)

Norwalk

Butterscotch Pudding at Fat Cat Pie Co.

Hot, buttery, spicy, and slightly garlicy cornbread at Red Lulu (also at Lolita’s of Greenwich)

Cuatro Leches cake at Red Lulu (also at Lolita’s of Greenwich)

‘Carpetbaggers,’ super fresh, shucked Blue Point oysters, breaded and fried, returned to the shell with Black Truffle creme and truffled steak tartare and a touch of truffled aioli at Match.

Stamford

Nutella gelato at Volta

Lobster mac & cheese at Hooked

How many of these dishes have you had?

What’s the one dish on this list (or not) you’d have before the world ended?  If you give us a new item to add, we’ll add it.  Be a part of history and the end of the world.  At least you can be famous and on the internet for a few days!

14 Responses to “22 Dishes to Try in Fairfield County before the End of the World. Thanks Mayans.”

  1. Donna Young December 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    My pick would be Match Restaurant in SoNo’s ‘Carpetbaggers’, super fresh, shucked Blue Point oysters, breaded and fried, returned to the shell with Black Truffle creme and truffled steak tartare and a touch of truffled aioli. Three words… O. M. G!!!!! So amazing!

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  2. Megan December 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    The spicy sausage sandwich with peppers, onions and cheese at the S&S Dugout in Fairfield/Southport. Can’t be beat.

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  3. Lisa L December 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I can never get enough of the Butterscotch Pudding at Fat Cat in Norwalk.

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  4. Pappa Don't Preach December 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    I’m devasted that I’ve had NONE of the above mentioned yummies! Bistro 7, Scena and The Chelsea are on my list! I’m determined to get there in 2013! :)

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  5. Marissa December 10, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Very nice list. But it’d be hard for me not to think of The Whelk and Le Farm when planning my last meal in Fairfield Cty before the world ends!

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  6. Greg December 10, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    The butterscotch pudding at Fat Cat Pizza in Norwalk.

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  7. whitemist December 10, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    i must add any thing for Emme of Capri – i have always thought i had died and gone to Italy when i eat there.

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  8. whitemist December 10, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    I have had most of Stamford’s must eats, but i would brig to your attention 2 itmes in Norwalk at Red LuLu or Greenwich (Lolita’s) since they have near to the same menu as they are part of a “grouped” and that is 1) the cornbread just out of an oven , hot, buttery, with a bit of spice and garlic and sweet. 2) the quatro leches cake which is just plain devine!

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