“The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012. This date, is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. 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. 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, 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.
1) The pillowy and fluffy gnocchi at Scena Wine Bar
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)
4) Bacon wrapped dates at South End
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
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
20) The butter soaked cornbread at Terrain
21) Crème brûlée at Bistro 7
22) Mac & cheese at Bistro 7
OmNomivore Dishes to Eat before the End of the World
The bacon appetizer at The Chelsea
The spicy sausage sandwich with peppers, onions and cheese at the S&S Dugout in Fairfield (also Southport)
Crunchy bluefin tuna app at Elm Restaurant in New Canaan
Hawkins calamari at Chef Luis (named after @stella_stella99)
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.
Nutella gelato at Volta
Lobster mac & cheese at Hooked