Normally we have a top-heavy list of events, followed by food to try and news, then plenty of CT beer news and releases, but this week it’s a bit different. There are a TON of dishes and drinks that we think you need to get out there and try. So, um, get out there and try! And, please don’t forget to tell people that you found out about them from OmNomCT.
10/8 Meat us at The Meat Truck at Premier Subaru in Branford from 11:30-1:30 and then Two Roads from 3:30-8.
10/10 Guten grog, Part Deux at Cottrell Oktoberfest from 3-6 right at Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck. $5 gets you in the door and, from there, you buy the beer and you buy the brats.
10/11 Chowdafest hits Westport. You ready, you in? Continue reading
We’ve been to plenty of restaurants before they open, but few of them seem to haunt us like Mill Street Bar + Table has. We somehow knew, from the moment we entered to talk about drinks before they opened, that this place would be trouble for us . . . especially since it’s 3 minutes from our house. Our blogger-senses were tingling so we finally headed down on an early Saturday night a couple weeks after opening to finally dig in. And boy, did we dig in, consuming over 12 dishes and 6 different drinks . . . shared with another couple of course. Even WE can’t eat THAT much food. Continue reading
Crispy pork belly on a burger? Sign us up!
Westport and Fairfield Restaurant Weeks are here (and just around the corner), so best stick with us, kids, as we show ya some deals on meals. Don’t miss out on these special chances to try out a new restaurant or go back to your favorite on the cheap. ;)
Westport Restaurant Weeks
Connecticut Harvest Jam is just a week away and we wonder if you’re even ready? Seriously, have you even prepared? Where is your red flannel shirt, guys? Ladies, where are your Han Solo vests, leggings, and boots?
But, even if you haven’t prepped for the start of fall, you should still hit up the Connecticut Harvest Jam at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on 10/10 from 2-8. Brought to you by KICKS 105.5 and i95 Rock (the station, not the road), the Harvest Jam will feature plenty of live music, as well as noms from some great local restaurants, a pumpkin patch for photos and selfies, vendors to shop from, plus some great beer options too. Continue reading
Chowdafest is right around the corner, and you’ll want to check out this one. It’s gonna be bigger and bad-assier than ever, helped out by the new location: Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. From 11-3 on 10/11 you taste killer chowders and soups from New England and even, in one case, Seattle . . . then you vote for your favorites. The winners will go down in fame and will have definite bragging rights.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 (you can also buy them online), and parking is absolutely free. So, as promised, here’s a delicious preview of the Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisque that you’ll be nomming on: Continue reading
Greenwich, welcome your newest store: Putnam & Vine Wine and Spirits! They will be hosting a Grand Opening party this Saturday, 10/3. During that time you can get 10% off wine, passed hors d’oeuvre, wine tastings, shots at a raffle, and music. It all starts off at 3 with a ribbon cutting and goes until 7! If you’d like to go, please e-mail Brooke to let her know. Continue reading
Jumping for joy and trying to swallow those Pez whole
Well, hello there October, you sexy beast! How you doing? You’ve only just started today, but we like what you’re throwing down. Thanks for bringing us all these sexy foods, events, and news items. Reeeeooowwww. But, if we could just ask one thing: we don’t need a hurricane, so please just fizzle out. Thanks.
Now-? Jones Family Farm in Shelton has started selling their pumpkins and fall harvest bounty! For details and for where to get some good cider and donuts afterwards, check out our post.
10/4 The 15th Annual Ambler Farm Day is this coming weekend and you mos def wanna be there. For $20 a family, you’ll get a hay maze, crafts and games, apple slingshots, pumpkin chuckers, live music, a garden market, food, drinks, and more! Continue reading
Hooker beer, people, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company: get your heads out of the gutter. Seriously.
But, let’s start off this post with some straightforward, honest talk: we tried Hooker’s Watermelon Ale a few years ago and didn’t love it. Because of that, a lot of time went by before we tried another Hooker. That is, until we happened upon their Chocolate Truffle Stout which we featured in our guide to CT porters and stouts. That beer we just adored in all its chocolatey lusciousness. Well, that helped open our eyes a bit to Thomas Hooker Brewery.
And, wouldn’t you know it, we got a nice message from Gerard at the brewery, asking if we wanted to meet up to talk Hooker and try out some of their latest beer. Who are we to refuse the chance to try out an entire array of Hookers from Bloomfield? We of course said yes, took down some of their newest brews as well as a few classics that are back, and have lots of thoughts to share with you: Continue reading
We have to admit, we had a major case of the Sunday blahs this week. See, we had so much fun at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival celebrating the best in food and drink from Fairfield County, to Westchester and even a bit of NYC, that we didn’t want it to end. In fact, while we’ve always had a great time, we felt like this year’s events were the best yet! Let us thrown down a recap so you can start looking forward to Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2016. Continue reading