Fairfield County Food News: Deals, Demos, Drinks + More – 12/5/16

5 Feb

Snow what if it’s a slush mess out there? You’re not gonna let that stop you, are ya?

Psshhhh! Well, here we go:

2/1-2/29 Have you gotten a Taste of Georgetown yet? Dine at 4 of the following restaurants and you’ll get a get a buy-one dinner, get-one dinner certificate from any! Restaurants are Georgetown Saloon, Lombardi’s Trattoria, Wire Mill, Aranci 67, Rancho Alegre, and Black Cat Grille. The deal is good Sunday-Thursday.  Continue reading

Tom Price from Brooklyn Brewery Hired as Headbrewer @ Half Full in Stamford

5 Feb

 

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Hmmm . . . Buffalo Trace barrels, a dark beer, a wanton, aloof look whilst smoking a pipe. Yeah, something’s going down! Picture of Tom Price from Half Full.

Although Jen Muckerman has been with Half Full Brewery in Stamford since the start of it all, she left mid-year in 2015. We talked with some of the crew at Half Full during their Halloween party and were told that they were in serious talks with a new headbrewer who’s had a ton of experience and comes from Brooklyn Brewery. We were excited at that notion and what it could mean for Half Full . . . especially for how people see their beer and brand. 
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Reserve Your Spot for Spring Wine, Scoth + Pairing Classes @ Harry’s in Fairfield

5 Feb
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Classes sell out quickly, so get on the phone (you know that thing you use to check FB with) and give them a call.

So, here’s the deal: Harry’s of Fairfield is a go-to spot for liquor, beer, and wine here in Fairfield County. And, here’s the other thing: they host awesome wine and tasting classes all the time. But, here’s the other thing: these classes always sell out so damn fast. That’s why we’re telling you about the Spring 2016 events NOW! Learn more about wine, Scotch, and even get some experience with Italian food pairings. 

Check ’em out, pick your fave(s), then get your spot by calling them at (203) 259-4692! Continue reading

Recipe: “Juan in a Million” Mexican Lasagna for Super Bowl Sunday!

5 Feb
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You’re Juan in a Million, yeah that’s what you are-r. You’re Juan in a Million babe, you’re a shooting star-r. Photo from Robin Selden. (Bonus points if anyone knows the song!)

Sure, we know that pizza and wings are the expected food when everyone comes together to watch football, but we have a feeling that you’ll have room for one more dish. Yup, yup: you’ll want to make this Juan in a Million Mexican Lasagna, put together by the awesome people at Marcia Selden Catering. Here’s the recipe: Continue reading

Chef Carlos Baez of The Spread Vows to Beat Bobby Flay on Food Network

4 Feb

If you’ve ever had the chance to meet Chef Carlos Baez (pictured top left) of The Spread, the first kind of words that might spring up at you are kind, smiling, generous, reserved and creative . . . but how about dogged, uber-concentrated, and competitive? Well, we had a chance to see his tougher and rougher side when he recently competed against other chefs in the CT Chefs Challenge event. He was laser-focused on his sous chefs and dish that wowed the judges. Baez has also had lots of other success with food contests like Chowdafest. Continue reading

Savory Smoke Thursday BBQ Pop-ups @ Sandwedge Deli in Norwalk

4 Feb

Ryan Cuber of Savory Smoke Catering has been working non-stop on his BBQ game. Over the past few years, he’s spent countless nights stoking the pit, finding the right cooking times and temps, and working on his technique. And, now, it’s finally paying off big time with a BBQ pop-up at Sandwedge Deli @ 607 Main Avenue in Norwalk. Continue reading

Entrée Nous Restaurant Guide Launch Party to Benefit Community Plates

4 Feb
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Photo Caption: From left, Mica DeSantis, Aline Weiller, Artisan’s Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer and Elizabeth Menke gear up for the launch party for Entrée Nous, LLC and its first restaurant guide (Fairfield County edition). Photo Credit: Andrew Dominick

Entrée Nous (trans. Amongst Us) is a brand new book that was written by Elizabeth Menke and Aline Weiller. This book will soon become your handy-dandy guide to 12 of the best Fairfield County hot spots and we can’t wait to get our own copy. Restaurants that are focused on for this dining guide include The Spread, Barcelona, Café Chocopologie, Elm, Artisan, Kawa Ni, The Little Pub, Martel, J House Restaurant, Cotto, The Goose, and Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar. Continue reading

Vote NEBCo Imperial Stout Trooper for USA Today Best Beer Label

3 Feb
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Vote, or we’ll call Kylo Ren!

Beer guzzlers: unite! 

USA Today and 10Best are looking for America’s best beer labels . . . and they need your help. It just so happens that one of the labels is a hometown hottie: our Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing. Take a look at the 20 choices, pick your favorite (IST, duh), then lock in that vote. Just a note, NEBCo’s brew is now listed at #13 on that list: we can do better! Continue reading

20 Super Bowl 50 Spots in Fairfield County w/ Deals, Specials, and Prizes

1 Feb

The 50th Super Bowl is kicking off this Sunday, February 7, so we figured we’d help ya out a bit by giving you a guide to some of the best places in Fairfield County to watch the game! Yup, yup: we’re always looking out for our readers. If you know of any other events, let us know and we can add them.

Amore, Stamford

.50 cent Buffalo or Scarp wings, $3 pints, nacho pizza, pulled pork sliders, drink specials, and finally prizes and raffles. BOOM!

Anna Liffey’s, Fairfield

Prizes, giveaways, drink, and food specials.

B.J. Ryan’s BANC House, Norwalk

New England Brewing Tap Takeover featuring G-bot, Fuzzy Baby Ducks, Coriolis, and Sea Hag. That’s one SUPER beer lineup! Continue reading

CT Beer News: Brewery Openings, Releases, Takeovers + More 1/29-2/11

29 Jan

We keep our eyes out for events, releases, openings, and anything beer related to help you keep the pulse on the CT Beer scene. If you ever have anything to share, please let us know by commenting here or sending us an e-mail. Cheers.

Breweries

1/30 Brass Works Brewing in Waterbury is having their ribbon cutting ceremony today. It all starts at 12 and will include a grand opening party, beer tastings, and tours. Check out the brewery at 2066 Thomaston Avenue. Continue reading

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