From Trash to Treasure: the Food Trucks at Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

22 Jul

Considering Kristien’s obsession with all things HGTV, it’s a surprise it took us so long to get to the Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market. This massive market every Sunday in New Milford features antiques, rare finds, farm stands, and anything you’d need to furnish a home. Sure, you have to rummage through some trash to get to the treasures, but that’s part of the fun. In fact, there are so many food trucks at this flea market every Sunday, they sort of work the same way. They have lots of smaller carts and stands serving up hot dogs, lemonade, Italian ices, and breakfast sandwiches that could be hidden treasures, and they have some of the food trucks we’re all heard of that might not be as much of a treasure as you’d hoped. So we’re going to break down our trash and treasure food truck finds for you so you don’t have to rummage. We got your back! Continue reading

Lobsters at $4.99 lb? Must be Stew Leonard’s Lobster Fest!

22 Jul
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Grilled lobster . . . recipe included in the post!

Check it: from now until 7/26 you can hit up your local Stew Leonard’s for Maine lobsters at $4.99 per pound! That’s a big saving to you, so why not beef up that backyard bbq with some killer steaks and turn the night into Surf n’ Turf? :)

So, get down to Stew’s and stock up. Also, we’re including a few resources for you including the Top 5 questions that are asked about lobster, wine pairing options, and a recipe for grilled lobster! Continue reading

Want some lesser-known beer knowledge to drop on friends? Join this chat on 7/30 in Norwalk.

15 Jul

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Some people are so freakin’ pretty, they attract all the attention when they walk in a room. Some people have nice things, like Rolexes and Ferraris, to showoff how douchey, eeerrr, cool, they are. Then, there’s the rest of us–the rest of us good ‘ole American food eatin, craft beer drinkin’ regular folk. What do we have to impress others? A knowledge of craft beer equivalent to the knowledge Ken Jennings has about stuff that actually matters. Ha, who are we kidding, nothing matters as much as beer?! Here’s the thing though. You may *think* you already know a ton about beer, but there are lots of little known hacks, tips, tricks, stories, and trivia that we’d be willing to bet ya don’t know, which means you get to be that cool guy or chic that drops little gems of beer knowledge randomly on your friends like it’s NBD.

51tDSiapMYLThis is exactly where Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo, authors of The Book of Beer Awesomeness, come in as beer loving super heroes, if you will, to school you with all this unknown knowledge. Their book is the ultimate brew-lover’s bible, offering tips on rockin’ beer games, surprising beer history facts, cool beer tricks, and hacks on how to best enjoy them, store them, and more.

Luckily for us local folks, we can get the scoop beyond the book, as Ben and Dan, in partnership with Two Roads Brewing Co., bring their knowledge to Total Wine & More in Norwalk on Saturday, July 30 at 2PM for a 1 hour live chat.

At the chat Ben and Dan will share their knowledge, and of course, there will be samples of Two Roads Beer to enjoy. And, they’ll have plenty of copies of The Book of Beer Awesomeness to pick up and have signed if you’d like. And, bonus, the first person to mention to Ben or Dan that OmNomCT sent them will receive a FREE copy

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here ahead of time, or at the door. In return, you’ll receive all the beer awesomeness you need to impress your friends, hotties, and random strangers at your next party, oh, and free beer samples. Sounds like a good deal to us!

When: Saturday, July 30 at 2PM
Where: Total Wine & More
               380 Main Ave
               Norwalk, CT 06851
               (203) 840-0007
How: Just bring $5 per person and enjoy 

 

Free Uber Ice Cream Day Cools off Connecticut this Friday, 7/15!

14 Jul

 

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Make the heat a little more bearable tomorrow with free ice cream bars from Magnum and Uber! Pic from Uber.

Tomorrow’s gonna be a nice sultry 90º, so what better way to celebrate than with ice cream . . . free ice cream! Yup, it’s finally free Uber Ice Cream Day! All you need to do is live in Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, or New London counties, set your location, then request ice cream from 11-3. That easy, that simple! This year you can look to cool off with some Magnum ice cream. Oh yeah!

 

When you got those ice cream bars, be sure to use #UberIceCream (and #omnomct if you want) in any social media posts. 

Here are the foolproof step by step directions from Uber CT:

  1. Open your Uber app from 11am–3pm on Friday, July 15
  2. Tap the ‘Ice Cream’ icon on slider at the bottom of the app
  3. Set your location and tap ‘REQUEST’
  4. If a car is available, you’ll be indulging in 4 free Magnum bars in minutes! (Sharing is optional, but encouraged.)

 

 

GW+FF is looking for the best sandwiches for a seriously delicious contest

14 Jul
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Do you have a favorite sandwich that you think could win the ultimate prize this year at the GW+FF? Pic courtesy of GW+FF.

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is looking for the best sandwiches from Fairfield and Westchester Counties . . .  and they need your help. If you’re a big fan of a sandwich from a restaurant, deli, or cafe or work at a restaurant, reach out to Brookeknetzger@ungerpublishing.com or call (203) 588-1363.
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Gettin’ our authentic Mexican on at Rincón Taqueria

13 Jul

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We don’t know who invented this Taco Tuesday crap, but we think pretty much EVERY day is a perfect day for tacos. Like, say, a few Saturdays ago when we finally hit up Rincon Taqueria in Norwalk after seeing, oh, we don’t know, pretty much ALL of our friends rave about it on Facebook and Instagram. See, we’re kind of taco fanatics, so it seemed a little ridiculous we hadn’t gotten to this authentic Mexican spot sooner.

The long and the short of it is, it totally lives up to the hype we’ve been seeing. Here’s why . . . Continue reading

$1 Hotsys on 7/11 @ ALL Garden Catering Spots

7 Jul

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After eating this one, you’ll need to roll over and sleep a bit . . .

7/11 is a lucky combo of numbers, especially because on that day you’ll be able to get the amazing Hotsy breakfast sandwich for just $1. Just stop by any Garden Catering restaurant from opening until 11 and order that Hotsy.

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Beer + Launch Party Details for Beer Geek Helles Collabo b/w NEBCo and Jack’s Abby

5 Jul
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I am the god of Helles fire!

When two forces of nature come together, the result can be awe-inspiring and amazing. Take, for example, the sharknado. It is a cross between a tornado and the vicious power of sharks. By themselves, wow, but together . . . you don’t want to be caught in the sharknado.  Continue reading

Welcome to a new ice cream experience @ Milkcraft, Fairfield

28 Jun

The “going out for ice cream” experience is pretty standard these days: you wait in a brief line while browsing frozen vats of available flavors, you order, you pay, and before you know it you’re licking your way to dairy heaven. But, at Milkcraft, the newly opened ice cream shop in Fairfield, the experience has completely changed . . . and for good reason. Continue reading

Contest Alert: Sumoslam w/ Endless Beer @ No Worries Brewing ft. Spud Stud

21 Jun
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We have two tickets set aside for a very lucky winner . . . 

UPDATE: The winner of the contest is @hippousmc1 on Instagram! Thanks to everyone for entering. :)

If you’ve got a sumo sized thirst for one of CT’s newest breweries, No Worries, we’ve got an event for you: Sumoslam. This first ever event is hitting Hamden right at No Worries Brewing from 1-5 on July 10. Tickets cost $30 and that gets you unlimited pours of all No Worries beer (you can drink more than $30 of beer, right?), a commemorative t-shirt, and free entry (if you want) into the Intergender Inflatable Sumo Wrestling Tournament. Registration begins right at 1, so you’ll wanna sign up ASAP to get your shot on the competition bracket. Your hosts for the event are Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast (who organized this) and everybody’s favorite chef: Chef Plum! And, tying it all together will be the Spud Stud food truck who will be on site selling some bites of goodness.  Continue reading

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