Giveaway Time: 3 Pairs of Tix for Food for All 2017!

10 Apr
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Read on to see how you can win one of 3 pairs of tickets to the amazing Food for All 2017 fundraising party!

Update: We used our favorite little random number generator, and we have picked three winners! One was (randomly) on Instagram and the other two were on Facebook. Here they are:

IG: @amandacakes and @lallalee13

FB: Jennifer and Louis M.

       Amanda and John S.

It’s contest time, OmNomivores, and boy do we have a great one for you: three pairs of tickets to Food for All 2017: An Evening to End Hunger! This historically awesome event lets you check out some of Fairfield County’s newest and best food and drink from Fairfield County’s newest and best chefs and mixologists (or whatever the “it” term is these days for a person that makes kickass cocktails) all while helping to fulfill Food Rescue US‘s vital mission of ridding our county and country of hunger. What’s not to love about that? Read on for more details and how to win: Continue reading

These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites from Marcia Selden Catering Are 🔥🔥🔥🔥 (Recipe)

9 Apr
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It’s just cauliflower, so you can have like 1,000,000 of these bites . . .

Cauliflower is quickly becoming this year’s Brussels sprouts . . . and here we are with another great use for them: Buffalo Cauliflower from Marcia Selden Catering!  Serve ’em up as an app, at your next party, or switch it out with classic chicken wings. Happy noming! 

Ingredients for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  • 1 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 C Water
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Kosher Salt
  • 1 head Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 C Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 stick Salted Butter, melted
  • Handful Chopped Parsley

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Bookmark this Event: A Novel Affair 2017

5 Apr
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This year’s A Novel Affair features an awesome

Now that we’re back in Stamford, we have access (again) to an amazing library system! In fact, the Weed Hill branch is just around the corner, so if we ever want to pick up a book or any other item, it can get sent us to right there from any of the other branches. Besides that, all of the libraries in Stamford offer an ever-expanding selection of books, audio, magazines, online items, and even games! But, that doesn’t even take into account all of the programs that take part in the library . . . the Stamford library is truly a social center that brings the community together.

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Wassup with Jesup Hall? A Review of Westport’s Newest Restaurant from Bill Taibe

28 Mar

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We know, we know, it’s been a while since our last review, but while we’ve been focusing on cutting back the cals and subsequent lbs, an amazing new restaurant opened up that we HAD to get back in the game for, and STAT. That restaurant is Jesup Hall in Westport, and the reason it was a must-review is because of three words: Chef Fu&$ing Bill Taibe. Ok, that’s four words, but the colorful adjective was necessary for such an iconic and amazing chef in these here parts.

So, way back in October 2015 when we talked to him at The Whelk during a special oysters, sherry, and pork dinner, he was excited about the idea of expansion after the closing of leFarm. And with noted Chef Dan Sabia who comes from Campagna (in Bedford) and Bedford Post Inn on board, his hopes of starting something new took flight in Jesup Hall,  located at the old town hall where you can also find Rothbard Ale + Larder off to the side.  Continue reading

Spicy Mango Granita Will Heat + Kick UP Your Party—Recipe via Marcia Selden Catering

31 Jan
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We love our drinks in all shapes and sizes, but we have a real weakness for drinks that make us feel like kids again. Case in point: The Spicy Mango Granita from Marcia Selden Catering. It looks like an icee, but you won’t find this bad boy at your local convenience store. Nope, this super easy to make, freeze, and serve frozen drink will have you doing sweet and spicy loops all day. Perfect for any party or, do we dare say, any super party? And, while the recipe doesn’t call for any liquor, a nice shot or two (or three) of tequila or mezcal just might do the trick. Continue reading

WUJI Food Ain’t Nuthin to F@$k With – Review, Greenwich

30 Jan

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Yeah, so, we referenced WuTang lyrics, we couldn’t help ourselves, it was too easy. But seriously, WUJI in Greenwich was full of surprises that truly did make it “nuthin to f@$k with.”

The first surprise is we went there on a Tuesday night and the dining room was packed. Random? Or was it because the food is really that good? We were about to find out . . .

Second surprise: At a Chinese restaurant it’s rare to get a free starter (like bread) to snack on at the table while you peruse the menu, but imagine our delight when out came some crispy and flaky fried noodles with your choice of duck sauce, mustard, or soy dipping sauces. Yum! Continue reading

Napa & Co. in Stamford Closing This Saturday

11 Jan
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Napa & Co. will be serving its last meals this Saturday.

We just confirmed with the restaurant that Napa & Co. in Stamford will be closing for good. The Stamford institution was long seen as not only one of the top restaurants in Stamford, but also in Connecticut. Their last day of service is this Saturday, 1/14/17. Sources tell us that staff was told about the closing last night. We have no further information at the time about what restaurant will take its place.

Good luck and well wishes to everyone at Napa & Co.

Perk Up Dessert with this Chocolate Espresso Shortbread + Affogato Recipe

30 Dec

 

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Find out how to make this amazing dish inside. Photo courtesy of Robin Selden.

We are fans of infusing things into our dessert, especially when caffeine and liquor is involved. For this month’s recipe from Marcia Selden Catering, we’re excited to share a dessert that will warm you up and get you going: Chocolate Espresso Shortbread with Affogato. What other recipe do you know that uses some Sambuca and 12 shots of espresso? Hell yes! Check out the recipe here: Continue reading

Mason Dixon Smokehouse: Drawing a New Line for BBQ – Stamford, CT

29 Dec

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Update: We have a few things to report on right now:

  1. Nestor left Mason Dixon in early January. He does have future plans and things in the works.
  2. Mason Dixon was closed yesterday for mechanical issues, but they are up and running and are open for lunch right now.
  3. The new Pitmaster, Ryan Cuber, has been working with Nestor since opening and had a BBQ catering company of his own, Savory Smoke Catering.
  4. Ryan left and, soon after, they closed for good.

Once upon a time, Mason Dixon was a line that clearly divided the North and South, but now–in Stamford–Mason Dixon is a Smokehouse that clearly divides killer BBQ from, um, well, pretty much all the rest. Yup, as we shared back on October 1, Pitmaster Nestor Laracuente was on a mission to open up a new BBQ joint, a joint that would clearly draw a new line for BBQ in Fairfield County. When we discovered the Brooklyn Pit Rat chose to open that joint in our very own Stamford, we were thankful AF we were on the right side of the line.

So while we were eager to get in there as soon as it opened, we like to give a restaurant a few weeks to work the kinks out before we review. As you can imagine, the suspense was killing us, even more so because we follow their hot, meaty, BBQ porn laden Instagram account . . . ooooh yeaaaahhh . . . ok, we digress. So yes, we finally dropped in with our friend Nicole and her friend Justin and took down pretty much EVERYTHING from cocktails, to sides, to apps, and of course to the MEATS. So, let’s break it on down: Continue reading

Liquid Hoptimism DIPA Review and Launch Party @ Half Full

14 Dec

When we found out that Half Full had a brand new brewer, Tom Price, back in January, we were pretty psyched. As some of you might remember, we have been following Half Full before they oven opened up shop at 43 Homestead Avenue right in Stamford. So, we were excited and hoptimistic to see the evolution after their first brewer, Jen Muckerman left.

Our first taste from the new brewer back on February 27 (gotta love Untappd) was Liquid Hoptimism, a new DIPA. While it did seem like an improvement, the beer didn’t live up to our expectations, so we didn’t bother trying to find it again. Honestly, we didn’t feel the hoptimism. Continue reading

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