CT Restaurants Needed to Join Food for Thought Restaurant Week

9 Oct

Food for Thought Restaurant Week

Most of us know The Salvation Army as the ones who ring the bells outside of stores at Christmas time or as the ones who take donations to sell in their stores, but they do a whole lot more than that. In fact, they serve over 60 million meals a year across the country with 400,000 of those going to CT residents along with 200,000 grocery orders for those in need. You can imagine that supporting these efforts can be tough, but there are people who step up and give back. But, imagine if it was even easier to help give back and to raise money for this organization?

Okay, don’t imagine anymore. That’s because from November 1-5, CT will have the first ever Food for Thought Restaurant Week. Just dine at any participating restaurant, and they will give 10% of your order to The Salvation Army.

We’ll have more details soon about the restaurants that will be participating, but today we wanted to reach out to our restaurant buddies. Yeah, we’re about to tag up a storm on FB and Twitter, so get ready. We’d love for you to get involved, you in? There are no fees to participate, no menu requirements, and no prix-fixe requirements, either. To sign up, just go here! If you’d like to find out more, please e-mail Jim Keenan. In addition, you’ll be helping out a great cause AND it’s a great way to introduce your restaurant to a new audience. 

Chief Brody’s Banh Mi Truck + Jason Sobocinski Sock it to Homelessness

9 Oct

As a continuation of his Guest Chef Series, Chef Greg Martell from Chief Brody’s Banh Mi food truck will be teaming up with Chef Jason Sobocinski from Caseus in New Haven and Black Hog. They’ll be manning the food truck together on October 15 from 11-3 at the corner of York and Chapel. At that time they will not only be serving up their regular awesome menu, but will also have a special Banh Mi from the food-genius mind of Jason Sobocinski. But, this isn’t the first time these two chefs have worked together, oh no. Martell actually used to work the Caseus food truck!

Oh, and there’s an extra incentive to order that special sandwich: Chief Brody’s will donate $2 from every purchase to Columbus House Inc. who serves the homeless and those in risk of being homeless. In addition, they will be a Sock Drive going down. Just bring a pair of new socks in and you’ll be entered to win some great swag from Caseus, Ordinary, Black Hog, and Chief Brody’s.

Liquid Noms: New Haven Craft Beer Week Celebrates CT Beer

9 Oct

Good beer brings people together . . . and you totally see that when you look at what’s going on October 12-17 for New Haven Craft Beer Week. Basically, Ordinary, Pacific Standard, Cask Republic, Prime 16, and Three Sheets all got together to create a week full of boozy awesomeness, specials, and rare finds. This will prove to be a week full of epic bar-hopping. Also, there will be a some events that bring all of the restaurants together like a special collabo with NEBCo. Be sure to follow each spot for updated details and specials.

So, get your drinking pants on and visit all of these spots: Continue reading

CT Food News: Over 10 dishes to try, food trux, Oktoberfests, going pink + CT beer – 10/8/15

8 Oct

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

Nancy Fuller, Sarabeth Levine + Nicole A. Taylor Join Cookbook Author Panel at Ferguson Library

7 Oct

The Ferguson Library in Stamford is hosting a cookbook author panel with three very special guests: Nancy Fuller, Sarabeth Levine, and Nicole A. Taylor. The doors open at 6:30 where guests will be treated to a wine reception with a nice selection of appetizers from Cosi, Fuji, and John the Baker. The panel part of the night begins at 7 and will be followed by book signings. Oh, and there will be copies of their books for purchase, too. Tickets for this event are only $15, but are in limited quantities, so make sure that you register right away. Now, a few details about each panelist: Continue reading

OmNoming our way through 12 Dishes + 6 Drinks @ Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich (Review)

6 Oct

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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

Eat Local (and Cheap) @ Fairfield + Westport Restaurant Weeks (2015)

6 Oct

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

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Giveaway: 8 Tix to Connecticut Harvest Jam 2015 in Danbury

5 Oct

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

What Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisques Are Cooking at Chowdafest 2015?

1 Oct

Chowdafest Collage 2014 VII

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

Putnam & Vine Wine and Spirits Grand Opening Party w/ Deals, Snacks, Tastings, Raffles + More

1 Oct

Celebratory drink

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


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