Slices of NY Heaven + More @ Bronx House Pizza Pie in Springdale, Stamford

25 Oct

Just a short walk from our house is the brand new Bronx House Pizza Pie that has its grand opening tomorrow. The new joint, owned by Bruno DiFabio who also owns Amore on Hope Street, ReNapoli in Greenwich, and many other great award-winning pizza places, is located at 27 Ryan Street. If you’re coming off of Hope, turn down Camp Ave. then you’ll see it right after the Twin Rinks and across from Napa Auto Parts.

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Tablao Brings Spain Back to SoNo in a Big Way – Review

18 Oct

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Big, bold flavors perfectly executed. Fun and lively vibes. That’s what we took away from a recent visit to Tablao, a new Spanish-Mediterranean tapas and wine bar that opened at 86 Washington Street in SoNo back in May. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we can’t wait to go back to this hotspot again. What made it such a nice experience, exactly? Well, you’ll just need to read our review to find out. Continue reading

Riko’s Pizza Opens New Hope Street Spot . . . with a Bar!

10 Oct

Stamford is no stranger to pizza joints, especially when you count ’em up on Hope Street. Misto, Vinny’s Backyard, Amore, Springdale Pizza, Hope Pizza, Pappas, Papa John’s (gag), and even (double gag) Domino’s. But now there’s another place for Stamfordites and Springdalers to go: Riko’s Pizza. Their new restaurant is loacted at 886 Hope Street and is right next to Bank of America and is directly across from the Springdale train station. Park on the road (bring quarters) or in their newly paved lot to the left of the restaurant. Their newest spot is replacing their 581 Newfield Avenue location.

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Crazy Good Comfort Food @ New Magee’s Curbside Mobile Food Truck

4 Oct



You need some of this in your life . . . and face. All of it in your face.


Comfort food, you’ve met your match. Well, technically, you’ve met your match when Magee’s Curbside opened up at 72 Magee Avenue. We recently had a chance to go and check them out and came out impressed after a brunch that featured some great dishes.

So, imagine how excited (and torn we were) when we stopped by Indeed Stamford today and saw The Brunch Box, Hapa Food Truck, and Magee’s Curbside’s new (two weeks new) truck! Priorities of  just getting Hapa changed (we still got Hapa too, don’t worry) because, well, what kind of bloggers would we be if we didn’t try out the new truck? Right? Right. Continue reading

Nestor Laracuente Opening Mason Dixon Smokehouse in Stamford w/ Gamechanging BBQ

1 Oct

Nestor mans the pass to the open kitchen of what will soon be Mason Dixon Smokehouse.

Are you sitting down now? Okay, we’ll wait . . . you’re gonna need to brace yourselves with this one. Master Pitmaster Nestor Laracuente is getting ready to open a new bbq spot right in Stamford, CT. The spot, Mason Dixon Smokehouse, is located right in the Columbus Park area where Gastro Bar (78 W. Park Pl.) is right now. And, the man behind it all, Nestor, is dying to get started and be back in CT. That’s Nestor aka Brooklyn Pit Rat aka pitmaster who helped place Hometown BBQ and Hoodoo Brown BBQ on the top of list after list Continue reading

Rise & Shine Collabo w/ Half Full and Rise Coffee Brews in Stamford; Special Release Friday

29 Sep

It’s National Coffee Day, people. So, while you’re sipping that cuppajoe, take a look see at this: Half Full in Stamford is introducing a brand new series of collabo beers with local brewers and businesses. The first release in the Community Sourced Ales Project is Rise Coffee who is putting out some killer good nitro-infused cold brew coffee (you’ve undoubtedly seen them on tap at your local watering hole). The cold-brew coffee porter packs a punch at 8.5% ABV and will be released tomorrow right at Half Full from 6-9 and will also be in stores on a limited basis.  Continue reading

Warm up to this Short Rib + Sweet Potato Chili recipe from Marcia Selden Catering

29 Sep

Don’t you just want to dive into those pots and devour them? OMG! Pic courtesy of Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering.

What? How did this happen? All of a sudden the temps are in the 60s! So, to help us ease into fall, we’re excited to share a Short Rib and Sweet Potato Chili recipe from the awesome Marcia Selden Catering. Time to break out that slow cooker . . .



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New Canaan Nature Center Harvest Festival Returns this Saturday . . . Got Your Tix?

27 Sep

Drink up at this year’s Harvest Festival: Nature on Tap!

The New Canaan Nature Center is celebrating the start of fall with their annual Harvest Festival. This event that we’ve been to two times is this Saturday, October 1, from 7-10. Tickets (21+ only) are $75 in advance, $90 at the door, or $250 for two tix with VIP parking.  Continue reading

Contest Alert: 8 Tix for Anthony Bourdain’s The Hunger Tour @ Foxwoods!

26 Sep

Let Anthony Bourdain wine and swine you at Foxwoods, October 8 . . .

Update: Thanks to all who entered on here, on FB, and on Instagram. Here are the four selected winners who will each get a pair of tix.

@hippousmc1 from Instagram

Jennifer, Lisa, and Ryan from this post!

Anthony Bourdain is coming to the Grand Theater @ Foxwoods Casino on October 8 . . . and we’ve got your shot at not 1, not 2, not even 3 pairs of tix. We’re talking 4 pairs of tix up for grabs! Anthony will come on stage at 8 . . . and that’s when The Hunger tour begins in CT. Now, just a note: this is the only stop in CT, so if you’re planning on seeing him, this is your shot!

Here’s more about The Hunger tour:

Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates as he is evangelical about his passions. The Hunger serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session. Currently filming the hit CNN original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (season seven premiered Sunday, April 24; 9pm ET/PT), Bourdain will bring audiences a menu loaded with lots of laughs, serious discussions and unapologetic irreverence. Continue reading

Learn to be a Happy Cook with Daphne Oz & Yours Truly @ Darien Library on 9/29

21 Sep



Daphne Oz will be in CT next week on our The Happy Cook Tour! See her at the Darien Library. Pictures provided by Daphne Oz.


Want to be inspired to prepare quick, easy, healthy, and most importantly, delicious meals for everything from your crazy busy week to fun-filled weekends with friends and family? Well, then the Darien Library is where you need to be on Thursday, 9/29.



Daphne will be signing copies of her newest bestseller, too.

Starting at 7:00pm we’ll have the honor of moderating a lively discussion with New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s The Chew, Daphne Oz as she shares her inspiration behind her new book, The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend, as well as ideas, tips, advice and more to help even the most nervous or reluctant novice transform into a happy, confident cook.


After our interview, we’ll open up the floor for audience questions and the evening will wrap up with a reception and book signing.

This event will take place in the Community Room and is free to all thanks to the wonderful folks at the Darien Library.

Hope to see you there!

Daphne Oz In Conversation

9/29 at 7 pm

Cost: Free

Darien Library

1441 Post Road

Darien, CT

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