Nomworthy Bites of Connecticut Food News, Volume 1: Zombies, Dinosaurs, Dogs, Parrots, and Pumpkins

30 Sep

You know, sometimes there’s just so much going on around Fairfield County that there just isn’t enough time for us to create individual posts for each event.  We are just two people, but we want to get the news out and spread the word about openings, deals, discounts, events, and everything else food related.  Yes, we have been updating our Events calendar pretty well, but we think it’ll be easier to check out what’s fresh and fun in the 203 with little nummy and yummy bites of goodness.

Enough chitter chatter, let’s start:


On October 6, crawl or limp on over to the 1st ever Apocalyptic Rocktober Zombiefest at Ives Concert Park.  Entrance is $10 and that gives you access to “killer” live music from Pat Horgan & Thunder Road, food and brews, a zombie beauty contest for men and women, a thriller dance party, a screening of “Night of the Living Dead,” a “silent but deadly auction” (not the sbd you’re thinking of), and even a raffle for a dream vacation for just $10 a pop.


Chef Arik Bensimon’s, formerly of Napa & co in Stamford, has been working hard on opening his next venture:  The Spread.  It’ll be located at 70 N Main Street.  We wish Arik and his associates the best of luck, though with combined skill like that, you don’t need it.  Follow them on FB for updated info. 

Pat Pascarella , owner of Cortina Pizzeria (formeraly Pizzeria Rosso) has opened up his dream restaurant, Bar Sugo, at 102 Wall Street in Norwalk.  On the menu?  Six different versions of meatballs, fresh housemade pasta, and lots of small plates such as prosciutto wrapped polenta fries.  Let the noming begin on October 5th!

Paws in the Park is back!  This year they’ll have Melt Mobile, Jr.’s Hot Dog Truck, and Bliss Ice Cream on hand at Taylor Farm Park on 10/6 from 11-3 pm.  This is a great event for dog and cat lovers and will help PAWS in their fight to help homeless and neglected animals.  There will be dog and cat training workshops, a special dog walk with a small obstacle course, raffles, and little buddies up for adoption.

Old Greenwich

Kings Food Markets is now open at 26 Arcadia Road.  This is their first store here in CT, but with the reception they have received, this probably won’t be the last.  They boast a nice selection of produce, local foods, hard to find foods, and chef prepared meals.  Check out what all the buzz is about.


Dinosaur Bar-B-Q Ribs (press photo)

Bar Q in Stamford will have their first ever live music act at 10 pm on October 5.  Kenny Mehler will be playing some acoustic jams while people snack on BBQ small plates, drink some brews, and enjoy the fun atmosphere.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que was in town last weekend for the Harbor Point Block Party.  They’ll be smoking up some good BBQ starting around the middle of November.  Forget the turkey this year:  Dinosaur on the Thanksgiving Day table. :P

Garden Catering is making Tuesday nights a little bit better with Nugget Time.  Starting at 5, you can order your special at a special kind of price.  When you place your order at their Stamford downtown location, you pay based on whatever time you ordered.  So, if you ordered exactly at 5:  $5.  If you ordered at 6:01:  $6.01.  You best believe it’s time to get your nuggets and cones!

Heading to Stamford’s craft brewery, Half Full?  Well, why not get some Station Eats while you’re there?  Yup, they’ll be providing food just for you.  And, we have to say, all of these choices go nicely with the beers that they are brewing up like their Bright Ale and Inaugural Ale.  Soon on tap you’ll find their pumpkin brew, too.  Yeah, we can’t wait for that!  Keep up with them on Facebook for updated info and hours.

Olio in Stamford is now open for brunch.  We don’t think we have to say much more, but if you’d like to know why this will be awesome, check out the great food that Chef Steve Costanzo is turning out here.


Blu Parrot, in the Saugatuck neighborhood, opens this Wednesday.  On the menu you can find “Small Bits,” “Cold Bits,” “Medium Bits,” and “Large Bits.”  The food looks pretty eclectic and playful and they’ll even have weekend brunch.  Crispy pork belly, duck confit, oyster po’ boys, and Moroccan lamb kebabs are just some of the dishes you can expect.

Do you have any news that you’d like to share with us?  Let us know by commenting here or e-mailing us.


4 Responses to “Nomworthy Bites of Connecticut Food News, Volume 1: Zombies, Dinosaurs, Dogs, Parrots, and Pumpkins”

  1. Bob D. September 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Hey, you forgot about Bridgeport?


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro September 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Forgot, no. We actually used to live in Black Rock, so we appreciate and miss BPT. We just do not have any news right now. When we do, we will undoubtedly share or do a post. :)



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