Mercado: Street Food + Rave Takes a Bite Outta Stamford

17 Feb

Three60 Events Mercado Street Food Rave

When we went to Barcelona a few years ago, we checked out La Boqueria. It was an amazing experience with fresh food, veggies, and fruits that seemingly went on for miles aisle after aisle. And, mixed in around the mercado were restaurants that specialized in foods like pizza, empanadas, coffee, fresh squeezed jugos, seafood, and more. Well, Barcelona is a bit far to travel for that kind of experience, but checking out Mercado on March 1 isn’t so tough.

That’s because Mercado: Street Food + Food Rave will be taking place at Bank Street Events in Stamford. The nom-ing begins at three, goes until six, and there is absolutely no cost to enter. So, onto the food: there will be 18 restaurants and vendors on hand, serving up bites of goodness. Most restaurants will have two options for food (cash only), with most costing just $3-4 with nothing going above $5. So, you can go around, pick and choose, then create your own dining experience.

You’ll want drinks with that food, right? Well, Three60 Events who has organized this event, will have a cash bar on hand. And, there will also be a DJ on hand to add even more flavor.

As of 2/16, here are the restaurants and vendors involved:

Amore Cucina and Bar
Anthony’s of Stamford
○ Arezzo Restaurant and Bar
○ Barcelona
○ Craven Dawgs
○ Crystal Rock
○ Dough & Co.
○ EOS
○ Gastro Bar Stamford
○ Half Full Brewery
○ Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge
○ Meatball and Co.
○ MTK Tavern
○ Parallel Post
○ Savory Smoke Catering
○ Strada18
○ Ultimate Bloody Mary

More about Three60 Events:

Three60 Events is the brainchild of long -time New York and Connecticut events promoter Robert Forti from FortiEvents™. For over 15 years FortiEvents™ has been the areas premier events and promotional go-to. Within the past 5 years Robert has segued from nightclub and bar promotions to more theatrical, culturally signicant events including Hair Shows, Food and Beverage Events, Fashion Shows, Charity Events, Food Raves, Pop-Up Restaurants, Festivals and Art Shows. With changes to the event program came a rebirth for a new brand, hence, Three60 Events. Now in full-steam Three60 Events is creating fun, interactive events targeted towards their Faireld County clientele.Three60 Events provides
lifestyle, brand and venue marketing that is bar none.
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Mercado
3/1 from 3-6
Free entry, dishes $3-4 on average.
Bank Street Events
65 Bank Street
Stamford, CT

14 Responses to “Mercado: Street Food + Rave Takes a Bite Outta Stamford”

  1. Jeffrey S. March 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi D&K. I looked for you both there. Despite the weather it was packed so maybe I missed you. Best of the event was GastroBar Stamford as they did an unbelievable simple Broccoli Sprouts Salad with Truffle Oil and Lemon which after eating the perfect Brisket from Ryan Cuber of Savory Smoke (your food demo at the BBQ event 2 years ago) hit the spot. Other standouts were EOS (Spanakopita) and Barcelona Stamford (Fluke Ceviche). Huge turnout. This is a repeat event for sure….

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    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro March 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

      So great to hear that the food was great and you had a killer time. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it today. Thanks for the rrcap, Jeff.

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  2. Kara February 26, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    Hi, this is an indoor event correct? Will there be parking available? I only ask because I know bank street is very small with limited street parking. Thanks!

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    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro February 26, 2015 at 10:07 am #

      Hey Kara. Yes, it’s indoors, and thank GOD! Man, that would be horrible dealing with this cold. As for parking, yes, you definitely need to find a spot on your own. There are plenty of side streets, though, so it shouldn’t be too bad finding one. Worse comes to worse, you park at Target and walk down the street. That’s actually probably the cheapest way next to street parking.

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    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro February 26, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      Hey Kara. Yes, it’s indoors, and thank GOD! Man, that would be horrible dealing with this cold. As for parking, yes, you definitely need to find a spot on your own. There are plenty of side streets, though, so it shouldn’t be too bad finding one. Worse comes to worse, you park at Target and walk down the street. That’s actually probably the cheapest way to get street parking.

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  3. Khurram February 19, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    Quick question about this…our dining out frequency has been significantly cut down since we had our first son 5 months ago. My wife and I would love to attend this event. Based on your experience last year, do you think it would be infant friendly?

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    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro February 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

      Hey Khurram, thanks for reading and commenting. This is a first time event, though Rob mentions that it will be very family friendly. I think you might be okay.

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      • Khurram February 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

        Thanks so much for the info! Maybe we will see you both there!

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  4. Andrea February 17, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    with i could go!!

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  5. Robert James February 17, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Thank you for this and I look forward to seeing you at the event!

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