CT Food News Vol. 43: Tasting Menus, Must-Attend Events, Updates, Bottle Releases + More

5 Jun

Hey Fairfield County, you ready for some killer things to do, deals to search after, and beer news to make ya thirsty? Yeah, we know you are! Here we go . . .

Deals, Dinners & Live Music

6/5 Stop by Stew Leonard’s and receive a free Apple Cider Donut from 8-noon today in celebration of National Donut Day!

6/5-9/18 Listen to some live music from great singers and bands from 6-9 at Darien Summer Nights then hit the town and take down some great food at some of our favorite spots like Meatball & Co., Bodega, and Scena! 

6/13 Terrapin plays live at Bobby Q’s in Westport starting at 9 pm. Get your beer and BBQ fix and jam out.

6/13 Ambler Farm’s annual Sunset Dinner goes from 6-10. For $95 (members) or $110, you’ll get the farm’s signature cocktail, beer, wine, and other beverages as well as learn about their gardens, and will get the chance to take down dish after dish served up family style. The dinner is being served by Barcelona and the New Zealand Lamb Company. 

The Seafood Pan Roast at Scena Wine bar in Darien Connecticut

The Seafood Pan Roast at Scena Wine Bar in Darien Connecticut

6/14 It’s Georgetown Day, starting at 12! There will be food, music, a chili cook-off, a beer tent, vendors, and there will be helluva lot of fun! 

6/16 It’s Bloomsday in Norwalk where O’Neill’s celebrates James Joyce by reading selections from the classic Ulysses. O’Neill’s encourages you to dress up and strongly encourages you to donate $10 to Literacy Volunteers

6/29 Just giving you some advanced notice here: Craft 260 is selling tickets starting today for their Beer’d Brewing dinner that is sure to be killer! 

Elm Street Diner in Stamford is featuring something for brunch that we’ve got to take down soon: Cannoli Stuffed French Toast. Holy crap people! We need this in our lives!

Madonia in Stamford is offering up a tasting menu Tuesdays-Thursdays. You’ll get 3 courses for $30. 

Back 40 Kitchen in Greenwich which is close to opening will soon have Grab & Go dishes available at Back 40 Mercantile in Greenwich. What a great spot!

Order some Angelades (Newman’s Own Lemonade and 888 Vodka) at The Spread in SoNo all June and they’ll donate $2 from each drink to help wipe out cancer. 

Restaurant News, Updates, and Openings

6/13 Ali Baba’s Fusion is having a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony that starts at 1 at 986 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. 

7/1 Gerard at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford says that the bar addition will be ready by July 1, pumping this hotspot up to 72 beers on tap. 

Paw Paw's Poutine at Bear's Smokehouse BBQ in Hartford CTCT liquor and beer laws will change starting July 1. You’ll be able to get growler fills at restaurants and pubs, extended hours, and other changes. Full details here

Coals in Port Chester and Bronxville won the Beer + Burger Blast last night at the Westchester Wine & Food Festival!

Plan B Fairfield is getting closer to opening and plans to be ready to go during the summer. They are hiring all positions right now, too, so come by today or tomorrow from 9 am – 7 pm.

The Hartford Courant reports that Bear’s Smokehouse on Arch Street is moving about a minute away to Front Street so they can have a bigger spot.

CT News reports that COBS Bread will open on June 24 at 1057 High Ridge Road. On that day, they’ll be donating all sales to the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford. COBS Bread started in British Columbia, is owned by Baker’s Delight in Australia, and this Stamford location will be the first ever CT location.

CT Beer News and Beyond

6/7 Black Hog Brewery is not only releasing bottles of their Bourbon Barleywine starting at 12, but Will Siss (Beersnobwrites) will be on hand signing copies of his brand new book, Connecticut Beer.

6/8 Maine Lunch is up against Maine Another One in the latest Beer Fight at Little Pub Wilton starting at 4:30. Which keg will kick first and take home the prize? We’d have to say Lunch, but we could be wrong. 

The whole restaurant speaks to the word CRAFT, even the decor

6/11 Beers at the Beach with Beer’d Brewing and Ken Tuccio from Welcome 2 CT has a special guest: the awesome Chef Plum! We love this guy and he definitely knows his beer, too, so please join us and say hi when you see us there. 

6/18 Sierra Nevada will be at Craft 260 in Fairfield for Pint Night. Drink the beer, keep the glass, and maybe get some extra swag along the way, too? They’ll have Nibs of Steel, Harvest, Hop Hunter, Nooner, Pale Ale, India Farmhouse Ale, Porter, and Summerfest. 

The 1/2 price growler fill is back at Half Full Brewery on Fridays and this week you can enjoy their Peach Wheat Ale at the discounted rate.

Top Shelf Brewery is releasing the latest in their VMP Series: Trickery, a Golden Coffee Stout that clocks in at 9.5% ABV. It’ll be available starting at 4 and there are only 150 bottles, so get there fast.

Get a sick Groupon deal for tours and tastings at Overshores Brewery by clicking here.

People have wanted it for a long time, but we’re finally gonna have it: The Bruery will start to distribute in CT very soon. 

One Response to “CT Food News Vol. 43: Tasting Menus, Must-Attend Events, Updates, Bottle Releases + More”


  1. CT Food News Vol. 44: Wienerpalooza, Food Trucks, Special Dinners, CT Beer News + Chocolate Chip Cannoli Sandwiches | OmNomCT - June 12, 2015

    […] the next couple of weeks, so stick with us kids and you’ll go far! For more events, check out last week’s CT Food News. And don’t forget that tomorrow is CT Open House Day where hundreds of places around […]


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