203 Food News: Openings, Markets, Fireworks, Props, Cheese, Jobs + CT Beer—6/25/15

25 Jun

This week, we’re gonna get right down to biznatch and get your going with an awesome list of events, deals, jobs, and CT brew news. Also check out details on upcoming beer fests or last week’s news. Here we go:

6/26 Tangled Vine will be playing at Little Barn in Westport around 9:30.

The Post Road Grilled Cheese Sandwich at The Granola Bar in Westport, CT6/26 If you’re 35 or under and wanna party before the show, check out Westport Country Playhouse. They have their latest Happy Hours with food from The Granola Bar and Shake Shack as well as some great drinks for just $25. Your ticket also gets you into the show (And a Nightingale Sang) too!

6/26-27 Artwalk in Stamford Downtown is back, so be sure to check out all the great interactive features, workshops, music, and performances. You’ll also want to check out all the dinosaurs around the city. And, since you’re there, you should check out some great restaurants like Zaza, Cask Republic, and Capriccio.

6/27-28 With just a purchase of a ferry ride out to Sheffield Island in Norwalk, you can learn how to clam! More details here

6/28 Christy Colasurdo will be at The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market from 11-4 with a recipe tasting and will be signing her book, The Connecticut Farm Table Cook Book. If you haven’t been yet, The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market has been named one of the best in the entire country.

Fairfield Cheese Company Cheese School7/2 It’s a pre and post firework party from 4-10 at Tomato Tomato at 401 Shippan Avenue in Stamford. Boom. 

7/6 Don’t forget about the Grand Opening of Back 40 Kitchen in Greenwich

7/8-9 For just $45, Chris and Laura of Fairfield and Greenwich Cheese Company will take you through Cheese 101! They’ll have a big variety of cheeses and help you to understand all the basics. Classes go from 7-9 and will be hosted at Fairfield on 7/8 and Greenwich on 7/9. Call them up at (203) 292-8194 for your spot! 

Lugano of Greenwich opened up very quietly last night to pour some drinks and cocktails for some very lucky guests. They’ll open for realz pretty soon, so stop by and maybe you’ll be lucky? 

After you've had too many, you perspective might be like this at Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria in Old Greenwich CTAradia Farm is bringing back their Maple Cotton Candy made with actual, real maple sugar (how weird!) and no fake stuff. Find them at the Westport Farmers’ Market and Southbury Farmers’ Market today and at Black Rock Farmers Market on Saturday. 

Rizzuto’s Restaurant-Bar-Sports in Stamford has some great deals like Thursday Burger Blowouts with $2 sliders and an Angus burger for $7.99, Friday Main Lobster Feasts for $19.99, and Weekend Kids Eat Free deals from the Kids Menu.

House of Bones BBQ of Derby is still open after a car ran into the front of their building. Just visit them via the side entrance . . . you can’t stop BBQ!

Right in between World of Beer and Sign of the Whale you can see a brand new sign: Boothbay Lobster Company! Yeah, we hope that will be great because we need better seafood options here in CT!


Thomas Henkelmann Homestead Inn (Greenwich) was named the #10 French restaurant in the entire country by TheDailyMeal! Hell yes!

Grab Your Balls food truck visited Nichols Street Shelter and fed everyone for free. Now that’s just freaking awesome! 

Shearwater Organic Coffee of Trumbull can now be found at Whole Foods Market of Danbury!


The Granola Bar in Westport is looking for help, so if you’re looking for a sous chef, line cook, management, or catering job, hit them up by calling them at (203) 349-5202.

Could newcomer Bar Sugo in SoNo take away Best Italian?

Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield is looking for part-time cashiers and craft beer/stock help. Call ’em up at (203) 259-4692.

Bar Sugo is looking for line cooks and pizza chefs. You got what it takes to work with Chef Pat? Give him a call at (203) 956-7134

Coalhouse Pizza will be opening up their expanded bar on July 1 and is in search of more servers and line cooks. Call them up at (203) 977-7700.

CT Beer

6/25 Get your ass to Plan B Milford to meet Jonathan Edwards from Oskar Blues Brewery and taste the hell out of their award-winning Death by Coconut. The action starts at 6.

Cone Flakes Double IPA with a flight right behindYES! Cone Flakes DIPA is now on tap at Firefly Hollow Brewing. Seriously, you’ve gotta get this Double IPA . . . it’s one of our favorites of all time.

New England Brewing Company is back open . . . and much improved. They kicked things off yesterday with a great lineup of beer and found themselves flooded with thirsty drinkers and growler mongers. Lines were long as people needed their NEBCo fix, but they started to work ithings out and even ordered pizza from Pies and Pints for people who were waiting in line. If you want a growler now, you’ll get an order form and will even get a tag for your growler so you don’t have to worry about messing up its prettiness with markers. And, as you wait for the growler, you can try their brews at the sample bar. 

It’s gonna be a great weekend at Relic with bottles of their Ryddle American Farmhouse Ale made with Brett. They’ll also have their Abbygail Farmhouse IPA, Hypatia Belgian Pale Ale, Valencia Orange Fletcher Pale Ale, Thrice Tripel, Fornight IPA, and more.

Yes, people freaked out last week because The Bruery started selling their beer here in CT. Some people are a bit put off by their high price tag . . . how about you? Do you think their brews are worth the cost?

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