CT Food News: Beer, Booze, Food Truck Fests, Killer Dishes, Props + CT Beer Shtuff – 7/16/15

16 Jul

We’re at the mid-way mark of July, so don’t forget to soak up every single sun ray . . . and cocktail. As always, we’ve got a crazy good list of events, things to look out for, props, and CT beer news. So, get out there and cause some ruckus!

7/16 Rizzuto’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Westport has live music on Thursdays from 8-11. This week’s featured artist is Carlos De Castro.

Philippine Chicken Adobo Tacos and Korean Short Rib Tacos at HAPA Food Truck7/16-18 What’s HAPAning this weekend? Well, HAPA will be at Alive @ Five from 4:30-8:30 and at 141 Washington Street in SoNo from 10:30-12:30. Then, on Friday, they’ll be at 177 Broad @ Indeed in Stamford from 12-3, then at The Beer Garden @ Shippan Landing from 4:30-8:45. And, wrapping up the weekend, they’ll be at Mill River Park for the Party in the Park from 3-7 on Saturday.

7/17-19 Tanger Westbrook is hosting their 5th Annual Westbrook Boat Show and Food Truck Fest from 10 am – 6 pm for Friday and Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. There will be plenty of boats and brands to check out and if you come by for the weekend, you’ll get to try out some awesome food trucks like Caseus, Meriano’s Cannoli Truck, Fryborg, and The Local Meatball. Admission and parking is free.

7/18-19 Travel on down to Westport for their annual Westport Fine Arts Festival that features music, photography, sculpture, and other types of art. And, since you’re there, check out some of Westport’s finest spots like the very nomworthy Kawa Ni!

7/18 One Bro Pizza Co. is the latest food truck to be added to Party in the Park at Mill River Park in Stamford. Entrance is $5 online or $10 at the door. Other trucks include Crazy Taco Mex, Little Taste of Peru, Reddi Rooster, Melt Mobile, Hapa Food Truck, Poutine King, La Pizza Fritta, Lobstercraft, Valencia Luncheria, Orangside Donuts, and more. 

Poutine Pie from Bar in New Haven, pic from their FB page7/24 So saxxy! It’s a night of Jazz Sax at Aji 10 in Norwalk, starting at 7. 

7/24 Lobstercraft will be pulling up to Half Full Brewery in Stamford for their Open House event. Remember that $15 gets you in the door with unlimited tap pours from 6-9. Food is extra, people.

Bar in New Haven has a pie that we’re all aboot: Poutine Pie! That includes chicken gravy, cheese curds, fries, all fried up in Peanut Oil. Oh hell yes. 

Hogzilla at Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield, pic from their FB pageOh no . . . it’s Hogzilla! You can’t stop him! He’s crispy skin pork belly with pulled pork, chopped pork ribs, Hoodoo Voodoo sauce, maple bacon mayonnaise, a a fried green tomato all between a bun. Try to defeat this beast at Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield

Plan B Fairfield is getting even closer to opening! There’s team training going on. When we get more deets, we will share.

The Red Barn in Westport will be closing soon, so get your last bites in.

If you’re a VIP at Steam Coffee Bar you can e-mail your order and train time to briana@steamcoffeebar.com and your food will be delivered right to you at the platform. This magic goes down from 6-8 am, weekdays.

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook has reached the #5 spot in Regional New England cookbooks on Amazon. Congratulations! 

Chef Frederic Kiefer of Artisan in Southport is opening up a brand new spot in VT called Four Columns Inn!

Ginger Man SoNo has started construction on their remodel and will be open back in September.

When you check out Black Rock Farmers’ Market again, pick up some of their custom blended coffee from Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters. When you buy the beans, you’ll not only be getting a great cup of coffee, but you’ll also be helping to support the BRFM!

Happy Hours and Drink Deals

Bar Sugo has Happy Hour from Tuesday-Friday from 4-6 and that features 1/2 priced wine, beer, spirits, and select cocktails.

Could newcomer Bar Sugo in SoNo take away Best Italian?

Oishi SoNo has Happy Hour from 4-7 every day that includes buy one drink, get one for 1¢, as well as deals on sushi  and small plates

The Meeting House Pub in Bethel has $2 off draught beers, wine, and cocktails Sunday-Friday from 4-7.

Bar Rosso in Stamford has 1/2 price bottles of wine under $100 on Sundays and Mondays, so get a spot on their patio and start drinking.


7/16 Bobby V’s in Windsor Locks will have 5 special brews on tap from 5-close. Brews include Sip of Sunshine, Stone Ruination 2.0, Flower Power, Evil Twin Mission Gose, and Grapefruit Sculpin.

7/16 Check out Powder Hollow Brewery for Hoppy Hour, beginning at 6 with food from The Yarde Tavern. They’ll have two brand new brews on tap including Strawberry Blonde and Raspberry Ale. 

7/18 OEC Brewing has put together Fruit Fest and it goes down at the brewery from 12-7. Check out some killer meads, ciders, and more.

Mark Sigman, owner and brewmaster at Relic Brewing in Plainville CT7/22 Craft Beer Cellar in West Hartford is hosting a tasting class, starting at 6 pm. Seats are $15 per person, so if you’d like a spot, call them up at (860) 937-2191.

7/22 Come down to J. Timonty’s in Plainville for a Beer Social starting at 6:30. There will be 5 brews from Beer’d on tap including a specialty cask. And, Aaren and Precious will be on hand, people. In addition, there will be passed apps, food stations, and a buffet. All of this for just $45, all in. Tix here.

Pumpkin beer is coming early this yea for Two Roads. That’s when they’ll release Roadsmary’s Baby in cans and bottles.

Valencia Orange Fletcher will be back on tap at Relic Brewing this weekend! Get on that.

If you gave to the Tidal River Brewing Kickstarter campaign, make sure that you’ve shared whether you’d like your gift shipped or picked up at the brewery. And, speaking of the brewery, they’re on their way to opening. More deets soon.

Kent Falls Brewing has received approval to open to the public. And, while that’s still a ways off from happening, get ready because it’s going to be fun to visit!

4 Responses to “CT Food News: Beer, Booze, Food Truck Fests, Killer Dishes, Props + CT Beer Shtuff – 7/16/15”

  1. ringsidegrill203 May 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    I would like to be added to the list of food trucks in the Norwalk area ?


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro May 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

      We’ll keep you on our list, thanks. :) Let us know if you ever have some great things going on or an event you’d like us to write about.


  2. Kelly Dabinski July 16, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    Tonight is the beer at the beach event at calf pasture in norwalk too, correct? I don’t see it on your list.


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