CT Food News: Lobster Rolls, Fairs, New Spots, Deals + #CTBeer Schtuff – 9/18/15

18 Sep

Ladies and gents, we’re just about to wrap up the last full week of summer 2015, but there’s no reason to be sad. Turn that frown upside down because the weather’s been beautiful and there’s still so much to do. So, let’s take Fairfield County and the rest of the state by storm and hit up all these great events, drink all of this great beer, and try out all this killer food. Also, remember we had a ton of events listed from last week’s post that are going down this weekend! 

9/18-19 Boothbay Lobster Company food truck will be making the rounds in Stamford, so check out their lobster rolls. Today they’ll be outside of the Sign of the Whale from 4-10 and on Saturday they will be there from 5-11.

9/19 From 10-4, check out Emmanuel Church’s 109th Annual Family Fair . . . man, that’s a whole lot of years! Chris Coogan will be performing during the fair from 11-2, so make sure to check him out. There will be burgers and hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, and lots of other snacks. And, for the kids, there will be plenty to do like an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and pony rides. Also, there will be a “Best Chocolate Chip Cooking in Connecticut” contest that we can’t wait to sink our teeth into! Plus, you can also get some shopping done including toys, jewelry, baked goods, books, and more. 

9/20 The Lounsbury House at 316 Main Street in Ridgefield will be hosting a Family Day from 12-3. It’s free and open to everyone, so don’t feel shy! There will be a magic show, a yoga demo, face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, crafts, raffles, and even food trucks.

9/24 Gabrielle’s Restaurant in Centerbrook is hosting a dinner and wine prix fixe event. The six course meal will feature B.R. Cohn Wines, olive oil, and vinegar. Courses include a tasting plate, stuffed quail tamale, lamb rib chop, a palate cleanser of a Roasted Concord Deep Purple Grape & B.R. Cohn Fig Balsamic Vinegar Granita, NY Strip Steak, and a B.R. Cohn Cabernet Poached Pear served with Almond Pound Cake and Vietnamese Coffee. Tickets are $85 with tax and tip included.

9/24 Every Thursday, starting at 8, come down to Elm City Social in New Haven for Thursday’s Against Humanity! What better way to spend a Thursday then be wildly inappropriate while drinking with friends? ;)

9/29 Check out Barcelona Greenwich at 7 because Chef Michael Lucente has prepared a series of small plates that he’ll be pairing with some great craft beers during their Autumn Beer Dinner. In addition to eating and drinking, Chef will take you through some tips and ideas on how you can pair yourself. To get your spot, call them up at (203) 983-6400. The dinner costs $45.

Stamford’s got a new Latin American spot called Dona Tere and you can find it right at 324 Hope Street. They are featuring empanadas, arepas, apps, ceviche, sandwiches, deep fried 6 inch flat green plantains piled up with a crazy amount of things (Patacon), and entrees.

Looking to have balls to the wall fun? Visit Silvermans Farm, load up on all their fresh goodies and produce, and have some lunch while you’re there. That’s because The Local Meatball will be there from 11-4 every single weekend up until November 1. SCORE!

Deal alert! If you order Shearwater Coffee Roasters on their site by the end of today and use the code FREESHIP15, you won’t pay for shipping. You know what that means: more coffee!

Pierogies on Wheels has been so successful that they are looking for a brick and mortar location. Right now, they are focusing on the Milford/Shelton/Stratford area. If you live there: damn, you lucky bastard.

Taberna in Bridgeport has expanded and just opened up their second location at 1229 Post Road in Fairfield. Check out their take on Spanish tapas

Saugatuck Grain + Grape in Westport is looking for a new team member. If you know lots about wine, spirits, and beer, then give them a shout out by e-mailing them here.

The Port Chester Beer Garden has undergone a remake. Not only are they now called Heartland Black + Gold, but they’ve redone some of the decor. Management says the menu has been slimmed down and that it is now more affordable. But, concerns still remain about quality of service which remains a problem there.


9/24 Ommegang comes from Cooperstown to Plan B Stamford for a special takeover from 6-9. They’ll be featuring Scythe & Sycle, Gnomegang, Nirvana, and Joemmegang.

Willimantic Brewing Company has released their Overseas Mail Octoberfest! Prost!

Speaking of seasonal brews, Olde Burnside is getting in o the action with their Dirty Pumpkin that’s now on tap at the brewery and will make its way to more and more restaurants soon.

Tidal River Brewing is getting closer to opening. Estimates are the following: you should be able to visit them to get some growlers for your Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Boom.

Not Your Father’s Root Beer has definitely become one of the most talked about beers that have recently entered the CT market, but it’s about to become even more popular. That’s because you can now find it in 6 pack cans.

Two Roads is now officially launched in Joiseyyy.

3 Responses to “CT Food News: Lobster Rolls, Fairs, New Spots, Deals + #CTBeer Schtuff – 9/18/15”

  1. Streets of Stamford September 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    Whoa, whoa, whoa – where can I get Not Your Father’s Root Beet around here?!?!?!?

    Liked by 1 person

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