CT Food News: More Halloween Parties, Events, Openings + CT Beer – 10/30/15

30 Oct

<Cue maniacal laugh> It’s the day before Halloween . . . so, what you got planned? We’ve already listed a ton of things to do here (and here) in CT, but we’ve got even more for you to check out if you’re still looking for something to do. We also have lots of fairs, festivals, tastings, events, and CT beer news for you to check out. Have a great time and stay safe! <Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh>

More Halloween 

10/31 Muahahaha! It’s Halloween in the Park at Mill River Park in Stamford. There will be food trucks, a place to buy beer, cornhole, and a costume party. Tickets at the door are $10 at the door and the event goes from 3-7. More info here.

10/31 Go blind on Saturday at SoNo’s newest restaurant: The Blind Rhino. Starting at 9 they will have new specials every hour for you to partake in.

10/31 The Spread in SoNo is celebrating Halloween with an Angels and Demons party. Which are you? Either way, it starts at 10!

10/31 Cask Republic New Haven is getting into the Halloween spirit with their Founders Halloween Ball. From 11:30-9, they’ll be featuring an awesome variety of Founders beer such as their Pale Nitro, Backwoods Bastard, Imperial Stout, Breakfast Stout, and their Centennial.

10/31 Release the Krakkkkkennnnnn at Elm City Social, starting at 9. There will be $7 Kraken cocktails, a costume contest with prizes for best, sexiest, and funniest, and just a helluva lot of great times.

10/31 Since you’re in New Haven with the past two events, why not stick around for Don’t Blink Halloween at The Ordinary? The dance party begins at 9 with plenty of 80s and 90s tunes. Entry is free before 9, but after it’s $5. 

11/4 A day after the release of her brand new cookbook, Giada De Laurentiis will be making a special appearance at The Palace in Stamford. She’ll be talking about her book, her life, and will also answer questions from the audience for a special Q&A session. Make sure that you get your tix before they are gone! This is going to be a great night and we are personally looking forward to this for many reasons which we’ll talk about soon. ;)

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

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

11/4 Check out Craft 260 for some great American classics, some killer good beer, and (starting at 8:30) some karaoke. This will be a weekly deal, so make sure to start practicing your kickass rendition of “Badlands,” Teenage Wasteland,” or “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

11/7 Check out Bodega Darien for their Espolon “YOLO” Party, starting at 8. There will be tequila tastings and specials as well as a pig roast.

11/7-8 The Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest hits the Hilton in Stamford from 10-4 on both days. There will be an amazing amount of vendors and there will be lectures as well as cooking demos throughout both days. Tickets are $15 or $25 for both days.

The bar at The Chelsea in Fairfield11/9 In the food or drink industry? Check out Industry Night at The Chelsea in Fairfield, going from 8-close. There will be lots of Bond inspired drinks and even some baccarat action! To check out our recent review, click here.

11/9 + 11/14 Get a special preview of the Sourcopia brews from Two Roads with their special preview party. There will be five special 4 oz. pours that have been paired up with some killer food from some of CT’s best food trucks. Tix are $35 and can be bought here. Then, make sure to come back on 11/14 from 12-9 for their special Sourcopia release party where you can buy bottles and get tastes of these special brews in the tasting room. 

11/1 + 11 Bloody brunch time, people! From 11-4 there will be 1/2 price brunch cocktails, sugar skulls, and face painting. Bloody Brunch is served on 11/1 at Bodega Fairfield and 11/14 at Bodega Darien.

Megan + Pat Pascarella and Pat Siciliano of Bar Sugo!11/17 Bar Sugo in Norwalk is hosting a game dinner that starts at 6:30. Tickets are $75 (plus tax and tip) and features courses of squab, venison, rabbit, wild boar, and duck. If you want a seat, hurry fast and call (203) 956-7134.

Fairfield Cheese Company took a recent trip to Europe and has brought home their very own Marcel Petite Essex Comte. Laura describes it as, “toasty and warm with a hint of hazelnut but a bright fruity finish.” Buy some before it’s gone!

From wikimedia.org

Zagat published “50 States, 50 Pizzas” yesterday that features the best pizza in every state. CT’s best pizza is from Bar in New Haven, their Mashed Potato and Bacon Pizza. And, after having eaten the hell out of it before, we can’t say that we disagree. 

The Fez in Stamford is offering delivery (damn, wish we lived closer) via the Silver Spoon Delivery. Check out what they have to offer here.

Cold Romans are back and with a beautiful new design! Pick some up Village Market in Wilton, The Pantry in Fairfield, and Palmers Market in Darien.

Openings

Harbor Harvest in Norwalk is now open, so get on down and check ’em out!

Can Tiin, a new Modern French-Vietnamese Bistro restaurant in Bridgeport, is now open. They are located at 269 Fairfield Avenue.

Rothbard Ale & Larder in Westport will be open soon . . . like within the next week. BOOM! RA&L comes from Adam and Joe of Walrus & Carpenter, so we’re excited to see what they have in store for Westport.

Last week we told you all about NoRA Cupcake Company’s plans to expand and they’ve announced their spot: Blue Back Square in West Hartford. Not Fairfield County, but maybe the next expansion will bring them closer to us? :)

CT Beer

10/30 Celebrate Devil’s Night Out at Plan B Stamford, starting at 6 pm, with a Heavy Seas Tap Attack. They will be featuring Siren Noire, Loose Cannon, Great’ER Pumpkin, Red Sky at Morning, and Peg Leg Imperial Stout. In addition, reps from the brewery will be on hand and serves will be decked out like pirates. Arr!

Back East Brewing is stepping up production of their popular Palate Mallet! Find it at your local pub and at your local store in 4 packs. They mention that they are going to brew this and send it out once a month, so need to wait so long anymore for some fresh hoppy sips.

New England Brewing is getting closer to reopening in full force. In the meantime, you’ve probably noticed lots of fresh Sea Hag hitting drafts and your local packies. Oh yeah, we needed that.

Overshores has expanded their reach from CT to MA, and to even VT. Check out more info at nhregister.com.

Relic Brewing has a very limited amount of their award-winning Rococo beer for sale, so grab ’em while the grabbing’s good. Also, while you’re there, be sure to check out their newest IPA: The Coulter.

Field Beer with Spent Grain from Kent Falls BrewingKent Falls recently did an AMA on reddit.com/r/ctbeer and shared that they are doing a collaboration with Bacchus in New Paltz and will soon do one with Steady Habit Brewing.

Bar 140 in Shelton is featuring Black Hog Brewing’s recently released Peach Gose. You’re gonna want a helluva lot of this good stuff.

Veracious Brewing has made it onto the taps at My Place in Newtown. They are pouring Fest and Problem Child until it runs out.

Shebeen Brewing has a new beer for you to try out: Apple Fritter Ale. Get it served proper with a sugared rim.

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