CT Food + Beer News: 50 Things to Do, Eat + Drink inc. Valentine’s Day Deals – 2/11-29

11 Feb

We’re going on vacation next week to get in some fine Lake Placid air and drink some wicked Vermont beer, so we’re throwing down big time with a ton of events (50 to be exact) to take you until the end of February. You won’t find a listing like this anywhere else, so stick with us for the most original and up-to-date events, dinners, deals, beer releases/info, and more for Fairfield County and beyond.

2/13 Stop by B.J. Ryan’s in Norwalk starting at 9 for Levitation! There’s no cover at all, either. Plus, there will be some special brews they are saving just for the event.

2/13 Our buds at Farmboys are back at Two Roads starting at 1, so get your BBQ grub on! They’ll have pulled pork or beef brisket sandwiches, jambalaya, smoked mac & cheese, and their creamy coleslaw.

2/12-13 If you book dinner at Bistro V in Greenwich, you’ll get a free dessert made just for Valentine’s Day. Aww, how sweet.

2/13 Starting at 9 at Seaside Tavern in Stamford, it’s a night full of live music. $5 cover gets you in and Narragansett beer specials.

2/14 Spending Valentine’s Day with the BarbeCupid Black Hog beer dinner at HooDoo Brown. Register here.

2/14 Chef Arik Bensimon, formerly of LeFarm, will be at Lululemon in Greenwich to demonstrate recipes using land and sea vegetables. Register here.

2/14 Artisan in Southport has a prix fixe menu at $75. Details and menu here.

2/14 Cantina in Stamford has a prix fixe dinner for couples at $60 that includes guac, an app, two entrees, and a dessert.

Bar Sugo Brunch Pictures

Brunch at Sugo is killer good.

2/14 Estia has a prix-fixe menu, too, and it only comes in at $29.99 per person.

2/14 Bar Sugo will be serving up 1/2 priced wines for lunch and dinner, plus they’ll have $15 unlimited bloodys and mimosas for brunch. Reserve your spot by calling up (203) 956-7134.

2/10-14 Take a more chill approach to V-Day at Franklin Street Works in Stamford. They have fresh, more low-key, brunch and dessert options for that perfect start to a day. Then, make sure that you check out the gallery afterwards to really wow your date.

2/14 Check out Gastro Bar Stamford for a two course menu for $29.99. Reserve your spot by calling them at (203) 817-0392.

2/14 Slip your date the wiener at Bridge Street Wienery. For a special seating, please call up (203) 569-4990. Bridge St. Wienery: when roses just aren’t enough!

2/14 Madonia in Stamford has a special Valentine’s Day menu and you can check it here.

The Doc Sabes Dog at Bridge Street Wienery in Stamford, Connecticut

THE Doc Sabes Dog

2/14 Teff in Stamford has a few reservations left, so make sure to get a table! Also, you’ll be able to try out their brand new in-house made dessert menu. :)

2/14 It’s Sweethearts & Swine at BJ Ryan’s BANC House in Norwalk. From 5-8 there will be acoustic music from Christine Tambakis and Andy Abel to help set the romantic mood.

2/14 We also have a few more V-Day listings that we put up on Facebook for Paloma, Noir, J House, and Sign of the Whale.

2/17 Ali Rakowski will be at Back 40 Mercantile from 12-3 signing copies of her book, Bowls of Love. In addition, she’ll be sampling some of her soups and will also talk about her book at 1.

2/20 The 1st Annual Waypoint Spirits Cornhole Tournament is taking place at Waypoint Spirits in Bloomfield from 12-6. For more info on the tournament, entering, and info, check it here.

2/21-27 Ridgefield Restaurant Week goes down with special deals. Check out as many spots as you can!

2/22 Stop by BAR in New Haven for the first ever Science at Bar: Beer, Brains, and Barley. From 7-9 three Yale grad students will be talking all things beer. No charge, plus there will be a chance to win some prizes like a homebrewing kit. For more info, e-mail here.

2/22-3/6 Stamford Winter Restaurant Weeks returns! This year, keep your receipt and you can come back for a free cocktail or special offer from 3/7-31. Details here.

2/25 Take a free trip to Spain . . . sorta. Just e-mail jlogiurato@stewleonards.com and you’ll get to stop by Stew’s Wines in Norwalk from 6:30-8 for a special, free, Spanish wine tasting. :)

2/25 There’s a special 5-course wine dinner including wine with each course and includes coffee and dessert. The wines of Soter Vineyards from Oregon will be on display along with the food of Executive Chef Christopher Vacca. $95 plus tax and tip. Deets here.

2/27 It’s the 20th Annual Chili Fest in Old Saybrook and it goes down from 12-3. More deets here.

2/29 Kick the leap year’s ass with Industry Night at The Chelsea! DJ Rob will be throwing down and there will be drink specials along with late night snacks for y’all party people.

Reminder: Mondays and Tuesdays at Rive Bistro in Westport give ya 1/2 off bottles of wine.

Prime One Eleven in Trumbull has a crazy raw bar Monday-Thursday from 4-6. Pay just $10 and you’ll get to eat all that you can. Plus, $2 off beer, wine, and cocktails.

Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield is hiring bartenders, servers, runners, and more. Info here.

CT Beer

2/12 Stop by Steady Habit Brewing at 12 to check out a special collabo that they did with Kent Falls called Sparkle Boots which is a mango passion fruit IPA.

2/13 SAVOR CT @ the Naugatuck History Society goes down starting at 7. There will be food, beer, and wine tastings. Tickets for Elks are $15 or $20 for non-members if you pre-purchase. Tix are $25 at the door. For tickets please contact Wendy Murphy:  or (203) 218-5349.

2/14 There’s nothing quite as romantic as drinking a Mango Chili Spice Hog Water IPA Cask at Black Hog Brewing. It all starts at 1, plus there will be a Barrel Aged Granola Brown Bottle Release par-tay.

2/17 Outer Light Brewing Tap Takeover @ Prime 16 in New Haven, starting at 11:30!

2/18 Widow Browns Cafe in Danbury will start a NEBCo tap takeover at 6. There will be G-bot, Coriolis, Seahag, IST 15 + 16, and another surprise goody. ;)

2/19 Cool idea at Infinity Bistro in Hartford. For $55 all in, you’ll get a 4-course beer dinner along with 8 samples. You’ll pick your favorites and then they’ll move onto the next round. Then, this will repeat every Friday until the NCAA championship game on 4/4.

2/20 Stop by OEC in Oxford for the newest Artista Zynergia: Oudilis variants. More info here.

2/24 Mikro is hosting a Ski Night that features Oskar Blues and Alpine Haus. There will be giveaways like skis, goggles, and helmets, ski movies on all night, and your shot at drinking the exclusive Oskar Blues Icy Pale Ale.

2/24 Pies and Pints in Waterbury is hosting a Captain Lawrence Brewing dinner. There will be 4-courses paired with some great brews. Tix are $65 all in and can be bought by calling (203) 573-1743.

2/25 Dear God, it’s a New Holland Dragon’s Milk tap takeover at Mikro in Hamden! They’ll have Raspberry, Triple Mashed Stout, Coffee & Chocolate, Toasted Chilies, and Vanilla Chai Spices. And, if that’s not enough, try out their Blue Sunday and Incorrigable White Sour.

2/27 Stop by Veracious Brewing from 10-11 for a one hour coffee “extravaganza” with Gerry Nichols aka The Educated Bean. He’ll take you through everything from harvesting, to home roasting, to cold brewing, and our friend: caffeine. The cost is $20 per person.

2/29 Leap Year will be even more amazing with an epic bottle share at Tidal River Brewing from 5-8. If at all possible, please bring beer aged at least 4 years.

Back East has brought back cans of their wildly popular Rakautra and is bringing on the warmer weather with their Spring Ale which is a wheat ale with citrus. Stop by the brewery to pick them up on Friday from 4-7.

Renzo of Harry’s Wines & Liquor in Fairfield brought three bourbon barrels to Veracious Brewing. From there they’ll be brewing up some special brews in them!

New batches of Palate Mallet DIPA from Back East should be hitting stores next week.

Aspetuck Brew Lab Black Rock CT

Fill up those growlers!

Aspetuck Brew Lab in Black Rock will be open from 5-9 on Friday and 1-6 on Saturday. Note that they’ll be closed on Sunday. On tap will be their Pale Ale, Audacious Mongrel, Saison, and Pedro El Negro.

Beer’d Brewing continues their “Beers, Bread & Board Games” from 1-5 for every remaining Sunday in the month.

Local SoNo has $3 craft draughts every Monday night. That should make the rest of the week a little less sucky.

New England Brewing Company has increased capacity again (3 more 60 bbl fermenters) so we should see more brews out soon. That boosts their volume to more than 16,000 bbls.

Malloy is proposing to put an end to state minimum pricing. For more on this, check out News 12.

Brass Works started brewing their Pilgrim Pie Farmhouse Ale and it should be ready within the next couple of weeks.

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