Daphne Oz will be in CT next week on our The Happy Cook Tour! See her at the Darien Library. Pictures provided by Daphne Oz.
Want to be inspired to prepare quick, easy, healthy, and most importantly, delicious meals for everything from your crazy busy week to fun-filled weekends with friends and family? Well, then the Darien Library is where you need to be on Thursday, 9/29.
Daphne will be signing copies of her newest bestseller, too.
Starting at 7:00pm we’ll have the honor of moderating a lively discussion with New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s The Chew, Daphne Oz as she shares her inspiration behind her new book, The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend, as well as ideas, tips, advice and more to help even the most nervous or reluctant novice transform into a happy, confident cook.
After our interview, we’ll open up the floor for audience questions and the evening will wrap up with a reception and book signing.
This event will take place in the Community Room and is free to all thanks to the wonderful folks at the Darien Library.
Hope to see you there!
Daphne Oz In Conversation
9/29 at 7 pm
1441 Post Road
Some of your taco options at Bodega Taco Bar in Fairfield
Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away . . . and we’ve got some great news to share coming from Bodega Taco Bar. Which one, OmNom, which one? BOTH! But how do we decide which one to go to, OmNom? Well, it depends what you’re into:
Darien will have a pig roast, Patron tequila specials, music from PanaMusik, and a pop-up beer garden. Fairfield will feature the Bodega food truck, a sidewalk margarita bar, more Patron tequila specials, and “strolling guitar music.” If you are as hardcore as we hope you are, you could easily hit up one then get to the other. ;)
Then, just tres days later, check out their Mother’s Day brunch from 11-4 or dinner from 4-10. You take mom out, she gets a free cocktail. ;)
Vaya con Dios, OmNomivoritos!
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Chances are, this is the man you see every day when you come into BSF Greenwich…
A family of four walked through the door, haggard disappearing into happy, and Kory Wollins was already on them like white on rice. “Hey, how’s it going? Is this your first time here?” he asked as they looked a bit overwhelmed as they tried to figure out their orders. It turns out they were there from Texas and visiting family in Norwalk for a wake, so they stopped at Burgers, Shakes & Fries, hearing about their reputation. We know they like it big in Texas, so Kory broke down the menu for them. They got their order in and Kory (owner of BSF Greenwich and co-owner of the Darien spot) kept talking to them about Texas, Connecticut, and just life in general. When they got their burgers, the buttered-toast hamburgers didn’t last too long, quickly being devoured by the hungry Texans.
This was just 10 minutes of one day (while even more people came in to order during this time), of one week, of one year at BSF, but to that family, Kory made a difference. On that day, Kory met with Dan and they talked about burgers, the restaurant biz, blogs, his quest to conquer making Fior di Latte mozzarella, and waxing philosophical about life. During previous conversations they talked a lot about how blog culture tends to bury the good restaurants that have been around in a while in favor of the newest and hottest spots. There was one comment that stood out from our most recent conversation that we want to start with: “In the end the most important question to ask is, ‘Did you walk out with a smile when you left?'” We always smile when we leave, especially when we have the smell of burgers and fries wafting from our bag as we speed our grub home. So, let’s dig in and grill Kory for a bit…hey, he’s not the only one who can grill.
Jumping for joy and trying to swallow those Pez whole
Take a gander at this custom built truck…
Dino Poutine is killer, unique to Dinosaur Stamford
Old news is not new news, people…that’s why we’re getting ya some of the freshest nomworthy bites of food news for Fairfield County (and beyond) for this weekend and next week, too. This week we’re talking booze, br/lunch, food news, food trucks, festivals, farms, and farmers’ markets. Full event listings here.
Beer and Liquor Get Ya There Quicker
6/13: Harry’s in Fairfield is hosting “Harry’s Open that Bottle Event” that will feature rare and exclusive Scotches, Ryes, and Bourbons that they’ve been stocking up on over the past few months. Sample these awesome spirits from 5-8 and get some (or something similar) for yourself or dad this Father’s Day.
6/19: Jack’s Abby launch party with co-founder Sam Hendler at 7 pm, held at Cask Republic Stamford.
Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford will also soon carry Thimble Island of Branford AND Jack’s Abby. What what?
Kristien’s favorite, the California!
Bacon and lobster, the happy couple
Thou desireth roll of lobster? Quench thy famishment.
Lobstercraft food truck
Talk about wild success, Lobstercraft has clearly and truly made it big. While they started as a food truck hitting up the Rowayton Farmers’ Market, they quickly became known as the place in CT to get awesome food and lobster rolls. Then, they definitely took things to the next level as they became one of the main food trucks that would hang at The Beer Garden at Harbor Point. Recently, we even told you that they now have two trucks…and now this: a brand new restaurant in Darien and one coming to 1 Penn Plaza.
Here are the details:
The Pitmaster Challenge, in all its glory!
Flights at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford CT
Beer taps at The Ginger Man in Norwalk
Yes, we know it’s American Craft Beer Week. Everybody’s been advertising it, everybody’s been talking about it, everybody’s been hyping it up, but how about we show some local love, too? Share the fact that it’s CT Beer Week (5/12-5/18), share your favorite Nutmeg brews, drink some, support local business, local crafters, local brewers. Do it right, son! ;)
Holy Frijoles and Chorizo Batman!
Chef Michael Young has been a busy boy. First he got the Bodega Food Truck up and running and now he’s putting the finishing touches on the Valencia Luncheria Food Truck. Holy crap, yes, it’s true. Valencia + food truck = DA BOMB!
The food truck serves two purposes:
1) It’s an easy way for Valencia to cater parties and events.
2) It’s an easy way for your to get your Valencia fix when you’re not near their Norwalk spot.
Starting off, they will are offering arepas, burritos, salads, and a few other options. As they go out and make food, they’ll tweak and change the menu if need be. Their plans right now are to hit up Landmark Square/Vets Park in Stamford two days a week, so get ready! And, they will certainly be hitting up other spots around Fairfield County, too, so make sure that you’re following them on Facebook, and Twitter.
For more information about hiring Valencia for catering or parties, please call ’em up at (203) 453-5928.