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WUJI Food Ain’t Nuthin to F@$k With – Review, Greenwich

30 Jan

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Yeah, so, we referenced WuTang lyrics, we couldn’t help ourselves, it was too easy. But seriously, WUJI in Greenwich was full of surprises that truly did make it “nuthin to f@$k with.”

The first surprise is we went there on a Tuesday night and the dining room was packed. Random? Or was it because the food is really that good? We were about to find out . . .

Second surprise: At a Chinese restaurant it’s rare to get a free starter (like bread) to snack on at the table while you peruse the menu, but imagine our delight when out came some crispy and flaky fried noodles with your choice of duck sauce, mustard, or soy dipping sauces. Yum! Continue reading

Michel Nischan on Making Changes, Cruising the Mediterranean, Meals with Pepin and Andres, Favorite CT Restaurants + More

15 Sep
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We recently were able to interview one of our favorite chefs who is also a Nutmegger: Michel Nischan. We’ve loved his food, but even more than that we love what he stands for and how hard he works as CEO of Wholesome Wave to make change in the world. He’s the kind of person that inspires us to be better people and to help make change in our own worlds, too. So, here it is: a look into some of the changes that he’s most proud of making, what he’d still love to fix, sailing the Mediterranean, spontaneous dinners with Jose Andres, his favorite restaurants in CT, and what he first wanted to do with his life. After reading this insightful interview, make sure to set plans to see Michel at this year’s Greenwich Food + Wine Festival! 

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Whole Foods Greenwich to Kick Off Grand Re-Opening Week w/ Giveaways, Tastings + Community Events

9 Sep

Whole Foods Market in Greenwich is hosting a weeklong party full of food, giveaways and more to celebrate their grand re-opening! That’s 7,000 square feet of additional space . . . pretty cool. What’s been added into all that extra room? There’s a pizza station, a hot and salad bar open all day, a coffee and juice bar, cookie bar, bigger selection of breads including Norwalk’s own Wave Hill Bread, expanded selection of items on the shelves including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, a ridiculously amazing olive bar, and a speedier checkout experience with four express registers. Continue reading

Motherclucking Yeah: Chicken Joe’s on the Go Food Truck Opens!

9 Sep
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NUGGGGSSSS!!! Photo given courtesy of Chicken Joe’s.

Just last week Chicken Joe’s started serving their wildly popular options like the Baby Special (1/4 lb. chicken nuggets w/ fries and soda), High School Special (1/2 lb. nugs), and College Wrap (nugs, cones, American cheese, honey mustard) right out of their brand-spanking new food truck. Oh, and you could say that people have already caught on. For their first two days serving up food in Greenwich, they sold out! 

Look for them around the Greenwich area and all across Westchester. Also, be on the lookout for them as they serve some nugs, cones, wraps, and more at festivals like Adopt-a-Dog and the Holiday Stroll in Greenwich. Follow the truck here or visit their brick and mortar restaurants here.

 

Alex Guarnaschelli dishes on challenges, days off, social media, and more (interview)

7 Sep
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OmNomCT checks in with Alex . . . don’t miss her at this year’s Greenwich Wine + Food Festival! Picture courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli has become synonymous with Food Network, and there’s good reason: she’s an integral part of their food programming. Whether it’s through her culinary prowess as an Iron Chef, her show Alex’s Day Off, dishing about her favorite eats of all time on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, or throwing down her expertise as a judge on shows like Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, Chef Guaranschelli’s resume speaks for itself. In addition, she’s executive chef of Butter in NYC which brings in stellar reviews and press. 

We recently had the chance to interview Alex and talked to her about her most difficult challenges, what she really does on her days off, the importance of social media, a sneak into her recipe creation process, and more. Don’t forget, you can see Alex at this year’s Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. She’ll be hosting a sustainable dinner along with Marc Murphy which includes local chefs, she’ll also be a judge during the Burger Battle, signing copies of her book at 2:00, speaking at 1:30 in the Green Room, and cooking up an amazing demo at 3:00 at Dacor Kitchen Two.  Continue reading

2016 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Tickets Giveaway Game Plan

6 Sep

We had lots of entries (thank you!) and we’ve picked our random winner. Well, without further adieu, meet our winner: Michael Drazin from Instagram!

The 2016 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is just around the corner . . . and we’ve got some exciting news for you. We’re working with the good people at Serendipity Magazine and GW+FF to give away two General Admission tickets for Saturday, September 24. Those two tix will get you full day entry from 12-10 and includes the Grand Tasting Tent, celebrity chef demos, interviews, and book signings, sandwiches, cocktails, bbq, burgers, tacos, beer, wine, and a stunning finish with Old Crow Medicine Show and Ziggy Marley! Continue reading

GW+FF is looking for the best sandwiches for a seriously delicious contest

14 Jul
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Do you have a favorite sandwich that you think could win the ultimate prize this year at the GW+FF? Pic courtesy of GW+FF.

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is looking for the best sandwiches from Fairfield and Westchester Counties . . .  and they need your help. If you’re a big fan of a sandwich from a restaurant, deli, or cafe or work at a restaurant, reach out to Brookeknetzger@ungerpublishing.com or call (203) 588-1363.
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$1 Hotsys on 7/11 @ ALL Garden Catering Spots

7 Jul

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After eating this one, you’ll need to roll over and sleep a bit . . .

7/11 is a lucky combo of numbers, especially because on that day you’ll be able to get the amazing Hotsy breakfast sandwich for just $1. Just stop by any Garden Catering restaurant from opening until 11 and order that Hotsy.

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Paired Founders Brewing Dinner @ Mill Street Bar + Table (Yes, There’ll Be KBS)

3 Jun

One of our favorite new restaurants in Fairfield County comes from the creative mind of Chef Geoff Lazlo: Mill Street Bar & Table. It’s located just a short hop skip and a jump away from where we’re living and is nestled close by the Greenwich/PoCho border. And, it’s no stranger to anyone who’s been reading our blog, as we’ve given it an exclusive preview before opening, a full-out pigged-out review, and named it Best Burger and Best New American in the 2015 OmNomy Awards.
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2016 Most Innovative Chefs @ Greeenwich Wine + Food Festival Named!

1 Jun

For us, our favorite part of the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is always Friday night where the best chefs from Fairfield and Westchester Counties come together to pump out their signature dishes. Plus, we love it because there is plenty of beer and wine . . .  and The Bacon Brothers! And, at this year’s Master Chef Dinner on 9/23, it’s only going to get better! Just look at the talent here:

  • Mogan Anthony, Village Social, Mount Kisco, NY
  • Carl Carrion, Cask Republic, South Norwalk, CT
  • Albert DeAngelis, Eastend, Greenwich, CT
  • Constantine Kalandranis, 273 Kitchen, Harrison, NY
  • Michael Kaphan, Purdy’s Farmer & The Fish, Salem, NY
  • Geoff Lazlo, Mill Street Bar & Table, Greenwich, CT
  • Brian Lewis, The Cottage, Westport, CT
  • Tony Pham, Mecha Noodle Bar, South Norwalk, CT
  • Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, Stamford, CT
  • Bobby Will, Saltaire Oyster Bar, Port Chester, NY

You can also look forward to last year’s Most Innovative Chefs (now Ambassador Chefs) pairing up with different chefs on this night. For more about this event and the other events happening at the festival this year, check out recent post!

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