The New Canaan Nature Center is celebrating the start of fall with their annual Harvest Festival. This event that we’ve been to two times is this Saturday, October 1, from 7-10. Tickets (21+ only) are $75 in advance, $90 at the door, or $250 for two tix with VIP parking. Continue reading
Popping up on April 20 from 5:30-9 at elm in New Canaan is a special dining experience that brings together two of CT’s best and most celebrated chefs. Chef Luke Venner of elm won’t have to come very far for this collaboration, but his former executive chef at Millwright’s in Simsbury, Tyler Anderson, has to travel a bit. But, that road trip will be so worth it . . . and will be so worthy of you taking a trip, too. Continue reading
Plenty to do, see, eat, drink, and look forward to here in Fairfield County this week with our weekly news post. If you scroll down to the bottom, we have some events listed for outside of Fairfield County, too, if you feel like checking things out or live out yonder.
1/15 Harvest Westport is officially opening tomorrow at 5 with walk-in spots only at this time.
1/16-17 TruNorth Tavern & Table in Black Rock has $15 bottomless mimosas and bloodys from 11-3 for brunch. Get you some.
1/17 Don’t forget that South End in New Canaan is open for brunch starting at 11:30. One of the dishes: Mexican Breakfast tacos that come with fresh salsa and potatoes on the side.
1/20 Chocopologie in SoNo is hosting a chocolate AND bourbon tasting class. Oh, hot damn, yes. In addition, there will be hors d’oeuvre and champagne before the tasting. It’s $89 all in. Get your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
This has been the week of pop-ups here at OmNomCT with news about [oink] and Chef Plum, so why not add another one? BOOM! This time around it’s Chef Mogan Anthony of Locali in New Canaan who hosts amazing dining series featuring ramen and other dishes as the Mura Ramen Pop-up. How well does he know these dishes? Well, he’s had many successful pop-ups, he’s been perfecting his art, and he also spent time in Asia studying and honing his ramen abilities. And now he’s bringing all that passion and skill to Chef Nick Martschenko’s stellar South End Uncorked for one night only. Continue reading
Forgive us readers, for we have sinned. It has been far too long since our last visit to South End Uncorked over the summer when we tried their cocktails and we must confess, we were complete idiots to wait this long. Why? Because (spoiler alert) it’s amazing! Not that we had any doubt since we’ve experienced the magic of Chef (and owner) Nick Martschenko and Director of Operations and mixologist extraordinaire Michelle Mauro at their other New Canaan restaurant, South End. Continue reading
Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just want to make healthier food choices, Mrs. Green’s Natural Market is a brand new option for you in New Canaan. Not wasting any time after their recent opening, they have joined up with the Community Plates food rescue network. So, starting on May 19, seasoned food rescuers and newcomers will be able to set up bin runs using the GoRescue App.
For those who are new to the mission of Community Plates (learn more from a recent blog post), it’s a network of restaurants and stores that donate food that would normally go to waste. Food runner volunteers then sign up for a bin run, pick them up, then deliver them to a local shelter or pantry. In the case of Mrs. Greens, runners would take the bins to either Norwalk, Darien, or Stamford, depending on the sign up.
To become a new runner, just sign up here and join us and countless others who are taking steps to wipe out hunger in Fairfield County…and beyond. Just check out what they’ve already accomplished in just the past three years:
They’ve rescued 4.3 million meals!
3.44 of those 4.3 million are from the Fairfield County division alone!
And, just in April of this year, food rescuers helped to provide almost 300,000 meals for people who needed food right here in Fairfield County.
Now, with Mrs. Greens in the mix, we can make those numbers even higher and lower the number of people in need of food throughout the place we call home.
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! ;)
2013 is so, well, last year. Let’s do some serious talking about 2014 now. It’s definitely going to be an awesome year, huh? You’ve got your resolutions and you will surely conquer the world, lose some weight, get that promotion, and find that one true love this coming year. Okay, well, let’s be honest with ourselves…we might not do all we hope for, but we can accomplish at least one thing: get a lil bit crazy on New Years Eve! So, being the kind hearted couple that we are, we rounded up a list of places to celebrate NYE then breakfast spots to help fight off that hangover the next day. If you have any places for us to add, please share…
New Year’s Eve Bashes
Barnum Publick House: dinner served from 5-10 pm, champagne toast at midnight, and DJ Los from 10-2 am.
Some people sell chocolates, some people grow mustaches, some people run marathons, and there are even some people who go from door to door to raise money for their favorite charities. Well, “some people” have never met Todd Ruggere of Grafton, MA. Last year he traveled to every single town in Massachusetts (351 of them) and had a beer there. His hope was to meet some great people, have some great beer, but most importantly raise some money for children’s cancer research.
But, how could he expect the amazing reaction that he would receive from people who were following his journey? They’d give him suggestions of where to have a drink, would invite him over for a beer, and they’d set up amazing events upon his arrival that would help him to raise about $40,000 by the end of his trip. But, he’s not stopping there.