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Free Pizza in Greenwich to Benefit Kids in Crisis

3 May
Steven Fox and Pizza Truck

Steven Fox (right), owner of Steven Fox Jewelry, will be hosting the New Haven Pizza Truck in front of his store this Saturday. Photo from Kids in Crisis.

Free pizza? Free pizza! Yes, it’s true! Just stop by Steven Fox Jewelry at 8 Lewis Street from 11-4 on May 7 for free pizza. Oh, but not any pizza: we’re talking about New Haven Pizza Truck. While you take a seat and enjoy some slices courtesy of Steven Fox Jewelry, you can learn about Kids in Crisis, an organization that we care deeply about. If you remember from a previous post from us, they had almost a million dollars cut from their budget. Then, if you’d like to, you can donate money to their organization to help them fill in the funding gap that is left.  Continue reading

Overshores Hosts Free 2nd Anniversary Party ft. Food Trucks, Music, Raffles + More!

21 Apr

Overshores Brewery, set off in an unsuspecting building on Bradley Street in East Haven, is  two years old. And, CT’s only Belgian-style brewery will be celebrating on April 30 with music, food, games, deals, and, wait, what was that last thing . . . oh yeah, beer. Even a special brew that will be featured. Entrance is free and all the action goes down from 12-4. Here are the yeasty details along with some thoughts about Overshores’ success from co-owner Christian Amport from a recent conversation: Continue reading

Dining Out For Life: Dine Out, Fight AIDS – April 28

21 Apr

Help fight AIDS by just dining out at any of these great restaurants . . .

Dining Out For Life is a national organization that is hosting a special day of dining in cities and towns throughout the country next week to raise money for AIDS research and assistance. The event takes place on April 28 and all you need to do is eat at any of the 30 restaurants in CT (or in other cities). AIDS Project New Haven, in particular, will see much needed funds in the ballpark of at least 25% of each check going to their cause.

For the full list of cities participating visit here or to see just CT restaurants, click here. 

Here’s a copy of the CT restaurants with phone numbers for reservations/info, when you can eat, and how much of a donation they’ll be sharing:

168 York Street Cafe(203) 789-1915 Donating 100% Dinner, Late Night

Assaggio(203) 483-5426 Donating 60% Dinner

Bella’s Cafe(203) 387-7107 Donating 50% Breakfast, Lunch

116 Crown(203) 777-3116 Donating 25% Dinner

Amici Tavern(203) 691-6761 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

Anaya Sushi(203) 891-6716 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

Asti Ristorante and Bar(203) 208-4041 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

Aunt Chilada’s(203) 230-4640 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

BARRACUDA bistro & bar(203) 691-5696 Donating 25% Dinner

Basta Trattoria(203) 772-1715 Donating 25% Dinner

Cafe Amici CT(203) 848-1682 Donating 25% Dinner

Cafe George by Paula(203) 777-1414 Donating 25% Lunch

Cave a’ Vin Winebar(203) 777-6206 Donating 25% Dinner, Late Night

Claire’s Corner Copia(203) 562-3888 Donating 25% Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Consiglio’s Restaurant(203) 865-4489 Donating 25% Dinner

G-Zen Restaurant(203) 208-0443 Donating 25% Dinner

Geronimo Bar and Grill(203) 777-7700 Donating 25% Dinner

Home(203) 483-5896 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

ION Restaurant(860) 346-9210 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

Katalina’s Bakery(203) 891-7998 Donating 25% Breakfast, Dessert

Kitchen ZINC(203) 772-3002 Donating 25% Dinner

Moe’s Southwest Grill(203) 776-6637 Donating 25% Lunch

Nellie Green’s(203) 483-8400 Donating 25% Lunch

Ola Restaurant(203) 891-0522 Donating 25% Dinner

Rainbow Gardens(203) 878-2500 Donating 25% Dinner

ROIA Restaurant(203) 200-7045 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill(203) 787-3466 Donating 25% Dinner

Soul De Cuba Cafe(203) 498-2822 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner

Stonebridge Restaurant(203) 874-7947 Donating 25% Dinner

Trattoria ‘A Vucchella (203) 383-2837 Donating 25% Dinner

Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar(203) 859-5342 Donating 25% Dinner 

More about Dining Out For Life from their site:

Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

In 1991, Dining Out For Life was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out For Life is now produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city. More than $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of 60 outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,150, all money raised in these cities stays locally.

The 2016 Dining Out For Life International Date – April 28, 2016 – is fast approaching, so be sure to save the date! Several participating cities hold their Dining Out For Life events off the International Date, so be sure to see if a city near you has an event coming up soon!

Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. ® = Registered trademark of Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc.

Chick’n Shack Comes to CT and All Shake Shacks

14 Jan



Oh dear God, shut up and take our money already! Photo from Shake Shack. 


Shake Shack just announced that they are bringing their Chick’n Shack sandwiches ($6.29) to all their US Shake Shacks starting today. Like all cool things, this sandwich got its start in Brooklyn, but finally we get the chance to try it and devour it. Continue reading

Got Pie? Zuppardi’s Apizza delivers nationwide!

17 Dec
Zuppardi pizza with sausage and peppers

Get this pie shipped right to your house and make it whenever you’d like!

Zuppardi’s Apizza of West Haven is helping spread holiday cheer by offering shipping of their nationally recognized and awarded pies. What? Yes. They are shipping all over CT and every other state to spread some apizza cheer!

So, whether you’ve moved on from CT and miss our killer pies, you live here and want a quick and easy meal, or, just, because, plain and simple: pizza.  Continue reading

BelgXmas Party at Overshores Brewing ft. Specials, Rarities, Giveaways + Food Trucks

3 Dec
Overshores Holiday Bash 12.12.15

Mmmmmmm, beer.

Christmas is coming a little early this year at Overshores Brewery in East Haven. Like, December 12 early. Like, 12-4 early. At that time they’ll be kicking off their BelgXmas Holiday Bash that is absolutely free for anyone to attend.

On that awesome Saturday afternoon, you’ll get a chance at checking out the brewery through some tours and listening to live music from the Brandt Taylor Band. In terms of beer, they’ll have their own brews as well as other Belgian favorites (this is CT’s only Belgian brewery by the way) on special as well as some limited edition brews. Continue reading

New Haven Restaurant Makes Top 100 Best Restaurants List from OpenTable

3 Dec

Cojunudo from Olea in New Haven, a Top 100 Restaurant. Picture from Olea website.

We might have a slight problem and addiction with OpenTable. But, hey, that’s okay. We use it to set up reservations, check out reviews on restaurants, and stack up points to earn some cash back on our meals.

But, aside from being a great app and site to use, OpenTable also gathers an amazing list each year of the most loved restaurants. This year’s list, 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America is a result of combing through over 5,000,000 reviews at more than 20,000 restaurants!  Continue reading

Swine + dine: [oink] brunch pop-up series @ Caseus

23 Nov


[oink] is heading to Caseus in New Haven. Get your tix now! Picture from their Facebook page.

[oink] is a new popup from Chefs Craig Hutchinson who worked at the award-winning Ribelle in Brookline, MA and Alex Lischynsky who worked with Craig at Radius among other great restaurants in Boston. Their focus? Real, from the ground, from the farm, sustainable and pure food done right. And, it sure doesn’t hurt that the food they are using for their events comes from CT land. They’ve been making appearances from place to place, too, most notably and recently at Black Hog Brewing for a continuing series of pop up dinners. Continue reading

New England Brewing to Reopen on November 14, Clean the Growlers

6 Nov

Do you remember those heartbreaking times when you were young and you fell in love with someone? The summer would come along and you’d have to say goodbye until next year, or you went off to camp, then you had to say goodbye before school started? Oh wait, we are just remembering that from the latest ABC Family Movie. But, you know what? Continue reading

Chief Brody’s Banh Mi Truck + Jason Sobocinski Sock it to Homelessness

9 Oct

As a continuation of his Guest Chef Series, Chef Greg Martell from Chief Brody’s Banh Mi food truck will be teaming up with Chef Jason Sobocinski from Caseus in New Haven and Black Hog. They’ll be manning the food truck together on October 15 from 11-3 at the corner of York and Chapel. At that time they will not only be serving up their regular awesome menu, but will also have a special Banh Mi from the food-genius mind of Jason Sobocinski. But, this isn’t the first time these two chefs have worked together, oh no. Martell actually used to work the Caseus food truck!

Oh, and there’s an extra incentive to order that special sandwich: Chief Brody’s will donate $2 from every purchase to Columbus House Inc. who serves the homeless and those in risk of being homeless. In addition, they will be a Sock Drive going down. Just bring a pair of new socks in and you’ll be entered to win some great swag from Caseus, Ordinary, Black Hog, and Chief Brody’s.

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