Archive | Stamford, CT RSS feed for this section

Napa & Co. in Stamford Closing This Saturday

11 Jan
Halibut and wine at Napa & Co in Stamford CT

Napa & Co. will be serving its last meals this Saturday.

We just confirmed with the restaurant that Napa & Co. in Stamford will be closing for good. The Stamford institution was long seen as not only one of the top restaurants in Stamford, but also in Connecticut. Their last day of service is this Saturday, 1/14/17. Sources tell us that staff was told about the closing last night. We have no further information at the time about what restaurant will take its place.

Good luck and well wishes to everyone at Napa & Co.

Mason Dixon Smokehouse: Drawing a New Line for BBQ – Stamford, CT

29 Dec

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Update: We have a few things to report on right now:

  1. Nestor left Mason Dixon in early January. He does have future plans and things in the works.
  2. Mason Dixon was closed yesterday for mechanical issues, but they are up and running and are open for lunch right now.
  3. The new Pitmaster, Ryan Cuber, has been working with Nestor since opening and had a BBQ catering company of his own, Savory Smoke Catering.

Once upon a time, Mason Dixon was a line that clearly divided the North and South, but now–in Stamford–Mason Dixon is a Smokehouse that clearly divides killer BBQ from, um, well, pretty much all the rest. Yup, as we shared back on October 1, Pitmaster Nestor Laracuente was on a mission to open up a new BBQ joint, a joint that would clearly draw a new line for BBQ in Fairfield County. When we discovered the Brooklyn Pit Rat chose to open that joint in our very own Stamford, we were thankful AF we were on the right side of the line.

So while we were eager to get in there as soon as it opened, we like to give a restaurant a few weeks to work the kinks out before we review. As you can imagine, the suspense was killing us, even more so because we follow their hot, meaty, BBQ porn laden Instagram account . . . ooooh yeaaaahhh . . . ok, we digress. So yes, we finally dropped in with our friend Nicole and her friend Justin and took down pretty much EVERYTHING from cocktails, to sides, to apps, and of course to the MEATS. So, let’s break it on down: Continue reading

Liquid Hoptimism DIPA Review and Launch Party @ Half Full

14 Dec

When we found out that Half Full had a brand new brewer, Tom Price, back in January, we were pretty psyched. As some of you might remember, we have been following Half Full before they oven opened up shop at 43 Homestead Avenue right in Stamford. So, we were excited and hoptimistic to see the evolution after their first brewer, Jen Muckerman left.

Our first taste from the new brewer back on February 27 (gotta love Untappd) was Liquid Hoptimism, a new DIPA. While it did seem like an improvement, the beer didn’t live up to our expectations, so we didn’t bother trying to find it again. Honestly, we didn’t feel the hoptimism. Continue reading

Nom Away @ 7th Annual Food + Wine Tasting ft. Stamford Favorites

7 Nov
Food & Wine Tasting Poster 2016.jpg

Check out this great event with details in this post.

The North Stamford Exchange Club is hosting its 7th Annual Food & Wine Tasting this Friday from 7-10 at the Italian Center . . . and we hope you can make it. The tasting (or gorging if you’d prefer 2nds and 3rds) features some great favorites from across Stamford, including one of the most anticipated restaurants that’s ready to open. Tickets are just $50, 4 for $190, or 6 for $270 with proceeds going directly to local scholarships and organizations. The organizations that will be helped are the Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center of Stamford, ARI, The Salvation Army, Stamford Youth Foundation, MarcUS for Change, Pacific House Homeless Shelter, and the Turn of River Fire Department and the Belltown Fire Departments. Get your tickets here, at either BevMax (Ridgeway or East Main) or by calling up Amy at (203) 667-1202. Continue reading

9th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off Stewing up this Sunday!

2 Nov

One of our favorite events of the year is the ever-growing and ever-popular Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off. Started as a small event in a local Stamford church, this event has grown every year with more competitors and even more hungry tasters. This year the tradition continues on November 6 from 11-3 right at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. There will be 15 home cooks, chefs, and restaurants this year, all vying for your votes! Who will win the coveted first place prize? Will Mayor Martin’s chili take down the competition? Will the students at JM Wright Tech uphold their number one spot? Also, who will be the contestants who win special trophies and rewards from four special judges (more on this below)? Continue reading

Slices of NY Heaven + More @ Bronx House Pizza Pie in Springdale, Stamford

25 Oct

Just a short walk from our house is the brand new Bronx House Pizza Pie that has its grand opening tomorrow. The new joint, owned by Bruno DiFabio who also owns Amore on Hope Street, ReNapoli in Greenwich, and many other great award-winning pizza places, is located at 27 Ryan Street. If you’re coming off of Hope, turn down Camp Ave. then you’ll see it right after the Twin Rinks and across from Napa Auto Parts.

Continue reading

Crazy Good Comfort Food @ New Magee’s Curbside Mobile Food Truck

4 Oct

 

20161004_130804

You need some of this in your life . . . and face. All of it in your face.

 

Comfort food, you’ve met your match. Well, technically, you’ve met your match when Magee’s Curbside opened up at 72 Magee Avenue. We recently had a chance to go and check them out and came out impressed after a brunch that featured some great dishes.

So, imagine how excited (and torn we were) when we stopped by Indeed Stamford today and saw The Brunch Box, Hapa Food Truck, and Magee’s Curbside’s new (two weeks new) truck! Priorities of  just getting Hapa changed (we still got Hapa too, don’t worry) because, well, what kind of bloggers would we be if we didn’t try out the new truck? Right? Right. Continue reading

Nestor Laracuente Opening Mason Dixon Smokehouse in Stamford w/ Gamechanging BBQ

1 Oct
dsc_5806

Nestor mans the pass to the open kitchen of what will soon be Mason Dixon Smokehouse.

Update: We have a few things to report on right now:

  1. Nestor left Mason Dixon in early January. He does have future plans and things in the works.
  2. Mason Dixon was closed yesterday for mechanical issues, but they are up and running and are open for lunch right now.
  3. The new Pitmaster, Ryan Cuber, has been working with Nestor since opening and had a BBQ catering company of his own, Savory Smoke Catering.

Are you sitting down now? Okay, we’ll wait . . . you’re gonna need to brace yourselves with this one. Master Pitmaster Nestor Laracuente is getting ready to open a new bbq spot right in Stamford, CT. The spot, Mason Dixon Smokehouse, is located right in the Columbus Park area where Gastro Bar (78 W. Park Pl.) is right now. And, the man behind it all, Nestor, is dying to get started and be back in CT. That’s Nestor aka Brooklyn Pit Rat aka pitmaster who helped place Hometown BBQ and Hoodoo Brown BBQ on the top of list after list Continue reading

Rise & Shine Collabo w/ Half Full and Rise Coffee Brews in Stamford; Special Release Friday

29 Sep

It’s National Coffee Day, people. So, while you’re sipping that cuppajoe, take a look see at this: Half Full in Stamford is introducing a brand new series of collabo beers with local brewers and businesses. The first release in the Community Sourced Ales Project is Rise Coffee who is putting out some killer good nitro-infused cold brew coffee (you’ve undoubtedly seen them on tap at your local watering hole). The cold-brew coffee porter packs a punch at 8.5% ABV and will be released tomorrow right at Half Full from 6-9 and will also be in stores on a limited basis.  Continue reading

UberEATS noms its way into Stamford with delivery (discount code inside)

8 Sep
stamfeh

UberEATS Stamford is now live . . . and your life may never be the same. Pic from UberEATS.

You rely on Uber to get you from Point A to Point B . . . plus when you’re drunk and have lost control of all muscular function in your body. And, starting today, you’ll rely on Uber in a new way: UberEATS. Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the app (Android or Apple) or use their site.
  2. Pick the restaurant that you want lunch or dinner delivery from. Right now there are over 40 restaurants in the listings with no charge for delivery. Eventually they will move to a delivery fee.
  3. Just some of the restaurants participating are EOS, Fortina, Cilantro, Aria, Royal Guard Fish and Chips, Tavern 489, Tabouli Grill, The Village Table, Layla’s Falafel, Atlantic Pizza House, Tawa, Soosh, Quattro Pazzi, Tomatillo, Noir, Acuario, Tomato Tomato, T’s Pizza Kitchen, Mi Terruno, Fiesta Atlantic, Bar-B-Q, Sunny & Frankies, Myrna’s Kitchen, and Villa Italia. 
  4. At checkout, enter this code: eats-678aa  That will get you $10 off your order (and will also give us that if you’d be so kind.)
  5. Om nom nom when your food arrives.

 

 

%d bloggers like this: