This just in, OmNomivores: Washington Prime that has become a popular destination in SoNo has set its sights on Georgetown. You know, that spot where Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, and Wilton meet? Yes, there! They’ll be located at 19 Main Street, so get ready! They are set to open in June, perfect for some summer time eats. Continue reading
We love events where restaurants, caterers, and drink slingers gather together to help you gorge like a pig and drink like a fish. Well, get ready for A Taste of Wilton on 4/20 (perfect day for munchies, huh?) from 5:30-8:30 at the Wilton Historical Society. Tickets are a very affordable $25 for Wilton Historical Society members, $30 if you buy them in advance, or $35 at the door.
Here’s everything that you’ll get to sip and munch on:
Here at OmNomCT we gather lots of stories and ideas. The amazing thing is that sometimes these ideas begin to shape up into something bigger, something greater. Case in point: learning about a free beer offer at Mama’s Boy. We gathered it, we kept it, we preciously held onto it. Then, just a while later, we found some other great things going on like giving back to the military by drinking a Guinness or getting a deal on a ride to a local burger and beer joint.
Well, let’s do it:
Well, here we are, already at the end of 2014. Man, how time flies. But fret not friends, because the end of another year means another celebration of the best of the best in Fairfield County. That’s right, it’s time for the 4th Annual OmNomys! By now most of you know how this works, but for those of you new here, this is a list of the best that we’ve experienced in 2014… NOT necessarily the best EVER in Fairfield County. If your favorite spot or food didn’t make it on here, maybe it was on our list back in 2011, 2012, or 2013… and if not, let us know so we can check it out in 2015!
So, without further ado, here we go:
Best Ambiance: Cask Republic, Stamford
With not one, but two fireplaces, Cask Republic has a warm, rustic, and down-homey kind of vibe going on. It’s hard to think of a chill spot with more class. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends, have some drinks (from which there are many to choose), and try out some great gastropub grub.
The Wilton Chamber of Commerce is excited for its very first Fall Restaurant Week! Just go to any of the participating restaurants from 10/20-26 and get some great deals. Whether it’s a prix fixe menu or the restaurant is offering up some specials for Restaurant Weekers, you’ll save some dough and get your shot at trying a bunch of new places!
Here are the deets (and check the RW page for updates)…
Farms are what keep us rooted to our humble beginnings, they keep us in touch with nature…farms are what keep us alive. And, while most people probably only have surface level interactions with farms by purchasing their foods at stores or getting a bit closer to the source by visiting farmers’ markets, farms have lots going on behind the scenes. The sowing, the planting, the watering, the manicuring, and the picking. And, there are plant-y of other things going on at farms, depending on the season.
So, this is where we leave you: some great events, workshops, and dinners at farms in September and October for you to dig.
CT Food News, Vol. 9: Hot Dogs, Cocktails, Free Oysters, Trux, Cooking Classes, Festivals, and More…18 Jun
Well, what can we say but there’s a whole helluva lot going on in and around Fairfield County over the next two weeks. So, in addition to our regular posts, we’ve gathered up some major highlights of things going on such as awesome events, special meals, beer news, beer dinners, cooking classes, farmers’ markets, festivals, ways to give back, and we give some props to a city in CT that just got some major press. Check out more events here, too.
Cool (and Chow) Down
6/18-6/20: Chef Storch of Match continues his themed lunches, this time with “Super Duper” Match. And, if you’re wondering…yes, he’s featuring some of the greatest dishes from Super Duper Weenie: the best hot dog joint in the world. Check out Match’s FB page for the menu.
6/19: The Chelsea in Fairfield is takin’ things back to ‘Nawlins with food and drink specials, mon cherie. This is all in celebration of Marc Broussard hitting up Fairfield Theatre Company that day.
Ready ter celebrate de FIFA Warrld Cup? Yeah, we nu yer are an’ yer better believe we’re ‘elpin’ ter feed yisser addicshun wi’ a list av sum deadly places ter to watch de games, draink sum Guinness, draink sum Guinness, an’ draink sum Guinness. Yeah, they ‘av grub too, but you’ll want ter make sure yer can draink sum Guiness. That’s whaen de soccer ‘ooliganism begins an’ people a go from rabid fans ter rabid beasts who ‘eadbutt supporters av opposin’ team, gettin’ bleedin foreheads, soon ‘eadin’ back ter draink sum Guinness.
We love tasting events where you get to taste some of the best spots in an area. They tend to be inexpensive, they have lots of variety, and it’s basically like a Costco tasting spree on steroids. ‘Nuff said, right? So, get ready for two great events coming up: Taste of Port Chester on 6/8 and Taste of Wilton on 6/9. Check out the deets with us and get yo’self down (or up) there for all the nomworthy food.
Taste of Port Chester
6/8, from 12-3 pm
Registration starts at 11:30 at the Marina on Abendroth Ave.
Tickets are $25 (drinks extra; you’ll get a map for easy food tourism)
Taste of Port Chester is a walking tour (though there are busses available) through CT’s neighboring village. Once you have your wristband, you can just visit any of the places below (there will be balloons outside) and get samples of their goodies. We were downtown when this was going on last year and it was a very popular event, so you won’t want to miss this one. Added bonuses: your ticket purchase helps to support Port Chester Public Schools and you can walk off all of the calories that you ingest (wishful thinking).
Here are all the spots that you can check out:• A&S Deli: Italian • Acuario: Peruvian • Aqui es Santa Fe: Colombian • Arrosto: Italian • Bubbles & Berries: Juice Bar and Desserts • Cafe Mirage: Eclectic, Modern American • Carvel Ice Cream • Coals: Pizza, craft beer, killer sprouts, and wings • Copacabana Steakhouse: Brazilian steakhouse • Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill: American • Euro Asian Bistro: Asian, sushi • Frankie & Louie’s: Italian, pizza • Garcia’s: Nightclub, bar • Il Sogno: Italian • J.J. Cassone’s: Bakery • John’s of Arthur Ave: Italian • Kiosko: Mexican • Longford’s Own Made: Ice Cream • Los Chuzos de Juancho: Colombian • Mary Ann’s: Mexican • McShane’s: Irish Pub (new) • Neri’s Bakery • Nessa: Italian • Paleteria Fernandez: Ice cream, frozen treats • Panera Bread: Cafe, American • Port Chester Hall & Beer Garden (new) • Salsa Picante: Mexican • Sichuan Pavilion: Chinese • Sonora: Nuevo Latino • Spadaro’s: Italian • Tarry Market: Gourmet market • Varmax: Wine, liquor • Zeppoleme: Zeppoles, panini, coffee
7th Annual Taste of Wilton
June 9 from 5:30-8:30
$30 per person at Wilton Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County Bank, Bankwell, or Wilton Family Y
$35 at the door
Cheaper than an entrée at most restaurants here in CT, admission to Taste of Wilton is a great deal…especially because food and drinks are included. This year, you’ll want to check out this event all over again so you can try out some of the new restaurants that have opened up and to nom away on your favorites.
Here are all the participants (getting full already):• Ancona’s Wines & Liquors • Bianco Rosso Wine Bar Restaurant • Bistro 7 • Black Cat Grille • Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar • Fleur de Lis Academy
• Georgetown Package Store • Little Pub Wilton • Luca Ristorante Italiano • Marly’s of Wilton • Pinocchio Pizza • Portofino Restaurant & Bar • Stop & Shop
• Sweet Pierre’s
• Sweet Sabrina’s Cake Shop
• The Painted Cookie • Toozy Patza Pizza • Village Market
• Vintage Fine Wines (visit their store during the Taste) • Wilton Pizza