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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.

 

Contest for 2 Tickets to Grand Tasting Village @ Westchester Magazine’s Wine + Food Festival 2016!

26 May

 

Update: we picked a random entrant from our Facebook contests and we’re excited to announce that Eric Strom will be taking along Lisa! Congratulations and thank you to everyone for entering. Still some tix left if you didn’t win!

Wait . . . what? Two giveaways in one day? Yup, that’s happening . . . especially because we partnered up with Westchester Magazine! Earlier we announced a giveaway for the Burger & Beer Blast and now we’re announcing that you’ve got a shot at winning two tickets to the Grand Tasting Village on 6/11 from 12-5. Tickets are normally $75 or $125 for VIP, but if you stick with us, there ain’t no cost at all! On Saturday there will be an amazing amount of restaurants giving out signature dish samples that span Fairfield, Westchester, Hudson, and NYC. Also, there will be plenty of wine, beer, and drinks! Oh, and don’t forget all the chef demos from the likes of Chefs Michael Psilakis and Donatella Arpaia, as well as Kathie Lee Gifford and Joy Bauer. For more info check out our post from earlier this week or the official Westchester Wine & Food Festival site. Continue reading

Win Two Tix to Burger + Beer Blast @ Westchester Magazine’s Wine + Food Festival 2016

26 May

Update: Thank you to everyone for entering on Instagram. Lots of excited people entered, but we’re sorry that we could only pick one random winner. The winner? @evanl5 who will be taking along @kimmybrady. Thanks again for entering . . . and be sure to grab your tickets before it sells out!

We told you allllllll about Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival earlier in the week . . . and we’re back with an incredible giveaway! Yup, we’re working with Westchester Magazine on a ticket giveaway. Up for grabs: two tix to the Burger & Beer Blast on 6/9 from 6-10, valued at $150! We’re talking about 5 Napkin Burger, Bareburger, Campagna, Coals Pizza, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Fortina, Little B’s Burger Bar, Madison Kitchen, Peekskill Brewery, Piper’s Kilt, Pow! Burger, Prime 16, Rye House, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, DoughNation, Souvlaki Truck, Walter’s Hot Dog Truck, Artuso’s Pastry Shop, Beascake’s Bakery & Breads, and so many more restaurants! Plus, you know it’s gonna be some killer good burgers because Schweid & Sons is providing all the top-notch beef! Who will win the Blue Moon Best Burger Award? Well, you’ll be there, so you can find out!  Continue reading

RBS Food Truck Fest 2016 Pops Up May 27

25 May

In just two teeny tiny days Race Brook School in Orange will be hosting another food truck fest at the Orange Fairgrounds (525 Orange Center Rd.). For this year’s event you can look forward to a ton of different options such as pierogies, pizza, cannoli, burgers, tacos, cupcakes and candy. In addition, there will be over 70 different craft and service vendors on hand so you can maybe find some cool stuff to take home with ya while you’re stuffing your face? ;) Continue reading

4 Food + Drink Packed Days @ 2016 Westchester Wine + Food Festival 

19 May

Westchester  Magazine has a ton of great events planned for you June 8-12 this year with the Westchester Wine & Food Festival! Whether you’re all into desserts, fashion, burgers, beer, wine, or just want to stuff your face with some of Westchester, Hudson, and Fairfield County’s best food, there’s an event going on that you’ll love. Get more info here and your tix here and read on for the meaty details:

Wednesday, 6/8: Fashion Food & Wine

Stop by the Bloomingdale’s in White Plains from 6-8 for a fashion show and a hand-picked food and wine pairing from wine expert Kevin Zraly and Sonora chef Rafael Palomino. Tickets are just $25 and that includes a $25 Bloomingdale’s Gift Card and Gift Bag. Plus, there are some great incentives for people who get some shopping done during the day! Other participating restaurants include The Dessertist, KEE Oyster House, Samosa Shack, The Wooden Spoon, and Wild Ginger.

Thursday, 6/9: Burger & Beer Blast

Stop by Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla from 6-10 and get your burger, food truck, dessert, beer, and drink fill! Tickets are $75 and include unlimited beer/wine/spirits and food items. And, you know it’s gonna be some great food with Schweid & Sons providing the best, top-notch beef! Some of the participants include 5 Napkin Burger, Bareburger, Campagna, Coals Pizza, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Fortina, Little B’s Burger Bar, Madison Kitchen, Peekskill Brewery, Piper’s Kilt, Pow! Burger, Prime 16, Rye House, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, DoughNation, Souvlaki Truck, Walter’s Hot Dog Truck, Artuso’s Pastry Shop, and Beascake’s Bakery & Breads.

Friday, 6/10: An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers

Get ready for some amazing food from some of the most celebrated chefs in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! This event is happening from 6:30-10 at The Ritz Carlton in White Plains and costs $125 or $175 for VIP which includes a 5:30 early entrance. In addition to each chef’s signature dishes, there will be plenty of excellent wines that have been selected to complement each dish. We’re talking about chefs from Polpettina, Harvest on Hudson, The Cookery, L’inizio, Restaurant North, The Ritz-Carlton, An American Bistro, Purdys Farmer & the Fish, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Moderne Barn, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Tarry Lodge, The Inn at Pound Ridge, Sonora, Fortina, MP Taverna, BLT Steak, Campagna, Saltaire Oyster Bar, and dessert from Blue Tulip Chocolate, Coffee Labs Roasters, Lulu’s Cake Boutique, and Penny Lick Ice Cream Company.

Saturday, 6/11: Grand Tasting Village

From 12-5 you’ll be checking out some of the most amazing samples of food right at Kensico Dam Plaza. Entrance is $75 or $125 if you’d also like access to the Connoisseur Tent that has high-end food and wine. In addition to restaurants providing samples, there will be chef demos that include Michael Psilakis, Donatella Arpaia, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Joy Bauer. Some of the restaurants include Amore Cucina & Bar, Bar Sugo, Blue Moon Mexican, Chutney Masala, Clock Tower Grill, Elia Taverna, Kishuya Ramen, NoMa Social, Rosemary and Vine, Rye House, Serafina, The Taco Project, WUJI, Zuppa, and more.

Saturday and Sunday, 6/11-12

There will also be two cooking classes for kids if you want to instill that love of food with your offspring. The two options include Jr. Chefs Academy and Kids: Use Your Noodle.

2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tourney + Pig Roast @ Black Hog Brewery

6 May
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Swine, swigs, and swishes . . .

Beach and beer are like peanut butter and jelly as far as we’re concerned. Well, er, it’s not like we’d eat both of them together, but you feel us? You know what goes even better with beach and beer? Games! Yup yup, peoples. And you’ll get all this with the 2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Pig Roast, and Beach Party. Oh, we left out the pig roast in all of that, well, now we didn’t. Okay, here are the juicy and hoppy details: Continue reading

Drink Up + Win 2 Tix to Martini Madness @ The Waterview

30 Mar

UPDATE: The Winner is Camden from Facebook. Thanks for entering!

 

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The 2nd annual Martini Madness was so successful last year that the Monroe and Newton Chambers of Commerce moved it to The Waterview in Monroe in 2016. The event that celebrates cocktails and food will take place on April 6 from 6-9 and is a must-attend event in our books! It’s a definite to-do because there will be talented mixologists from over 13 restaurants competing to see whose cocktail reigns supreme and you get to be the judge. Plus, there will be plenty of food to taste and help coat that tummy of yours so you can drink even more. Please note this is a 21+ event. Continue reading

[oink] + The Cocktail Chemist Pop-up at Main Street Grill

22 Jan

 

Dimitrios Elias Zahariadis puts the finishing touches on his cocktail

Dimitrios aka The Cocktail Chemist will be shaking things up with [oink]

[oink] [oink] baby! Wasn’t that a quote from A.C. Slater on an episode of Saved by the Bell? The one where the boys and girls set off to battle each other through a series of tasks that eventually lead into sabotage . . . and of course hilarity. You either think that reference is awesome or lame, but either way, let’s move ahead with this post of two great pop-up experiences from the boys at [oink] . . . and a few special guests. Continue reading

SoWe Food + Wine Festival 2014 Ft. Celebrity Chefs + Demos, Restaurants, Food Trucks and Drinks Galore

18 Aug

While we focus on Fairfield County, we sometimes can’t control ourselves when it comes to nearby towns and events: there’s the CT Brewers Guild Brewfest at Ski Sundown, Miya’s in New Haven, Coals in Port Chester, Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford, and there’s also the SoWe Food & Wine Festival.  That’s Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival for you n00bs.

This event, now in its third year, (2012 was Taste of Scarsdale which morphed into the SoWe Food & Wine Fest) brings together the best of food in NYC, Westchester and Fairfield Counties, along with excellent wine (beer too) and exclusive experiences.  SoWe goes down from 9/19-21 with tickets ranging from $0 to $85 for the Celebrity Chef Battle on Friday.  They have also teamed up with WhyHunger, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The Community Counseling Center, JDRF, Greyston, and the Food Bank for Westchester to donate a sizable portion of their profits from the weekend to these important charities.

Let’s take you through the different days and options that you can take part in.

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CT on Tap: New Beer Festival in Danbury Focuses on American Craft Beer

28 Jul

Watch out CT, you’ve got another beer festival on the way!  Yup, yup…get ready for Connecticut on Tap at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on 9/13 from 3 to 6 brought to you by i95 Rock and Townsquare Media Danbury.  Think of it:  over 120 different craft brews being poured out for you and your hop-happy friends.  Tickets are either $35 for GA, $55 for VIP, or even a special price for designated drivers on the day of the event.  Now, here’s what you’ll experience at both price levels:

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