We know, we know, it’s been a while since our last review, but while we’ve been focusing on cutting back the cals and subsequent lbs, an amazing new restaurant opened up that we HAD to get back in the game for, and STAT. That restaurant is Jesup Hall in Westport, and the reason it was a must-review is because of three words: Chef Fu&$ing Bill Taibe. Ok, that’s four words, but the colorful adjective was necessary for such an iconic and amazing chef in these here parts.
So, way back in October 2015 when we talked to him at The Whelk during a special oysters, sherry, and pork dinner, he was excited about the idea of expansion after the closing of leFarm. And with noted Chef Dan Sabia who comes from Campagna (in Bedford) and Bedford Post Inn on board, his hopes of starting something new took flight in Jesup Hall, located at the old town hall where you can also find Rothbard Ale + Larder off to the side. Continue reading
The ever-awesome Chef Plum has set up his first pop-up of the year . . . and you need to grab your tix STAT. He’s prepared a 5-course menu featuring local ingredients that will literally warm your body and metaphorically warm your heart. His events always sell out and are worth it on so many levels. 1st up, the food’s always on point. 2nd, the drink pairings are awesome, whether it’s beer, wine, or cocktails. And, 3rd, it’s great to get an inside look into how each course was put together by Plum and his crew as he talks about each course. Continue reading
For the longest time, people wondered if Bareburger Stamford would actually happen as that sad and lonely spot at 21 Harbor Point remained barren while Fortina and other spots nearby opened up and flourished. Well, glimmers of hope arrived as winter neared, and since opening up a few weeks back it has been jam-packed.
When we went to try it out this past Saturday (at around 6:45 pm) we were more than ready to eat and drink our sorrows away after witnessing our beloved Rangers lose in overtime at MSG. The space is pretty small with some seats at the bar, a few high-tops, and a handful of tables, but luckily we only had a 1/2 hour wait for a party of 6, which isn’t too bad. Continue reading
We’ve got two tickets to Beers at the Beach, a brand new summer series organized by Ken Tuccio of Welcome to Connecticut Podcast. It all takes place at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk starting at 6 and includes unlimited pours of the legendary Beer’d Brewing from Stonington, CT and your choice of a burger, 2 hot dogs, or veggie burger.
To win, all you need to do is:
1) On Twitter, find our tweet then Retweet/Quote Tweet, use #W2CT and mention a friend that you want to take along.
2) On Instagram, share our announcement post, tag a friend, and use #W2CT.
That’s it. That’s all you need to do in order to win $70 worth of tickets for FREE! The contest begins now and goes until Friday at 7 pm.
To find out more about Beers at the Beach, check our original post and check out Welcome to Connecticut Podcast, too!
Hobbit Juice DIPA, one of the legendary beers from Beer’d Brewing that people go crazy for.
When we broke the news about Beers at the Beach, the reaction from CT beer lovers was staggering. People were not only excited about a summer time series of beer fests centered around one local brewery that we don’t see too much of in Fairfield County, but also excited to spend some QT at Calf Pasture Beach while nomming on summer classics. And people flipped out, rightfully so, when we shared that Beer’d Brewing would be on hand for the first event on June 11, starting at 6:30.
When we went to Barcelona a few years ago, we checked out La Boqueria. It was an amazing experience with fresh food, veggies, and fruits that seemingly went on for miles aisle after aisle. And, mixed in around the mercado were restaurants that specialized in foods like pizza, empanadas, coffee, fresh squeezed jugos, seafood, and more. Well, Barcelona is a bit far to travel for that kind of experience, but checking out Mercado on March 1 isn’t so tough.