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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.

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CT’s Biggest Food Truck Festival EVER, ever, ever: 1st Annual Connecticut Food Truck Festival

17 Jun
Set aside July 19 and 20...now...seriously...we'll wait...

Set aside July 19 and 20…now…seriously…we’ll wait…

Update:  the festival organizer changed the price for tickets to $5.  Bring your ticket back on Sunday and pay only $2 admission! 

Connecticut peeps really like their food trucks.  And, on July 19 and 20 from 11-7 on both days, CT peeps are gonna fall straight up, head-over-heels in LOVE with a helluva lot of food trucks at the The Connecticut Food Truck Festival at the North Haven Fairgrounds.  Although the final details are still being worked out, there are already a few dozen trucks that have been signed up, with 40-50 expected by the time of the festival.  That brings this festival into the record books here in CT as the biggest food truck festival.  The previous record was at Westbrook Tanger Outlets with about 20 food trucks, and the recent RBS Food Truck Festival clocking in at 15.  And, the top record will soon be broken with an estimated 33 trucks at the Hamden Food Truck Festival…still not as big as the CT Food Truck Fest, though.  

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Recapping Awesomness: Schneider Weisse Portfolio Tasting with Georg Schneider VI at Harry’s in Fairfield

28 May

 

Our love affair with Schneider Weisse (G. Schneider & Sohn) began a few years ago at Ginger Man SoNo. There was a vintage Aventinus (it was aged for 4 years) on the menu that cost us $16, but was well worth it. That first taste was heavenly and fueled an obsession for us. So, when Harry’s of Fairfield reached out to us about a VIP tasting event featuring the owner of Schneider Weisse, Georg Schneider VI, we didn’t hesitate one bit. And, after spending two hours there at the Fairfield Cheese Company tasting table, we have an even deeper appreciation for all their brews.

Yes, we tasted all of their brews, heard the stories behind each one, and even had an exclusive tasting of their brand new distilled beer. How exclusive? Georg had never even seen the bottle before, it was a first!

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Harbor Brew Fest 2014 Exclusive Details: Food Trucks, Pricing, On Sale Date

16 May

September 20, 2014…that’s the official date of the Harbor Brew Fest at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.  In terms of brewfests, this happens to be one of our favorites.  And, this year promises to be even better with even more beer options and 12 13 14 (count ’em, 12 13 14) food trucks!  You’ll want to save the date now—we’ll wait for you to put it on the calendar now—because this will be an awesome way to spend September 20, 2014.

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Avon Theatre teams up with Melt Mobile for showings of Jon Favreau’s Chef

16 May

We heart food trucks…

Thanks to our talented friend Bridget Stokes, we found out about the local release of one of the most anticipated movies in the food scene:  Chef.  This movie, directed by none other than Jon Favreau (Iron Man Trilogy, The Wolf of Wall Street, Friends) follows Chef Carl Jasper, played by Favreau himself, who quits his job at a very well known LA restaurant.  The truth is, he doesn’t want to be controlled, confined, or have his creativity limited.  So, he quits his job and says goodbye to the owner (played by Dustin Hoffman) and begins the next chapter of his life in Miami.  There in Florida, he teams up with his son, his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara…is this realistic, would you actually divorce her???), and his buddy (John Leguizamo) on a brand new venture:  starting his own food truck.  From there, Chef Jasper has an awakening, like buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree, reaching enlightenment.

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Food trucks take over Vet’s Park in Downtown Stamford Weekdays

14 May

Let us introduce you to your new favorite days of the week:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  That’s when food trucks will be rolling into Vet’s Park in Downtown Stamford to feed ya.  Just come by from 11-3 on those days, pick the kind of food you want or mix and match, and you’re all set.  Plus, you’ll be happy to know that there will be tables, umbrellas, and music to help you escape a bit from the work day into your own little piece of paradise.  The nomworthy food truck feasting begins today, so you’ve got some time to gather up your friends and make new lunch plans…

Here’s the schedule:

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15 Food Trucks Roll into Orange Fairgrounds for RBS Food Truck Festival

1 May

Update:  due to the threat of storms, the Food Truck Festival is postponed until May 23, 4-8 pm.  Please spread the word and tell your friends about the new date.  

One of the key benefits of the weather getting nicer (theoretically, look at it outside, bleh) is that it’s food truck season.  Of course, in our minds, any season is food truck season, but we can be realistic and say that a good majority of trux go into hibernation.  Well, shake off those sleepy heads because Race Brook School has put together a monster food truck festival for May 16 23 from 4-8 PM.  

Ditch your fancy restaurant plans and, instead, take a bunch of your friends over to the Orange Fairgrounds.  10% of all sales are being given directly to the Race Brook School that Alex from the newly launched The Buzz Truck (in attendance) went to!

This is seriously the best way to kick off a beautiful weekend with…

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PopShop Market Taking Over New Haven w/ Food Trucks + Shops

2 Apr
PopShop Market April 2014 New Haven

Lots o’ food trucks!

PopShop Market is back for some more awesomeness here in 2014 and their biggest and baddest spot ever:  The Shops at Yale!  This one day free event on 4/27/14 from 11-4 pm is a continuation of a series of events that PopShop Market has held in Fairfield and New Haven Counties, featuring an excellent variety of personally curated vendors.  

Not only will you be able to find whatever you need to get ready for spring, there will also be a ton of food options from some of CT’s best food trucks  for you to make your own lunch/brunch.  And, who doesn’t like to get a bit saucy during the day?  Of course ya do, it’s the weekend and you’ve earned it.  So, get ready for PopShop’s Signature BarCar that will feature spring-inspired cocktails and a CT brewery.  Details on this haven’t been revealed yet, so make sure to like them on FB and follow them on Twitter to get first dibs on the info.    

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Melt Away Poverty at Two Roads with Whole Foods Market Fairfield

26 Mar
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#doit

Update:  make sure you bring cash with you for the cheese melts!

Here’s a collaboration of awesome proportions, coming together to help make a difference and to melt away poverty.  Just come by Two Roads Brewery in Stratford from 12 to 7 pm this Sunday, 3/30, drink some brews and eat some grilled cheese sandwiches.  Yeah, that’s a pretty easy way to help out, huh?

If you’re into the specifics, Two Roads will donate .50 for each pint that you sell and Whole Foods Market of Fairfield will be donating all their profits from the cheese melt sales (cash only) directly to the Whole Planet Foundation.  Here is a description of this worthy charity from their site:  

“Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market. We provide grants to microfinance institutions in Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East, who in turn develop and offer microenterprise loan programs, training and other financial services to the self-employed poor.”

Also, don’t forget to tweet up @WholeFoodsFAI and let them know how you “melt away poverty.”  Make sure to use #meltawaypoverty in your tweet.  By doing this, you’ll be entered into a contest to win a $50 Whole Foods gift card and some highly coveted Two Roads tour passes…plus, it’s also great to spread the word about helping out.

Two Roads Brewery

Melt Away Poverty

12-7 pm on 3/30/14

Address:  1700 Stratford Avenue

                  Stratford, CT

 

 

Barcelona SoNo Turns Spanish Farmers’ Market for La Vida del Mercat

18 Mar
You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the open air markets that are dotted all around Spain.  Just a few years ago, we were able to check out La Boqueria, a huge Spanish market with stalls filled with juices, fresh fruit, meats, spices, cafes, pizza places, bars, and so much more.  It was really a dizzying experience, but we were definitely in heaven with the variety of foods that we had around.  We both agreed that if we had something like this near us, we’d be there every single week.  
 
Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Barcelona in SoNo is bringing some of this vibe back with their own version of the Spanish farmers’ market with “La Vida del Mercat” on April 16 at 7 pm.  They’ll be featuring some local food, brews, and drinks, while also highlighting some of Barcelona’s favorite imports from Spain and Europe including cheese, wine, and meats.  And, if you desire something a little more substantial than just nibbles here and there , there will be some specially crafted dishes using produce from the Westport based Speckled Rooster Farm to nom away on.  All of this awesomeness comes together for just $40 per person (sign up here), quite a deal considering everything you’ll get with descriptions from a recent press release:
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