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Tablao Brings Spain Back to SoNo in a Big Way – Review

18 Oct

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Big, bold flavors perfectly executed. Fun and lively vibes. That’s what we took away from a recent visit to Tablao, a new Spanish-Mediterranean tapas and wine bar that opened at 86 Washington Street in SoNo back in May. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we can’t wait to go back to this hotspot again. What made it such a nice experience, exactly? Well, you’ll just need to read our review to find out. Continue reading

Lobsters at $4.99 lb? Must be Stew Leonard’s Lobster Fest!

22 Jul
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Grilled lobster . . . recipe included in the post!

Check it: from now until 7/26 you can hit up your local Stew Leonard’s for Maine lobsters at $4.99 per pound! That’s a big saving to you, so why not beef up that backyard bbq with some killer steaks and turn the night into Surf n’ Turf? :)

So, get down to Stew’s and stock up. Also, we’re including a few resources for you including the Top 5 questions that are asked about lobster, wine pairing options, and a recipe for grilled lobster! Continue reading

Chefs Venner and Anderson Host Pop-Up Dinner @ elm in New Canaan

15 Apr
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Executive Chef Luke Venner of elm in New Canaan teams up with EC Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s for a one-of-a-kind pop-up dinner experience! Pic courtesy of elm.

Popping up on April 20 from 5:30-9 at elm in New Canaan is a special dining experience that brings together two of CT’s best and most celebrated chefs. Chef Luke Venner of elm won’t have to come very far for this collaboration, but his former executive chef at Millwright’s in Simsbury, Tyler Anderson, has to travel a bit. But, that road trip will be so worth it . . . and will be so worthy of you taking a trip, too. Continue reading

Acuario, Port Chester Favorite Peruvian Spot, Opens in Stamford

9 Dec

 

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Beautiful! Acuario, days before their opening in Stamford. Pic from Acurio’s FB page.

 

We can’t ever get enough of Port Chester, ya know? And, while there are always a ton of different restaurants to try, we can’t help but come back to some of the same spots like Acuario. You can find this upscale Peruvian restaurant a few buildings down (163 North Main Street) from Tarry Market, near the start of the downtown area. Continue reading

Getting “intimate” at The Whelk’s new themed dinner series

15 Oct

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“I always wanted to draw,” Chef Bill Taibe of The Whelk shrugged off, “but I couldn’t.” When he discovered his love of cooking and went to school, he realized something great: “This is my art, this is how I draw.”

This is one of the many interesting things we learned about Chef Taibe’s perspective. Perhaps it’s that perspective, that open-mindedness that makes him such an amazing chef and restaurateur. It’s lead him to branch out from owning leFarm, to then opening The Whelk, and then to opening up Kawa Ni with his brother Jeff–three AMAZING restaurants! And although he recently sold leFarm to Chef Brian Lewis, he’s not done with his evolution and experimentation. Continue reading

OmNoming our way through 12 Dishes + 6 Drinks @ Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich (Review)

6 Oct

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We’ve been to plenty of restaurants before they open, but few of them seem to haunt us like Mill Street Bar + Table has. We somehow knew, from the moment we entered to talk about drinks before they opened, that this place would be trouble for us . . . especially since it’s 3 minutes from our house. Our blogger-senses were tingling so we finally headed down on an early Saturday night a couple weeks after opening to finally dig in. And boy, did we dig in, consuming over 12 dishes and 6 different drinks . . . shared with another couple of course. Even WE can’t eat THAT much food. Continue reading

CT Food News: over 30 things to do, eat + drink for the next two weeks! – 9/11/15

11 Sep

So, people: chill. Summer goes until September 22, so stop saying that summer’s over. And, with the crazy amount of events, deals, special events, brunches, and beer goodness, it’s clear that summer’s alive and well. This is really an amazing list this week and we hope that you get to do even do a 1/4 of the things that we’ve planned out for you here. As always, help us spread the word, pass this along, and if you’re making a reservation or learn about something great because of us, let the restaurant or organizers know. 

9/11-13 People will be heading to the Norwalk Oyster Fest for the seafood, the drinks, and the tunes. For more info, check it here.  Continue reading

An Inside Look @ Chef Geoff Lazlo’s Mill Street Bar + Table

9 Sep

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Mill Street is now open and here’s our review of a fantastic meal.

This past Saturday was one of those beautiful late summer days that you look forward to. You know that kind of day where it’s not too hot and everything in the world feels just right? Yeah, well, that feeling kept up as Dan walked down a beautiful, lush alley in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich leading to Mill Street Bar & Table’s garden and outdoor seating. Entering the restaurant, he was amazed at the change from the last time we were there when the restaurant was Rouge. Whereas Rouge was dark, romantic, and kind of extravagant, Mill Street is bright, rustic, organic, SoHo vibeish, and welcoming. Continue reading

Wicked Fresh: Preview Boothbay Lobster Company at Pinot’s Palette – Stamford, CT

7 Sep

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Fairfield County can be funny at times. We’re a county with a beautiful shoreline, but when you’re searching for seafood restaurants along that shoreline, only a few good options come to mind with the rest serving mediocre fried food or from frozen flops. So, when we went to Paloma a few months back and saw a sign for Boothbay Lobster Company, we were just a bit excited. Really? we thought . . . the possibility of some great seafood right by the water? Continue reading

The Art of the Slurp + Shuck: Exclusive Oysters 101 Preview from Serendipity Magazine

19 Aug

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Oysters are our drug of choice. And, while we’ve never shucked one before, we’ve eaten hundreds from the East Coast, to Canada, and back to the West Coast. Yes, the tastes are quite different and, as Romy Pokorny Weinberg from Serendipity Magazine notes, it’s like drinking only one kind of wine. Blasphemy!

So, in fitting with the theme of enjoying oysters, we’d like to take you to Mollusk School with Serendipity Magazine for a special, exclusive preview of their September issue out this week. Get slurping, people! 

Oysters 101 by Romy Pokorny Weinberg for Serendipity Magazine

September is the unofficial start of oyster season. Here’s what you need to know about the popular shellfish, from cooking to slurping. Whether you’re a novice or aficionado, these tips will guide you on how to shop for, shuck and serve oysters. Continue reading

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