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Nom Away @ 7th Annual Food + Wine Tasting ft. Stamford Favorites

7 Nov
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Check out this great event with details in this post.

The North Stamford Exchange Club is hosting its 7th Annual Food & Wine Tasting this Friday from 7-10 at the Italian Center . . . and we hope you can make it. The tasting (or gorging if you’d prefer 2nds and 3rds) features some great favorites from across Stamford, including one of the most anticipated restaurants that’s ready to open. Tickets are just $50, 4 for $190, or 6 for $270 with proceeds going directly to local scholarships and organizations. The organizations that will be helped are the Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center of Stamford, ARI, The Salvation Army, Stamford Youth Foundation, MarcUS for Change, Pacific House Homeless Shelter, and the Turn of River Fire Department and the Belltown Fire Departments. Get your tickets here, at either BevMax (Ridgeway or East Main) or by calling up Amy at (203) 667-1202. Continue reading

New Canaan Nature Center Harvest Festival Returns this Saturday . . . Got Your Tix?

27 Sep
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Drink up at this year’s Harvest Festival: Nature on Tap!

The New Canaan Nature Center is celebrating the start of fall with their annual Harvest Festival. This event that we’ve been to two times is this Saturday, October 1, from 7-10. Tickets (21+ only) are $75 in advance, $90 at the door, or $250 for two tix with VIP parking.  Continue reading

Stuff ur face with the 2 lb. Taco Gigante for charity @ Margaritas!

15 Sep

It is ACTUALLY a footlong . . . take that Subway! Photo from Margaritas.

Take a massive 2 pound food beast named Taco Gigante, stuff it in your face, and Margaritas will give $2 to Team IMPACT. Here are the nomworthy details: Continue reading

Contestants Wanted for 9th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff!

14 Sep
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We’re so excited for this year’s contest . . . and you should be, too!

The 9th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff is just a couple of months away and slots for competitors are slowly bubbling away. If you’re interested in cooking up some chili and going up against other chili experts, email the organizer Joe Gonzalez. Continue reading

Over 30 Restaurants Compete to See Who’s ChowdaBEST @ Chowdafest 2016

14 Sep

 

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Om nom nom . . .

You know it’s officially fall when Chowdafest, the most badass and decadent chowder fest in New England, comes back to CT. This year Chowdafest continues right at Sherwood Island State Park (the second year there) on October 2 from 11-3. Tickets are a measly $15 or $5 for kids (AAA saves you 20%) . . . and we can guarantee that you’ll eat way more than that in chowders, soups, samples, and more while you’re there. Plus, a portion of proceeds benefit the food rescue work of Community Plates, as well as Friends of Sherwood Island and Kids Helping Kids Foundation. Now, let’s get down and dirty and dig into this steaming hot bowl of awesomeness that is Chowdafest 2016: Continue reading

Have your food & raise funds too–Exclusive Kitchen Crawl event, 10/8 Westport

12 Sep
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Eat food from 5 great CT chefs, drink wine and beer, tour houses, AND help Community Plates? Um . . . yes!

Have you ever passed a REALLY REALLY nice house for sale that you weren’t actually in the market for, but so badly wanted to tour it just to see how beautiful it was inside? And have you ever fantasized about how amazing it would be to enjoy an amazing meal prepared just for you by a renowned chef inside one of those home’s award-winning kitchens? Well, dream no longer. That’s EXACTLY what you get to do if you attend the first-ever Kitchen Crawl event put on by realtor Judy Michaelis in association with our friends at CTBites and Moffly Media’s AtHome Magazine. And the best part? While you’re enjoying all these amazing sights, smells, and tastes, you’ll be raising money for a charity near and dear to our hearts, Community Plates, whose mission it is to end food insecurity in America.

This is how it all goes down: Continue reading

26 Food Trucks, Music, Craft Beer + More @ Food Trucks in the Valley 2016

5 Sep

The 3rd annual Food Trucks in the Valley is now just 10 days away, so you better start getting ready. Scope out the 26 food trucks (full list later in this post) that will be there and figure out a good eating strategy. Wash it all down with some craft beer, specifically New Belgium who is one of the sponsors. Then, while you’re there, check out live music, a car show, artisan products, food samples from local restaurants, and lots more. Continue reading

Discounted Tix for 6th Annual CT Chef’s Challenge Still Available

26 Aug

From now until September 1, you can get your Connecticut Chef’s Challenge tix at a discounted rate. Yup, for just $60 you can pick up a ticket that would normally cost $75. Entry gets you in on the action as you watch some of CT’s best chefs compete, passed apps, dessert, and free wine and beer. Or, you could buy a VIP ticket  ($100) that gets you into the Chef’s Reception and gets you a chance at winning a seat at the Chef’s Table Tasting Seat. There are also other seating options available that get you a guaranteed seat at the Chef’s Tasting Table. Continue reading

2016 Most Innovative Chefs @ Greeenwich Wine + Food Festival Named!

1 Jun

For us, our favorite part of the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is always Friday night where the best chefs from Fairfield and Westchester Counties come together to pump out their signature dishes. Plus, we love it because there is plenty of beer and wine . . .  and The Bacon Brothers! And, at this year’s Master Chef Dinner on 9/23, it’s only going to get better! Just look at the talent here:

  • Mogan Anthony, Village Social, Mount Kisco, NY
  • Carl Carrion, Cask Republic, South Norwalk, CT
  • Albert DeAngelis, Eastend, Greenwich, CT
  • Constantine Kalandranis, 273 Kitchen, Harrison, NY
  • Michael Kaphan, Purdy’s Farmer & The Fish, Salem, NY
  • Geoff Lazlo, Mill Street Bar & Table, Greenwich, CT
  • Brian Lewis, The Cottage, Westport, CT
  • Tony Pham, Mecha Noodle Bar, South Norwalk, CT
  • Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, Stamford, CT
  • Bobby Will, Saltaire Oyster Bar, Port Chester, NY

You can also look forward to last year’s Most Innovative Chefs (now Ambassador Chefs) pairing up with different chefs on this night. For more about this event and the other events happening at the festival this year, check out recent post!

Win 2 Tix 2 Craft 260 Cask Festival ft. 40+ Casks!

23 May
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Over 40 casks . . . and we’ve got your shot at free tickets to attend this year’s event!

Thanks for all the great entries for this contest! We are excited to say that Melissa Dowers was randomly selected as the winner! Thank you all for entering . . . and we hope that you can still stop by!

The 2016 Craft 260 Cask Festival is taking place at the Scandinavian Club in Fairfield from 1-5 on June 12 . . . and there are a whole cask full of reasons to go. Well, actually, more than 40 casks full of options. That’s because 20+ local breweries from CT and the Northeast will be on hand with two casks each. Both casks that each brewery brings will have the same exact base beer, but there will be two different recipes to create two different beers. Also, it wouldn’t be much of a beer fest if there wasn’t food involved . . . and lucky for you that Craft 260 which we gave a 3.75 Nom rating to, will be catering the event! There will also be live music playing all day including Hide & Seek and CT’s own The Alpaca Gnomes. Plus, it’s damn nice to say that they will be offering up a portion of proceeds directly to the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation. Continue reading

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