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Fairfield County + CT Restaurants Among Thousands Mixing During Charitable Negroni Week

27 May

Three simple ingredients: vermouth, gin, and Campari.

Three simple ingredients is all it takes to make a Negroni (see a recipe here), but even still, there are infinite liquors and ingredients to add in and countless ways to put those ingredients together. And, while the taste might not be for everyone, for a real liquor aficionado, there’s nothing quite like a proper, well done Negroni.

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CT Food News Vol. 40: BBQ Beast Mode, Tasting Dinners, Events, Fests, Restaurant News, Beer Talk + More

14 May

What a beautiful warm weather week that it’s been, huh? We’ve got plenty of things for you to do, festivals to check out, special dinners to attend, news and restaurant openings to stay on top of, and some general beer talk for the CT beer geek. We’re your one stop shop . . . see ya next week with more! 😉

Events, Dinners + More 

5/14-17 Make sure that you’ve entered our contest to win a pair of tickets to the Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival

5/15 Stop by Green & Tonic in Cos Cob to meet up with Mike’s Organic Delivery service. They’ll be there from 11:30-1:30 and will be showing off their farm fresh fruits and veggies. If you sign up there, you’ll get a killer deal by using coupon code GTSEASON. You can also arrange for pickup at the Darien or Cos Cob locations.

5/15 Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield opens for the first time at 6 pm! Oh yeah . . . check out our detailed preview to see why we’re so excited.

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Win a Pair of Tix to Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Fest w/ Food Trucks in Norwalk – 6/6/15

13 May

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Beer fest season is here, emhergard! And let’s kick it off along with American Craft Beer Week with a giveaway of two tix. Up for grabs is two tickets that will get you into the 2nd Annual Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival at Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk. N9BCBF goes down on June 6 from 2-5 and you’ll definitely want to get your tix ($40) because last year’s event sold out. Buy online or purchase at either Ninety 9 Bottles in Norwalk or Westport, knowing that a portion of ticket sales goes to The Team Jesse Foundation that educates and supports families of fallen soldiers.

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CT Food News Vol. 39: Season Openings, Dinners, Trux, Save the Dates + Beer News

7 May

What a beautiful week, huh? Soak it all up and get out there, kick some ass, take some names . . you know, how you do it all the time. We’ve got plenty for you to do this week and next week including seasonal openings, cooking lessons, special dinners and events, props for CT’s best cupcakes, plenty of dates to save, and lots of beer-related goodness. If you didn’t have a chance to see last week’s Food News, click here.

5/7 Every Thursday is Jazz Night at Stanziato’s in Danbury. The bebop starts at 7 and goes until that guy playing the sax passes out. If you haven’t been to Stanz, GO! 

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CT Food News, Vol. 38: Events, Trux, Cocktails, New Menu Items, Beer Releases + More

1 May

Believe it or not, OmNomivores, there’s way more than just 8, 9, or 10 things going on in Fairfield County and the state. Nope, it’s more like there’s hundreds of things. And, while we can’t write about every event, every dinner, every brew fest, and every piece of news, we damn well try to give you the best and the most info that’s out there. So, here we go:

Events and Dinners

5/1 The Poutine King food truck will be at Half Full in Stamford from 6-9. Various poutines goes from $7-9 with other options like hot dogs available too. While you’re there you probably want to drink, huh? Simple: $15 gets you all the Half Full that you can handle.

5/1-5/3 Eat at Terra or Mediterraneo in Greenwich and they will donate a portion of their earnings to Greenwich United Way. 

5/2 It’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at Sign of the Whale in Stamford! Entry to watch the fight is just $20 and can be reserved by clicking here

The Buzz Truck5/3 Come by Earthplace in Westport from 12-4 to not only check out the birds that they are taking care of and rehabilitating, but to also get some major noms. We’re talking about The Buzz Truck, Bounty Burger, Lobstercraft, Valencia, and Fire Engine Pizza Company food trucks! 

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CT Food News, Vol. 37: Pasta Tastings, Liquor in Space, Liquor Delivery, Derby Day + More

23 Apr

Hey OmNomivores, what’s going on? We’ve got a helluva lot of things going on in and around Fairfield County for you to take part in. That’s right, your one stop shop for all things food related here in Fairfield County. You won’t find a more extensive list anywhere else  So, check out all these fresh new deals, dinners, events, and news items for your noming pleasure! 

Events

4/23 Upper Crust Bagel Company in Darien will be hosting a Live Music and Local Art night from 7-10. In addition, they’ll be serving wine, beer, and small bites.

4/24 Kris from Foolproof Brewing will be on hand at Harry’s in Fairfield for a beer tasting from 4-7. Come back on Saturday for a wine tasting from 1-4 that includes Village Wine.

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Win tix to Thread City Hop Fest ft. 49 Northeast breweries, food + music

15 Apr

Enter to win tickets Thread City Hop Fest

One of the things that we love about craft breweries here in CT and across the country is their appreciation for each other and how they often collaborate with each other. A perfect example of this is the Thread City Hop Fest, organized by Willimantic Brewing Company. Over the past few years, this beer fest has grown into a complete beer-beast of its own, drawing people from all over CT and the surrounding states who are ready to try some of the best beers in the Northeast and nom away on some killer food.

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Pig Out w/ Black Hog and W2CT Pig Roast + Cornhole Tourney

13 Apr

CORN HOLE BROWN NEW

Before the uber-successful Black Hog Brewing opened up in Oxford, we had the chance to talk with Jason Sobocinski (one of the owners along with his brother Tom and headbrewer Tyler Jones). We asked where the name Black Hog came from and he shared that it’s another name for the Berkshire pig and invokes memories like pig roasts and events that bring people together. 

Black Hog Brewing in Oxford, CTWell, Black Hog Brewing is bringing that fun vibe in by teaming up with Ken Tuccio from the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast for The 1st Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament and Pig Roast.  

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Greenhouse Beer Fest w/ Craft Beer, Caseus, NoRa Cupcakes @ Michael’s Greenhouses in Cheshire

7 Apr

We’ve heard that people eat tea and crumpets while they are in greenhouses. Or they wear khaki capris with those sick green visors that you might wear if you’re playing poker. So, what MiKro Beer Bar has planned at Michael’s Greenhouses in Cheshire will be a total game changer! Yes, they’ve teamed up with Caseus Food Truck, NoRa Cupcake Company, and lots of great craft breweries for the first ever Greenhouse Beer Festival.

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11th Annual Taste of Westport Returns w/ 21 Local Spots + VIP Pre-party

7 Apr

The highly-anticipated Taste of Westport returns for its 11th year in a row this May 7 right at The Westport Inn. This year they’ll be opening up the doors a bit earlier than usual at 6 for a special VIP pre-party with Neil Fuentes, Executive Chef at Jojoto in Branford. This “Intimate Affair” is perfect for any food lover because Chef Fuentes will not only give cooking demos, but will also give attendees a taste of the food and a taste of his band as they perform. VIPs also will get an early shot at trying all the food that’s around and can even put in bids for some of the great silent auction items . . . more on that below. Tickets for the pre-party are $95.

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