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Chocolate, Wine & Food Lovers Evening 2015 Sweet Deets + Ticket Giveaway

19 Jan

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, you know what that means: yup, time for the annual Chocolate, Wine, & Food Lovers Evening! This year it’s going down on 2/5 from 6-9 at The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford. This event has been held as a way to not only help people find the best drinks, food, and desserts in Fairfield County, but to also give attendees a chance to pick up some great gifts at the Valentine Boutique or via silent auctions. But, the real heart of the event is the cause: 100% of the proceeds go directly to Shelter for the Homeless, a Stamford-based organizaton that serves Lower Fairfield County by “[P]roviding temporary housing to homeless men, striving to obtain permanent supportive housing and services for men and women tailored  to meet their relevant needs, and empowering people to help themselves achieve their greatest level of self-sufficiency.”

Last year was so much fun, we talked with so many great people, ate so much great food and tried out so many new restaurants, drinks, chocolates, and cupcakes that it was well worth it. Tickets are just $60 and can be bought here, by calling (203) 406-0017, or online/at the door for $70 after 2/4.  

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Noms: Taste of Ridgefield Returns for 16th Year, Full Details

13 Jan

Taste of Ridgefield Collage from 2014

Last year we travelled up to Ridgefield to get a taste of what they were cooking at their yearly Taste of Ridgefield event. One of our favorite restaurants in CT, Bailey’s Backyard, is in Ridgefield, so we figured we’d see what else the town and nearby areas had to offer. Turns out it had a whole lot to offer and we made our way through restaurant after restaurant, drink after drink. Despite the event being crowded (it’s in a bigger venue this year), it was fun, energetic, and was an absolute success.

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LeFarm, The Whelk, and Kawa Ni Staff to Strip Down and Take TI Polar Plunge

16 Dec

Shop, Dine + Be Merry @ Greenwich Town Stroll and Reindeer Festival 2015

2 Dec
Greenwich Town Stroll 2014

Click through to see a zoomable copy of the map with all events listed.

Christmas time comes but once a year . . . and the same is true about the Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Town Stroll. Being Greenwich residents, we’re happy to report that we went last year and we had a blast. Yes, it’s true that one of our major highlights was getting cupcakes off of a food truck, but we’re a bit food-obsessed and crazy-headed.

So, we’re excited to share that the fun is back this year! Just look at some of the major highlights:

Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

Dates: 11/28-12/24 from 12-6

Location: McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street

Deets: Come by to meet and pet the reindeer, refreshments, face painting, holiday shopping, and more! You can also get photos with Santa (pets allowed) starting at $29.99 from 12-6 M-F, Saturday 9-6, and Sunday 9-5. $5 from each photo package goes to Kids in crisis and McArdle’s will donate $5 per wreath bought on 12/5 and 12/6.

 Food Trucks on East Putnam

Get your nom on from 10-6 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday between 45 and 26 East Putnam Avenue. There you can devour food from Bounty Burger, Hot off the Grill, and NoRA Cupcake Truck.

Food Trucks on Greenwich Avenue

After you’ve been walking around for a bit, chances are you’ve worked up more of an appetite, so stop by and visit even more trux! Check them out on 12/6 from 10-5 and on 12/7 from 12-5. Providing you with awesome breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be Lobstercraft, Fryborg, The Buzz Truck, Tandoori, and Melt Mobile!

Whole Foods Market Tent

At 299 Greenwich Avenue, warm up with some apple cider provided by Whole Foods.

Greenwich Baptist Church Taste of Christmas Tent

Warm up and get into the holiday mood with plenty of yummy and warm Christmas treats. Stop by Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 12-5.

And there’s even more going on that we can’t even begin to describe like a Live Nativity scene, horse drawn carriage rides, live holiday music, a bouncy castle, ice sculpting, free art exhibitions, and a Candlelight Open House. Check out more details here and this interactive map that you can bring up on your phone when you’re walking around to bring you to the next deal, free samples, special, event, or food truck. Happy Holidays, people! :)

Eat for Equity Stamford has gone to the dawgs for its next meal benefitting Kids Helping Kids

26 Nov

Eat for Equity is back with some more awesome food and great times! Anybody who’s anyone will be meeting up at 15 Fairway Drive in Stamford from 7-10 on 12/6 for an all-growned up version of a meal in support of Kids Helping Kids. Here’s more about KHK: 

“Our mission is to develop leadership skills through youth-led service projects.  We empower students to take their passion and turn it into action to make a difference in the lives of other kids.”

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5 Ways to Help Local Food Banks this Thanksgiving in the Stamford Area

21 Nov

While our blog focuses on the best places to eat, great beer, and fun experiences here in CT, we also like to help give back any way that we can. And, because you are all so freaking awesome, we’re sure you feel the same kinda way that we do. You want to be able to help out people in need. So, we’ve compiled four ways for you to get involved and help local food banks this holiday season. But, please, remember that the need for support is year-long and these organizations can always use your support.

1) If you’re already heading to The Palace in Stamford this weekend to see The Four Freshmen or Warren Miller Entertainment, just bring some cans to help families have a good meal for Thanksgiving. Non-perishable items will be donated to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

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Stubborn Beauty Brewing Raffles off Final Growler Club Membership to Benefit Furry Friends

21 Nov

Last Stubborn Beauty Growler

Stubborn Beauty, based out of Middletown, is hosting a raffle for their last, exclusive 125 Cubed stainless steel growlers. Oh, but it’s not just a growler. It also gets you half priced fills for an entire year. Plus, it makes you member of an exclusive club, even more elusive and secretive than the Illuminati.

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Where to Eat along 2014 UBS Parade Route + Free Food @ Inflation Party – Stamford, CT

19 Nov

It’s crazy how time sneaks up on you, but we’re almost at Thanksgiving. And, you know that when this time of year comes around, the UBS Parade takes over Downtown Stamford. This year the parade takes place on 11/23, starting at noon. We have the route up on the custom-made map (yeah, we’re total map nerds like that) along with some suggested places just a few steps away from where you’ll be viewing the parade.

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Beer Geeks to Converge @ BeerConn in December!

5 Nov

In a few weeks on December 13, we have a good hunch where you’ll be: at the inaugural BeerConn at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The brouhaha is so brew-centric that there are actually two sessions: Session 1 goes from 12:30-4 and Session 2 goes from 5:30-9!  Tix are just $35 per person (tax and fees extra), $45 the day of (if there are any left), and just $10 for those saintly designated drivers. You should be able to buy these tickets today, so keep checking their site!

And, as for the drinkable deets, here we go:

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Free Colony Grill Pizza to Military on Veteran’s Day 2014

4 Nov

Colony Grill has always been a major supporter of the military. If you go to any of their restaurants, you can see photos of servicemen and women on the wall. And, when any member of the military (active or inactive) comes from 11:30 until close at either the Fairfield, Milford, or Stamford spot on Veteran’s Day, they’ll get a free pizza. Please note that this applies to only sit-down orders and make sure to bring verification.

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