Is it September yet? Oh, man, we just want to fast forward, skip all the heatwaves and skip all the storms until we get to the 2016 Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. This year it’s going down on September 23-24 and we have some details to share with ya like the musical acts, celebrity chefs, and some of the nomworthy features of this awesome annual event. We are also very happy to share that Serendipity is donating profits to Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Wholesome Wave and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation! Well, here are some of the preliminary details: Continue reading
Cheerio, love. Fancy a spot of tea, some crumpets? Okay, that’s about as much British as we know, sorry, so we’ll just go ahead and tell you about an Afternoon Tea Party that’s happening this Friday, 5/6, from 1-3. Tickets are $35 and that includes scones with jam and cream, egg and cress sandwiches, trifle, Royal Tea Loaf, Magic Wishing Stars, tea, and more! And, those scones are legit. Like the same scone recipe from the Queen’s baker legit. Sit back, sip, and relax or stroll through fragrant gardens.
This event will be catered by The Royal Tea Company at a private home in Fairfield. There is also an option to add in a private Designer House Tour for an additional $65. All proceeds go directly to Near & Far Aid, an organization that works with local agencies to help wipe out poverty in Fairfield County.
Free pizza? Free pizza! Yes, it’s true! Just stop by Steven Fox Jewelry at 8 Lewis Street from 11-4 on May 7 for free pizza. Oh, but not any pizza: we’re talking about New Haven Pizza Truck. While you take a seat and enjoy some slices courtesy of Steven Fox Jewelry, you can learn about Kids in Crisis, an organization that we care deeply about. If you remember from a previous post from us, they had almost a million dollars cut from their budget. Then, if you’d like to, you can donate money to their organization to help them fill in the funding gap that is left. Continue reading
Z Hospitality Group (you know them in Greenwich as Terra, Mediterraneo, and now EASTEND) has been raising money year after year for the Greenwich United Way. In fact, they have been giving a portion of their proceeds to this important charity since 2006! In that time they have raised over $20,000! That money will help GUW to identify, address, and fund critical human service needs in the community. This list that shows what they’ve done since their existence is pretty amazing. Continue reading
Dining Out For Life is a national organization that is hosting a special day of dining in cities and towns throughout the country next week to raise money for AIDS research and assistance. The event takes place on April 28 and all you need to do is eat at any of the 30 restaurants in CT (or in other cities). AIDS Project New Haven, in particular, will see much needed funds in the ballpark of at least 25% of each check going to their cause.
Here’s a copy of the CT restaurants with phone numbers for reservations/info, when you can eat, and how much of a donation they’ll be sharing:
168 York Street Cafe(203) 789-1915 Donating 100% Dinner, Late Night
Assaggio(203) 483-5426 Donating 60% Dinner
Bella’s Cafe(203) 387-7107 Donating 50% Breakfast, Lunch
116 Crown(203) 777-3116 Donating 25% Dinner
Amici Tavern(203) 691-6761 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Anaya Sushi(203) 891-6716 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Asti Ristorante and Bar(203) 208-4041 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Aunt Chilada’s(203) 230-4640 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
BARRACUDA bistro & bar(203) 691-5696 Donating 25% Dinner
Basta Trattoria(203) 772-1715 Donating 25% Dinner
Cafe Amici CT(203) 848-1682 Donating 25% Dinner
Cafe George by Paula(203) 777-1414 Donating 25% Lunch
Cave a’ Vin Winebar(203) 777-6206 Donating 25% Dinner, Late Night
Claire’s Corner Copia(203) 562-3888 Donating 25% Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Consiglio’s Restaurant(203) 865-4489 Donating 25% Dinner
G-Zen Restaurant(203) 208-0443 Donating 25% Dinner
Geronimo Bar and Grill(203) 777-7700 Donating 25% Dinner
Home(203) 483-5896 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
ION Restaurant(860) 346-9210 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Katalina’s Bakery(203) 891-7998 Donating 25% Breakfast, Dessert
Kitchen ZINC(203) 772-3002 Donating 25% Dinner
Moe’s Southwest Grill(203) 776-6637 Donating 25% Lunch
Nellie Green’s(203) 483-8400 Donating 25% Lunch
Ola Restaurant(203) 891-0522 Donating 25% Dinner
Rainbow Gardens(203) 878-2500 Donating 25% Dinner
ROIA Restaurant(203) 200-7045 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill(203) 787-3466 Donating 25% Dinner
Soul De Cuba Cafe(203) 498-2822 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Stonebridge Restaurant(203) 874-7947 Donating 25% Dinner
Trattoria ‘A Vucchella (203) 383-2837 Donating 25% Dinner
Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar(203) 859-5342 Donating 25% Dinner
Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.
In 1991, Dining Out For Life was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out For Life is now produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city. More than $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of 60 outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,150, all money raised in these cities stays locally.
The 2016 Dining Out For Life International Date – April 28, 2016 – is fast approaching, so be sure to save the date! Several participating cities hold their Dining Out For Life events off the International Date, so be sure to see if a city near you has an event coming up soon!
Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. ® = Registered trademark of Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc.
We had a blast year at the 2015 CT Chefs Challenge and were so proud to be one of the partners for the event. Some of the areas best chefs did battle to see who had the best dish of the night. In the end, we were impressed with how much each chef and sous chefs were able to accomplish in such a short time. In the end, it was Chef Adam Bedini from StrEATery food truck who took home the #1 spot and the coveted trophy. Continue reading
May the 4th be with you . . . especially if you’re heading to Food for All, the annual fundraiser event for Community Plates. The night begins at 6:30 and goes until 9 at Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock in Stamford. Tickets are $100 or $75 if you buy a group of 6 or more together at once. That money will not only help to fuel the food rescue revolution that Community Plates is helping to bring, but also gets you noms of the newest restaurants to open in Fairfield County as well as a cocktail bar manned by three great Harbor Point restaurants. Continue reading
One of our favorite parts of the year is when A Novel Affair comes around! This year it’s on April 14 right at The Ferguson Library in the heart of downtown Stamford. The tasting and fundraising event goes from 5:30-8:30 and we’re very proud and honored to be one of the media partners! There will be food, there will be an open bar with wine and beer tastings, and the night will wrap up with a live auction that includes a trip for 2 to California wine country, three days at St. Bart’s, and a catered jazz cocktail party at Bank Street Events! Tickets are $125, the book club price is $100, and the Junior Professional price (26 and under) is $75. Reservations available at www.fergusonlibrary.org or by calling 203 351-8205. Sponsorship information at 203 351-8208. Continue reading
Community Plates, a non-profit run by volunteers, is looking for more food runners to help them accomplish their food rescue mission. And, with more places than ever that are sharing their food for pickup, it’s more vital than ever to join the able corp of food runners. There are over 300 food runners in Fairfield County alone, but they are hoping to add at least 50 by the end of this month. With your help you can boost these numbers even more: 8 million meals saved, equal to 12 million pounds! New members who are doing their runs can post a pic using #bgooddoesgood and b.good will give you a free meal in return. Continue reading
24 hours to give where you live begins tomorrow with Fairfield County’s Giving Day at 12:00:01 in the morning! It’s your chance to help out a local organization or two that you really care about . . . and give them shots at raising even more money through special prizes and awards throughout the day of March 10. Prizes include (full details here): Continue reading