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What Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisques Are Cooking at Chowdafest 2015?

1 Oct

Chowdafest Collage 2014 VII

Chowdafest is right around the corner, and you’ll want to check out this one. It’s gonna be bigger and bad-assier than ever, helped out by the new location: Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. From 11-3 on 10/11 you taste killer chowders and soups from New England and even, in one case, Seattle . . . then you vote for your favorites. The winners will go down in fame and will have definite bragging rights.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 (you can also buy them online), and parking is absolutely free. So, as promised, here’s a delicious preview of the Creative Chowders and Soups/Bisque that you’ll be nomming on:   Continue reading

Behold the awesomeness that was the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2015

29 Sep



We have to admit, we had a major case of the Sunday blahs this week. See, we had so much fun at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival celebrating the best in food and drink from Fairfield County, to Westchester and even a bit of NYC, that we didn’t want it to end. In fact, while we’ve always had a great time, we felt like this year’s events were the best yet! Let us thrown down a recap so you can start looking forward to Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2016. Continue reading

Win two tix to Hoptoberfest Craft Beer + Wing Festival 2015

28 Sep

SO many entrants, thank you all for entering and sharing your passion for wings. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner and that is Diane Soli. Congrats Diane. If you’d still like to go, there are still a bunch of tickets left. Buy them before the ticket prices go up.

Oh yeah, October 10 is just around the corner . . . time for hot wings and beer! And, this is exactly what you’ll get at the 3rd Annual Hoptoberfest at the Rotary Pavilion at the Shelton River Walk. The party starts at 1 and goes until 5. While you’re there, you’ll get taste wings from killer Valley restaurants like The Drew Drop Inn, Tavern 1757, 66 Church, Pies and Pints, Porky’s, Bricks and Barley, House of Bones, Draft House, and Barnone . . . and drink as much as you can with over 80 beers being poured. Continue reading

Fairfield County Signature Chefs Auction and Tasting to Benefit March of Dimes

23 Sep

Some nummy nummy restaurants and bakeries across Fairfield County are coming together for a night full of food, drinks, music, and all around-goodness for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. The event is taking place at the newly opened Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, starts at 6:30, and costs $75 per person. Oh, and you’ll get plenty for that, too: Continue reading

Book It: Stamford Literary Pub Crawl to Benefit Ferguson Library

23 Sep

Happy Hour is cool and everything, but how often have you been able to really catch it? Most of us suckers are stuck at work, finishing that report or presentation, or running errands. So, why let Happy Hour end so early? Solution: join the Literary Pub Crawl in Stamford on October 13 from 6-9:45. Registration is $10 with profits going directly to Stamford Library and here’s how it works: Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to CT Fall Beer Fests, Oktoberfests + Events — 2015

15 Sep

Fall begins September 23, so while there’s still some great time left for summer, we’re doing all we can to make sure that you have the best fall EVER! And, part of making that happen is highlighting beer festivals, Oktoberfests, and beer-related events going on throughout this fine state of Connecticut. Oh . . . and when we say ultimate, we mean ultimate: as you don’t need to go anywhere else because this is the most complete guide to fall events that you’ll find anywhere else! Because there are so many events, we’ll be shifting events that pass to the bottom.

Prost! Continue reading

b.good Fairfield Hosts Grand Opening Party + Partners with Community Plates

14 Sep
Co-founder and chef, Tony Rosenfeld of b. good

Chef Tony Rosenfeld (also co-founder) of b.good putting together a Farmstand Tomato-Basil Kale & Grain Bowl at The Westport Farmers’ Market

We took a trip Portland, Maine a couple of weeks ago and devoured so much food (surprising, right?) One of our favorite spots that we checked out was The Holy Donut, which uses potato and sweet potato in their donuts. Holy crap, people: amazing. And, just a few doors down is b.good, a restaurant that we learned about a month ago when we were walking through Greenwich and saw that it was opening up on the avenue.  Continue reading

Win Two Tix to Friday’s Connecticut Chefs Challenge 2015!

14 Sep

Connecticut Chefs Challenge Winners Belt!

Update: Thanks to all that entered, what an awesome contest! Sorry to say, there can be only one winner, but we’re happy to announce that Michele, you’re the winner. We’ll be contacting you via e-mail soon. Tix are still on sale if you didn’t get to win. :)

We’ve been counting down the days, hours, and minutes until 7 pm this Friday, 9/18 at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton. That’s when 8 super-talented chefs from Connecticut will do battle to see who takes home the culinary belt and gets to brag about the win all year long. But, it’s not just about watching these incredibly talented chefs do battle and rib each other. Nope. You can check out the buffet, taste some apps, drink some free wine and beer (Host Chef Plum’s arranged for some great beer, btw), and dessert! Also, there will be some judges that we love there, too: Chef Derrick Prince of Stanton Social, Judy and Joy, and Ken Tuccio.  Continue reading

5 Easy Ways to Give Back During Hunger Action Month . . . and Beyond

3 Sep

Although September is National Hunger Action Month, the needs of the under-served and food insecure last all year long. But, this is an important month because it brings into focus the hunger crisis that faces America. According to FeedingAmerica, 1 out of every six people here in America struggles with hunger and having enough food to get by on a daily basis.

Those statistics are frightening, but there are plenty of ways for your to help out in September to bring more awareness and to help raise money for charitable organizations that give back by making simple purchases and eating out. Continue reading

Funk Fest ft. Rare + Funky Brews w/ Charcuterie Pairings to Benefit Hole in the Wall Gang

2 Sep

Jeff Roberts, the man behind the burgeoning Facebook group (over 300 members) Craft Beer Enthusiast Union, has organized a beer event to satisfy all the beer geeks out there: Funk Fest 2015. Jeff joked around, saying that you don’t want to be the person who is looking at Untappd checkins and feel all left out. So, instead, go treat yo’self and get down to The Outer Space in Hamden on 11/22 at 3 PM for a benefit to go down in the history books for The Hole in the Wall Gang. Tickets are $85, can be purchased now, and are selling out with only 20 left. Continue reading


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