Save the date, fellow foodophiles: May 7 from 6-9 pm at The Loading Dock in Stamford.
That’s when Food for All goes down and this year is destined to be even more amazing than the previous years with not only an amazing assortment of new restaurants, and great cocktails being mixed up, but there will also be a Dessert Cafe to sweeten the deal. Tickets are $75 per person or cost $60 if you buy six or more tickets.
NEBCO ineth the houseth…
The back room at Bailey’s Backyard also opens up to the outside for warmer weather…
Here we are with the first full week of spring, so you better get yourself in gear, get out there and conquer the world. We’ve got a ton of dinners, events, deals, contests, national recognition props, and beer news to getcha going.
p.s. Don’t look at Saturday’s forecast.
3/26-4/5 Neighbor to Neighbor is hosting a PB&J Food Drive, arguably one of the coolest things ever. Brings jars of peanut butter to Diamond Hill U.M. Church in Cos Cob and bring jars of jams and jellies to Little Pub Greenwich.
3/27 Harry’s in Fairfield is hosting a Left Hand Brewing beer tasting from 4-7. They’ll be sampling their Milk Stout, Black Jack Porter, and Milk Stout Nitro.
The lovely goat cheese quiche
Introducing….cans! Pic from Half Full’s FB page
A library isn’t just a home for books and magazines, though many people see them this way. No, a library is a gathering place, a resource, a place to learn new skills, experience new things, and to feel like a part of the community. And, nowhere is this more true than at The Ferguson Library in Stamford where there are always a ton of things going on like book talks, Meet the Author nights, children’s events, fairs, festivals, and special events.
Speaking of special events: The Ferguson Library is about ready to start the next chapter of a successful year with their annual A Novel Affair event. Tickets for the 4/9 event from 5:30-8:30 are $125 and can be bought here. This is actually our third time going and we’re very proud to be one of the media sponsors this year, too.
The parade through Dublin, remembering Easter 1916
Beer taps at The Ginger Man in Norwalk
Holy crap, there’s a lot of stuff going on, tons of news to share, ways to help your community, and keg-loads of beer related goodness! Well, let’s just get down to it, right?
3/10-3/17 Parallel Post in Trumbull is kicking things Irish style with a Corned Beef Sandwich that features sliced house cured corned beef, stone ground mustard, Gruyère, all served on peasant rye bread for $9. They will also have an Ox Hollow Shepherd’s Pie with sautéed ground beef, seasonal veggies, and truffle mashed potatoes for $17. And, yes, you can drink too with the Irish Breathalyzer Test that features Godiva, Creme de Menthe, and Vodka for $8.
3/14 Stop by the Westport Farmers’ Market at Gilbertie’s for the final market of the winter season. They’ll be back for more starting on May 21 at their usual stomping grounds, so get ready.
Last year, Fairfield County Giving Day took Connecticut by storm. Non-profits across the county shared with their friends, followers, and fans all about what makes them great and asked for donations to help fund their missions. And, you could say it was a wee-bit successful (being sarcastic) with over 9,200 donors who dug into their pockets and raised more than $750,000!
This year’s Giving Day will prove to be bigger, better, and raise even more vital funds than last year, too. It starts at midnight on Thursday, March 5 and goes all the way until 11:59 and 59 seconds. The goal this year is to raise at least $1,000,000 and with 400 non-profits participating, that shouldn’t be too tough.
“Camp Promise is a big treat for me and all the kids and their families. We experience the time of our lives with activities we get to do and a chance to make new friends. The cabins have so much room, the food is good. We have counselors that are almost the same age as us which I like, and they’re very nice. I like that campers and counselors have things in common, like going to college and finding jobs. The fundraising in Stamford is great. We’re so happy that people care about us and keep hope alive for a cure as well” Nicholas, 20, camper at Camp Promise.
If you’ve been with us for a year or two, you might remember that around this time we talk about Camp Promise and all the great things that they do to provide a great camp experience to people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. Through fundraising, campers are able to attend for free, sometimes getting the chance to do things that they never dreamed of like go to a dance, swim, or play a sport. It’s a great cause and for people in Fairfield County it’s easy to help raise some dinero for this great cause.
If you can’t get enough of oysters, The Spread in SoNo promises to give you something to live for with their upcoming Oyster Madness blowout event. Come by their 70 N. Main Street location on March 3 from 4:30-10 and you’ll get to enjoy oysters 13 different ways. Well, 14 ways if you include their cash-only shucking bar that’s just a buck a shuck.
There’s no cost to enter, but they will be collecting an optional $10 donation at the door that will go directly to the Sheffield Island Lighthouse Education Program. Oh, and those buck a shuck oysters? All of that money goes right to SILEP, too. Also, The Spread will be offering up a portion of their sales from the night to this local, important program that sheds light on (get it?) “public awareness of our marine resources, environment, and heritage through research, education and preservation.”
Dino Poutine is killer, unique to Dinosaur Stamford
Plate of bbq, snacks, and fixins at at BarQ B.B.Q.
Since we started blogging, we always wanted to check out Taste of Stamford but, you know what? It always seemed to be on a day that we just couldn’t go. But, last year we made it a priority . . . and damn, were we happy that we did! There was so much to do, so much to see, so many people to meet, and so much to drink. Oh, and damn right, so much to eat! We guess that the name of this event kind of gives that away, huh?
Well, this year will only be better as the 22nd Annual Taste of Stamford prepares to make its splash at the Marriott Stamford Hotel & Spa on February 26 from 5:30-8:30. Tickets are $60 if you buy them in advance or $70 at the door. You’ll not only get to taste the best that Stamford has to offer, but you’ll also help support the Chamber of Commerce in all their efforts to help schools and the community.
The Burroughs Community Center in Black Rock is celebrating another year of bringing the community together via workshops, experiences, workshops, and gallery showings with the Taste of Black Rock annual party. This year, the party goes on from 7:30-10 pm on 2/7 right the Burroughs Community Center at 2470 Fairfield Avenue. Tickets cost $35 in advance or are $45 at the door. Your ticket will not only help to support the great work of this vital community center, but will also getcha: