While we love the Grand Tasting day at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, we have a real weak spot for the Friday night event: the Most Innovative Chefs Gala. The event features the best food and chefs from Connecticut and Westchester, drinks, and live music from big bands.
And, while we’ve always had a great time, this time around we think that we’re going to have the best time ever! That’s because The Wailers (yes, THE Wailers, AKA Bob Marley’s former band) will be hitting the stage during the night of September 25 from 7-10:30 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich. Oh, but there will be much more, especially with the featured chefs and restaurants who will be preparing some amazing bites of food. These chefs include:
Broth and clams to die for!
This week, we’re gonna get right down to biznatch and get your going with an awesome list of events, deals, jobs, and CT brew news. Also check out details on upcoming beer fests or last week’s news. Here we go:
6/26 Tangled Vine will be playing at Little Barn in Westport around 9:30.
6/26 If you’re 35 or under and wanna party before the show, check out Westport Country Playhouse. They have their latest Happy Hours with food from The Granola Bar and Shake Shack as well as some great drinks for just $25. Your ticket also gets you into the show (And a Nightingale Sang) too!
We already have September 18 at 7 pm blocked off on our calendar because that’s when the 5th Annual Connecticut Chefs Challenge goes down! Fairfield County’s best chefs will be competing at Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton to take him the much-coveted “Best in Show” title. What’s great is that when you attend, you get to taste everything and vote along side a guest judge panel. Tickets are not on sale yet, but you’ll soon be able to find them here and a portion of the sales will go directly to The Optimus Foundation that helps to construct and maintain medical facilities throughout the 203 for communities that need the support.
There’s lots going on in Fairfield County and CT over the next couple of weeks, so stick with us kids and you’ll go far! For more events, check out last week’s CT Food News. And don’t forget that tomorrow is CT Open House Day where hundreds of places around Connecticut open their doors for free or have other great offers.
6/12-13 Hapa Food Truck will be at The Beer Garden @ Shippan Landing from 4-8:30 on Friday and will be at Pride in the Park at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk from 12-8 this Saturday.
Who do you think makes the best cocktail in Stamford? Well, Stamford Magazine is doing their best to find out with their Best Bartenders Event right on the outdoor patio at Harbor Point which is located at 2200 Atlantic Street. The competition (and tastings) splash down on June 17 from 6:30-9 with tickets costing $20 if you pre-purchase or $25 at the door. Entry into the Best Bartenders Contest gets you tastes of cocktails, bites of fresh summer dishes, and live calypso music to jam with. The winner of the best cocktail will be decided by your votes and will be featured in the September/October issue of Stamford Magazine.
The Pitmaster Challenge, in all its glory!
Hey Fairfield County, you ready for some killer things to do, deals to search after, and beer news to make ya thirsty? Yeah, we know you are! Here we go . . .
Deals, Dinners & Live Music
6/5 Stop by Stew Leonard’s and receive a free Apple Cider Donut from 8-noon today in celebration of National Donut Day!
6/5-9/18 Listen to some live music from great singers and bands from 6-9 at Darien Summer Nights then hit the town and take down some great food at some of our favorite spots like Meatball & Co., Bodega, and Scena!
6/13 Terrapin plays live at Bobby Q’s in Westport starting at 9 pm. Get your beer and BBQ fix and jam out.
Harbor Point’s the place to be this summer and we’ve got some major proof for ya including a duo of car shows, a BBQ, outdoor movies, a 5K that presents a justified reason to drink beer and eat from food trucks:
Harbor Point Car Show
6/7 from 10-4
2200 Atlantic Street
There will be vintage cars, monster trucks, hot rods, Ferraris, Corvettes, and bikes at the Harbor Point Car Show! Checking out the hot cars is free, but if you’d like to register to show off your car, it’s $20 per car with proceeds going to Wounded Warrior Project. In addition to checking out the cars, you can also take part in raffles, listen to some live music, and see who the winners of some coveted trophies are. When you’re done checking out the cars, just round the corner and get a killer brunch or lunch at Paloma!
Work or live in or around Greenwich? Well, stop by Whole Foods Greenwich from 11-2 for a lunch from the grill! For just a $5 donation, you’ll get your choice of a hamburger, an organic hot dog, or veggie burger with all the toppings. Plus, you’ll get a cute little snack bag, fresh fruit, your choice of beverage, and one free entry in the gift basket giveaway. Money raised is going directly to the awesome work that Friends of Greenwich Library puts in towards providing stellar programming, events, books, and more. We’re members and we just love the library, so we hope that you can help spread the word and help raise some money for a great organization!
Good Will from the Grill Fundraiser for Friends of Greenwich Library
6/5 from 11-2
Whole Foods Market Greenwich
90 E Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Delivery.com (see our review here) is a pretty cool service that we use from time to time when we’re feeling lazy or just have a ton to do and can’t cook. We’re very happy to share that they are working together with (RED) in the Eat (RED) Drink (RED) Save Lives campaign that started yesterday and goes until the end of June. For every delivery order placed on their site, they’ll donate .40, up to $25,000. That .40 per order might not seem like much at all, but that’s what it costs each day to provide essential medication for an HIV-positive person.
Awesome grilled wings at Coals
Kobe Sliders at Port Chester Hall
Detox? Sure thing!
We’ve gotcha covered for CT beer and food news and restaurant reviews, but we would feel remiss if we didn’t share five awesome events going down in Westchester: Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival, Taste of Port Chester 2015, and Port Chester Pub Crawl. Here ya go:
Burger & Beer Blast, Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival
June 3 from 6-10
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY
Deets: 30 local restaurants compete to see whose burger reigns supreme . . . and YOU get to help by eating and voting! Plus, beer. That doesn’t take much to convince you, now does it?