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9th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off Stewing up this Sunday!

2 Nov

One of our favorite events of the year is the ever-growing and ever-popular Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off. Started as a small event in a local Stamford church, this event has grown every year with more competitors and even more hungry tasters. This year the tradition continues on November 6 from 11-3 right at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. There will be 15 home cooks, chefs, and restaurants this year, all vying for your votes! Who will win the coveted first place prize? Will Mayor Martin’s chili take down the competition? Will the students at JM Wright Tech uphold their number one spot? Also, who will be the contestants who win special trophies and rewards from four special judges (more on this below)? Continue reading

2016 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Tickets Giveaway Game Plan

6 Sep

We had lots of entries (thank you!) and we’ve picked our random winner. Well, without further adieu, meet our winner: Michael Drazin from Instagram!

The 2016 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is just around the corner . . . and we’ve got some exciting news for you. We’re working with the good people at Serendipity Magazine and GW+FF to give away two General Admission tickets for Saturday, September 24. Those two tix will get you full day entry from 12-10 and includes the Grand Tasting Tent, celebrity chef demos, interviews, and book signings, sandwiches, cocktails, bbq, burgers, tacos, beer, wine, and a stunning finish with Old Crow Medicine Show and Ziggy Marley! Continue reading

26 Food Trucks, Music, Craft Beer + More @ Food Trucks in the Valley 2016

5 Sep

The 3rd annual Food Trucks in the Valley is now just 10 days away, so you better start getting ready. Scope out the 26 food trucks (full list later in this post) that will be there and figure out a good eating strategy. Wash it all down with some craft beer, specifically New Belgium who is one of the sponsors. Then, while you’re there, check out live music, a car show, artisan products, food samples from local restaurants, and lots more. Continue reading

Discounted Tix for 6th Annual CT Chef’s Challenge Still Available

26 Aug

From now until September 1, you can get your Connecticut Chef’s Challenge tix at a discounted rate. Yup, for just $60 you can pick up a ticket that would normally cost $75. Entry gets you in on the action as you watch some of CT’s best chefs compete, passed apps, dessert, and free wine and beer. Or, you could buy a VIP ticket  ($100) that gets you into the Chef’s Reception and gets you a chance at winning a seat at the Chef’s Table Tasting Seat. There are also other seating options available that get you a guaranteed seat at the Chef’s Tasting Table. Continue reading

24 Restaurants Take Part in 2016 Orange Restaurant Week

8 Aug
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An entire week devoted to deals on food at some great spots! Read on for more details including how to win big . . .

Today starts the 2016 Greater Orange Restaurant Week . . . and you’ll definitely want to be a part of the action. Not only are 24 restaurants from Orange, Milford, West Haven, and Woodbridge involved, but you’ll also great prix fixe deals for lunch or dinner. But, hey, why stop there? How about taking home some great prizes and gift cards . . . over $2,000 is up for grabs! We’ve included the directions at the end of this post for you. And, because a meal isn’t a meal without a nice beverage, there will drink specials at each spot. Continue reading

GW+FF is looking for the best sandwiches for a seriously delicious contest

14 Jul
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Do you have a favorite sandwich that you think could win the ultimate prize this year at the GW+FF? Pic courtesy of GW+FF.

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is looking for the best sandwiches from Fairfield and Westchester Counties . . .  and they need your help. If you’re a big fan of a sandwich from a restaurant, deli, or cafe or work at a restaurant, reach out to Brookeknetzger@ungerpublishing.com or call (203) 588-1363.
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Two Roads Road Jam Fest 2016: Two Tix up for Grabs!

16 Jun
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Summertime, and the beer fest tix are freebies . . .

Yes, it’s true, we’re giving away two tickets to Two Roads amazing Road Jam Fest thanks to our beer-buds at Two Roads and Beerfests.com. This awesome annual event takes place on 6/25 from 2-9 and will feature Road Jam Raspberry Wheat and other awesome Two Roads brews, a Cluster Truck food hub, and two stages of music from the likes of Alpaca Gnomes, Turkuaz, Moon Hooch, and Deep Banana Blackout. Tickets are normally $30 (includes your first pint) or $22 for DD, but when you roll with us, there are benefits. Well, not like friends with benefits benefits, but you get us. Continue reading

Caseus, Hapa, Lobstercraft, Skinny Pines + StrEATery Compete Today in Food Truck Throwdown!

19 May
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Meet the meat masters . . .

Look at these five food trucks and what they are throwing down for today’s Food Truck Throwdown! Honestly, we’re going to have the toughest time judging all these amazing dishes. But, it’s not just about us judging, you also get a vote and say in crowning the People’s Choice champ! It all starts at 4 today at 805 Atlantic Street in Stamford. Tickets are $25 and that gets you a 4-6 oz. sample from each truck plus lots of fun and events. Proceeds from this event will go towards Optimus Health Care who fights to “Improve the overall health of our communities in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Stratford, particularly the medically underserved, by providing preventive, primary care and supplemental health care services along with health education in a culturally sensitive manner regardless of ones’ ability to pay.”

See you there, we’ll be stopping by around 6. If you see us, please say hi! For more info about this event, check out our original post.

Tickets Giveaway: Flag Day Pig Roast + Cornhole Tourney @ Black Hog

17 May

Update: WOW! So many entries, thank you! We listed all of your entries and put them in a random number generator. Combining all entries from FB, Instagram, and Twitter, the winner was Sip.of.CT from Instagram. Congrats to you! 

‘member how we told you about the 2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Pig Roast, and Beach Party coming to the shores of Black Hog Brewing? Yes, of course you do (but, if you don’t, here’s a refresher) . . . well, we’ve got something nice for one lucky winner. Yup, yup: a pair of tix to this event brought to you by Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast and Black Hog on 6/12 at 1.

“Woah, so you’re giving away $140 worth of roast pork, beer, and music?” Continue reading

You Eat, You Vote: Food Truck Throwdown Hits Stamford May 19

29 Apr

Being such big supporters of the CT Chefs Challenge from Optimus Health Care and the chefs that compete, we were excited to hear about the CT Food Truck Throwdown. Six of the best food trucks in CT have been gathered in a competition where you not only get to taste the best from each truck, but you also get a vote to crown the People’s Choice champ. It all goes down from 4-8 on 5/19 right at 805 Atlantic Street where there will be free parking. Each ticket costs $25 ($20 early bird until May 6) and that gets you a 4-6 oz. serving from each of the trucks. If you’d like an additional serving from a truck, you can always buy more. Proceeds from the night are going right to Optimus Health Care whose mission is to “Improve the overall health of our communities in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Stratford, particularly the medically underserved, by providing preventive, primary care and supplemental health care services along with health education in a culturally sensitive manner regardless of ones’ ability to pay.” Continue reading

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