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[oink] pops up in Westport at The Whelk

12 Jan
oink pop up series

You’re gonna wanna tix for this one . . .

Back in November, we helped to break the news here in Fairfield County about a new pop up eating experience called [oink]. The focus of their pop up at that time was putting out a killer brunch at Caseus of New Haven. Before that, Chefs Craig Hutchinson and Alex Lischynsky had put together meals at Black Hog Brewing and other spots throughout the state. Well, now they are adding a new location to that list: The Whelk in Westport.

The focus of this dining series is “Il Arbitrario,” meaning The Arbitrary in Italian which just so happens to be the focus of the meal. Italian . . . at Westport’s quintessential seafood and New American spot? You betcha! Chefs Hutchinson and Lischynsky will be carefully sourcing ingredients from all around CT that include real, pure, and sustainable food that is put together into 7 awesome courses. Continue reading

CT Food News: Parties, Dinners, Openings, Jobs, Beer Releases + More – 1/8/16

8 Jan

We’ve got lots of great celebrations, dinners, restuarant openings, job opportunties, new brewery hours, CT and other domestic beer releases, and more. Yup, that’s right: we’re starting 2016 off right with the biggest and freshest collection of events, deals, and beer info for Fairfield County. 

1/8 Celebrate two years of Little Barn in Westport with their Barn Burner party! The DJ starts spinning at 9, there will be an outdoor ice bar, and if you hang with them until late, there will be free late night snacks.

1/13 Fleishers Craft Kitchen in Westport is hosting a series of four-course beer dinners featuring local breweries and amazing, local food. The first night is New England Brewing at 7 with a reception starting at 6:30. Tix are $125 $90 per person and can bought here when they go live. Continue reading

Win Tix to SoNo Bowl + Gift Certificate @ Blind Rhino w/ Cash, Prizes + Open Bar

4 Jan
SONO BOWL FINAL POSTER

Update: The Blind Rhino is also giving a $50 gift certificate to the winner of the pair of tix!

UPDATE: Brad V. is the winner of the two tix and the $50 gift card! We’ll be contacting him soon with details on how to get his prize. :)

Tickets are now on sale for SoNo Bowl, going down at 4 pm until kickoff on 2/7 at The Blind Rhino in Norwalk. $15 gets you into the party with an open bar until kickoff, plus Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast will be hosting the night. There will be lots of games and chances to not only win prizes, but to also take home some cold hard cash. Continue reading

Ulltimate New Year’s Eve 2015 Planner for Fairfield County (Over 30 Listings)

23 Dec

New Year’s Eve comes but once a year, and that’s probably a good thing, cuz it’s about time you get all liquored up and let your freak flag fly! And, to help you do that, the enablers we are, we’ve put together the biggest and most ultimatest guide to NYE 2015 for Fairfield County. To help ya out, we’ve organized by town and city, too. As we find out more of our favorite spots here in FFLD, we’ll add them for ya so check back. 

Black Rock

TruNorth: It’s on starting at 5 and will go way into the night! Make sure to check back here for more info when it’s available. 

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CT Food News: Parties, Shopping, Food to Try, CT Beer + More – 12/10/15

10 Dec

What’s going on good people? We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather . . . and that you’ll take full advantage of it over the next few days as we reach the low 60s! Stick with us, kids, you’ll go far! ;) 

12/10-13 Come down to 1 N Water Street in SoNo for the SONO Holiday Bazaar Marketplace. Hours are 3-9 Thursday + Friday, 10-7 Saturday and Sunday. There will be a ton of great things to buy including pasta and sauces from Bar Sugo and Dorest Maple Reserve (that’s maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels), plenty of crafts, and a great assortment of the perfect gifts.  Continue reading

Food Truck Village to Fuel Shopping During Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend

3 Dec

Since we moved to Greenwich a few years back, we’ve discovered some of the great perks of living there. There’s an increasingly impressive dining scene, we’re in the center of all the action, we have amazing parks and beaches, and we love to people watch on The Avenue. And, topping off that list is the 7th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend that goes down this year 12/5-6!

There are so many things to check out during this special weekend, that it’d be tough to describe everything, but we’ll highlight some (full list here and down below): professional ice sculpture demos, holiday caroling, entertainment, children’s activities, real life reindeer and photos with Santa, special promotions, deals, and tasting in various Greenwich stores and spots. Continue reading

2nd Annual Greenwich Restaurant Week Gives Ya Deals in Our Hood!

9 Nov

Like we said when we broke the news about The Granola Bar coming to Greenwich this winter, we are ever impressed about the new talented chefs that are coming into The Gateway to the Gold Coast. Now more than ever, Greenwich is becoming a culinary force to be reckoned with and we’re pretty damn happy that we live here to witness the growth firsthand. 

Grilled angus with thick cut steak fries

Grilled angus with thick cut steak fries from Mediterraneo

So, we figure what better time to check out some spots here in G-wich than with the 2nd Annual Greenwich Restaurant Week? It’s going down from November 12-18 and will feature prix fixe deals, free drinks, discounts, and specials. Here’s a list of all restaurants that are involved this year. To find out the deals at each spot, click here. Continue reading

OmNomCT to interview Giada De Laurentiis on stage at The Palace Theatre on 11/4

1 Nov

Giada De Laurentiis New Cookbook Happy Cooking

Omnivores, we’re so excited to share some super cool news with you! We’ve been invited to host and moderate Giada De Laurentiis’ appearance at The Palace Theatre In Stamford this Wednesday, 11/4. The focus of the night will be Giada talking about her new cookbook, Happy Cooking, that comes out on 11/3, as well as lots of other interesting topics around her cooking, her shows, and all the other fun things going on in her exciting life. The show begins at 7:30 with us introducing Giada, asking her a series of questions, then the night will close up with us leading an audience Q&A session. So, get your questions ready because we’re hoping for some great ones. There are still some tickets available if you’d like to go (and why wouldn’t you, Giada is awesome!) You can get a ticket for $30 each or $160 each, which includes premium seats and a VIP Meet & Greet experience.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Giada De Laurentiis Happy Cooking Tour

11/4, starting at 7:30

Tickets (remaining seats): $30 or $160

The Palace Theatre

61 Atlantic Street

Stamford, CT 06901

CT Food News – Over 40 Events, Halloween Parties, Openings + CT Beer Items – 10/22/15

22 Oct

Here at OmNomCT we take our events, deals, news, and weekly guide to CT beer pretty seriously. Like, so seriously that we gather and pick through hundreds of items to bring you the biggest, the best, and the freshest things to eat and drink in Fairfield County and beyond. Just a note, we tend not to repeat items that we’ve already covered so as to not waste your time, but you can always see last week’s news items, our beer fests post, and our choice of an additional 6 Halloween bashes

​Events

10/22 The Bee Foundation (bringing brain aneurysm awareness) is hosting a special guest bartender event from 6-8 at Gallo Restaurant in Ridgefield. The bartenders for that night are Susie Mendizabal and Hoodoo Brown’s own Chris Sexton. They’ll be donating 10% of all drinks right to TBF and will also be selling raffle tickets for $20. Continue reading

CT Food News: Festivals, Food Trucks, Events, Openings, Tastings + CT Beer – 10/16/15

16 Oct

Here at OmNomCT, we want to make sure that you’re having a helluva good time, so we’ve put together a killer good list of events, dishes that you must try, news on restaurant openings, deals on meals, and plenty of CT beer news. As always, we’ve got the most extensive guide to Fairfield County and CT food news that you’ll find anywhere else. If you have anything you’d like for us to add next week, please let us know . . . we don’t dare charge to support our local restaurants, bars, and event organizers. 

Events

10/16-17 Chief Brody’s Banh Mi truck will be at Yale today at College Street before Wall from 11:30-3 and Saturday at Black Hog from 12-5. Continue reading

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