The North Stamford Exchange Club is hosting its 7th Annual Food & Wine Tasting this Friday from 7-10 at the Italian Center . . . and we hope you can make it. The tasting (or gorging if you’d prefer 2nds and 3rds) features some great favorites from across Stamford, including one of the most anticipated restaurants that’s ready to open. Tickets are just $50, 4 for $190, or 6 for $270 with proceeds going directly to local scholarships and organizations. The organizations that will be helped are the Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center of Stamford, ARI, The Salvation Army, Stamford Youth Foundation, MarcUS for Change, Pacific House Homeless Shelter, and the Turn of River Fire Department and the Belltown Fire Departments. Get your tickets here, at either BevMax (Ridgeway or East Main) or by calling up Amy at (203) 667-1202. Continue reading
Have you ever passed a REALLY REALLY nice house for sale that you weren’t actually in the market for, but so badly wanted to tour it just to see how beautiful it was inside? And have you ever fantasized about how amazing it would be to enjoy an amazing meal prepared just for you by a renowned chef inside one of those home’s award-winning kitchens? Well, dream no longer. That’s EXACTLY what you get to do if you attend the first-ever Kitchen Crawl event put on by realtor Judy Michaelis in association with our friends at CTBites and Moffly Media’s AtHome Magazine. And the best part? While you’re enjoying all these amazing sights, smells, and tastes, you’ll be raising money for a charity near and dear to our hearts, Community Plates, whose mission it is to end food insecurity in America.
This is how it all goes down: Continue reading
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
One of our favorite new restaurants in Fairfield County comes from the creative mind of Chef Geoff Lazlo: Mill Street Bar & Table. It’s located just a short hop skip and a jump away from where we’re living and is nestled close by the Greenwich/PoCho border. And, it’s no stranger to anyone who’s been reading our blog, as we’ve given it an exclusive preview before opening, a full-out pigged-out review, and named it Best Burger and Best New American in the 2015 OmNomy Awards.
Update: we picked a random entrant from our Facebook contests and we’re excited to announce that Eric Strom will be taking along Lisa! Congratulations and thank you to everyone for entering. Still some tix left if you didn’t win!
Wait . . . what? Two giveaways in one day? Yup, that’s happening . . . especially because we partnered up with Westchester Magazine! Earlier we announced a giveaway for the Burger & Beer Blast and now we’re announcing that you’ve got a shot at winning two tickets to the Grand Tasting Village on 6/11 from 12-5. Tickets are normally $75 or $125 for VIP, but if you stick with us, there ain’t no cost at all! On Saturday there will be an amazing amount of restaurants giving out signature dish samples that span Fairfield, Westchester, Hudson, and NYC. Also, there will be plenty of wine, beer, and drinks! Oh, and don’t forget all the chef demos from the likes of Chefs Michael Psilakis and Donatella Arpaia, as well as Kathie Lee Gifford and Joy Bauer. For more info check out our post from earlier this week or the official Westchester Wine & Food Festival site. Continue reading
Thanks for all the great entries for this contest! We are excited to say that Melissa Dowers was randomly selected as the winner! Thank you all for entering . . . and we hope that you can still stop by!
The 2016 Craft 260 Cask Festival is taking place at the Scandinavian Club in Fairfield from 1-5 on June 12 . . . and there are a whole cask full of reasons to go. Well, actually, more than 40 casks full of options. That’s because 20+ local breweries from CT and the Northeast will be on hand with two casks each. Both casks that each brewery brings will have the same exact base beer, but there will be two different recipes to create two different beers. Also, it wouldn’t be much of a beer fest if there wasn’t food involved . . . and lucky for you that Craft 260 which we gave a 3.75 Nom rating to, will be catering the event! There will also be live music playing all day including Hide & Seek and CT’s own The Alpaca Gnomes. Plus, it’s damn nice to say that they will be offering up a portion of proceeds directly to the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation. Continue reading
Westchester Magazine has a ton of great events planned for you June 8-12 this year with the Westchester Wine & Food Festival! Whether you’re all into desserts, fashion, burgers, beer, wine, or just want to stuff your face with some of Westchester, Hudson, and Fairfield County’s best food, there’s an event going on that you’ll love. Get more info here and your tix here and read on for the meaty details:
Wednesday, 6/8: Fashion Food & Wine
Stop by the Bloomingdale’s in White Plains from 6-8 for a fashion show and a hand-picked food and wine pairing from wine expert Kevin Zraly and Sonora chef Rafael Palomino. Tickets are just $25 and that includes a $25 Bloomingdale’s Gift Card and Gift Bag. Plus, there are some great incentives for people who get some shopping done during the day! Other participating restaurants include The Dessertist, KEE Oyster House, Samosa Shack, The Wooden Spoon, and Wild Ginger.
Thursday, 6/9: Burger & Beer Blast
Stop by Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla from 6-10 and get your burger, food truck, dessert, beer, and drink fill! Tickets are $75 and include unlimited beer/wine/spirits and food items. And, you know it’s gonna be some great food with Schweid & Sons providing the best, top-notch beef! Some of the participants include 5 Napkin Burger, Bareburger, Campagna, Coals Pizza, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Fortina, Little B’s Burger Bar, Madison Kitchen, Peekskill Brewery, Piper’s Kilt, Pow! Burger, Prime 16, Rye House, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, DoughNation, Souvlaki Truck, Walter’s Hot Dog Truck, Artuso’s Pastry Shop, and Beascake’s Bakery & Breads.
Friday, 6/10: An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers
Get ready for some amazing food from some of the most celebrated chefs in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! This event is happening from 6:30-10 at The Ritz Carlton in White Plains and costs $125 or $175 for VIP which includes a 5:30 early entrance. In addition to each chef’s signature dishes, there will be plenty of excellent wines that have been selected to complement each dish. We’re talking about chefs from Polpettina, Harvest on Hudson, The Cookery, L’inizio, Restaurant North, The Ritz-Carlton, An American Bistro, Purdys Farmer & the Fish, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Moderne Barn, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Tarry Lodge, The Inn at Pound Ridge, Sonora, Fortina, MP Taverna, BLT Steak, Campagna, Saltaire Oyster Bar, and dessert from Blue Tulip Chocolate, Coffee Labs Roasters, Lulu’s Cake Boutique, and Penny Lick Ice Cream Company.
Saturday, 6/11: Grand Tasting Village
From 12-5 you’ll be checking out some of the most amazing samples of food right at Kensico Dam Plaza. Entrance is $75 or $125 if you’d also like access to the Connoisseur Tent that has high-end food and wine. In addition to restaurants providing samples, there will be chef demos that include Michael Psilakis, Donatella Arpaia, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Joy Bauer. Some of the restaurants include Amore Cucina & Bar, Bar Sugo, Blue Moon Mexican, Chutney Masala, Clock Tower Grill, Elia Taverna, Kishuya Ramen, NoMa Social, Rosemary and Vine, Rye House, Serafina, The Taco Project, WUJI, Zuppa, and more.
Saturday and Sunday, 6/11-12
There will also be two cooking classes for kids if you want to instill that love of food with your offspring. The two options include Jr. Chefs Academy and Kids: Use Your Noodle.
Is it September yet? Oh, man, we just want to fast forward, skip all the heatwaves and skip all the storms until we get to the 2016 Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. This year it’s going down on September 23-24 and we have some details to share with ya like the musical acts, celebrity chefs, and some of the nomworthy features of this awesome annual event. We are also very happy to share that Serendipity is donating profits to Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Wholesome Wave and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation! Well, here are some of the preliminary details: Continue reading
During the first Blind Beer Awards, organizers Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast and The Blind Rhino in SoNo introduced a second installment. The next event will be on July 23 at 1 PM and will feature Summer Seasonals from across the state. Like last time, you’ll have blind samples of beer that you vote on, an all you can eat buffet that starts at 4, and tix are only $25 each. The winners and breweries are revealed at the end, BOOM! Seems like a real no-brainer. Continue reading