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Beat the Heat Hot Wing Challenge @ The Wing Shop

19 Jan

 

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Can you stand the heat? Make sure to enter!

The Beat the Heat Hot Wing Challenge was moved from last weekend to the 30th at 2 pm! 

The Wing Shop at 1055 Huntington Turnpike in Bridgeport has a proposition for you: are you brave enough to handle their hottest wings ever? If you think you’re up to the challenge, you can sign up for theBeat the Heat Hot Wing Challenge starting at 2 pm on 1/23! There is no cost to enter, aside from losing your dignity if you give up! But, if you win, you’ll have some serious street cred and will gain some major bragging rights!

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Shove this in ur face: the massive burger at Tomato Tomato in Stamford is larger than life

11 Dec
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I’m sorry, we ordered the large burger, this is clearly the small one. LOL Pic from Tomato Tomato.

Where do you even start with this burger from Tomato Tomato Pizzeria & Pour House? Literally, we don’t know where to start. It’s freaking huge. Do you just try to shove the whole thing in, cut it up, take it apart, eat it layer by layer? We just don’t know, but we’ve got some info on this stunning dish on the menu: Continue reading

Secret Ingredient Released for Battle of the Chefs with Chefs Pasternack, Storch, and Taibe

16 May
Grace Weber, executive director of Founders Hall, presents a fresh Pekin duck to Chefs Matt Storch, Forrest Pasternack and Jeff Taibe, who will be competing in Battle of the Chefs to benefit Founders Hall on Sunday, June 1, 4 -7pm, at Founders Hall.

Grace Weber, executive director of Founders Hall, presents a fresh Pekin duck to Chefs Matt Storch, Forrest Pasternack and Jeff Taibe, who will be competing in Battle of the Chefs to benefit Founders Hall on Sunday, June 1, 4 -7 pm, at Founders Hall.  Photo by Karen Rayda.

Oh, duck yeah!  The first ingredient for the appetizer round of the Battle of the Chefs at Founders Hall has been revealed.  On June 8, Chefs Pasternack (Bailey’s Backyard), Taibe (leFarm/The Whelk), and Storch (Match, The Chelsea), will need to use Peking duck in their appetizers.  For these three talented chefs, we don’t think they’ll have too much trouble…but the real challenge is putting out the best duck dish.  Duck can definitely be challenging, too.  It’s pretty easy to overcook and should be served rare to medium rare.  Plus, it does take lots of work to perfect that perfectly crispy duck skin.

All three chefs will be cooking up 200 servings for guests who will then vote for their favorites on June 1 from 4 to 7.  While all three chefs do have the advantage of planning out their attack with the Peking duck, they won’t be so lucky when it comes to the entrée round.  That’s because they’ll open a basket filled with secret ingredients and will have only 40 minutes to put a killer dish together.  A panel of judges will then discuss each dish and pick the winner of that round.  If you want a taste of the entrees, you can buy a special chef’s table ticket.  And, even if you don’t buy that, all tickets will get you enough hors d’oeuvre to fill up that belly, an open bar (oh yeah), and plenty of amazing desserts.

Tickets are now on sale at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, online, or by calling up (203) 431-7000.  Tasting Table Tickets are $500, Floor Seats are $200, and Stadium Seats are $125.  To read more about The Battle of the Chefs, please check out our introduction post and to learn more about the great work of Founders Hall, check out their site.

Casting Call: Guy’s Grocery Games Is Shopping for Some Talented Chefs

6 May
Want your shot on Triple G?

When we saw Chef Plum of Newton, CT compete on the brand new Guy’s Grocery Games, our hearts were beating fast.  Would Plum be able to best the other talented chefs that he was up against?  But, toughest of all, we didn’t know what kind of crazy twist Guy Fieri would throw his way in Flavortown Market.  Would he only be able to pick out ingredients from a certain aisle, only be allowed to use foods that start with the letter D, only be allowed to spend $20, or only be able to use pre-made foods?  Or, would it be something even tougher?  

Chef Plum races through the supermarket, trying to stack up $20,000 worth of groceries

Chef Plum races through the supermarket, trying to stack up $20,000 worth of groceries

Well, we were happy to see our buddy get to the final round and take home some hard-earned dough!  Want your shot at winning, getting the bragging rights, and taking home the $20,000 prize?  Of course!  Starting off, Relativity Television and Guy’s Grocery Games are looking for some talented chefs and professional cooks to be a part of the brand new season of Triple G.  Here’s a description of what they are looking for:

“We are holding a nationwide search – looking for outgoing, highly skilled chefs and professional cooks from all backgrounds, any style of cooking welcome. Whether you cook at a fine dining restaurant or own your own diner, are an executive chef, sous chef, private chef or caterer – if you think you have the chops to make mincemeat out of the competition, you want to apply!”

To apply, just e-mail GGG@RTVShows.com with the following information (please include the City/State where you live in the subject line of your e-mail):

• Name

• Phone Number

• Curent title of occupation

• Description of your culinary background

• A recent photo of yourself

• A few photos of dishes that you’ve made

• Explanation why you think you have what it takes to win Guy’s Grocery Games

Best Balls? You Decide! The Meatball Challenge of Fairfield County Plops Down June 5

29 Apr
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Oh balls, this looks magical…

Ladies and gents, haven’t you always been in search of the biggest, juiciest, and most savory balls in Fairfield County?  Well, let’s face it, finding the perfectly sized and shaped balls is no easy feat…let alone finding ones so good you moan in pleasure as they enter your mouth.  Are you still in search of that meatball that will be yours forever, that tried and true love that will stay with you through thick and thin?  Ah, then you’ll definitely want to attend the first ever The Meatball Challenge of Fairfield County hosted by Savor Productions that’s being held on 6/5/14 from 6-9 at The Factory Underground in Norwalk.

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Hits New Canaan and 3 Other CT Towns

28 Apr
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day will be taking over New Canaan and three other CT towns...

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day will be taking over New Canaan and three other CT towns…

The food revolution will be televised…and will make its way to New Canaan on Saturday, May 17, from 9:30-11:30.  That’s when Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution will take the town and its Pop Up Park (off of Elm) by storm.  The idea behind Jamie’s Food Revolution Day is helping the children of the world to not only eat healthier, but to fight obesity, find ingredients for meals from local and sustainable sources, and for families to spend more time together cooking and eating.

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Jealous Gatsby? We at da party of da year: The Iron Bar Gala @ Plan B Milford (w00t w00t)

13 Mar
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For an entire year, talented mixologists throughout Connecticut have fought hard to make the best cocktails at Plan B Milford’s Iron Bar competitions.  And, through their skills 12 of them have made it to the final stage:  The Iron Bar Gala.  One winner will prevail, win $1,000 in cash and get a trip to Kentucky with the Plan B crew!  

You definitely won’t want to miss this event at Plan B Milford on 3/26/14 at 8 pm.  Seriously, don’t miss it…especially because the final test is bourbon themed using Willett Pot Still.  Tix are just $60 (plus tax and tip) and you get a helluva lot for your dollar, too…an abundance of hors d’oeuvre, 2 drink tickets, samples of all cocktail entries, a chance to vote for the winner, and mingle time with the celebrity judges.

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Pig Out: Can You Conquer the Smoke + Bones BBQ Sundae Challenge?

6 Feb

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A common duck.
An ornery chihuahua.
An average lamp.
A dainty bowling ball.
A mason jar of The Smoke & Bones BBQ Sundae Challenge. 

What do all of these seemingly random things have in common? Yup, they all weigh six pounds. Six pounds? Six pounds!

While that might not seem like much when you’re carrying your chihuahua in your purse down the red carpet or throwing strike after strike down the lanes, that’s a helluva lot to shove into your face.  But, at least it’s not a six pound duck or lamp that you’re eating…we’re talking ’bout the highly sought after BBQ of Smoke & Bones BBQ of Derby, CT.

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