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Rad, Dude: Pizza Surf Club First Bites and Drinks – Stamford, CT

17 Apr

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Update: We visited Pizza Surf Club this past Sunday and need to update our original post. First of all, drinks were hit or miss. The Mousse Juice was still great, but the Margaritas were either weak like water or had too much bite from cheap-tasting tequila. The food portion of the Pizza Surf Club was even more disappointing, with only square pies being brought around sporadically. And, while the pizza was okay, it certainly wasn’t up to the same standard as other Fortina pizza. We wondered where all that other great and fun food was that they put on display opening day. We were also a bit disappointed with the bar service. One bartender, in particular, was slow and came off as rude and unconcerned. At other times, we received the wrong drinks, getting a Margarita instead of a Motorino. Last of all, and certainly not under the control of Pizza Surf Club, but the whole deck had a college frat-party kind of vibe with people spilling drinks, sloppy drunk, and doing shots. We can’t say that we recommend going to Pizza Surf Club anymore, but we do still think that Fortina downstairs is great and worth a visit. 

Cowabunga, dudes, Pizza Surf Club opened yesterday above Fortina and we’ve got some deets on the drinks, the food, and what to expect. Think of this as an add-on to our post that broke the news and our tips on what to order.

 

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Great views overlooking the park . . .

 

First of all, don’t get caught up in the riptide, walk up the stairs facing you when you enter Fortina, turn right, then climb up a second set of stairs. Hint: look for the bright neon graffiti stairwell, it’s pretty hard not to miss. Climb, observe the awesomeness of pizza graffiti, then you’re at Fortina’s rooftop deck AKA Pizza Surf Club. When you arrive, you’ll purchase some slick tix at $8 each (and the tip is built in). For the most part, 1 drink/food item = 1 ticket, so depending on how thirsty ya are or how hungry you be, purchase accordingly. You can always go back and buy more if you need to. 2 drink/food items include Mousse Juice, Motorino, Italian Ice, Prosecco and Popsicles, and funnel fries. Continue reading

+ All That Jazz: 9th Note Jazz Supper Club Opens Today in Stamford

6 Nov

9th Note Supper Club of StamfordNew Haven’s loss is our gain! That’s because the extra popular 9th Note Jazz Supper Club that used to be at 56 Orange Street in New Haven is opening today, 11/6, in Stamford. Although things didn’t work out how they would have liked in New Haven, they found a perfect spot in The City that Noms. They took over the sexy cool spot where GRAND used to be at 15 Bank Street.

So, why is this a spot that we’ll all need to check out? Well, first of all the music scene there will be killer good with plenty of stellar jazz and blues acts. But, it’ll be lots more than just music, there will also be burlesque dancing . . . hopefully in Star Wars gear! ;) Continue reading

6th Annual Food + Wine Tasting ft. Stamford restaurants + world wines @ The Italian Center of Stamford

3 Nov

Do you know what makes the work week so much better? Not going in? Yeah, that’s true, but another great thing is when you get to look forward to some food and drinks at the end of it all. Sometimes that’s all that gets us through some of those tough days. But, hey, that’s where the 6th Annual Food & Wine Tasting from The North Stamford Exchange Club comes in. They are hosting another great event from 7-10 this Friday, 11/6 at The Italian Center of Stamford. Tickets are $50 each, 4 for $190, or 6 for $270 and can be bought by email, by calling Wilmot at (203) 667-1202, going to Giovana’s Wines & Spirits (1492 High Ridge Road), or purchasing them at the door. 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

2015 Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off Heating up SM+NC on November 1

20 Oct

Stamford Chili Cookoff

Okay, we know. We saw your Facebook pictures of 3 snowflakes in the air on Saturday, freaking out because of the snow. Yeah, how crazy, right? Snow when it’s cold out! So crazy! But, you know what’s not crazy . . . do you know what is freaking awesome? The Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off! Continue reading

Celebrate Halloween at these 6 Top Hotspots + Breweries in CT

14 Oct

Ladies and gents, it’s almost Halloween, so we thought we’d make things easy for ya and put together a nice guide to booze-infused parties that are going on here in Fairfield County and maybe just a bit beyond. We’re all super lucky this year because Halloween is actually on a Saturday, so you can go all out. Here we go, kids. 

Half Full 3rd Anniversary Halloween Bash

Date: 10/24 from 5-10 Continue reading

Nancy Fuller, Sarabeth Levine + Nicole A. Taylor Join Cookbook Author Panel at Ferguson Library

7 Oct

The Ferguson Library in Stamford is hosting a cookbook author panel with three very special guests: Nancy Fuller, Sarabeth Levine, and Nicole A. Taylor. The doors open at 6:30 where guests will be treated to a wine reception with a nice selection of appetizers from Cosi, Fuji, and John the Baker. The panel part of the night begins at 7 and will be followed by book signings. Oh, and there will be copies of their books for purchase, too. Tickets for this event are only $15, but are in limited quantities, so make sure that you register right away. Now, a few details about each panelist: Continue reading

Book It: Stamford Literary Pub Crawl to Benefit Ferguson Library

23 Sep

Happy Hour is cool and everything, but how often have you been able to really catch it? Most of us suckers are stuck at work, finishing that report or presentation, or running errands. So, why let Happy Hour end so early? Solution: join the Literary Pub Crawl in Stamford on October 13 from 6-9:45. Registration is $10 with profits going directly to Stamford Library and here’s how it works: Continue reading

Happy Cooking: See Giada Live in CT at The Palace and Bushnell Theatres

10 Sep

Giada De Laurentiis New Cookbook Happy Cooking

Giada De Laurentiis has always been one of America’s favorite TV chefs. We all love watching her wash her hands, moaning as she eats, and the gratuitous revealing close-up shots, and of course her unique take on Italian recipes. All kidding aside, we’ve actually made many of Giada’s recipes for holiday dinners and they’ve always turned out to be some of the favorite dishes of the night. Continue reading

Wicked Fresh: Preview Boothbay Lobster Company at Pinot’s Palette – Stamford, CT

7 Sep

Pinot's Palette and Boothbay Lobster Company

Fairfield County can be funny at times. We’re a county with a beautiful shoreline, but when you’re searching for seafood restaurants along that shoreline, only a few good options come to mind with the rest serving mediocre fried food or from frozen flops. So, when we went to Paloma a few months back and saw a sign for Boothbay Lobster Company, we were just a bit excited. Really? we thought . . . the possibility of some great seafood right by the water? Continue reading

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