Tag Archives: Bridgeport

Aspetuck Brew Lab Beer Preview: Expect Great Things for Their November Opening in Black Rock

19 Oct
Aspetuck Before and After

Before and after. The first shot is from our visit in July, while the second shot is from Peter this past Friday.

It’s fun to make friends in the beer world . . . because the beer world employs some of the coolest, down-to-earth, nicest peeps we’ve ever met. Case in point: Peter Cowles and Tara Kasaks Cowles from Aspetuck Brew Lab (see all the background details in our February post).

It all started with a casual conversation at Harbor Brew Fest 2014 where they were sampling some of their brews. After a little bit of talk about the CT beer scene, we learned about their plans to open up in Fairfield (plans would change when they found a Black Rock spot). Continue reading

Toni’s Tuscan Table Reopens in Bridgeport w/ Grand Re-Opening Event + Deals

25 Jun

We kind of feel bad sharing this because we know that Toni’s Tuscan Table is a little gem that not everyone has discovered yet . . . so, we know people will be pissed at us for blowing up their spot, but we’ve got some great news to share. Yup, Toni’s Tuscan Table has moved and reopened at 1006 Broad Street in Bridgeport. 

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Agave Maria: Fairfield County Tequila Takeover w/ Food Trucks

8 Apr

Oh yes, it’s true!

Hola, amigos!  Que pasa? 

Well, we’ll let you know what’s up by telling you about a great new event that Taco Loco in Bridgeport has planned: The 1st Annual Fairfield County Tequila Takeover. This ode to agave will feature more than 15 different tequila bands, music, a cocktail competition, and even food trucks. Tickets are very affordable at $25 and that gets you unlimited tastings of the tequila and the cocktails. Plus, to keep things organized nicely, they’re going to have two sessions: 1-3 and 4-6.  Continue reading

Taste of Black Rock 2015 ft. Local Restaurants, Wine + Beer from Harry’s

2 Feb

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The Burroughs Community Center in Black Rock is celebrating another year of bringing the community together via workshops, experiences, workshops, and gallery showings with the Taste of Black Rock annual party. This year, the party goes on from 7:30-10 pm on 2/7 right the Burroughs Community Center at 2470 Fairfield Avenue. Tickets cost $35 in advance or are $45 at the door. Your ticket will not only help to support the great work of this vital community center, but will also getcha:

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Get in the Spirit: Christmas in Black Rock w/ Fire Engine Pizza Co.

25 Nov

Christmas in Black Rock

After you’ve eaten all your leftovers and you are thoroughly tired of eating turkey, you know what’s right around the corner, don’t you? Yup, it’s the start of getting ready for Christmas! You need to take our your decorations, set up your inflatables, go present shopping, and of course you need that perfect tree. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Okay, maybe the idea of hunting for that perfect tree isn’t that great, but it should be a lot easier this year!

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Harbor Brew Fest 2014 Tickets on Sale Saturday, 6/21

20 Jun
Picture yourself here...what, you're dunk already?

Picture yourself here…what, you’re dunk already?

That’s right, tickets to one of our absolute favorite beer fests in the tri-state, Harbor Brew Fest at The Ball Park @ Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, go on sale June 21 starting at 9 am.  Tix are $40 for GA ($50 at the door if any tix are left) and $60 for the Brewer’s Special, which gets you in an hour early and gives you access to a special tented area for exclusive and rare tastings.  You can also get your tix at Harry’s (they help to make this festival so freaking awesome!) in Fairfield.  

9/20:  mark it down!

9/20: mark it down!

If you went last year and thought they had an amazing selection of craft and local beer, then prepare to be blown away. Seriously, brace yourselves. That’s cuz this year on 9/20 from 12-5 (1-5 for GA), there will be over 100 breweries on hand!  And, whereas there was one giant tent filled to the brim with CT breweries down on the field, prepare for more on that green green grass!

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Harbor Brew Fest 2014 Exclusive Details: Food Trucks, Pricing, On Sale Date

16 May

September 20, 2014…that’s the official date of the Harbor Brew Fest at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.  In terms of brewfests, this happens to be one of our favorites.  And, this year promises to be even better with even more beer options and 12 13 14 (count ’em, 12 13 14) food trucks!  You’ll want to save the date now—we’ll wait for you to put it on the calendar now—because this will be an awesome way to spend September 20, 2014.

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Get on the Menu: Sandwich Recipe Contest for Cafe 1000 in Bridgeport

21 Mar

Cafe 1000  Bridgeport Recipe Contest

Back in February we told you about David Cingari of David’s Soundview Catering opening up Cafe 1000 in Bridgeport.  What can we really say about David, but we freaking love him?  He’s not only the nicest guy around, but he’s redonkulously hilarious…plus he’s one talented dude in the kitchen.  

Anywho, he’s sponsoring a great contest for Cafe 1000!  David, Executive Chef Adlin Fluerency, and the Cafe 1K crew are on the lookout for an awesome sandwich that they will add to their menu.  If your original creation is picked, not only will it be placed on their menu to memorialize your culinary creativity, you’ll also be able to name your sandwich, you’ll get a $50 gift card, and even have the chance to prepare it alongside Chef Fluerency.

Here are the rules:

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David Cingari of David’s Soundview Catering Opens Cafe 1000 in Bridgeport

13 Feb
David Cingari and Mayor Finch make it official on Feb 12 (photo from David's Soundview Catering)

David Cingari and Mayor Finch make it official on Feb 12 at the Cafe 1000 Grand Opening party!  Just a note:  not sure we can trust him with scissors that big!  Eeek.  (all photos from David’s Soundview Catering)

David Cingari is. the. man.  He’s a graduate of not only New Haven Hotel & Restaurant Management, but also of the Culinary Institute of America.  On a personal level, he is probably one of the nicest and most hilarious guys that you’ll ever met, and he’s also the proud owner and Head Chef of David’s Soundview Catering in Stamford.  We got to know him and the DSC crew at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Maple Sugar Chef’s Challenge, and at many charitable events that they support and help organize.  Needless to say, when it comes to awesome food like their redonkulous taco bar that we tasted at Fine Food for a Cause, they’ve got it all under control.  And, with over 25 years under their belts, David’s Soundview Catering has garnered an excellent reputation, becoming a staple in the community.

Stamford…and now Bridgeport

Well, we’ve got some great news to share with you:  David’s expanded a bit out of Stamford with the recent addition (opened 5 weeks ago) of Cafe 1000.  His idea for this brand new restaurant?  Offer up some great, high quality breakfast and lunch options for the good people of Bridgeport.  The area they moved into (the ground floor at 1000 Lafayette Street) will soon house over 600 new apartment units, is close to 95, the train, and even the waterfront.  Plus, Bridgeport is a great and growing alternative for young professionals with costs noticeably more affordable than Stamford.

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Bridgeport Bluefish Host a Fintastic FeBREWary Event @ Two Roads Brewery to Benefit CT Challenge

28 Jan

Our local b-ball team, the Bridgeport Bluefish, is hosting an event that’s sure to be pretty damn awesome.  They are calling it FeBREWary with the Brewfish.  Lolz, we love it.

The lively bar scene at Two Roads Brewing CompanyThe fun is going down on February 25 from 6-8 pm at Two Roads Brewery in Stratford.  Not only will there be plenty of food and beer, but there will also be brewery tours and even a raffle that might land you some suite (oh yes, we did) prizes.  Plus, won’t it be awesome to meet the Bridgeport Bluefish?  They’ll be on hand!

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