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In Love & Chocolate ft. champagne, food, chocolates and more to benefit local charities

29 Jan

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Whether you’re going with that hot new date of yours, someone you’ve been seeing for a year, someone you’ve been together with for 20 years, or if you’re going in on it with some friends, you’ll want to hit up In Love & Chocolate. This event at the Shelton Courtyard Marriott takes places on 2/8 from 1-4 pm and features live music, chocolate and food samples, a glass of bubbly, and your shot at some prizes. Enjoy it all for $40 per couple or $25 per person . . . not too shabby. There’s one more thing that you will enjoy: money raised here goes directly to The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (providing music and arts education to the community) and Spooner House (providing food, shelter, and support for people in need). 

As of today, here are the restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, and cakeries that will be on hand:

  • Bricks & Barley Tavern
  • Common Bond Market
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • 500 Degrees
  • Focaccia’s Cafe & Eatery
  • Liquid Lunch
  • Nikki’s Candy Boutique
  • The Pink Cupcake Shack
  • Rotk’n Chocolates
  • Royal Bakery
  • Seasonal Sweets & Catering
  • Starbucks
  • Stone Gardens Farm
  • Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes
  • Tea with Tracy
  • Tidmarsh Home Bake Shop
  • Wildflour Confections

In Love & Chocolate
2/8 from 1-4 pm
$40 per couple/$25 per person
Courtyard Marriott Shelton
780 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT 

Quench Your Munchies at Munchies Brewery, Bridgeport – Opening May

1 Apr

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What’s better than indulging in your favorite junk food when you have a serious case of the munchies?  How about drinking them…in the form of a beer?  Yeah, really! Munchies Brewery is bringing your hallucinations, err, dreams, to life with a huge variety of artisanal flavors using (mostly) junk food as inspiration for their brews.  These concoctions are the brainchild of brewmaster and owner, Scott Wilde.  Having grown up in nearby Trumbull, Wilde garnered an early appreciation for beer from his dad, Buck.  “I’d watch him out in the garage, almost every single day.  That’s where he spent most of his time.  He had a TV and couch set up because he didn’t care too much about cars.  Instead, he had at least five or so different beers brewing at a time.  Mom never knew this, but he’d let me try them from time to time.  And, whenever he wasn’t brewing, he’d be munching on some food… and well…let’s just say he was a hippie.  So, yeah…he’s an awesome guy.”

So, it’s only natural Scott was inspired to brew his own.  Going to Sacred Heart University, Scott began experimenting with different hops and various unusual ingredients like green tea leaves or coriander.  Eventually, he became one of the most popular guys on campus and lots of his friends encouraged him to start to brew his beers on a larger scale.

Peanut Butter Cup Porter

Peanut Butter Cup Porter

“I didn’t know if I was ready, but my dad encouraged me.  He had some money hiding away and used it to invest in what I’d come to call Munchies Brewery.  I came up with the idea because whenever people are hanging out, drinking beers or whatever, they also like to dig into to any snacks they can get their hands on.  After a while, I figured that it only made sense to try to combine the two.  That was my moment of inspiration when I thought, yeah, this will be the name and this will be my focus…beers made using the most popular munchie foods! It’s going to be great.”

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