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CT Food + Beer News: 50 Things to Do, Eat + Drink inc. Valentine’s Day Deals – 2/11-29

11 Feb

We’re going on vacation next week to get in some fine Lake Placid air and drink some wicked Vermont beer, so we’re throwing down big time with a ton of events (50 to be exact) to take you until the end of February. You won’t find a listing like this anywhere else, so stick with us for the most original and up-to-date events, dinners, deals, beer releases/info, and more for Fairfield County and beyond.

2/13 Stop by B.J. Ryan’s in Norwalk starting at 9 for Levitation! There’s no cover at all, either. Plus, there will be some special brews they are saving just for the event. Continue reading

CT Food News: Scotch, Tastings, Brunch, CT Beer Week + More – 11/19/15

19 Nov

We hope you don’t have any plans over the next two weeks because we’ve got a friggin boatload of events, deals to check out, beer to drink, and some amazing dishes that you need to devour. Thanks for reading . . . and see you next week! 

11/19 Check out The Blind Rhino in SoNo tonight for some awesome cocktails using Sons of Liberty liquor. Behind the bar that night will be Carl Summa, Jeff Marron, and some others who are ready to make the cocktail of your dreams. Also, there will be Thai Peanut Wings. Boom. 

11/20 Get a Taste of West Haven from 6:30-9:30 at the Savin Rock Conference Center @ 6 Rock Street. Tickets are $40 in advance and include food, wine, and beer from some of West Haven’s best restaurants. To get your ticket, head to Ye Old Liquor Shoppe, the West Haven Chamber of Commerce, or e-mail Cheryl Milano.

11/21-25 Chief Brody’s Banh Mi Truck will be hitting up the Yale/Harvard football game on 11/21 (location TBD), will be in downtown New Haven on 11/24 for lunch (location TBD), and at Two Roads on 11/25 from 4-8.

11/21 If you’re looking for some fresh goodies, check out the Winter Farmers Market of Southport from 10-1 at 279 Kings Drive.

Nikki Glekas and her baklava, bread pudding, and myzithropita from EOS Greek Cuisine

Nikki Glekas and her baklava, bread pudding, and myzithropita from EOS Greek Cuisine

11/22 There are plenty of great spots to eat during and after the Stamford UBS Parade Spectacular, but one of our faves is Eos. If you stop by and dress like a turkey they’ll give you a $5 drink special . . . okay, well, you don’t have to dress like a turkey to get the deal, but that would be friggin awesome.

11/22 The Heavy Pets are playing BRYAC in Black Rock starting at 7 pm. No fee, no cover, just good times. ;)

11/24 Artisan Restaurant in Southport is hosting a Johnnie Walker Trunk Show Experience from 7-10. Get your own tastes of Johnnie Walker Red, Black, double Black, Gold, Platinum, and even Blue. There will also be a cocktail using Johnnie Red for you to sip on to start the night off. And, yes, there will be plenty of food provided throughout the night as you get Scotch-ized. Tickets are $100 all in including food, drinks, and tip. Get ’em by calling them at (203) 307-4222.  Continue reading

2nd Annual Greenwich Restaurant Week Gives Ya Deals in Our Hood!

9 Nov

Like we said when we broke the news about The Granola Bar coming to Greenwich this winter, we are ever impressed about the new talented chefs that are coming into The Gateway to the Gold Coast. Now more than ever, Greenwich is becoming a culinary force to be reckoned with and we’re pretty damn happy that we live here to witness the growth firsthand. 

Grilled angus with thick cut steak fries

Grilled angus with thick cut steak fries from Mediterraneo

So, we figure what better time to check out some spots here in G-wich than with the 2nd Annual Greenwich Restaurant Week? It’s going down from November 12-18 and will feature prix fixe deals, free drinks, discounts, and specials. Here’s a list of all restaurants that are involved this year. To find out the deals at each spot, click here. Continue reading

CT Food News: Labor Day Weekend Planner, BBQ, Brunch + CT Beer Goodness – 9/4

4 Sep

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We ain’t messing around, people. We’ve got the biggest and best list of events, news, deals, and beer happenings in Fairfield County . . . and beyond. And, with a three day weekend that starts in a few hours, we sure as damn hell made sure to pack it full of great things to do!

Labor Day Weekend

Have a Ball and HAPA Food Truck The Beer Garden @ Shippan Landing9/4 Check out The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing with live music from 4-7, Hapa Food Truck, happy hour from 4-7, $4 domestic brews, and $20 pitchers. While you’re sipping on some brews or cocktails, play some cornhole and practice your bro-hood by doing some beer pong. Continue reading

203 Food + Beer News: 4th of July Events, Lobster Bakes, Brunch, Fuzzy Baby Ducks + More—7/2/15

2 Jul

Happy Fourth of July, OmNomivores! We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend. In case you’re looking for something to do, we’ve got a bunch of great things going down over the next couple of weeks. That’s it, let’s get down to biz-natch:  

7/2 Boot, scoot, and boogie over to The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing starting at 5:30 for their Country Fest. It’ll feature some country music, drink specials, fireworks, giveaways, and games.
 
7/3-5 Check out Rizzuto’s in Stamford for a ridiculous cheap 3 course lobster bake for just $19.99. You’ll get NE Clam Chowder or Baby Spinach; NE Lobster Bake which includes lobsters, Little Necks, Rhode Island mussels, corn on the bob, baby red potatoes, and grilled Andouille; and you’ll finish up with Blueberry and Strawberry Shortcake. For an extra $10, you can get a second lobster, too.
 
7/5 Olio in Stamford will be celebrating their 3 year anniversary with a killer brunch that includes free champagne and donuts. Yeah, you need those donuts! To make your reservation, call them up at (203) 817-0303. Just be sure not to go on Saturday, because they are closed then.
 
7/8 Mark this and mark it well: this is the day that Coalhouse Pizza’s bar will open, topping them off at 85 brews on tap . . . the most in CT! In addition, there will be a ton of bourbon to drink. Not too shabby.
 
7/8 Tune into News 12 at 8:30 to see Tracey Medeiros make 5 different drinks that are featured in her book, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook.
 
7/10 Bounty Burger will be hitting up Half Full Stamford’s Open House. Just stop by from 6-9, pay $15, and you’ll get unlimited brews. Bounty Burgers are extra but SO worth it. Trust us.

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203 Food News: Openings, Markets, Fireworks, Props, Cheese, Jobs + CT Beer—6/25/15

25 Jun

This week, we’re gonna get right down to biznatch and get your going with an awesome list of events, deals, jobs, and CT brew news. Also check out details on upcoming beer fests or last week’s news. Here we go:

6/26 Tangled Vine will be playing at Little Barn in Westport around 9:30.

The Post Road Grilled Cheese Sandwich at The Granola Bar in Westport, CT6/26 If you’re 35 or under and wanna party before the show, check out Westport Country Playhouse. They have their latest Happy Hours with food from The Granola Bar and Shake Shack as well as some great drinks for just $25. Your ticket also gets you into the show (And a Nightingale Sang) too!

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CT Food News Vol. 43: Tasting Menus, Must-Attend Events, Updates, Bottle Releases + More

5 Jun

Hey Fairfield County, you ready for some killer things to do, deals to search after, and beer news to make ya thirsty? Yeah, we know you are! Here we go . . .

Deals, Dinners & Live Music

6/5 Stop by Stew Leonard’s and receive a free Apple Cider Donut from 8-noon today in celebration of National Donut Day!

6/5-9/18 Listen to some live music from great singers and bands from 6-9 at Darien Summer Nights then hit the town and take down some great food at some of our favorite spots like Meatball & Co., Bodega, and Scena! 

6/13 Terrapin plays live at Bobby Q’s in Westport starting at 9 pm. Get your beer and BBQ fix and jam out.

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CT Food News Vol. 40: BBQ Beast Mode, Tasting Dinners, Events, Fests, Restaurant News, Beer Talk + More

14 May

What a beautiful warm weather week that it’s been, huh? We’ve got plenty of things for you to do, festivals to check out, special dinners to attend, news and restaurant openings to stay on top of, and some general beer talk for the CT beer geek. We’re your one stop shop . . . see ya next week with more! 😉

Events, Dinners + More 

5/14-17 Make sure that you’ve entered our contest to win a pair of tickets to the Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival

5/15 Stop by Green & Tonic in Cos Cob to meet up with Mike’s Organic Delivery service. They’ll be there from 11:30-1:30 and will be showing off their farm fresh fruits and veggies. If you sign up there, you’ll get a killer deal by using coupon code GTSEASON. You can also arrange for pickup at the Darien or Cos Cob locations.

5/15 Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield opens for the first time at 6 pm! Oh yeah . . . check out our detailed preview to see why we’re so excited.

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CT Food News, Vol. 33: Cheesetopia, Tastings, BYOB, Contests, Props, #CTbeer + More

26 Mar

Here we are with the first full week of spring, so you better get yourself in gear, get out there and conquer the world. We’ve got a ton of dinners, events, deals, contests, national recognition props, and beer news to getcha going.

p.s. Don’t look at Saturday’s forecast.


Events

3/26-4/5 Neighbor to Neighbor is hosting a PB&J Food Drive, arguably one of the coolest things ever. Brings jars of peanut butter to Diamond Hill U.M. Church in Cos Cob and bring jars of jams and jellies to Little Pub Greenwich.

3/27 Harry’s in Fairfield is hosting a Left Hand Brewing beer tasting from 4-7. They’ll be sampling their Milk Stout, Black Jack Porter, and Milk Stout Nitro.

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Lobstercraft Kitchen rocks lobster with their new menu! Darien, CT

9 Feb

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Back in June of 2012 when we broke the news about the Lobstercraft food truck coming to Fairfield County, lobster fanatics across Fairfield County and beyond went crazy! In the years that followed, their killer good lobster rolls and other deliciousness like lobster and kielbasa mac & cheese packed full of claw meat brought them a TON of success. So much in fact, they had to get a second truck just to keep up with all the festivals, events, and whatnot. Then that did so well they opened up a brick and mortar shop right in Darien (and even another permanent spot at 1 Penn Plaza).

We went once a few months back and were invited recently by Captain Mike, Trond, and the crew to try out some of the new items on the menu. While people love their classic food truck items, we were happy to see they were adding some fun new items to keep people interested and wanting to come in again and again.

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