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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

Nomworthy Bites of Connecticut Food News, Volume 2: Halloween Happenings, Drinks, Pink, and Breweries

11 Oct

There’s so much going on in Lower Fairfield County over the next few weeks that we needed to get our second volume of food news out to ya.  There are so many things, in fact, you’ll wish that you could clone yourself in order to attend all of these events.  We won’t repeat ourselves for your sake, so if we posted about it already, it won’t be on here.  :P  As always, if you have events, specials, or deals to share, hit us up on Twitter, FB, or e-mail.  

Bridgeport

Barnum Publick House:  Publick Thursdays now at Barnum Publick House!  From 9-11, get $4 drinks and hear DJ Schmidty spin the wheels of fire.  Also, on Halloween, check out their first annual Roaring 20’s Halloween Bash.  There’s no cover charge and you pay only $4 for pumpkin beers all night long.  And, DJ Schmidty is back for some more action, playing your faves.  

Darien

Darien Social has Oktoberfest Ginger Hop going on starting on 10/15.  All you can drink flights of 3 Oktoberfest beers and A Oh the Humanity Flaming Hindenberg Shot and your choice of snitzle, knockwurst, knackwurst, or bratwurst for just $25 per person.

Tokeneke Pumpkin Festival on 10/13 from 10 – 4 pm.  Check out the haunted house, fun rides and games, rock climbing, bouncy castles, and even some fun raffles.  There will also be some good food available from Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, Heights Pizza, and Burgers, Shakes, & Fries.  The money made from this event will help fund enrichment programs for the Tokeneke Elementary School where the festival takes places.

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Nomworthy Bites of Connecticut Food News, Volume 1: Zombies, Dinosaurs, Dogs, Parrots, and Pumpkins

30 Sep

You know, sometimes there’s just so much going on around Fairfield County that there just isn’t enough time for us to create individual posts for each event.  We are just two people, but we want to get the news out and spread the word about openings, deals, discounts, events, and everything else food related.  Yes, we have been updating our Events calendar pretty well, but we think it’ll be easier to check out what’s fresh and fun in the 203 with little nummy and yummy bites of goodness.

Enough chitter chatter, let’s start:

Danbury

On October 6, crawl or limp on over to the 1st ever Apocalyptic Rocktober Zombiefest at Ives Concert Park.  Entrance is $10 and that gives you access to “killer” live music from Pat Horgan & Thunder Road, food and brews, a zombie beauty contest for men and women, a thriller dance party, a screening of “Night of the Living Dead,” a “silent but deadly auction” (not the sbd you’re thinking of), and even a raffle for a dream vacation for just $10 a pop.

Norwalk

Chef Arik Bensimon’s, formerly of Napa & co in Stamford, has been working hard on opening his next venture:  The Spread.  It’ll be located at 70 N Main Street.  We wish Arik and his associates the best of luck, though with combined skill like that, you don’t need it.  Follow them on FB for updated info. 

Pat Pascarella , owner of Cortina Pizzeria (formeraly Pizzeria Rosso) has opened up his dream restaurant, Bar Sugo, at 102 Wall Street in Norwalk.  On the menu?  Six different versions of meatballs, fresh housemade pasta, and lots of small plates such as prosciutto wrapped polenta fries.  Let the noming begin on October 5th!

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