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Westport & Weston Restaurant Week 2012, March 25-30

9 Mar

Get your BBQ on at Bobby Q's during Westport & Weston Restaurant Week 2012

On the trail of Stamford Restaurant Weeks, Westport & Weston Restaurant Week is going down.  The food party is happening from March 25-30, 2012.  You’ll be able to have a prix-fixe lunch at $10.12/$15.12 or dinner at $20.12/$30.12.  When we get more specific details about which restaurants will be at the high end or low end of cost, we’ll update this for you.

So, you’ll have a chance to try out some classic spots and you’ll also have a chance to try restaurants new to the area like Tabouli Grill and Oaxaca Kitchen.  In addition, this year’s restaurant week hopes to bring out your generous side.  Please bring in canned and packaged goods to these restaurants and you’ll be supporting Homes with Hope.

Acqua Restaurant
Blue Lemon
Bobby Q’s(Our review)
Coromandel (Our review of the Stamford location)
DaPietro’s
Matsu Sushi
Oaxaca Kitchen  • (Our review of the opening)
Rizzuto’s(Our review of the Stamford location)
Splash
Tabouli Grill(Our review of the Stamford location)
Tarantino’s
Tarry Lodge
Tavern on Main
River House Tavern
“V” Restaurant & Wine Bar

A Cheat Sheet to SoNo Fall Restaurant Week 2011 – South Norwalk, CT

8 Sep

Kind of a cool way to run SoNo Fall Restaurant week ( September 25-30, 2011) this year.  Have a lighter two course lunch at $9.99 or $14.99 or get a three course dinner at $19.99 or $29.99.  We always want to equip our Omnomivores with the best kind of advice on spots to hit up, so here’s some info for you as well as some links if we’ve reviewed some of these spots.  When we get more info such as menus, we’ll update this post for ya.  Mangia! ;)

Where We’ve Been

BacchusReview– *Lunch ($14.99) or Dinner ($29.99 )* Make Reservations

• Excellent, quality Italian food.

• Ask to try the meatball!

Barcelona – *Dinner ($29.99)*

• Excellent tapas menu.  Try the fig and chorizo.

• Great drink and wine list.

Coromandel –Review–  *Lunch ($9.99) or Dinner ($29.99 )*

• Great Indian food (Not quite Thali, but still solid)

Chocopologie – *Lunch ($14.99) or Dinner ($29.99 )*

• Great eclectic food choices. The burger isn’t on the RW menu, but is a must for burgerholics.

• Also, creative and unique tea and coffee drinks.

• Chocolate to die for.

The Gingerman –Our CBS Post *Lunch ($9.99) or Dinner ($19.99 )*

• Great bar food and drinks with an immense beer list.

• If you try their hottest wings, you will beg for mercy.

Match  *Dinner ($29.99 )*  Make Reservations

• Very good Italian food

• Sidewalk dining, baby!

Red Lulu –Review 1Review 2   *Dinner ($29.99 )*

• Inventive and delicious Latino flare and fare.

• Great drinks.

• Hard to get in, so be ready to wait.

The Sono Baking Company & Cafe – Review – *Lunch ($9.99)* 

• Stuffed french toast here is purely amazing.

• Fresh, quality ingredients used in their food.

Sono Brewhouse – *Lunch ($14.99) or Dinner ($19.99 )*

• Good bar food and drinks

Where we still need to try…

Donovan’s – *Lunch ($9.99) or Dinner ($19.99 )*

O’Neill’s – *Lunch ($9.99) or Dinner ($19.99 )*

Strada18 – *Lunch ($14.99) or Dinner ($29.99 )*

Omnomivore’s Guide to SoNo Restaurant Week 2011. South Norwalk, CT

10 Jun

Looking for the 2011 Fall SoNo Restaurant Week info?

Finally, what Darryl Ohrt, Prime Minister of Awesome at Humongo, has been waiting for:  An Omnomivore’s Guide to SoNo Restaurant Week!  Spots involved this year are excellent and should be tried, over and over, Sunday-Friday…for lunch and dinner!  We’ve made a list below with some info and–when applicable–some links to our reviews on those restaurants.  Most Restaurant Week menus aren’t posted or live yet, but when they are, we’ll update for you, fellow Omnomivores.

Where We’ve Been

BacchusReview–(203) 956.0220  Make Reservations

• Excellent, quality Italian food.

• Ask to try the meatball!

• Review coming soon…

Barcelona –(203) 899.0088

• Excellent tapas menu.  Try the fig and chorizo.

• Great drink and wine list.

Black Bear Saloon –203) 299.0711

• Good bar food and drinks.

• Sports bar atmosophere

CoromandelReview– (203) 852.1213

• Great Indian food (Not quite Thali)

ChocopologieRW Lunch Menu & RW Dinner Menu– (203) 854.4754

• Great eclectic food choices. The burger isn’t on the RW menu, but is a must for burgerholics.

• Also, creative and unique tea and coffee drinks.

• Chocolate to die for.

The Gingerman – Lunch & Dinner RW Menus– (203) 354.0163

• Good bar food and drinks.

Match – RW Menu – (203) 852.1088  Make Reservations

• Very good Italian food

• Sidewalk dining, baby!

Red LuluReview 1Review 2 (203) 939.1600

• Inventive and delicious Latino flare and fare.

• Great drinks.

• Hard to get in, so be ready to wait.

Sono Brewhouse – (203) 853.9110

• Good bar food and drinks

Where We Haven’t Been To…

We’ve Gotta Change That! 

Donovan’s – (203) 354.9451

O’Neill’s – (203) 838.0222

Strada18 – (203) 853.4546

The Sono Baking Company & Cafe – (203) 847.7666

Wasabi Chi – RW Menu Coming Soon- (203) 286.0181

Spicy (but kinda cold) Indian delivery kicks our butts! Coromandel–Stamford, CT

17 Jan

Remember when all that snow hit us and we were either stuck in our houses or just really didn’t want to go outside?  Well, we could have gone out in search of food like any good primitive hunter, but I guess we just felt lazy.  Earlier that week, we had passed Coromandel and I think the proverbial seed was planted in our brains.  I’ve been there twice and the food was always great, never disappointing. I even took my friend Paul, a spicy food aficionado, there before we saw Puscifer at The Stamford Arts Center and he loved it too.  So back to our snow day- Kristien called up for delivery and we were told there’d be about an hour wait for delivery.  We expected that, sure, because it wasn’t the best outside, but what we didn’t expect was to wait 2 hours for our food.  Yeah, that sucked, big time.  Our food was cold and almost all of it had to be reheated.

That being said, when it was reheated, it was still excellent.  We started to chowdown on the poppadom with the three usual suspects:  mint chutney, spicy sauce, and tomato chutney.  This is always a fun part of the meal because you get to try out the different flavors while you wait for the rest of your food to arrive (or in this case, heat up).  We followed that up with our naan.  Seriously, who doesn’t love naan?  If you don’t, you should seriously just stop reading this because you are not worthy of hearing about this Indian goodness.  Kristien had the Afghani Kulcha that was stuffed with raisins, nuts, and cottage cheese.  She loves that and will ALWAYS pick that on the menu.  I’m really picky with my cheese, so I went with the Aloo Paratha, a whole wheat naan that’s stuffed with spiced potatoes.  Seriously, this stuff is great, but be ready because it’ll weigh you down a bit. :)  Both tasted very good, though they were both a little on the burnt side. Not ideal.

My entree was the Goan Chicken.  The chicken remained moist and seemed light compared to the the heavy tomato sauce with red chiles.  Now, Coromandel isn’t joking around if they say that something is HOT.  If they say it’s hot, it’s hot.  Don’t mess around, seriously.  It wasn’t too much for me because I love spicy, but I was sweating.  Kristien had a similar experience with her Mamsam Koora.  The lamb was cooked nicely with ginger, green chillies, peppers, garlic, some curry leaves and was finished off with a Hyderabadi sauce.  Kristien was in tears from the heat, but enjoyed her dish.

Our favorite part of the food at Coromandel, though, is the dessert that they send along with the meal.  Gajar Halva, carrot pudding, has a sweet, honey taste that spreads throughout the carrots.  You feel like you’re eating something other than carrots…it’s undeniably a work of art.  Look at that wonderful texture in the picture!

All around, Coromandel is an Indian treasure in Stamford, though they’ve been expanding quite a bit lately into other CT cities.  If you want good, quality, authentic Indian fare, this is the place to be.  We’ve had delivery from them before and it wasn’t bad or a problem then, so we’re hoping the 2 hour wait won’t become a standard.  After calling two times, the manager in charge did offer to give us our food for free if the delivery wasn’t there in 5 minutes.  It arrived 2 minutes later.  Oh well, a free meal would have been nice.  ;)

Noms:  3.75
Cost:  $$$
Coromandel
Address:  68 Broad Street (Corner of Broad and Summer)
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone:  (203) 964-1010
Fax:  (203) 358-8848
Hours:  12-2:30 pm (M-F) 12-3:00 pm  (Sa-Su)
5-10:00 pm (Su-Th) 5-10:30 pm  (F-Sa)

 

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After the leftovers expire, check out Darien Restaurant Week

16 Nov
Leftovers

So, you’ll spend next Thursday prepping the turkey, mashing the potatoes, and serving your family…you’ll be exhausted.  And somehow you’ll manage to brave the crowds at the stores on Black Friday.  You’ll deserve a break and some enjoyment.  Well, why not head to one of the many restaurants that are taking part in the 2nd Annual Darien Restaurant Week?  The post-holiday yumminess takes place from November 28th to December 3rd.  Depending on the restaurant that you check out below, you’re looking at $10.10 for lunch/$15.10 for dinner or $20.10 for lunch/$30.10 for dinner.  Small potatoes when you’d normally pay two to three times more.

This is a very good experience to try new restaurants and maybe branch out and be a bit more adventurous.  Kristien and I have been to many Stamford Restaurant Weeks and we still dream of the squid ink pasta from Columbus Park Trattoria.  Darien Restaurant Week is really such an amazing deal, you’d be insane to miss out.  I’m sure we’re going to hit a few, so stay tune for the reviews. Plus, we’re giving you a valid and economical reason to eat out and to have fun.  Don’t you deserve that during the holidays?

Prix Fixe Menus

Backstreet Restaurant (Lunch $10.10/Dinner $20.10)

Bertucci’s (Dinner $20.10, Including a Glass of Wine)

The Goose American Bistro & Bar (Lunch $15.10/Dinner $30.10)

Chuck’s Steakhouse (Dinner $20.10)

Coromandel (Lunch $10.10-15.10/Dinner $20.10)

Fuji of Japan (Lunch $10.10/Dinner $30.10.  Prix Fixe Menu on Sunday or Monday.  Lunch comes with sushi/sashimi, salad, and entree.  Also, choice of chicken teriyaki or meal from the hibachi.  Comes with soup and salad, fried rice or noodles.  Dinner has more choices of meals to be prepared on the hibachi.  Also, comes with a glass of wine and dessert!  Hostess was quite nice and inviting.  Not sure if sake bombs are extra ;)  )

Harpers (Information Available After Monday)

Little Thai Kitchen (Hostess Was Not Sure of Prices)

Matsuri (Lunch $15.10/Dinner $30.10)

The Melting Pot (Dinner $30.10)

Olé Molé (Lunch $10.10 or $15.10/Dinner $20.10 or $30.10)

Rory’s Restaurant (Lunch $10.10/Dinner $20.10)

Scena Wine Bar & Restaurant (Called, Not Available Yet)

Tengda Asian Bistro (Lunch $10.10 or $15.10/Dinner $20.10 or $30.10)

The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s (Dinner $30.10 or 25% off Wine List)

Other Darien Restaurant Specials

Darien Doughnut, espresso NEAT, Heights Pizza, Robeks Juice, Upper Crust Bagel Co. Bakery & Café

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