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Walrus Fest ft. Beer’d Brewing, Walrus + Carpenter, Games, Music + More

3 Jun

Hold tight onto those tusks, Walrus Fest is hitting Black Rock for the first time ever on June 26! This new festival brings together a restaurant, a brewery, vendors, charities, community groups, musicians, and more to celebrate not only the Black Rock Community but also the 3 year anniversary of Walrus + Carpenter. Just stop by the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Street in Black Rock from 1-6 and get your nom . . . and groove . . . on.

Here are some of the emerging details for Walrus Fest: Continue reading

Westport Farmers’ Market Releases Chef Demo Schedule for Summer 2016 Season

3 Jun
Co-founder and chef, Tony Rosenfeld of b. good

Last year we saw how a kickass burger is made right at WFM!

At the Westport Farmers’ Market, you can do a helluva lot more than just shop for the freshest farm-to-market foods and meats . . . there’s always something fun going down. And, specifically, if you come by from 10:15-11 on Thursdays, you’ll catch Fairfield County chefs demoing a dish that you can learn to make yourself. The cool thing? You can pick up the ingredients right there at the market and make it that day when you get home for din din. Continue reading

RBS Food Truck Fest 2016 Pops Up May 27

25 May

In just two teeny tiny days Race Brook School in Orange will be hosting another food truck fest at the Orange Fairgrounds (525 Orange Center Rd.). For this year’s event you can look forward to a ton of different options such as pierogies, pizza, cannoli, burgers, tacos, cupcakes and candy. In addition, there will be over 70 different craft and service vendors on hand so you can maybe find some cool stuff to take home with ya while you’re stuffing your face? ;) Continue reading

Achieving Our #foodgoals at Miro Kitchen: A Review

16 May

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It’s important to have goals in life. For some people it’s a successful career, for others it’s to buy a home, or perhaps for some, it’s to travel the world. All those goals are awesome, but we like to focus on smaller, more immediately gratifying goals on our path to those bigger goals. You know, like getting our asses out of bed before hitting snooze for a 3rd time, or hitting Tree House on a rare can release, and, well a loooong list of #foodgoals of course!


Miro Kitchen is right on Black Rock Tpk.

Well, after we met Chef Chris Gonzalez last year when he started up Hapa Food Truck, we knew his new restaurant, Miro Kitchen in Fairfield, had to be at the top of our #foodgoals list. Continue reading

Back 40 Kitchen Makes List of Travel + Leisure Best Farm-to-table Restaurants!

12 May

Can we say how excited we are to see that Back 40 Kitchen in Greenwich was selected by Travel + Leisure as the best Farm-to-table restaurant in CT? They truly embody what farm-to-table is all about: they have their own farm, they use local ingredients in the food and drinks, and they cook from scratch. It’s no small feat to put that much care and attention into the food. 

To read more, click here or here to see the winner from each state. When you do, you might notice that we were quoted by Travel + Leisure! It was an honor to be mentioned and to be asked for our input and thoughts as trusted local bloggers about our favorite spots. Travel + Leisure combed through hundreds of blogs, magazines, and local sources to find the best experts and it was a nice acknowledgment to be a part of this experience. 

Congratulations to everyone at Back 40 Kitchen! When you stop by or make a reservation, make sure to mention that we sent you. :)

Back 40 Kitchen

Noms: 4.25

Cost: $$$

Address: 107 Greenwich Avenue (Park in the area behind the CVS for easy access)

Greenwich, CT

Phone: (203) 992-1800

Ninety 9 Bottles Beer Fest Returns + Your Shot at Tix!

9 May

Update: we generated a random winner from all the contestants on FB and on here and our winner is: Timothy Bartlett! Congratulations and thanks to everyone for entering!

Tucked off from downtown SoNo is a park that most people have probably never noticed. We’re talking about Oyster Shell Park . . . and it has some breathtaking views of the Sound. This is exactly where the 3rd Annual Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival will be, again, this year, as they celebrate with great brews and killer eats. The action goes down on June 4 from 2-5 with tickets costing $40 or $20 for designated drivers. You’ll get unlimited pours of beer, live music, and access to food trucks!  Continue reading

Macho Nacho Burger Recipe Brings the Caliente this Cinco de Mayo

29 Apr

Behold the Macho Nacho Burger in all its glory! Pic from Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering.

It’s pretty standard to throw in some loaded nachos, tacos, and margaritas when you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but we’ve got another idea for you. Woooahhh, hold up: we’re not saying to stop serving those, we’re just saying think about adding this bad boy recipe too: Macho Nacho Burgers. It’s all the things that we love about Mexican food: chili and spices, jalapeno, cheese, and cilantro! Plus, it’s super easy to make.

Thanks again to Marcia Selden Catering for this great recipe. When you make these, shoot us an e-mail or tag us on Instagram. It’s always great to see! Continue reading

You Eat, You Vote: Food Truck Throwdown Hits Stamford May 19

29 Apr

Being such big supporters of the CT Chefs Challenge from Optimus Health Care and the chefs that compete, we were excited to hear about the CT Food Truck Throwdown. Six of the best food trucks in CT have been gathered in a competition where you not only get to taste the best from each truck, but you also get a vote to crown the People’s Choice champ. It all goes down from 4-8 on 5/19 right at 805 Atlantic Street where there will be free parking. Each ticket costs $25 ($20 early bird until May 6) and that gets you a 4-6 oz. serving from each of the trucks. If you’d like an additional serving from a truck, you can always buy more. Proceeds from the night are going right to Optimus Health Care whose mission is to “Improve the overall health of our communities in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Stratford, particularly the medically underserved, by providing preventive, primary care and supplemental health care services along with health education in a culturally sensitive manner regardless of ones’ ability to pay.” Continue reading

Bacon-Fried Chicken Recipe So Good You’ll Wanna Slap Someone

25 Apr
Bacon Fried Chicken April 2016

Can’t we just eat this blog post NOW? Thanks for the shot, Robin Selden!

If there’s one thing in this world that we can’t ever get enough of, it’s fried chicken. But, when you go and add some bacon into that mix? Oh, praise the lard! So, we’re super excited to share this amazing recipe from Marcia Selden Catering . . . a recipe for Bacon-Fried Chicken. Eat it by itself, with greens, with waffles, or whatever your bacon-clogged heart desires! Continue reading

Rad, Dude: Pizza Surf Club First Bites and Drinks – Stamford, CT

17 Apr

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Update: We visited Pizza Surf Club this past Sunday and need to update our original post. First of all, drinks were hit or miss. The Mousse Juice was still great, but the Margaritas were either weak like water or had too much bite from cheap-tasting tequila. The food portion of the Pizza Surf Club was even more disappointing, with only square pies being brought around sporadically. And, while the pizza was okay, it certainly wasn’t up to the same standard as other Fortina pizza. We wondered where all that other great and fun food was that they put on display opening day. We were also a bit disappointed with the bar service. One bartender, in particular, was slow and came off as rude and unconcerned. At other times, we received the wrong drinks, getting a Margarita instead of a Motorino. Last of all, and certainly not under the control of Pizza Surf Club, but the whole deck had a college frat-party kind of vibe with people spilling drinks, sloppy drunk, and doing shots. We can’t say that we recommend going to Pizza Surf Club anymore, but we do still think that Fortina downstairs is great and worth a visit. 

Cowabunga, dudes, Pizza Surf Club opened yesterday above Fortina and we’ve got some deets on the drinks, the food, and what to expect. Think of this as an add-on to our post that broke the news and our tips on what to order.



Great views overlooking the park . . .


First of all, don’t get caught up in the riptide, walk up the stairs facing you when you enter Fortina, turn right, then climb up a second set of stairs. Hint: look for the bright neon graffiti stairwell, it’s pretty hard not to miss. Climb, observe the awesomeness of pizza graffiti, then you’re at Fortina’s rooftop deck AKA Pizza Surf Club. When you arrive, you’ll purchase some slick tix at $8 each (and the tip is built in). For the most part, 1 drink/food item = 1 ticket, so depending on how thirsty ya are or how hungry you be, purchase accordingly. You can always go back and buy more if you need to. 2 drink/food items include Mousse Juice, Motorino, Italian Ice, Prosecco and Popsicles, and funnel fries. Continue reading

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