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Getting to the Bottom of Barrel House Restaurant + Bar in Stamford – Review

15 Mar

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In 2012, Claudio and Silvy Ridolfi opened Cotto at 51 Bank Street where Tappo used to be. This quickly became a go-to spot for people who wanted some pizza, some Italian . . . and well, of course, some wine. Seeing this success, they recently took over the former spot of Patrizia’s, a few buildings over on Main Street. Like Patrizia’s, they have pizza, but they also focus on smaller plates, burgers, and their beer list. And, with this new concept and location, Barrel House was born. Continue reading

CT NOFA’s 34th Winter Conference ft. Workshops, Local Lunch, and More

7 Mar
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There will be so much to see, taste, learn, and experience here!

CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut) always brings it and brings it hard when their winter conference rolls around. This year it’s taking place March 12-13 at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury with entry costing $60 on Saturday or $50 for Sunday. There will be over 60 workshops to attend from topics as varied as how to obtain organic certification, how to become a beekeeper, how to make beer or wine at home, and how to design your lawn and garden to benefit birds. Continue reading

Pho Pun-Free Review of Mecha Noodle Bar in SoNo

10 Feb

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We’re going to resist the temptation to make pho puns for this entire review. Why? Because our meal was so fucking good (not PHOking good) that puns just wouldn’t do it justice. Ok, so let’s see if we can do this . . .

Wayyyy back in 2013 when we wrote about Mecha Noodle Bar opening up in Fairfield, we were excited to see Fairfield County’s first devoted ramen bar boiling over with praise and popularity. And, when we shared that they’d be opening up closer to us, in SoNo (where Pasta Nostra used to be), we nearly cried with joy. Continue reading

Savory Smoke Thursday BBQ Pop-ups @ Sandwedge Deli in Norwalk

4 Feb

Ryan Cuber of Savory Smoke Catering has been working non-stop on his BBQ game. Over the past few years, he’s spent countless nights stoking the pit, finding the right cooking times and temps, and working on his technique. And, now, it’s finally paying off big time with a BBQ pop-up at Sandwedge Deli @ 607 Main Avenue in Norwalk. Continue reading

CT Food + Beer News: Music, Tastings, Deals + More – 1/22/16

22 Jan

 

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Mr. Snow Miser approaches CT, but we don’t care . . . we’re used to this kinda thing.

 

There is definitely no shortage of great things to check out over the next couple of weeks here in Fairfield County and beyond. So, sit a spell with us and check the best guide to food news here in the 203 and what’s new beer-wise  Always keeping it fresh, man. Stay warm this weekend!

1/23 Little Pub Greenwich is hosting the ETA Band starting at 10. We say pick the spot by the fireplace and get all toasty . . . and toasted on good drinks. Continue reading

CT Food News: Crawls, Deals, Bites + Beer – 12/18

18 Dec

A little elf told us today that you’ve been good boys and girls, so we’re going to let you know about some great events, a last chance at a Santa crawl, deals, dishes to try, and -of course- CT beer goodness. 

12/19 Green Eyed Lady is playing J House Greenwich from 8-11. Get yo’ drank on, get yo’ food on, get yo’ groove on.

12/19 It’s a Santa Crawl in SoNo, baby! Dress up as the jolly ol’ St. Nick or wear your ugliest sweater and take part in some great deals including beer, specials, and prizes. Participating restaurants include Johnny Utah’s, Blind Rhino, O’Neil’s, Mama’s Boy, SONO Pizza , Famous Pizza, Washington Prime, Local, and Cask Republic. If you visit 7 of the 10, you’ll be entered to win a raffle prize and can get more chances at the registration desk with proceeds going to The Connecticut Challenge. Register 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

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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You Vote: Connecticut Magazine Looking for Top CT Eats in 2015 Edition

8 Oct

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It’s that time of year again when Connecticut Magazine puts out a call for votes to determine the best food in the state. Thanks to awesome people like you, Fairfield County swept the contest last year racking up votes as the most awarded county in 1st, 2nd, and even 3rd place. Yeah, you and the 203 are awesome like that!

This year it looks like some spots outside the 203 are getting some well-deserved attention, which is great to see! Sometimes with contests like these people tend to vote for a restaurant that is really well known, but not necessarily the best, so we’d love to see the underdogs, holes in the wall, and secret hot spots across the state make the cut!

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CT Food News, Vol. 23: Cheese Month, OktoberYES, Garlic Ice Cream, Beer, Trux + More

2 Oct

Aside from the recent rain, we’ve had a beautiful start to fall here in Fairfield County. So, it’s only right to take advantage of fairs, festivals, and events that are taking place outside. The weather is just right…not too hot, not too cold…just right. Maybe keep those Uggs in your closet. Actually, on second thought, throw out your Uggs.  Yeah. And after you throw them out, check out all the great things going on in the 203 and beyond! 

Events and Dinners

10/4 Java Westport will be donating 15% of all sales on World Animal Day to International Animal Rescue. They help to rescue and rehabilitate suffering animals. Drink up, eat up, and put up…

10/5 The Beer Garden SoNo’s Oktoberfest has been moved from 10/4 to 10/5 due to the crazy rain that we will be doused with. To make it up to ya, they’ll have a HUGE screen where you can watch football, drink brews, and chow down on some food. 

10/5 Going to Sunday School was never this awesome…LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails in Westport will be teaching you all about the perfect wines as fall hits us. Stop in or call up (203) 349-5039 to reserve your spot. Tix are $40 per person.

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