From now until September 1, you can get your Connecticut Chef’s Challenge tix at a discounted rate. Yup, for just $60 you can pick up a ticket that would normally cost $75. Entry gets you in on the action as you watch some of CT’s best chefs compete, passed apps, dessert, and free wine and beer. Or, you could buy a VIP ticket ($100) that gets you into the Chef’s Reception and gets you a chance at winning a seat at the Chef’s Table Tasting Seat. There are also other seating options available that get you a guaranteed seat at the Chef’s Tasting Table. Continue reading
Today starts the 2016 Greater Orange Restaurant Week . . . and you’ll definitely want to be a part of the action. Not only are 24 restaurants from Orange, Milford, West Haven, and Woodbridge involved, but you’ll also great prix fixe deals for lunch or dinner. But, hey, why stop there? How about taking home some great prizes and gift cards . . . over $2,000 is up for grabs! We’ve included the directions at the end of this post for you. And, because a meal isn’t a meal without a nice beverage, there will drink specials at each spot. Continue reading
One of our favorite new restaurants in Fairfield County comes from the creative mind of Chef Geoff Lazlo: Mill Street Bar & Table. It’s located just a short hop skip and a jump away from where we’re living and is nestled close by the Greenwich/PoCho border. And, it’s no stranger to anyone who’s been reading our blog, as we’ve given it an exclusive preview before opening, a full-out pigged-out review, and named it Best Burger and Best New American in the 2015 OmNomy Awards.
Update: WOW! So many entries, thank you! We listed all of your entries and put them in a random number generator. Combining all entries from FB, Instagram, and Twitter, the winner was Sip.of.CT from Instagram. Congrats to you!
‘member how we told you about the 2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Pig Roast, and Beach Party coming to the shores of Black Hog Brewing? Yes, of course you do (but, if you don’t, here’s a refresher) . . . well, we’ve got something nice for one lucky winner. Yup, yup: a pair of tix to this event brought to you by Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast and Black Hog on 6/12 at 1.
“Woah, so you’re giving away $140 worth of roast pork, beer, and music?” Continue reading
Beach and beer are like peanut butter and jelly as far as we’re concerned. Well, er, it’s not like we’d eat both of them together, but you feel us? You know what goes even better with beach and beer? Games! Yup yup, peoples. And you’ll get all this with the 2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Pig Roast, and Beach Party. Oh, we left out the pig roast in all of that, well, now we didn’t. Okay, here are the juicy and hoppy details: Continue reading
The Fez @ 227 Summer Street in Stamford has been open since the summer after a series of renovations and they have added something new in to the mix. In addition to their amazing Moroccan and Mediterranean-inspired food and their live music, they’ve also added art gallery to their list. Just stop by to eat or get drinks and you’ll be able to check out a different featured artist from the Stamford Art Association depending on the time you stop in. Continue reading
Overshores Brewery, set off in an unsuspecting building on Bradley Street in East Haven, is two years old. And, CT’s only Belgian-style brewery will be celebrating on April 30 with music, food, games, deals, and, wait, what was that last thing . . . oh yeah, beer. Even a special brew that will be featured. Entrance is free and all the action goes down from 12-4. Here are the yeasty details along with some thoughts about Overshores’ success from co-owner Christian Amport from a recent conversation: Continue reading
Dining Out For Life is a national organization that is hosting a special day of dining in cities and towns throughout the country next week to raise money for AIDS research and assistance. The event takes place on April 28 and all you need to do is eat at any of the 30 restaurants in CT (or in other cities). AIDS Project New Haven, in particular, will see much needed funds in the ballpark of at least 25% of each check going to their cause.
Here’s a copy of the CT restaurants with phone numbers for reservations/info, when you can eat, and how much of a donation they’ll be sharing:
168 York Street Cafe(203) 789-1915 Donating 100% Dinner, Late Night
Assaggio(203) 483-5426 Donating 60% Dinner
Bella’s Cafe(203) 387-7107 Donating 50% Breakfast, Lunch
116 Crown(203) 777-3116 Donating 25% Dinner
Amici Tavern(203) 691-6761 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Anaya Sushi(203) 891-6716 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Asti Ristorante and Bar(203) 208-4041 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Aunt Chilada’s(203) 230-4640 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
BARRACUDA bistro & bar(203) 691-5696 Donating 25% Dinner
Basta Trattoria(203) 772-1715 Donating 25% Dinner
Cafe Amici CT(203) 848-1682 Donating 25% Dinner
Cafe George by Paula(203) 777-1414 Donating 25% Lunch
Cave a’ Vin Winebar(203) 777-6206 Donating 25% Dinner, Late Night
Claire’s Corner Copia(203) 562-3888 Donating 25% Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Consiglio’s Restaurant(203) 865-4489 Donating 25% Dinner
G-Zen Restaurant(203) 208-0443 Donating 25% Dinner
Geronimo Bar and Grill(203) 777-7700 Donating 25% Dinner
Home(203) 483-5896 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
ION Restaurant(860) 346-9210 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Katalina’s Bakery(203) 891-7998 Donating 25% Breakfast, Dessert
Kitchen ZINC(203) 772-3002 Donating 25% Dinner
Moe’s Southwest Grill(203) 776-6637 Donating 25% Lunch
Nellie Green’s(203) 483-8400 Donating 25% Lunch
Ola Restaurant(203) 891-0522 Donating 25% Dinner
Rainbow Gardens(203) 878-2500 Donating 25% Dinner
ROIA Restaurant(203) 200-7045 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill(203) 787-3466 Donating 25% Dinner
Soul De Cuba Cafe(203) 498-2822 Donating 25% Lunch, Dinner
Stonebridge Restaurant(203) 874-7947 Donating 25% Dinner
Trattoria ‘A Vucchella (203) 383-2837 Donating 25% Dinner
Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar(203) 859-5342 Donating 25% Dinner
Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.
In 1991, Dining Out For Life was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out For Life is now produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city. More than $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of 60 outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,150, all money raised in these cities stays locally.
The 2016 Dining Out For Life International Date – April 28, 2016 – is fast approaching, so be sure to save the date! Several participating cities hold their Dining Out For Life events off the International Date, so be sure to see if a city near you has an event coming up soon!
Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. ® = Registered trademark of Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc.