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In Love & Chocolate ft. champagne, food, chocolates and more to benefit local charities

29 Jan


Whether you’re going with that hot new date of yours, someone you’ve been seeing for a year, someone you’ve been together with for 20 years, or if you’re going in on it with some friends, you’ll want to hit up In Love & Chocolate. This event at the Shelton Courtyard Marriott takes places on 2/8 from 1-4 pm and features live music, chocolate and food samples, a glass of bubbly, and your shot at some prizes. Enjoy it all for $40 per couple or $25 per person . . . not too shabby. There’s one more thing that you will enjoy: money raised here goes directly to The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (providing music and arts education to the community) and Spooner House (providing food, shelter, and support for people in need). 

As of today, here are the restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, and cakeries that will be on hand:

  • Bricks & Barley Tavern
  • Common Bond Market
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • 500 Degrees
  • Focaccia’s Cafe & Eatery
  • Liquid Lunch
  • Nikki’s Candy Boutique
  • The Pink Cupcake Shack
  • Rotk’n Chocolates
  • Royal Bakery
  • Seasonal Sweets & Catering
  • Starbucks
  • Stone Gardens Farm
  • Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes
  • Tea with Tracy
  • Tidmarsh Home Bake Shop
  • Wildflour Confections

In Love & Chocolate
2/8 from 1-4 pm
$40 per couple/$25 per person
Courtyard Marriott Shelton
780 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT 

Free Cookies + Cupcakes for Voters @ Forever Sweet Bakery in Norwalk!

4 Nov

After you’ve done your duty as an American and have voted, just stop on by to Forever Sweet Bakery at 4 New Canaan Avenue in Norwalk. As a sweet reward, they’ll give you a choice of your own free cupcake or cookie just by showing an “I Voted” sticker. Over the course of the day (they are open from 10-6 today), they’ll pick one even luckier voter to win a free cake from Frances. 

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Get $10 off your PAWS Uncorked: A Taste for Rescue ticket

11 Apr
Paws Uncorked banner

Use “OMNOM” as your code to scratch a little off the cost…

Helping out PAWS ain’t so ruff, especially when they’ve just set up a code to scratch $10 bucks off the $45 price for a PAWS Uncorked (see our original post here) ticket.  All you need to do is click right here through to the registration page, then enter “OMNOM” (without the quotes of course, n00bs) in the space where it says Promo Code.  Here’s one catch:  you need to buy your tickets by 4/16/14.
Remember that the event is taking place on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5-8 pm at the Stamford Marriott and is a brand new fundraiser for PAWS .  They are the awesome people who help to rescue, protect, and find fur-ever homes for pets throughout Fairfield County.  As of 4/4, here’s the lineup of the great restaurants, bakeries, and vendors that are a part of this event…plus don’t forget that BevMax will be featuring whiskey, wine, and beer:

PopShop Market Taking Over New Haven w/ Food Trucks + Shops

2 Apr
PopShop Market April 2014 New Haven

Lots o’ food trucks!

PopShop Market is back for some more awesomeness here in 2014 and their biggest and baddest spot ever:  The Shops at Yale!  This one day free event on 4/27/14 from 11-4 pm is a continuation of a series of events that PopShop Market has held in Fairfield and New Haven Counties, featuring an excellent variety of personally curated vendors.  

Not only will you be able to find whatever you need to get ready for spring, there will also be a ton of food options from some of CT’s best food trucks  for you to make your own lunch/brunch.  And, who doesn’t like to get a bit saucy during the day?  Of course ya do, it’s the weekend and you’ve earned it.  So, get ready for PopShop’s Signature BarCar that will feature spring-inspired cocktails and a CT brewery.  Details on this haven’t been revealed yet, so make sure to like them on FB and follow them on Twitter to get first dibs on the info.    

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CT RollerGirls Season Opener; Cupcake Derby at Two Roads

19 Sep

Amelia Tearheart

Babe Vigoda

C. Mya Rage

Cali Ripskin

Chelsea Handle Her

Crash Corpse

Egregious Philbin

Eleanor Bruisevelt

F. Scott Hitzgerald

Hell’n HyJinx

I. Harley Knewem

Puke Skywalker

Queen Stryke

These are just some of the killer names of the brutally bodacious babes that have been on the CT RollerGirls team.  With names like that, you know that you’re in for a great show when you check them out trying to rack up points for that amazing roller derby win.  So, why not check them out this Saturday at the CT Sports Center in Woodbridge (21 South Bradley Road), starting at 6? You’ll get two matches for the price of one!  Ooooooh.  We’re talking ’bout the Bone Crushers vs. Widowmakers, then men’s roller derby gets in on the action.  That’s right, the CT Death Quads will be facing off against the Ottawa Slaughter Squad in what will surely prove to be a slobberknocker.  Don’t you love that word?  Slobberknocker!

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Forever Sweet Bakery Finds Their Forever Home in Norwalk

25 Apr

You’re all in for a real sweet treat.  Forever Sweet Bakery (formerly Sweet Endings) has set up their very own location in Norwalk at 4 New Canaan Avenue.

You might remember we wrote about their awesome cupcakes, cookies, and treats when they were at Stamford Town Center.  While they moved out, they took up shop and based themselves out of Scoop Cafe in Stamford.  During this time, they were able to get their cupcakes placed in many restaurants and were able to make lots of custom cakes and grow a steady customer base.

Frances Mercede, baker/owner extraordinaire, recalls what it was like to see the building at 4 New Canaan Avenue:  “When Sky showed me the space, I knew this would be a great home for Forever Sweet Bakery.”   But, that doesn’t mean it was easy to get things rolling.  Sky (co-owner, husband of Frances, media specialist, awesome guy all around) immediately got to work with friend Ted Sihpol and built a wicked awesome bakery.  One of the Forever Sweet Bakery customers said, in fact, “This is the nicest looking bakery I have seen.”

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Back for More Baked Goodness at Forever Sweet Bakery (Sweet Endings Bakery) – Stamford, CT

5 Apr

EXTREME CLOSE UP! Awwwwww yeahhhh

Update:  along with a name change to Forever Sweet Bakery, you can find the awesome cupcakes and goodies inside their own location in Norwalk!

A few weeks back we stumbled upon the most awesome thing in the mall–if you ask me.  If you ask Kristien, she might have a different favorite due to her shopping obsession, but Sweet Endings Bakery is definitely tied with her favorite stores.  After our last post, Sky Mercede was begging us to come by and try some of the flavors that we didn’t get to try last time.  Well, we did, but the sneak shoved more than just the two cupcakes we selected into our bags.  We told you about the Red Velvet and the Chocolate Mint cupcakes, but dear Omnomivores, there’s so much more there.

• The cookies.  Wow, the cookies.  There are those that love those thick, soft, and almost soggy tasting kind of cookies.  Then, there are those that love and desire after thin and crispy cookies with loads of flavor.  Yeah, Frances Mercede bakes them just right and oh so crispy.  You get a whole stack of them for just $6.25.

Chocolate Celebration, Cinnamon Streusel, and Chocolate Chocolate

• Cinnamon Streusel cupcake.  This is one of their breakfast offerings.  The crumb on top is just perfect.  Not too crispy, not soggy…just right.  When you bite in you get that thick and heavy taste of a streusel, but somehow it remains moist.  A nice touch was the bits of apple worked into the batter.

• The Chocolate Celebration and Chocolate Chocolate cupcakes.  Again, we’re impressed with how moist the cupcakes turn out.  We think one of our favorite parts of the cupcakes has to be the buttercream frosting.  You’ll find yourself eating the cupcakes carefully so that you can be sure to have some of that goodness with each bite.  So many more flavors to try, though.  Oh well, will have to revisit. :)

Look how pretty that bow is. Well, that didn’t last long…

• Cake Pops.  Well, this one surprised us…in a good way.  All we’ve been hearing about on TV is how ridiculously awesome these cake pop things are.  So, we tried Frances’ version.  The cake was moist and even a bit fudgy tasting.  Oh, so good.

For more details about all their awesome treats, custom/party food, and prices, check out their FB page, their site, and our post on them.

Address: Scoop Cafe @ 801 E Main Street in Stamford

Phone:  (203) 524-6291

E-mail sweetendingsbakery@live.com

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