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Giveaway: 8 Tix to Connecticut Harvest Jam 2015 in Danbury

5 Oct

Connecticut Harvest Jam is just a week away and we wonder if you’re even ready? Seriously, have you even prepared? Where is your red flannel shirt, guys? Ladies, where are your Han Solo vests, leggings, and boots? 

But, even if you haven’t prepped for the start of fall, you should still hit up the Connecticut Harvest Jam at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on 10/10 from 2-8. Brought to you by KICKS 105.5 and i95 Rock (the station, not the road), the Harvest Jam will feature plenty of live music, as well as noms from some great local restaurants, a pumpkin patch for photos and selfies, vendors to shop from, plus some great beer options too. Continue reading

Cluck Yeah: Connecticut Wingfest Flies into Danbury this January

15 Jan

Hot Wings are an American gift, an American duty, dare we even say an American right? Yes, those hot and spicy little bites of heaven are on nearly every restaurant menu and seem to be the perfect accompaniment to a nice pint or six of beer. Whether you like the wingette, the drumette, like them with celery, with carrot, with ranch, whether you do that trick where you smoosh down the meat until it pops off the bone, it’s clear we all have our own ways to devour our Hot Wings.
However you eat those wings, you’ll definitely want to head out to Danbury on January 24th for the first annual Wing Fest! The event, $15 per person, is being held at the Matrix Conference Center (39 Old Ridgebury Rd) from 5-9 and will feature some of the area’s best wings. Once you enter, you’ll get 12 free wing vouchers with each additional voucher costing $2 each. When you’ve picked your favorite, just drop your Connecticut’s Best Wing token into your favorite restaurant’s bucket. There will also be a panel of judges who are doing blind tastings so that they can find their favorite of the bunch, too. Oh, and bring some extra cash for beer too, because they’ll be serving up 12 oz. pours of Half Full Bright Ale and Toasted Amber. One last thing: from 6-8, Super Bowl Champ New York Giant Jeff Feagles will be on hand signing free autographs. 

As of now, here are the participants (with 1-2 to be added):

Bluu Restauraunt and Lounge in Danbury

Boru’s Bar and Grill in Waterbury

Christy’s Irish Pub in New Haven

Georgetown Saloon in Georgetown

Hog Wild BBQ in Newtown

Mima’s Meatballs and More in Danbury

Mezon in Danbury

O’Connor’s Public House in Brookfield

One Eyed Pig BBQ in Newtown

Pippa’s Sports Café in Danbury

Relaxin’ Jack in Southbury

The Spot in Bethel

Tigers Den in Ridgefield

Triple B BBQ in Brewster

Wing It On in Waterbury

CT Food News, Vol 18: Labor Day, Jerks, BBQ, Blues, Beer, Oysters, Deals + More…

27 Aug

Do you know what’s sad about it almost being Labor Day?  Yeah, we know…you can’t wear white again.  But, then again, who are we to follow silly rules?  Guess what?  On Tuesday Dan will wear his white linen suit with white shoes just to show what he thinks about these rules.  Yeah, don’t spend your life following all the rules and doing what society tells you!  Instead, come along with us as we tell ya all about some great events that are coming up as well as hit ya with some beer news from across the state.

Events and Deals

Craft 260 in Fairfield is pretty serious about football.  So serious, in fact that they’ll be offering up happy hour food and drink specials during Monday night games all the way up until last call.  Great food and beer, football, and a good deal?  C’mon now!

Stamford Restaurant Weeks is still going strong…all the way until September 1.  Check out all the deals!

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CT on Tap: New Beer Festival in Danbury Focuses on American Craft Beer

28 Jul

Watch out CT, you’ve got another beer festival on the way!  Yup, yup…get ready for Connecticut on Tap at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on 9/13 from 3 to 6 brought to you by i95 Rock and Townsquare Media Danbury.  Think of it:  over 120 different craft brews being poured out for you and your hop-happy friends.  Tickets are either $35 for GA, $55 for VIP, or even a special price for designated drivers on the day of the event.  Now, here’s what you’ll experience at both price levels:

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Giveaway: Win Tix to the Brews + BBQ Festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury

2 May
Read on to see how you can win a pair of tickets!

Read on to see how you can win a pair of tickets!

Update:  The winner of the pair of tickets is Chris Warren!  Congratulations!

Beer and BBQ are two of our favorite things and if you’re a true American, you think so too.  If you disagree, well, we think you should be deported to some far off land where there is no beer and the closest thing to BBQ is a McRib sandwich.  But, you read our blog, you think like us, and you have great taste so there won’t be any problems at all. 

So, let’s kick off spring and BBQ season in Danbury with a brand new festival put on by Townsquare Media (Kicks 105.5 andi95):  The Brews & BBQ Festival.  It’s being held at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury on May 17 from 3-10 pm.  Tickets are just $15 online or $20 at the event.  Once you have your tix, you’ll get access to the great BBQ and burgers that are up for purchase, there will be plenty of ice cold beer for you to buy and sip/down, other items to purchase, and there will be music from Cabinet and Amy Helm.  

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Que Bueno: Baro Hosts Fundraiser for Community Plates – Fairfield, CT

28 Jan

To celebrate their Grand Opening, Baró in Fairfield is hosting a fundraising event for Community Plates.  In a nutshell, Community Plates is a network of volunteers who rescue food from restaurants and stores, then deliver it to shelters and other places that desperately need the food.  This event is happening on February 19 from 5-9 pm and costs  just $40.  What does that get you?  A signature drink, a complimentary drink, and a plethora of their tapas and tacos.  

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Gourmet Burgers + Classic Cool: Bick’s Burgers and Fries Opening in Danbury

20 Jan

Bick'sBurgersDanbury

Chef Michael Bick is the man.  Not only does he own the ever popular Some Things Fishy Catering based out of Hat City, but he is a major supporter of local food and farms. This can be seen at his farm to table dinners (literally) at Holbrook Farms where he gets the majority of the ingredients for each stunning meal. Having been to two of his dinners, we can clearly say that this guy’s got some major culinary cred.

So, you could imagine how happy we were for him when he announced his brand new restaurant, Bick’s Burgers and Fries. He teased a few dishes on the Facebook page, but ever the curious OmNomivores, we asked to learn more and he oh so graciously agreed.

Starting off, Bick’s Burgers is right off of the main green in Downtown Danbury, located at 14 Ives Street. (On the way over, you’ll notice Sky Bar & Lounge, run by none other than 18 year old Ian Bick, Chef Bick’s son.) If you’re familiar with Danbury, this brand new burger joint took over Fat Wedge University.  Chef Bick, his son, and the burger crew have been working hard on repairs, cleaning, and gussying up the place…and it’s paid off.  The 26 seat Bick’s Burgers has swivel high tops at the counter, comfy booths, and a classic red, white, and black theme going on.  

Now, let’s show you a few key things that are destined to make Bick’s Burgers and Fries a go-to burger joint.

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Pig Out @ Farmboys BBQ’s First Anniversary at Michaels II Cafe in Danbury

17 Oct

Round up y’ur family and friends and head on down to Michaels II Cafe for the One Year Anniversary party of Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ.  They got their start at Michaels II, actually, having their BBQ be a part of the menu from time to time.  Since then, though, they’ve become very popular (nearly 2,000 likes on Facebook) and are booked solid.  We’re talking parties, catering, special events, brewery stops, and food events.  Oh, and only the best gig ever…catering Kristien’s killer birthday party over the summer.  Trust us, we all ate like royalty and people really dug all the food.

So, want a piece of the BBQ action?  Just head out to Michaels II on 10/19, starting at 5 pm and find yourself a seat.  Farmboys will be there, getting the food ready and sending it out to the kitchen.  First off, we’re talking about what they’ve become so famous for…their pig roasts.  The delicately smoked pork will be served to you in pulled pork sandwich form with a side of coleslaw and a side of baked beans with brown sugar and bacon.  There will also be smoked pulled chicken on the menu too, so keep your eyes out.  But, let’s let you in on a little secret that only the elite Facebook followers of Farmboys know:  they are making a secret menu item for that day.  It’s their smoked pulled beef and they don’t have huge amounts of it.  So, if you want some of that chuck roll, get down as early as possible so that you can devour it.

Congratulations on your first year in business, Farmboys!  We can’t wait to see what you’ll be doing in your second year!

Michaels II Cafe

30 South Street

Danbury, CT

Stanziato’s Serves Up Killer Pies and More in Danbury, CT

17 Sep

Look who got off their lazy assez (we are using z’s in honor of Matt Stanczak who loves to use them) and headed up to Danbury to not only visit some great friendz, but also check out a restaurant that we’ve been dying to try.  Yeah, that would be uz visiting the house and famed garden of Renato and Alicia Ghio…who we like to call our couple twinz because we have so much awesomenezz in common.  We’ve done a lot of nomming together:  we visited Nicholaz Robertz together, they came for the Victory Brewz N’ Bacon dinner at Coalhouse, we chomped on some wicked Mexican at Panchoz Tacoz in Danbury, so we figured it was about time to take thiz to the next level.

The restaurant we decided that we all needed to hit up together…you guessed it, Stanziato’z!  Kristien’z friend and coworker, Jay, only told us to go like, ooooooh two yearz ago. And, we were reminded again just weekz before when we were sitting next to Matt (the owner) at Chef Bick’z farm-to-table dinner at Hollbrook Farmz.  So that seemed to be the final sign to get our buttz in gear and try it out.  Pluz, it didn’t hurt that Renato and Alicia said they had a gargantuan bottle of Ommegang Three Philosopherz that they needed help with.  Yeah, we’re good friendz like that.

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Chef Demos, Beer Tastings, Food Galore, Music and More @ Taste of Danbury

12 Sep

The chef lineup at Taste of Danbury, photo from Local Food Rocks

 Taste of Danbury on CityCenter Green is a huge event that gets Danburians (?) and other Fairfield Countiers super excited…but it’s going to be even more redonkulous this year.  Why, you ask?  Well, our friends Chef Plum (Plum Luv Foods) and Alicia Ghio (Natural Princess and Local Food Rocks) will be doing chef demos on the Ives Street stage along with Sarah Caron from Sarah’s Cucina Bella and Jeanette Chen from Jeanette’s Healthy Living.  If you’re looking at the picture above, Chef Plum is the cool dude contemplating bananas and a whisk, Sarah is in the bottom left, Jeanette is in the middle, and the ever so fabulous Alicia is on the right.

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