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Ticket Giveaway: Hops + Grapes, Toasts + Tastes 2014

8 Apr

One of the major highlights of the year for us is the annual Hops & Grapes, Toasts & Tastes event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Connecticut.  This will be our third year going to the event and our second year as one of the sponsors, so we can’t wait to check things out on 4/25/14 from 7:30-10:30 at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.  VIP tickets are $100 or $175 for a pair, or you can get General Admission for $75 or a pair for $125 and that includes food, wine, beer, cocktails, and your chance to win some killer auctions.  In addition, VIP tix will get you a special gift bag, a raffle ticket, and a LLS writstband, while the GA tickets get you a gift bag filled with goodies.

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Chef Bick Brings the Farm Back to the Table at Holbrook Farm in Bethel

19 Jun

Before your dinner begins, make sure to check out the custom made drinks! Photo from http://somethingsfishycatering.com

Executive Chef Michael Bick of Some Things Fishy Catering is back at it again.  This Sunday at 4pm at Holbrook Farm in Bethel, he’s putting on another great farm to table event.  Yes, this is the same 2012 OmNomy winner of Best Special Event because of the great food, the passion for all things local, and the beautiful outdoor dining right on the farm that make up each and every special dinner that Chef Bick has planned.  Tickets are $75 and go fast so you’ll want to get your reservations by calling up (203) 722-2444 or e-mailing michael@somethingsfishycatering.com.  This farm to table dinner is BYOB, so you’ll definitely want to bring some liquid fun to celebrate the start of summer.  Check out friend’s blog, Local Food Rocks, for two different reviews…first an experience at Butcher’s Best and a dinner on Holbrook Farm.

Here are the details:

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1 year anniversary party at Bridge St. Wienery to include hot dog eating contest, music, and more

30 May

Has it been a year already?  A year of people stuffing Bridge St. Wienery hot dogs into their gullets, downing shakes, chomping away on fries, and noming on burgers.  Om nom nom nom.  If you’re not familiar with Bridge Street Wienery, definitely check out our review (“Get Thee to Bridge Street Wienery“) that made us break out into iambic pentameter.  And, after reading that and you’re not inspired, we’re sorry…there’s no hope for you. :P   So, if you’ve never been or if you’re a die-hard wiener-ite, you’ll want to visit them on Saturday, June 15.

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A weekend of decadence with drinks, food, art & more at the Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Weekend

26 Apr

Well, we know if you’re reading our blog you clearly love food, wine and beer, so we KNOW you’ll be all about Westchester Magazine’s 2nd annual Wine & Food Weekend coming up on May 17-20 at The Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains. Ritz Carlton, oooo fancy.

But don’t worry, with events like the BBQ, Burgers and Beer Bash on Thursday, this weekend is anything but stiff. Well, except maybe the cocktails. Whether you’re stuffing your face with yummilicious food from over 30 of the best local restaurants and downing glasses of wine from over 200 world-class wineries at the Grand Tasting, or learning to make prohibition cocktails, or checking out local art at the ARTSBash, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!

Check out the full schedule, prices and packages below. For tickets visit the event website here.

Hope to see you there- we’ll be the ones with some sort of food or drink attached to our lips at all times. We’ll wink at your or something – but less creepy.

Thursday, 5/17
7:30PM – 11PM: Burgers, BBQ & Beer Bash – $50.00
Friday, 5/18
6PM – 9PM: ARTSBash – $75.00
Saturday, 5/19
11:30AM – 4PM: Grand Tasting – $85.00
12:00PM: A Tour Through Tuscany Wine Seminar with Kevin Zraly – $25.00 
1:15PM: Crystal Clear, Does the Glass Make A Difference? Wine Seminar – $75.00
2:30PM: Modern Mixology: Bringing Cocktails Home Cocktails Seminar – $25.00
6:30PM – 10:30PM: Winemakers Dinner – $150.00
Sunday, 5/20
11:30AM – 2PM: Sparkling Sunday Brunch – $50.00
12:00PM – 4:30PM: Grand Tasting – $85.00
12:30PM: Wines of Bordeaux Wine Seminar with Kevin Zraly – $25.00
1:45PM: Prohibition Cocktails Clinic Sprits Seminar – $25.00 
3:00PM: Majestic Terroir of Sonoma Wine Seminar – $25.00
Grand Tasting Combo: Grand Tasting Saturday & Sunday – $160.00 
VIP Pass: Package above + 1 Wine Seminar each day, Winemakers Dinner & Sunday Brunch – $400.00 

Take a Taste of Westport to Benefit CLASP Home

20 Apr


Clasp Homes offers people with autism and related developmental disabilities opportunities for growth, happiness, and success and also provides them with homes.  To help raise money to fund their cause, they have put together the 8th Annual Taste of Westport.  Well, get ready to do some major chomping and drinking on May 3.  The good times will roll from 6-9 pm at Westport Inn.  You’ll also be able to take advantage of silent auctions, so practice writing those numbers!   All of the proceeds from the night will go directly to Clasp Homes, so buy your tickets now for $75 online or $80 at the door.  As an additional incentive, you’ll get to take home an event journal that will contain recipes from the restaurants that will be there.  If you can’t make it, but would still like to contribute, donations are greatly appreciated.


Blue Lemon
Bobby Q’s
Matsu Sushi
River House Tavern
Rowayton Seafood
Tavern on Main
55 Wine Bar & Restaurant

Caterers, Yumminess, and Drinks

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Michele’s Pies
Norm Bloom & Son – Oysters & Clams
Red Bee Honey
Westport Inn
Beaver Beer
Black Bear Wines & Spirits
Crystal Rock
CT Distributers
Espolon Tequila
Greens Farms Spirits
Hartley & Parker
Nestle Waters
Westfair Staffing
Tito’s Vodka
San Pellegrino

Thursday May 3, 2012
The Westport Inn
Tickets:  $75 pre-paid/$80 at the door

Stuff your face for a great cause! Fairfield County Eats, April 27, 2011

10 Apr

Ok, so by now you know, Danny and I live to eat. Seriously, it’s pretty much all we think about. And sometimes, getting so swept up in all the deliciousness Fairfield County has to offer, we can forget that this is a luxury that not everyone in our great county gets to enjoy.

This is where Fairfield County Eats comes in. An evening of ridiculously good food, wine, and beer from over 50 amazing local restaurants and merchants (listed below) for only $45 per person ($50 at the door). The best part? All proceeds go directly to The Food Bank of lower Fairfield County to help end hunger in our community.

It’s a win, win for everyone so come out and join us. Say hi to Danny and I in person (yeah, we’re weird, but we don’t bite… well… get in the way of our food, and we may). Hope to see you there!

Here are the deets:

When: April 27, 2011 from 6PM – 8PM

Where: Stamford Italian Center / 1620 Newfield Ave. / Stamford, CT 06905

Who: Only the best restaurants, merchants, and purveyors in our area. Here’s the running list:

  • American Pressed Bakery
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • BUtterfield 8
  • Babycats Q. Tea
  • Bad Louie’s Fudge
  • BevMax
  • Bobby Q’s Barbeque and Grill
  • Café D’Azur
  • Chocolations
  • Cooking & Clothing with Cornelia
  • Coromandel
  • DSM Marketing
  • DaPietro’s Restaurant
  • David’s Catering
  • Dazzle Designs
  • Deborah Haley Designs
  • DiMare Pastry Shop & Café
  • Dichello Distributors, Inc.
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries
  • Drinx Unlimited
  • Ducky Life Tea
  • Etoile Gifts
  • Fairway Market
  • Fjord Fisheries
  • Flowers by Lisa
  • Fountainhead Wines/Fat Cat Pie Co.
  • Galaxy Cookies
  • Grade A ShopRite
  • Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Cupcakes
  • Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream
  • My Favorite Place
  • Natural Balance Reflexology
  • Northeast Wine Brokers
  • Nuvitae
  • Pellicci’s Ristorante
  • Porricelli’s Market
  • Restaurant JEAN-LOUIS
  • Robeks
  • Rory’s/Blue Lemon
  • San Pellegrino – Acqua Panna
  • Shaklee
  • Shelley’s On The River
  • Sparklies
  • Stamford Carvel-Cinnabon
  • Stamford Crumbs
  • Stella & Dot
  • Subway
  • Susan Kane Catering
  • Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes
  • Tavern on Main
  • Tawa Indian Cuisine
  • Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar-Bistro
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Ginger Man
  • The Italian Center
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Mindful Chef
  • The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
  • The Pampered Chef
  • Travel Chocolate
  • Tuscan Oven
  • Unique Sweets
  • Venture Portraits
  • Vinny’s Backyard Restaurant
  • Westfair Staffing LLC
  • ZYR Vodka
  • in your heart ny
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