Tag Archives: Fairfield County Food Blog

Westport Farmers’ Market Releases Chef Demo Schedule for Summer 2016 Season

3 Jun
Co-founder and chef, Tony Rosenfeld of b. good

Last year we saw how a kickass burger is made right at WFM!

At the Westport Farmers’ Market, you can do a helluva lot more than just shop for the freshest farm-to-market foods and meats . . . there’s always something fun going down. And, specifically, if you come by from 10:15-11 on Thursdays, you’ll catch Fairfield County chefs demoing a dish that you can learn to make yourself. The cool thing? You can pick up the ingredients right there at the market and make it that day when you get home for din din. Continue reading

The Fez Starts Artist in Residence Program; Becomes Even Awesomerest

28 Apr
The Fez Stamford

Another reason to check out one of Stamford’s best spots . . .

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

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

Fairfield County Food News: Deals, Demos, Drinks + More – 12/5/16

5 Feb

Snow what if it’s a slush mess out there? You’re not gonna let that stop you, are ya?

Psshhhh! Well, here we go:

2/1-2/29 Have you gotten a Taste of Georgetown yet? Dine at 4 of the following restaurants and you’ll get a get a buy-one dinner, get-one dinner certificate from any! Restaurants are Georgetown Saloon, Lombardi’s Trattoria, Wire Mill, Aranci 67, Rancho Alegre, and Black Cat Grille. The deal is good Sunday-Thursday.  Continue reading

A reliable favorite, now with cocktails. Our review of Basso Cafe in Norwalk

26 Jan

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Since we first went to Basso Cafe back in September ’12, we’ve told everyone we meet to check it out. And, every time we’ve asked how it went, we’ve heard great things back. That’s just the kind of place Chef Renato Donzelli runs.

But, we were starting to feel like posers, recommending the place to everyone, even though we haven’t been back since. We know, bad food bloggers! So, when Basso Cafe went from a BYOB only establishment, to a full-on bar, we figured that was the perfect time to get back there and try their creative cocktails with some friends. Oh, and eat, because, you know, it’s always good to eat when downing large quantities of liquor. Continue reading

Fairfield Cty. Food News: Openings, Brunch, Burgers, Donuts + More – 1/15/16

15 Jan

Plenty to do, see, eat, drink, and look forward to here in Fairfield County this week with our weekly news post. If you scroll down to the bottom, we have some events listed for outside of Fairfield County, too, if you feel like checking things out or live out yonder.

1/15 Harvest Westport is officially opening tomorrow at 5 with walk-in spots only at this time.

1/16-17 TruNorth Tavern & Table in Black Rock has $15 bottomless mimosas and bloodys from 11-3 for brunch. Get you some.

Bourbon threesome flight  at Plan B Burger Bar in Stamford Connecticut

Chocopologie knows what’s up!

1/17 Don’t forget that South End in New Canaan is open for brunch starting at 11:30. One of the dishes: Mexican Breakfast tacos that come with fresh salsa and potatoes on the side.

 

1/20 Chocopologie in SoNo is hosting a chocolate AND bourbon tasting class. Oh, hot damn, yes. In addition, there will be hors d’oeuvre and champagne before the tasting. It’s $89 all in. Get your spot by emailing chocopologie@mail.com. Continue reading

203 Food + Beer News: 4th of July Events, Lobster Bakes, Brunch, Fuzzy Baby Ducks + More—7/2/15

2 Jul

Happy Fourth of July, OmNomivores! We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend. In case you’re looking for something to do, we’ve got a bunch of great things going down over the next couple of weeks. That’s it, let’s get down to biz-natch:  

7/2 Boot, scoot, and boogie over to The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing starting at 5:30 for their Country Fest. It’ll feature some country music, drink specials, fireworks, giveaways, and games.
 
7/3-5 Check out Rizzuto’s in Stamford for a ridiculous cheap 3 course lobster bake for just $19.99. You’ll get NE Clam Chowder or Baby Spinach; NE Lobster Bake which includes lobsters, Little Necks, Rhode Island mussels, corn on the bob, baby red potatoes, and grilled Andouille; and you’ll finish up with Blueberry and Strawberry Shortcake. For an extra $10, you can get a second lobster, too.
 
7/5 Olio in Stamford will be celebrating their 3 year anniversary with a killer brunch that includes free champagne and donuts. Yeah, you need those donuts! To make your reservation, call them up at (203) 817-0303. Just be sure not to go on Saturday, because they are closed then.
 
7/8 Mark this and mark it well: this is the day that Coalhouse Pizza’s bar will open, topping them off at 85 brews on tap . . . the most in CT! In addition, there will be a ton of bourbon to drink. Not too shabby.
 
7/8 Tune into News 12 at 8:30 to see Tracey Medeiros make 5 different drinks that are featured in her book, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook.
 
7/10 Bounty Burger will be hitting up Half Full Stamford’s Open House. Just stop by from 6-9, pay $15, and you’ll get unlimited brews. Bounty Burgers are extra but SO worth it. Trust us.

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CT Food News Vol. 40: BBQ Beast Mode, Tasting Dinners, Events, Fests, Restaurant News, Beer Talk + More

14 May

What a beautiful warm weather week that it’s been, huh? We’ve got plenty of things for you to do, festivals to check out, special dinners to attend, news and restaurant openings to stay on top of, and some general beer talk for the CT beer geek. We’re your one stop shop . . . see ya next week with more! 😉

Events, Dinners + More 

5/14-17 Make sure that you’ve entered our contest to win a pair of tickets to the Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival

5/15 Stop by Green & Tonic in Cos Cob to meet up with Mike’s Organic Delivery service. They’ll be there from 11:30-1:30 and will be showing off their farm fresh fruits and veggies. If you sign up there, you’ll get a killer deal by using coupon code GTSEASON. You can also arrange for pickup at the Darien or Cos Cob locations.

5/15 Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield opens for the first time at 6 pm! Oh yeah . . . check out our detailed preview to see why we’re so excited.

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Gobble This: Meals + Catering Options for Thanksgiving (and Eve) 2014 in Fairfield County

17 Nov

Last year we shared a breakdown of the best spots to get some pizza and get crunk’d on Thanksgiving Eve, one of the busiest and lushest drinking days on the calendar. So, check out that post, and definitely check out this post where we go through some more Thanksgiving Eve options, some spots where you can have a Thanksgiving meal, and even places that are offering up Thanksgiving catering. Whatever you do, make sure you eat lots of cranberry sauce. It’s not Thanksgiving without that stuff: amen.

If you know of any other events or special meals, feel free to comment here or e-mail us at omnomct@gmail.com for inclusion in this article. We’ll update continuously. 

Thanksgiving Eve

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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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