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Craft 260 to Host Beer Fest w/ 11 CT Breweries to Benefit Community Plates – Fairfield, CT

20 Oct

Craft 260 Beer Fest for Community Plates

Two Roads, Back East, Overshores, Black Hog, Stony Creek, Old Burnside, Thomas Hooker, Charter Oak, New England Brewing, Relic, Aspetuck Brew Lab (brewery in the works).

These local CT breweries have come together for Craft 260‘s first ever Beer Fest. The beer begins flowing at 1 pm on Sunday, November 2 up until 4 pm right in the Craft 260 parking lot. Oh, and speaking of beer, it’ll be unlimited drinking from start to finish with just a simple donation. Tover and the crew at Craft 260 are asking for at least a $15 donation that goes directly to Community Plates, the Norwalk based volunteer-driven organization who rescues food for those in need. Your donation gets you a bracelet and that bracelet gets you as many refills as you gosh darn please until 4. 

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Kentucky Craft Bourbon Class ft. Pappy, Stagg, Taylor, Sazerak, and more @ Harry’s – Fairfield, CT

21 Apr

Pappy…just ONE of the bourbons that are up for tasting…

Update:  tickets sold out in just a few hours, but you can still be put onto the wait list.  

There are a few great things about watching the Kentucky Derby.  You get to wear goofy hats, dress like you’re from the 1800s, drink Mint Juleps, and drink away your sorrow with bourbon because you lost all your bets.  But, you can’t just drink any ‘ol bourbon!  Come on, think it through…you need Kentucky Bourbon!  So, to help you stock up and get a nice bourbon portfolio going, Harry’s in Fairfield is offering a very extremely super limited class on 4/30/14 from 7-9 pm.  

For just $30, you’ll get your entry into the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Class that will feature Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg Jr., E.H. Taylor, Elmer T. Lee, Blanton’s, Sazerak, and even more not listed.  In addition, you’ll get to try a Mint Julep made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon.  $30 for tastings of these great bourbons and ryes, especially some being so rare and highly acclaimed, is quite a steal.  The only problem…20 seats.  If you want a spot, call up Jan or Patrick right away at (203) 259-4692 or e-mail them at harrys@snet.net.  Make sure you tell ’em that OmNomCT sent ya! ;)

Kentucky Derby Craft Bourbon Class

4/30/14 from 7-9

$30 per person

Harry’s Wine & Liquor

2094 Post Road

Fairfield, CT 

Celebrate Harry’s 72nd Birthday with Wine, Champagne, Cider, and Bourbon Tastings.

16 Oct

Normally for birthdays you need to find the perfect present for your friend then bring it over to the party.  But, it works the opposite way at Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield.  To celebrate their 72nd year in business this week, they’ll be giving you some amazing tasting treats and chances to get some amazing drinks.

First, we’ll start off on Thursday, 10/17, from 4-7 pm.  Kobrand Imports will be there and will be featuring a few wines including a 96 point Sassacaia 2010 ($175) and a 99 point Fonseca Vintage port 2011 that is $100.  While these two wines might not be in your normal price point, they are being sampled, so why not give them a try and see what 96 and 99 pointers taste like?

Then, on Friday, 10/18, from 4-7, you’ll be able to check out the champagnes of Canard Duchene.  If you head over to the other side of Harry’s where the beer is, you’ll be able to get a special tasting of Down East Cider.

Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year Old BourbonFinishing up the week, Saturday is going to be awesome!   If you swing by from 1-4 pm, you can taste an awesome variety of Italian Wines from Vias Imports.  Then, from 4-7 pm Harry’s will be offering a craft bourbon tasting.  We’re talking about Pappy Van Winkle 12 year bourbon and some other mysterious items that Patrick alluded to.  This is what he told us in a recent message:

“We are also going to delve into another hiding spot that we have and pull out another item or two that will be great accents to the tasting, who knows, one of them might even steal the show!”

Oh dear God, what can that mean?  You’ll just have to come by and find out!  In addition, be on the look out at the store for special prices on some of your favorite drinks and liquors.

Congratulations for being in business 72 years.  Here’s to 72 more…

Harry’s Wine &  Liquor Market

2094 Post Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
tel  203-259-4692
fax 203-259-7840
harrys@snet.net
www.harryswine.com
Mon – Thu:   8AM to 8PM
Fri&  Sat:   8AM to 9PM
Sunday:      10AM to 5PM

Located at 2094 Post Road, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market has long been Fairfield County’s leader in education and the introduction of new industry trends. Winner of numerous accolades, including, “Best Beer Shop of Fairfield County” by the The Advocate, and “Best Wine Shop” by Connecticut Magazine, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market has also been recognized by The Wine Advocatefor its contributions and history.

PopShop Market Returns 2 Fairfield with Shops, Food Trucks, and Pop Up Restaurants on October 5th

30 Sep
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If it ain’t broke, don’t you dare go fixin’ it!  But, if something is so awesome, it sure don’t hurt to keep making it better!  That’s what you can expect with the third PopShop Market here in Connecticut.  This special one day market on 10/5 from 9 am -3 pm is back at Fairfield Theatre Company where it all began on June 1.  This time around, though, you can expect a ton of great food trucks, lots of other food and drink options, tons of shops and even some pop up restaurants!
Here are just some of the food trucks and restaurants that will be there:

Win Big and Eat Cheap at the 2012 Fairfield Restaurant Week: 10/14 – 10/20

22 Sep

Ah, the anticipation and excitement that this will bring.  From October 14 – 20, you’ll be able to take part in Fairfield Restaurant Week.  This, dear OmNomivores, is a restaurant week different than ones you’ve experienced before.  First off, you have an amazing variety of top class restaurants participating.  Secondly, you’ll have a chance to check out old favorites or even some of the newer restaurants in town like Bodega Taco Bar, Martel, and The Chelsea.  Also, this will be pretty light on the wallet with lunch at $10 or $15 and dinner for just  $20 or $30.  Some places might even throw in some other kind of discount or special, just for you.  How about $10 for a case of stingers from Colony Grill?  Sold!

But, let’s get down to things now.  As if eating out on the cheap isn’t enough, you’ll have a chance to win a pretty amazing prize.  This is all you have to do:

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Searching for junk food heaven, ended up in junk food purgatory. Flipside Burger Bar-Fairfield

19 Feb

 

Patty Melt Burger! 10 oz to Incapacitation

Is there ever a day that goes by when you couldn’t go for a nice greasy burger or crispy, sizzle-sazzled fries?  Don’t even try lying, we all know you’re full of it.  To be alive you must love burgers, it’s in our Constitution.  You might as have a scarlet “A” embroidered on your shirt if you admit to not having burger cravings, seriously.  Yeah, then whip yourself to purge the evil desires of the flesh–beef that is.

Well, recently we found ourselves in our old haunt of Fairfield (we use to lived in Black Rock) because we claimed a killer deal from Groupon that snagged us 16 bucks worth of food for only $8 at Flipside Burger Bar.  Not too shabby! ;)  The menu was right to the point and not too big–just front and back.  There were burgers, dogs, shakes (adult and virgin), sandwiches, and salads.  Salads?  Salads!  Yeah, that should be ratified into our Constitution too.  Something about not serving salads at a burger bar.  But, I got ya–not everybody eats meat.  Hey, I was veg for 10 years, I know what it’s like. :)

Well, Kristien saw one thing on the menu and nearly burst:  Root Beer Float.  She only saves floats for special occasions and I guess this was one.  Then again, any time out at a place that serves root beer floats is a special occasion!  I went the naughty route and ordered the Chocolate Covered Nutty Banana shake.  It wasn’t overly chocolately which I was really happy with, but the banana flavor didn’t really come through.  :)  I could definitely taste the Frangelico in there, giving it that nutty taste, but like I said, the banana taste was very subtle because of the banana liquor.  Try as hard as I could, I couldn’t stir that bad boy enough to mix in all the liquor so it all pooled down at the bottom.  It was a good drink, but I just wanted more banana, especially if that’s in the  title of the shake.

Now, onto our burgers.  Kristien had the artery clogging Breakfast Burger, topped with bacon, cheddar, and a fried egg.  The meat was cooked well and the bacon and cheddar were tasty, but the egg yolk was cooked through (adding that to the Constitution, yolks must be soft and runneth over) and, the burger fell short on the spice and seasoning department.  It almost seemed that they had the ground beef in the kitchen and forgot to put all good stuff inside to make it awesome.  We both agreed that with the extra seasonings, the burgers would be great.  Instead, the toppings stood out more and were more of the stars.  On the side was some pretty good coleslaw and you can trust Kristien on that.  She’s the coleslaw conneseiur, but I despise the stuff.  I can’t even let it touch my food or I’ll flip out.  Who else is with me on that one?  And, of course, she had some fries smothered in cheese.  The fries were nice and crispy and crunched oh so nicely when you bit in, but–again–they needed seasoning or even just salt.

Then there was my burger.  I had a choice:  Sirloin at 6 oz. or a Fat Boy at 10 oz.  I thought I was hungry, but I was oh so wrong and would greatly pay the price for ordering that Patty Melt 10 ouncer!  This burger was a beast.  Just look at the picture. Seriously. Look at it.  You’ve got a burger piled on top of tomato, onion, and lettuce, sure, but there’s more.  Oh so much more.  Buns aren’t needed here.  Flipside uses grilled cheese sandwiches.  Oh. hell. yes.  The flavors going on here with this burger were ridiculous and out of control because of the sandwich au fromage grillé. I just looked that up to impress you–did it work?  But, like Kristien’s burger, my beef suffered from spice-dysfunction.

Flipside Burger Bar has lots of potential here.  They just gotta get their salt and seasoning act together, though, if they’re going to feed the masses.  We’d definitely come back here again and see if they’re worked on their recipes and what their other food is like.  So, in the meantime, we’ll keep getting our burger fix at Filling Station Company in New Canaan, CT.  They’ve perfected the burger experience and are turning 1 in March and are having lots of free giveaways including a year of free lunches!

Noms:  3
Price:  $$
Flipside Burger Bar
Address:1125 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-6005
(203) 292-8233
Site:  http://www.flipsiderestaurant.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flipside-Burger-Bar/174557600918?ref=ts&sk=wall
 

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