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Make Your Own Barrel-Aged Cocktails for Dad @ Parallel Post in Trumbull!

11 Jun
Cocktail barrel at Parallel Post
Your dad already has a set of screwdrivers, drills, a laser level, C3P0, R2D2, and an entire garage worth of tools that he’ll probably never use, so what are you going to get him this Father’s Day?  Parallel Post in Trumbull is making that choice super easy:  get dad a beautiful 1 liter wooden barrel.  Yeah, the barrel is cool looking, but it’s also about what goes inside of that lovely wooden contraption.  Yes, you guessed it…liquor!  You’ll be able to help dad to get his drink on and create his own craft barrel-aged cocktail with either house liquor for $50 or top shelf choices for $75.  Whichever option you pick, you’ll have your choice of bitters, dried fruits, and other flavorings.  You’ll just need to call up (203) 380-6380 and get your special reservation with master mixologist Greg from 1-3 pm on Saturday or Sunday (6/15-16).  You’ll get direct instruction and true one-on-one time to make the perfect cocktail that will be aged with love.  Then, when the cocktail is perfectly aged, you need to invite us over to test it out.  You know, we’re just looking out for you to make sure you’re doing it right.
Then, when you’re doing putting your barrel-aged cocktail together, think about taking dad out for dinner too.  They’ll have a special menu just for him on both days, 12-10 pm:

Sláinte! Fairfield County Irish Festival @ Fairfield University

7 Jun

A few weeks ago we went to Ireland and it was one of the best trips of our lives.  The people were great, everything was beautiful, and the food (contrary to popular belief) was amazing.  We started in Dublin, then traveled to an ancient castle, flew some hawks, checked out Killarney, walked along the Cliffs of Mohr, visited the House of Waterford, and even were given an official certificate from Guinness saying that we are certified to pour the perfect pint, and so many more things we can’t even list here.  As our vacation drew to a close, we didn’t want to leave…no, not one bit.  Perhaps one of the most surreal moments happened when we were visiting the Dublin Writers Museum and a parade made its way past us.  We followed the Irish Independence Day parade around block after block, feeling a connection with all the people of Ireland as they remembered Easter 1916 when Ireland declared its independence from England.  How was it possible that two people from across the globe could make such a strong connection with a group of people they had never met before?  It just speaks to our need and love of freedom, wherever we are.

The parade through Dublin, remembering Easter 1916

The parade through Dublin, remembering Easter 1916

And, it’s with that beautiful spirit and enduring pride that the Fairfield County Irish Festival takes place for its 25th year at Fairfield University.  You can stop by June 14 (6-11 pm), 15 (noon-11 pm), or 16 (noon-8 pm)…a perfect place to take your dad for Father’s Day…just saying.  Don’t forget about dad!

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What to Do Father’s Day: Free Burgers, Some BBQ + Brews, and Some Horsing Around!

14 Jun

Quoted from the Merriam Webster Dictionary:

Dad:  (noun) The person who gave put you into this world; the person who can take you out of this world; the person who sold his kidney to put you through college; the person who lives off a steady diet of hamburgers and bbq.

Well, let’s honor dad a bit this Sunday, huh?

Station Eats:  Stamford and New Canaan

Bring Pops to Station Eats and he’ll receive a FREE Station Burger.  Show him some love and treat him to a shake and some fries with that, too.  Remember that there’s a huge beer garden at the Stamford location if you want to treat dad to al fresco dining.  :)  Don’t forget that there’s easy parking.  Just pull into the garage at 70 Atlantic Street and they’ll validate your parking ticket (weekdays after 5 pm, btw).

Horsing Around for Charity:  BBQ, Music, Wines, Microbrews, and Stuff to Keep the Kids Busy With

Quit Your Horsing Around! Oh, I’ll Pull This Car Over! What? Wanna Test Me?

Tickets to Horsing Around for Charity are $40 ($45 at the door cash/check), but kids 12 and under are free.  There will be lots of food, people to teach dad more about the art of BBQ, music from The Short Bus, wines, microbrews, and lots of things for kids to do.  So, give dad a break again.  You go off, get your face painted, go shopping, and let him eat some BBQ and drink some brews.  Being a dad ain’t easy, ya know?  It’s simply exhausting being the father of two cats and an insanely fetch-driven dog.  Being a dad of humans just might be a bit harder, I guess.

Father’s Day

1 pm – 5:30 pm

Greenwich Polo Club

Conyers Farm

Greenwich, CT

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