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CT Food News: More Halloween Parties, Events, Openings + CT Beer – 10/30/15

30 Oct

<Cue maniacal laugh> It’s the day before Halloween . . . so, what you got planned? We’ve already listed a ton of things to do here (and here) in CT, but we’ve got even more for you to check out if you’re still looking for something to do. We also have lots of fairs, festivals, tastings, events, and CT beer news for you to check out. Have a great time and stay safe! <Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh>

More Halloween 

10/31 Muahahaha! It’s Halloween in the Park at Mill River Park in Stamford. There will be food trucks, a place to buy beer, cornhole, and a costume party. Tickets at the door are $10 at the door and the event goes from 3-7. More info here.

10/31 Go blind on Saturday at SoNo’s newest restaurant: The Blind Rhino. Starting at 9 they will have new specials every hour for you to partake in. Continue reading

CT Food News: Seafood, Fairs, Tastings, Trux, CT Beer + More – 9/24/15

24 Sep

If you’re looking for the latest, the best, and the freshest guide to food events, specials, dinners and CT beer news, look no further! Remember that this weekend is the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, so we hope to see you . . . and don’t forget about our ultimate guide to beer fests, events, and Oktoberfests in Connecticut! Have a great weekend everybody!


9/21-26 Check out Boulevard 18 in New Canaan for a New England Seafood popup called Dave& Luciano’s Fish Camp. On the menu is an amazing variety of seafood dishes bringing the whole seafood shack kinda feel to New Canaan.  Continue reading

Looking for Something to Do? Check out the OmNomCT Fairfield County Events Page

23 Sep

OmNomCT Events

We love filling up our week and weekends with fun events, especially the kind of events that have something to do with food.  Brewery tours, brewery tastings, wine tours, wine tastings, spirit tours, spirit tastings, farm tours, farm dinners, beer dinners, wine dinners, spirit dinners, festivals, fairs, bashes, cooking demos, and more keep us going all year long.  And, that’s why we decided to create our Nomworthy Events.  Although we’ve had this feature on our site for a while (it’s in the top headings under our banner), we’ve been continually filling it up with great events throughout Fairfield County…and sometimes just a bit over the border.

If you’re a restaurant or a festival organizer, let us know about special events and we can get them up on our Nomworthy Events page.  Also, if you’re aware of an event that you think we should put up, just let us know!  You can reply here, on our events page, our Facebook page, tweet us, or always just e-mail us at omnomct@gmail.com.  We don’t suggest carrier pigeon, as they are unreliable and are filthy rats with wings.

Thanks so much for reading!

Dan and Kristien

Live Green Connecticut Is Back With Green Demos, Food, Music, and More…

4 Sep

We told you all about Live Green Connecticut last year and guess what…this annual festival is back and greener than ever!  This two day event (9/14 from 10-4 and 9/15 from 11-4) will be held at Taylor Farm in Norwalk.  Admission is free, but parking is $5 per car.  So, think green, share your ride, and save some cash.  And, believe it or not, all the waste from this year’s festival will be composted by Sustainable America (we think Jeremy Kranowitz is the man)!  Now, let’s go through some of the awesome things going on at Live Green, CT!

Food

  • Skinny Pines Pizza:  they keep it green by using local ingredients in their pies.
  • The Stand Juice Company:  they’ll be offering up the freshest of foods including juices, smoothies, salads, and sandwiches.
  • Green Leaf Organic Bakery & Cafe:  they’re keeping things natural and will be offering up yummy tarts, a chocolate souffle, cookies, quiches, sandwiches, and more.
  • LobsterCraft (Sunday):  our favorite lobster roll.  Captain Mike catches many of the lobsters himself and knows how to keep it local.
  • Melt Mobile (Saturday):  the girls of Melt Mobile use local and only the best ingredients and it comes through in their awesome sandwiches.  They’ll have dessert sandwiches, too!
  • Maddy’s Food Truck:  they’ll be offering up Caribbean classics like crispy conch, a Creole fish sandwich, jerk chicken, and griot and plantains.
  • Tacos El Azteca:  you’ll get your choice of tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and even tortas.
  • Cowabunga Grill:  Ben will be grilling up burgers, dogs, and Philly cheesesteaks.
  • Elm City Kettle Corn:  um, who doesn’t love kettle corn?
  • Island Cow Ice Cream:  keeping it real with organic milk and cream.  Check out flavors like lemon, ginger, red raspberry, and wild Maine blueberry.
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand:  Connecticut Moms Online will be selling lemonade and baked goodies to help benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

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Harbor Brew Fest Returns to Harbor Yard w/ More Brews and Food Trucks Galore

13 Jun

Harbor Brew Fest 9/28 2013 Bridgeport CT

Beer beer beer beer,

beer beer beer beer,

beer beer beer beer,

buh buh buh buh buh buh…

BEER!

Harry’s is not only a sponsor of this great event, but Renzo (beer god extraordinaire) helps get all the breweries there!  We love Harry’s!

Ah, such lovely songs have never been heard before.  And, chances are, you’ll be singing beer’s praise quite a bit at the 2nd Annual Harbor Brew Fest at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.  While the event isn’t happening until September 28 from 12-5, tickets are going on sale next Friday, 6/21.  Get your tickets fast because last year’s event sold out part of the way through the event, and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on one of the very limited Brewer’s Special tickets (see the ticket descriptions below).  See, now that’s why you need to get yourself in gear and make sure to get your tix right away on the 21st.  Now, let’s go through why this year’s event is going to be even better and more successful than last year’s:

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Smokin’ Hot Fun at 5th Annual Blues, Views, & BBQ Festival – Westport, CT

14 Aug

When we went to our first Blues, Views, & BBQ Festival last year, we had such an awesome time.  Not only did we get to check out some music, some cooking demos, and drink lotsa beer, but we also had the chance to judge in the Kansas City BBQ Society local backyard BBQ competition.  Well, this year seems like it will be even better and we’re judges again!  Check out the 5th Annual Blues, Views, & BBQ Festival from September 1 (11 am – 10 pm) to September 2 (11 am – 8 pm) and get your tickets online.  Pay close attention to the awesome deals such as a family early bird special, student prices, or buying tickets for both days.

Let’s give a breakdown of all the awesome things to expect on the grounds of the Levitt Pavilion and Westport Library: Continue reading

Très Bien: Focus on French Cinema Festival…and Food! 3/23-3/25

21 Mar

Although most of what I learned of the French language was from Gambit of X-Men or Pepé Le Pew, we still love the French culture and culinary scene.  Well, this weekend you’re going to get the best of both worlds:  French cinema and food.  Yes, it’s the 8th Annual Focus on French Cinema 2012.

The bubbly pops open March 23 and pours out until March 25 at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, NY.

Here’s a basic breakdown of the days:

March 23

Screening of Angèle and Tony (87 minutes) at 7, followed by…

The Gala Buffet:  “LES MAITRES CUISINIERS DE FRANCE and THE ACADEMIE CULINAIRE DE FRANCE are back again this year to indulge guests with the best of French Cuisine at the OPENING NIGHT GALA BUFFET. Sip champagne Perrier-Jouët sponsored by PERNOD-RICARD and mingle and meet our guests!”

The Silent Auction:  “Bid on everything from a Champagne Sunset cruise on Long Island Sound to a African Safari for two at the Zulu Nyala Private Game reserve.”

March 24

At 11:45, you can participate in La Table Ronde:  “At this year’s Round Table, discussions between actors and directors…will showcase the new generation of French cinema.”

From 12-6 pm you can watch a series of short films.

From 12-8 pm you may stroll down “Rue des Restaurants,” Restaurant Street!  Oh, mon cherie, come along with us and partake just some of the food available:

• Wine and coffee

• Croques-monsieurs, crêpes, quiches

• Miniature apple tarts

• Foie gras and oxtail torchon

• Cotignac (quince) en coulis

•  Everybody’s favorite…macarons!

• Tuna tartare

• Sausage and herb polenta with Beaufort

• Chocolate, products from D’Artagnan, and more…

Food will be provided by Provence en Boite in Brooklyn, Jean-Louis in Greenwich, L’atelier du chocolat, Union League Cafe in New Haven, Orsay Restaurant in NYC, D’Artagnan, Swiss Favorites, White Toque , Les Canelés de Céline of NYC, and Wave Hill Breads of Wilton.

March 25

“Rue des Restaurants” from 12-6 pm.  Oui, two days!

Four feature films being shown from 11-6.

Tickets

Tickets can be bought at different levels.  Here’s an explanation from their site:

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! ›› 
Call FFC ticket Hot Line @ 203-629-3644 No fees
or  Call the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
@ 914 251-6200 Parking is on us
Focus on French Cinema: March 22-25, 2012 
Reg. price
VIP PASS (Access to all movies & Gala)
$165
Gala and Opening Night Movie
$100
Festival PASS (Good for all movies except Opening Night movie)
$80
Student PASS (Good for all movies except Opening Night movie)
$25
Opening Night Movie ONLY (*)
$30
One Movie Ticket (Access to all movies except Opening Night Movie)
$14
One Movie Ticket SENIOR (Access to all movies except Opening Night Movie)
$12
One Movie Ticket STUDENT (Access to all movies except Opening Night Movie)
$10
NEW THIS YEAR – 4 Movie tickets (Access to all movies except Opening Night Movie)
Save $6.00 compared to the price of 4 individual tickets!
$50
(*) Seats are limited

Tickets are not refundable
10% of the net proceeds will benefit Action Against Hunger (ACF|USA)


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