Hey, people, Slice of Saugatuck is back and you need to get yo’self there. All you need to do is bring $10 ($5 for kids) for a ticket on 9/12 from 12-3 in the Saugatuck part of Westport. When you arrive at any of the ticket stations or the main area in Bridge Square (where Kawa Ni is). After you purchase your entry, you’ll get a map of Saugatuck (deliciously shaped like a piece-a pizza) so you can find all the spots to discover. You’ll also get a Golden Passport that lists all the places where you can nom away on free bites of food. When you visit 10 or more spots (and why wouldn’t you?) you become eligible for various $25 gift certificates. Continue reading
Lots of us have the week off or some much needed downtime over the next few days, so let’s make the most of it, right? And, we’ll definitely help to do our part by giving you some great things to do, check out, and be a part of. Also, please check out this list of places in Fairfield County that will be hosting special Easter brunches and dinners.
4/3 LeRouge in Westport will be hosting a special chocolate egg decorating day! You’ll get to paint 6 mini eggs each and 1 medium egg. Times are 10-11, 5-6, or 6:30-7:30 and the cost is either $25 per person or $80 for a family of 4. Call up Aarti at (203) 293-6106 to set your spot!
Three60 Events, hot off the heels of their Mercado Street Food + Rave, is introducing Stamford and Fairfield County to CT’s first ever vegetarian food rave. And, what better title for this new event that will takeover Bank Street Events Banquet Hall than Verde, meaning green in Italian and Spanish? All of this is going down on Sunday, April 26 from 3-6 pm.
costumes and spooky movies.
Give me your candy.
Hope you were inspired by that haiku. If not, check out these inspiring events and news—and nom—worthy happenings.
Raus Coffee, makers of the Cold Roman, are going to release a brand new flavor. If you want in on this, make sure that you’re following them on FB and Twitter to find out. In related news, activate your Cold Roman (and other varieties) right at The Granola Bar in Westport.
City Limits in Stamford is offering 1/2 priced bottles of wine (yes, you can get wine at this diner!) when anybody orders any of their Allen Brothers Steaks. Steak AND inexpensive wine? Yes please.
CT Food News, Vol. 17: Events, Free Drinks, Fundraisers, Food Truck News, Openings, CT on TV, and Beer…Lots of Beer14 Aug
This has been, arguably, one of our busiest summers, ever! We’ve been so active, going to festivals, attending parties, going to dinners, and having a ton of fun with friends…and we sure hope you’ve been doing the same. So, we’re changing things up a bit this week. Normally we share Thursday through next Sunday’s events, but we’re going to add in one more week because we won’t be posting events next week. Let’s just say we’ll be chowing down on some poutine…
Thanks for reading, as always. We love that we can share fresh, and original events with you and oftentimes breaking and exclusive news. See ya soon!
8/14 Sign of the Whale, with a roof top beer garden, opens up tonight in the Harbor Point area of Stamford. Find them just a little bit down from where Paloma and World of Beer are. And, if you’ve signed up as a VIP, you’ll get your first drink free tonight from 5-8 OR you could just keep wearing your wristband after the Beach Boys show and get a drink free, too.
8/14-15 The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing has delayed hours today and tomorrow due to a private party, so stop on by starting at 6:30. You can also check them out this weekend starting at 2 pm to get your drank on early!
Wine, beer, bourbon, tacos, burgers, bbq, and celebrity chefs…oh freaking my! That’s just a tiny portion of what’s in store for you at the 4th Annual Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. We’re talking about three days (9/25-27) of excess, featuring some of the best local food, drinks, and chefs around Fairfield and Westchester Counties all in one spot. Tickets for the events vary in price, but it all goes down at the beautiful setting of the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. We’ve always had an amazing time at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, and this year will be no different…especially because they are set to donate even more money to Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp!
There’s so much going on this year, (wayyyy more than last year) so let’s break it down for ya day by day with some special deals at the end.
After that unseasonably cool week, you knew what was bound to happen. Yes, the inevitable heat, sticky, hazy days of summer are back, but remember the alternatives. If anything, we should be grateful for the hot weather because it gives us a reason to drink our body weights worth of beer and booze, and it gives us a chance to eat outside under umbrellas or the stars.
So poetic…okay, let’s go:
7/24 Everybody’s favorite barista/owner/awesome-person Leyla Dam of Lorca will be talking about coffee on the third floor auditorium of the Ferguson Library from 4-6 today. She’ll talk about the process of making coffee from bean to cup and she’ll have samples, too!
CT Food News, Vol. 9: Hot Dogs, Cocktails, Free Oysters, Trux, Cooking Classes, Festivals, and More…18 Jun
Well, what can we say but there’s a whole helluva lot going on in and around Fairfield County over the next two weeks. So, in addition to our regular posts, we’ve gathered up some major highlights of things going on such as awesome events, special meals, beer news, beer dinners, cooking classes, farmers’ markets, festivals, ways to give back, and we give some props to a city in CT that just got some major press. Check out more events here, too.
Cool (and Chow) Down
6/18-6/20: Chef Storch of Match continues his themed lunches, this time with “Super Duper” Match. And, if you’re wondering…yes, he’s featuring some of the greatest dishes from Super Duper Weenie: the best hot dog joint in the world. Check out Match’s FB page for the menu.
6/19: The Chelsea in Fairfield is takin’ things back to ‘Nawlins with food and drink specials, mon cherie. This is all in celebration of Marc Broussard hitting up Fairfield Theatre Company that day.
There’s so much going on this upcoming week that we just had to share some of the highlights with ya. So, check out CT Beer Week happenings, some Mother’s Day events, plan for next weekend, check out some restaurant and farm updates, and let’s give some props to an awesome chef. We have even more events listed under Nomworthy Events too, so keep up to date with the latest and greatest here in Fairfield County.
Keep it Local: Celebrate CT Beer Week (5/12-5/18)
→ If you’ve got some time, check out the newly opened Overshores Brewing in East Haven, CT’s only Belgian style brewery. Also, you might want to check out DuVig Brewery in Branford on 5/17 for their opening day!
→ Don’t forget about the Stone Brewing Beer Dinner at Ginger Man SoNo on 5/12
→ Lots of awesome beer to try on 5/13 with the Sierra Nevada and Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at Cask Republic Stamford
→ Ignite Stamford happens on 5/14 with Todd of CT Pour Tour who’s finishing up his 169 CT town gig. After or before this event, check out Coalhouse Pizza which will be featuring four different versions of the Half Full Bright Ale.
→ Head to SBC Stamford on 5/15 from 6-9 to check out a collabo beer with Half Full, Stamford Ale. There will also be a Half Full tap takeover, so come thirsty. Then, just walk next door to check out Cask‘s Vintage Beer Night then take a cab or Uber it over to Coalhouse for their Rare Beer Night ft. KBS, Goose Island, and more hard to find brews.
Mother’s Day Happenings, 5/11
→ Bistro 7 in Wilton only has a few spots left for Mother’s Day. Call them up at (203) 587-1287 to reserve your spot.
→ Bistro Latino in Greenwich is featuring a $42 prix fixe brunch (tax and tip extra) from 11:30-4 or their regular menu with some specials from 5-9 pm.
→ Dairy Inn: Now under new ownership, this Springdale landmark is offering up some new choices…and some southern love. From 11-3, your momma will get a free soft serve sundae with the purchase of Southern Brunch Special: Momma’s Fried Chicken with either sausage gravy and a biscuit or potato salad. You can order her 1 piece for just $5 or 2 for $7.25.
→ Parallel Post: Take your mom out for a nice meal to this Trumbull hotspot. Seatings are available from 1-10 pm, so make sure you call up and get a reservation because they are going fast. We’ve got the menu up on our Facebook page, too.
Whatcha doing next weekend?
→ 15 food trucks are converging at the Orange Fairgrounds on 5/16, all to help raise money for Race Brook School!
→ Beer, BBQ, and music takes over Danbury on 5/17 with the Brews and BBQ Festival!
→ Todd Ruggere from CT Pour Tour visits Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford on 5/17. 10% of the profits from that night will go to help prevent pediatric cancer. Also, the winner of the Sam Adams Utopia raffle will be announced, so make sure you get some $5 raffle tix.
→ Stop by Fairfield Cheese Co. from 12-3 on 5/17 for some Vermont Creamery goat cheese samples and also munch away on some cheeseburger sliders from 12-4. One lucky raffle winner will also get a gift certificate to Fairfield Cheese Co.
→ Get ready for some great time on the farm and to enjoy the beauty of Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend . Come on 5/17 or 5/18, your choice…but just be aware that there are some slight differences in the food trucks that will be available on Saturday and Sunday.
Cha, cha changes…
→ Farmer’s Table in New Canaan hasn’t closed, it’s just moved right across the street at 12 Forest Street. Right now, they’re only open for dinner from 5-9 Monday-Thursday and 5-10 Friday and Saturday.
→ Bar Sugo, Norwalk: Chefs Failla and Pascarella have opened up this Norwalk hotspot for dinner on Mondays with half-priced wine and lunch Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
→ Sport Hill Farm in Easton opens for the season on May 17! Hours are from 9-6 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays, from 9-7 on Wednesdays, and 11-5 on Sundays. Also, stop on by on May 18 at 11 or 2 to get a tour of the farm. Patti Popp will show you around and also let you have a taste of some of the products that they carry at their market. It’s free, but please RSVP to Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org so she knows how many people to expect.
→ Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning has been named to the Women in Business panel at Moffly Media’s 7th Annual Women in Business Discussion & Reception. Robin will be a panelist alongside famous journalist Joan Lunden, and Brett Galley, Director of Special Events and co-owner of Hollywood Pop. This event will take place on May 21 from 5:30-8:30, costs $65 per person, and inclucdes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to snag 18k gold Ippolita Cascade Earrings donated by Lux, Bond & Green.