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Food for Thought Restaurant Week Hits CT + RI and Aims to Raise Major $$$

18 Jan

 

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Didn’t give enough change to The Salvation Army this past December? Step up your game and help give back with Food for Thought Restaurant Week!

A few months back we wrote a post, asking restaurants to help take part in a brand new kind of restaurant week: Food for Thought Restaurant Week. Well, look here good people, it’s just around the corner now. The premise is that you go to one of the participating restaurants in Connecticut or Rhode Island for any meal between 1/24-1/30, bring the printed donation coupon, eat out, and 10% of your bill will go to The Salvation Army! That easy, that simple to help out. Continue reading

Wrap up your own free pizza @ Colony Grill today

14 Dec
Plain cheese, hot oil, stinger = nom nom at Colony Grill

This could be yours, all yours.

Free pizza? Oh yes. All you need to do is bring an unwrapped toy to any Colony Grill today (12/14) from 2-5. The only rule is that you need to sit down, relax, and eat it there. ;) Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Local Food Banks this Thanksgiving in the Stamford Area

21 Nov

While our blog focuses on the best places to eat, great beer, and fun experiences here in CT, we also like to help give back any way that we can. And, because you are all so freaking awesome, we’re sure you feel the same kinda way that we do. You want to be able to help out people in need. So, we’ve compiled four ways for you to get involved and help local food banks this holiday season. But, please, remember that the need for support is year-long and these organizations can always use your support.

1) If you’re already heading to The Palace in Stamford this weekend to see The Four Freshmen or Warren Miller Entertainment, just bring some cans to help families have a good meal for Thanksgiving. Non-perishable items will be donated to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

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Connecticut Gives Back with Fairfield County Giving Day: 24 Hours to Give Where You Live!

27 Feb

We all have a favorite local charity that we support financially or that we volunteer for…and now there’s a whole day set aside for us to help out.  Introducing Fairfield County Giving Day, a brand new event that brings together nonprofits and charities from across Fairfield County.  Their goal?  Raise $1,000,000 for local nonprofits on March 7!

How it works is simple:

1)  Find your favorite local charity or charities on their site March 7 from 12 am – 11:59 pm.

          • Type in the nonprofit’s name OR

          • Type in your town OR

          • Search by cause such as Arts, Education, Environment, Food…

2)  Donate any amount from $10 and up.

That’s it…that easy…that quick!

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Colony Grill of Stamford and Fairfield Offering Free Pizzas to Veterans on 11/12

9 Nov

“Freedom is never free.” -Author Unknown

If you’ve been to Colony Grill, you can see by the photos on their walls how much they care about veterans and those who serve the public.  On 11/12, any United States Armed Services veteran who comes into their Stamford or Fairfield locations will receive a free pizza.  To get their free pie, vets should present a valid military photo ID.  You’ll need to eat the pizza at Colony Grill (no takeout deal), from 11:30 am to 11 pm.

Sausage, hot oil, stingers, cherry peppers, and onions at Colony Grill

In return, Colony Grill would love to get your military photos so they can be put up on display.  According to their FB post, Colony Grill has about 1,000 photos of veterans on their walls already.  The photos can be black and white or color.  The best size is 8×10 or 8.5×11.  Colony Grill will frame the pictures, so all you need to do is bring the picture.

This is a great way to honor veterans and to remember the veterans in your life who gave so much.  Even if you aren’t a veteran, think about stopping by Colony Grill on Monday to help support a restaurant that loves to give back to the community and those who sacrificed so much.

-Dan and Kristien

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