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Yeehaw! Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival Spans Two Days

23 Apr
Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!

Dagnabbit, Ridgefield’s done and gone all country up in this here place!  Yup, yup…check out The Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival on May 3 (11-9 pm) and May 4 (11-5 pm).  Entrance is $10 for adults, $5 for students 12-18, and $0 for children under 12.  Proceeds from Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival go to The Ridgefield Rotary Club, who is putting on this event with the Ridgefield Community Center.  Speaking of the Ridgefield Community Center, when you arrive at 316 Main Street, be ready for some BBQ madness and to be intoxicated with the smell of burning wood and smoking pork.  Here’s what you can look forward to:

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Chef and Grillmaster Demos at Pork in the Park Announced!

8 Jul

Pork in the Park is just around the corner, July 13 (11-8) and 14 (11-6).  Can you smell the BBQ in the air? But, remember were not talking about just BBQ. Were talking food trucks, local restaurants, music, entertainment, family fun, an official KCBS cook off, and some amazing talent at the OmNomCT Chef Demos. Yes, organizer Bob LeRose asked us to put together a cast of some of our favorite chefs, pitmasters, and grillmasters for both days. You’ll definitely want to stop by and check out these great chefs as they grill up some of their favorite food. You’ll have a chance to talk with them, ask about their recipes, and try the food they are making. Here’s the most updated schedule:

Saturday, 7/13

12:15-1         Nick Type and Seth Leifer (co-owners) of Station Eats in Stamford
1-1:45           Gary Brown of Bistro 7 in Wilton
1:45-2:30   Nikki Glekas with mother-in-law Dina Glekas Loukrezis of EOS in Stamford
2:30-3:15   Kris Yeager, hardcore BBQ competitor.  His team, I.Q. BBQ won first place in ribs and desserts last year at Blues, Views, & BBQ and were named Grand Champion, coming in first overall.  This year they are competing at the KCBS event under a new name:  That’s Our Que.

Sunday, 7/14 (We’ll be around, so say hi)

11:30-12:15 Carlo Fuda, Final 10 Competitor from American Baking Competition on CBS, Official 100% paisano, Chef, Baker, Blogger.
12:15-1          Jason Maur Power Foodie, Competitor from Master Chef on FOX, Chef, Blogger
1-3:15            Break
3:15-4           Ryan Cuber of Savory Smoke Catering
4-4:45          Steve Costanzo of Olio in Stamford 

For more info on the Pork in the Park event, check our original post or the official Pork in the Park site.

Pork in the Park

7/13 (11-8 pm) + 7/14 (11-6 pm)

Cost:  $15 for adults, $5 for kids

Mill River Park

Stamford, CT

Firefighters Face off for Charity at Fairway in Stamford; Customer Appreciation Day

2 Jul

Stamford’s gonna be BBQ heaven on July 13!  And, some local firefighters from Cos Cob, Noroton Heights, Westport, and Belltown are helping to make that happen.  Oh yes, it’s time for the third annual Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off.  The fire companies that we just mentioned will do battle over the grill in the hopes of winning a special shopping night at Fairway with 25% of sales going to the charity of the winner’s choice.  In addition, the winning firefighters (Cos Cob won last year) will know they rock the grill and will also snag a $500 gift card to Fairway Market.

The local firefighters will be cooking with food that Fairway donated and will need to include a secret ingredient in their burgers just before the contest starts.  And, if you stop by to watch the contest, you’ll get to sample their handiwork!  Plus, in addition to this, it’s customer appreciation day so you can expect lots of samples around the store.  The grillmagedon begins at noon in the parking lot behind Fairway Market in Stamford.

Good luck to all the brave men and women who keep us safe.  May the best grillers win!

Fairway Market

699 Canal Street

Stamford, CT

 

Holy Cowabunga Dude! Totally Rad Food Truck Hits Fairfield County! Gnarly.

5 Apr

Update:  after a year of serving food, Cowabunga made some serious upgrades and made over the menu.  Check it out here!  

Sup dudes?  When you’re done shredding some waves you’ll wanna check out Fairfield County’s newest food truck, Cowabunga Food Truck Grill and Soft Serve.  Their motto?  “Surf’s up, so chow down!”  Chow down on what you ask?  We’re talking lots of goodies from the grill and lots of soft serve ice cream.  The truck is the brainchild of Benjamin Boger who actually started with his own ice cream truck and business in Miami, Ben’s Ice Cream Truck.  Now, you could imagine how popular ice cream is down there.  Especially when you party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach till the break of dawn (points if you get the reference).  One day he hit up the Food Truck Roundup and he was blown away by how awesome food truck food could be.  He joked that these aren’t the kind of food carts that he was used to seeing in New York City.
Inspiration hit and he knew that he wanted to create a food truck that would show off his love of ice cream, but would also pump out some great food.  He found a gnarly 1993 step van from a bread distributor, packed up all his things, then headed back north to his homestate…Connecticut.  And now, we have Cowabunga!
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