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Bodega Taco Bar Resurrects Dia de los Muertos Celebration

27 Oct

Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that’s celebrated November 1 and 2 of each year, is a time for people to pay their respects and remember loved ones who have died. But, even though there are reflections about those who have been lost, it’s more of a celebration of life and the spirit that they’ve left behind in the world.

Keeping with that theme of celebration and remembrance, Bodega Taco Bar in Darien and Fairfield is bringing back their popular Dia de los Muertos party on November 1. In addition to muetro-fying Bodega up, you’ll also be able to check out food specials and drinks made Roca Patron tequila. (If you’ve never been to Bodega, they do tequila right, with an amazing menu. Maybe order a flight?) There will also be plenty of things to do like kids face painting and tattoo art during lunch or even learning how to create traditional sugar skull decorations used to honor the dead.

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Spooky Good Halloween Parties and Events in the 203 for 2014

21 Oct

Ah…Halloween. That time of year when it becomes incredibly cold, yet people get dressed up (well, partially dressed up) in their favorite costume. Yes, it’s an excuse to expose body parts that normally aren’t exposed…and it’s a wicked good time to go out and party. Drink, party, eat, and engage in lots of ravenous activities! Well, we thought we’d help you out whether you’re going to dress as Little Red Riding Hood, in an Ebola-safe hazmat suit (a new use for your Breaking Bad costume from last year), as a brooding and sparkly-skinned vampire, a sexy arrow-slinging Katniss, or that bro who just wears a shirt that says “This is my costume.” Yeah, let’s do it:

Greenwich

Ginger Man’s Great Pumpkin Ball

Date and time: 10/31 from 9-2 am

Cost: n/a

Description: The Great Pumpkin Ball hits Greenwich and rocks the avenue all night long! Plenty of great pumpkin brews will be on tap and DJ Abasto will be spinning.


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Sink Your Teeth into Half Full Brewery’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash

22 Sep

We’re giving you notice way in advance here, so take advantage of this:  10/25 from 5-10.  Set it aside for an awesome Halloween party that just so happens to include lots of beer.  That’s when Half Full Brewery in Stamford will be throwing their 3rd Annual Halloween Bash which serves dual purpose as their 2nd anniversary celebration! Like last year, Oh Cassius! will be back, and did we mention that there will be beer? Yup, they’ll have at least 8 of their brews on tap open to you all night long including their nummy Pumpkin and their Rum Pumpkin, too! They’ll have their life-size Jenga out for playing and will also have a tent so you can sprawl out and have the best time ever.  In addition to all the games, music, and beer, you’ll also get your own trick-or-treat bag filled to the brim with awesome Half Full goodies such as cozies, pint glasses, key chains, and stickers. 

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Truck or Treat? Have Both at the Meriden Food Truck Fest! An OmNomCT Exclusive.

1 Sep
Sure, on the weekend of October 25 (12-10) & 26 (11-8) you could go to any ‘ole Halloween party and get some candy, chips, and if you’re lucky a cute little cupcake with a gummy worm on top… or you could go to the Westfield Mall in Meriden and hit up the Meriden Food Truck Fest where you can stuff your face with fantastic food from an estimated 40 food trucks. With both trucks AND treats, there’s no excuse not to go… 
 
But OmNom, the best part of Halloween parties is we can dress up in slutty, errr, I mean scary, costumes!
Fret not our friends, the Meriden Food Truck Festival has you covered. They WANT you to come dressed in your best costume and they’ll have a professional photographer booth set up so you can show it off.

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Halloween Bash @ Half Full Brewery w/ Music, Dinosaur BBQ, and Unlimited Brews

10 Oct
half full halloween
Q. What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?
A. Frostbite…
Q. Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers? 
A. No, they eat the fingers separately…
Q. Where do baby ghosts go during the day? 
A. Dayscare Centers.
Q.Why did the Vampire get fired from the Blood Bank? 
A. He was caught drinking on the job.

Q. Why do ghosts have so much trouble dating? 
A. Women can see right through them.

Q. What do you use to repair a Jack O’ Lantern? 
A. A pumpkin patch.

While we can’t take credit for these jokes (we got them from here), we can sure dig the awesome play on words and old school jokes that help us remember how much we love Halloween.  And, wouldn’t you know it, Half Full Brewery in Stamford is giving us a few more reasons to keep loving Halloween.

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Nomworthy Bites, Halloween Edition, Volume 3: Drinks, Parties, Costume Contests, and Braaaiiiinnnnnnsss

21 Oct

From invite e-mail :) So cool…

Have you ever looked at something closely and noticed that there is a pattern to things?  Yeah, we’re talking serious Rain Man stuff here.  We noticed one, two, three, four, five, and more Halloween events going down in the area.  So, we gathered up our sources, jotted down the info, and let the fur fly.  It’s essential to attend these events dressed to kill…especially if you’re a zombie, vampire, glittering vampire, wear a black porkpie hat and call yourself Heisenberg, or Grimes from The Walking Dead.

Do you have any great, food-related Halloween happenings going on around Fairfield County that you’d love for us to add?  Comment here and we just might add it to the post.

Bridgeport

Barnum Publick House

  • Roaring 20’s Halloween Party!  Go back in time and fit the mood of what Barnum Publick House is all about.  No cover charge, tunes by DJ Schmidty, and $4 pumpkin beers all Halloween night. Woop woop.  The party begins at 9 pm.

New Canaan

The Tuscan:  10/26, music starting at 10

  • Fool-o-ween Halloween Party, Night of the Living (Grateful) Dead.  Food, music from Grateful Dead cover band Ship of Fools, and a costume contest.

Norwalk

Black Bear SoNo 10/26 and 10/27 at night

  • Wear costumes both nights, but the $1,000 in prizes will be given out on Saturday.  Prizes for sexiest, scariest, funniest, best group, and best overall.  Drinks galore and lots of bar food available.
  • On 10/26 celebrate Barktoberfest with Bully Breed Rescue and Black Bear from 9-11. $10 at the door gets you discounted drinks, there’s BBR merch for sale, plus there’s a prize for best costume

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Free Adult Drink Pairings with Ghoulish Candy at Bottlerocket in Westport, CT

8 Oct

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!  Yes, right about now, my friend from school (Dan here) is reading this and wishes that he lived in Connecticut.  See, he has a bit of an addiction to Kraken black spiced rum.  In fact, he’ll probably talk to me tomorrow and arrange a visit to see us and to check out Bottlerocket of Westport.  On Saturday, 10/27, they’ll be mixing liquor and wine with some classic Halloween candies.  This tasting is FREE and goes from 1-4 pm.  You don’t need reservations for this event and you can bring your kids, too.  Just remember they don’t get to Release the Kraken!

Here’s what you can expect to try out:

The Classic: Newton Chardonnay and Candy Corn
Treat Amongst Tricks: Chateau Malescase Haut-Medoc 2006 with LA Burdick Single Source Madagascar 70% Chocolate
Rum ‘n Coke: Kraken Spiced Rum with Coke Bottle Gummies
Where There’s a Well, There’s a Way: W.L. Weller Bourbon with Milky Way Minis
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