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Fairfield County Food News, Vol. 7: Wieners, Bees, Horses, Bourbon, and Summer Fun

5 Jun

83 degree days?  We’ve made it, brahh!  So, you best believe that we’re going to share with you some great events for you to enjoy some time outside…even some all summer long.  As always, these are new listings that we haven’t covered on our blog yet…no need to be repetitive, huh?  The full list of events can be found here if you’re interested.

June 6

Oh beehive!  That’s cuz one of the world’s largest observation beehives is coming to Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk, starting at 11 am.  The hive will hold more than 50,000 honeybees and measures 4X5 feet.  Seems like a Common Core question in the making, huh?  The honey will eventually be collected (over 100 lbs. worth) and will then be sold right at Stew Leonard’s.  At the height of the season, there will be 75,000 bees inside!

KC and Anne will be playing the Station Eats Stamford outdoor beer garden starting at 6:30.  Get some burgers, get some brews, and just chill.

June 7

Wienerpalooza 2014 at Bridge St. Wienery has finally arrived!  Come by at 12:30 for the hot dog eat contest and see who the Biggest Wiener Winner is!  In addition to their great burgers and dogs, they’ll also have popcorn, cotton candy, music, t-shirt giveaways, and plenty of games to play.  Happy two years in business, guys!

Beardsley Zoo is hosting their annual Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari 2014 fundraiser from 6-9 pm right at the zoo.  Tickets are $60 each ($65 at the gate) or if you buy 4 or more, they’ll cost only $55 each.  There’s also an option for VIP tix that are $100 each and get you “Behind the Scenes” access from 4:30-5:30.  In addition to over 100 different wines and 60 different brews, there will be live music, a silent auction, a raffle, and lots of food.  Some of the participating vendors include Black Rock Cafe, Carl Anthony’s Trattoria, Joey C’s Roadhouse BBQ, Liquid Lunch, Johnny Utah’s, Smoke & Bones BBQ, DiGrazia Vineyards, Onyx Moonshine, Berkshire Brewing Co., Captain Lawrence, and more.  Full list and ticket info here.  Also, if you buy any wine or beer at the event, 10% of the sales will go right to Beardsley.

Join Dew Drop Inn in their fight to raise money for Relay for Life, held at 2 pm at 118 Canal Street in Shelton.  As of today, they have raised the most money:  an incredible $15,130 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  When you’re done, do drop in to the Dew Drop Inn for some great burgers, wings, and killer craft beer.

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Cowabunga Food Truck Gets a Craft Meat (and Menu) Makeover

7 May

Ben Boger’s first food truck ride with Cowabunga was over a year ago on April 6.  And, in the course of that year, you could see Cowabunga becoming more and more popular, popping up at more festivals, and even hitting up Two Roads Brewery in Stratford.  That kind of success is awesome and doesn’t come by with no effort.  Instead, Ben has been working hard behind the scenes on a brand new, updated version of his food truck.  One of the biggest changes that he introduced was (quite appropriately) at the Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration where he debuted a brand new menu.  But, there’s a bigger change that you’ll notice when you take some bites of his burgers and other goodies on the truck.  Cowabunga now proudly uses beef from Saugatuck Craft Butchery, bread from New York Bakery in Norwalk, and he’ll be using veggies from local farmers’ markets whenever possible.

Ben was kind enough to talk with us for a bit about how Cowabunga has done, the changes to the menu (including milkshakes), and how life’s been pretty gnarly.

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1 year anniversary party at Bridge St. Wienery to include hot dog eating contest, music, and more

30 May

Has it been a year already?  A year of people stuffing Bridge St. Wienery hot dogs into their gullets, downing shakes, chomping away on fries, and noming on burgers.  Om nom nom nom.  If you’re not familiar with Bridge Street Wienery, definitely check out our review (“Get Thee to Bridge Street Wienery“) that made us break out into iambic pentameter.  And, after reading that and you’re not inspired, we’re sorry…there’s no hope for you. :P   So, if you’ve never been or if you’re a die-hard wiener-ite, you’ll want to visit them on Saturday, June 15.

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Station Eats Gives Back w/ Their Dog of the Month

6 May

Hot Dog of the Month Taco Dog Station Eats Stamford

Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to end, especially not at Station Eats.  Starting today until the middle of June, they’ll be featuring their Taco Dog as the Dog of the Month.  Pick your dog (grass fed beef, chicken, or veggie), then they’ll add on tomato salsa, lettuce, shredded cheddar, sour cream, and wrap it up in a warm flour tortilla.  If that’s not spicy enough for ya, just remember that the good guys at Station Eats will be donating 10% of their profits for Taco Dogs to two great causes:  Camp Promise East (giving summer camp experiences to people with muscular dystrophy and ALSTDI (fighting to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  You can get the Taco Dog at either the New Canaan or Stamford locations, btw.

If you’d like a burger and shake to complement that doggie, then check out these specials starting today:  The Steak House Burger and their Coconut Shake.  The Steak House Burger (we’d had it before, it’s excellent) has cheese, Station Steak Sauce, shaved onions, and tomato.  So, make sure to come by a few times and get your Taco Dog!  Also, why not invite your friends, have family reunions at Station Eats, have your next birthday party, too!  A Taco Dog for everybody!

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Live Music, Beer Dinner, and More @ Station Eats – Stamford, CT

28 Jun

Come to poppa!

We’re not shy about sharing our love of certain restaurants.  Station Eats is one of them.  Heck, we were followers before Station Eats was even Station Eats, aka Filling Station.  Heading to the Stamford or New Canaan spot always guarantees us a great, reliable, quality burger, dog, and shake experience.  We’ve been hitting up Station Eats in Stamford more, though, because we love the outdoor beer garden and the chance to partake in some beer/Hi-Octane shake action!

So, OmNomivores, some great stuff is happening now and is soon to come:

Happy Hour:  Check out Station Eats from 4-7 pm and get 50% off beer and their Hi-Octane shakes!  #Winning.

Beer Dinner on 6/29/12: Just buy a burger and get a free beer from Cisco Brewing Company.  Our kinda beer dinner, no doubt! :)  There will also be a swimwear show from Juelle, live music, and even raffle prizes.  If you feel like getting an extra Cisco Brew, you can get one (or two, or three, or four) for just 3 measly bucks each.  They’ll have Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, Sankaty Light Lager, Indie Pale Ale, Summer of Lager, East Indian Pale Ale, and Brooklyn Summer Ale. 

Live Music:  Enjoy the summer and spend some time outside with a burger and some beer that have your name all over them while digging some tunes.  Every Thursday and Friday you’ll be able to check out the likes of PJ Pacifico, Carruthers Brothers, and Pink Missile.  Check out their FB page for specific times and bands each week.

Mall and Theater Access:  Yup, starting July 19, you’ll be able to get to Station Eats after (or before) that awesome sequel of Vampires vs. Zombies vs. Werewolves vs. George Washington at Bowtie Movie Theater.  Or, after a long day of shopping at Stamford Town Center, you can head over to Station Eats via Level 4 by the Apple Store.

Parking:  Parking ain’t no drag anymore.  Just drive up Atlantic and park in the garage to the right of Station EatsBring your ticket and they’ll validate it for you weekdays after 5 and all day on weekends.

Noms: 4.5
Cost: $$
Station Eats
Address:  3 Landmark Square (across from Palace Theater and above Izet’s on Atlantic Street)
                  Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone:  (203) 588-0960
Site:  http://fillingstationco.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/fillingstationco

Super Duper Weenie Truck Hits up Bull N’ Brew at Ambler Farm – Wilton, CT

11 Jun

California Lovin’, Dre Style

Starting in college, I became a vegetarian.  It wasn’t always the easiest to do, especially when you were out with your friends, but I had my reasons mostly around conserving energy and saving the environment.  But, by the time I met Kristien, I was eating just fish, then slowly, I started to eat chicken but I still didn’t touch pork or beef.

That is until the summer I worked at a camp in New Canaan.  See, every other week they’d have Super Duper Weenie come to make hot dogs and burgers.  After seeing all my kids eating up and enjoying their food, I knew what I had to do.  Slowly, I had a burger here, a hot dog there.  By the end of the summer, I had built my stomach back up to beef-eating state. The lure of Super Duper Weenie was way too much.  Yeah, I know, I’m a sell out. ; ) 

Now, imagine our delight when Dina Nocerino wrote us and told us about a great fundraiser for her organization, Karuana Bully Rescue called Bull N’ Brew that featured Super Duper Weenie!  I mean, it all aligned with the OmNomCT creed:

1:  We love doggies.

2:  We love to help doggies.

3:  We love to eat hot doggies.

4:  We love to wash down hot doggies with brews.

Let’s start off by saying how awesome the 2nd Annual Bull N’ Brew was.  There was an amazing selection of beer from New England Brewing Company, Beaver Beer, Victory, Thomas Hooker and more. So, it wasn’t a major surprise that we saw a member of the elite Barley Literati, James Gribbon.  The music by Tim Palmieri and Friends was awesome and so was Like Violet who played the final set of the night.  People were having a great time, talking, relaxing, drinking, jamming, and chomping on some Super Duper Weenie.  Best of all?  Tons of money was raised with about 80 people attending.  Money that will be used to help rescue dogs, take care of them, then find them loving homes.  

Okay, onto Super Duper Weenie.

Gary Zemola and co. were there and you could pick from a variety of your favorite dogs or make your own burger and add a side of fries if you wanted, too.  We took things slowly, ordering a hot dog each, sipped on some brews, then went back for seconds.  I’ve only had the Georgia Red Hot and the Mighty-Ity, so I decided to explore things a bit and try their other dogs.  Kristien branched out and tried new stuff too.  Here’s our hot dog and burger break down for the best hot dogs we’ve ever had in Connecticut:

Come to Poppa!

New Yorker: Sauerkraut, Onion Sauce, Mustard, & Hot Relish. This is the hot dog purist hot dog, which is exactly why Kristien always gets this one. Absolutely perfect! That snap you dream about when you bite into a hot dog topped with sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard (the ONLY kind for hot dogs) and their homemade onion sauce and hot relish that is to die for… all in just the right proportions.

Cincinnatian: Cincinnati Style Chili, Cheddar Cheese & Chopped Onions. What can I say? The chili here is great. It has a really exotic taste, too…there are hints of Indian spices in there, just awesome. They didn’t go light on the cheese either, adding a nice balance of flavors to the rich savoriness of the chili and the bold punch of the onions.

The Hot Dog Went down to Georgia…

Georgia Red Hot:  Sausage, sauerkraut, mustard, and sweet relish. Kristien loved the crunch of the red hot, and the bite from sauerkraut and relish offered an awesome finishing taste.

Californian: Homemade Meat Chili, Freshly Chopped Onion, American Cheese & Hot Relish. This is what I went with when I found out there was only one Georgia Red Hot left. I was told that it was a good alternative if you wanted something spicy. Well, the chili was great and there was just the right amount of cheese on there to give it a great contrast in flavors. I didn’t get the heat, though, like I remember getting at their restaurant in Fairfield. Still, an awesome hot dog that left me satisfied.

Burger Deluxe: 1/4 lb. Pure Beef, Lettuce, Tomato, Grilled Onion. I had fond memories of the burgers from camp, but I soon realized that Super Duper Weenie was better than I remember. This burger was juicy, full of flavor, and was piled high with toppings. Surprisingly, one of the best burgers I’ve had in a long time.

Load ‘er up!

Fresh Cut Fries: Even though they made them on their truck, they were still awesome.  Cut just right, fried just right, crispy, seasoned nicely with salt and black pepper. Nice and shoestringy!

Bull N’ Brew, 2013

The 2nd Annual Bull N’ Brew was a blast and we look forward to next year’s.  If you missed out this year, you’ll have to wait a year, but it’s totally worth it.  In the meantime, check out Karuana Bully Rescue for other fun events on the way and help them out with a donation if you can.   You can also check out Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, CT to experience their legen-wait for it-dary dogs.  Thanks again to Karuana Bully Rescue for making this all happen!

Super Duper Weenie

Noms:  4.5

Cost:  $$

306 Black Rock Turnpike

Fairfield, CT

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Our favorite burger joint comes to Stamford! New Beach Burger/Mr. Frosty’s Spot in Harbor Point.

28 May

A bacon wrapped hot dog with guacamole, pico de gallo, and jalapeno (Tijuana Dog) can soon be yours in Stamford!

Update:  Today and tomorrow are soft openings in preparation for Friday’s Grand Opening of Mr. Frosty’s!  Who’s in?  

Directions:  read the following question then choose the best answer.

1)  Add one part Mr. Frosty’s in Norwalk, mix in a second part The Beach Burger, then dash in some Harbor Point Stamford and guess what you get?

A) A ridiculously, magically delicious restaurant that rivals the awesomeness of unicorns.

B) Another reason to visit Stamford.

C) Another reason to be alive.

D) All of the above.

If you are any good at these kinds of questions, you picked D.  Let’s show you why D is correct. Restaurant owner, Anthony Luciani gave us the exclusive scoop:

Anthony Luciani has the magic touch.  Mr. Frosty’s, on 6 1st Street in Norwalk, has a devoted following and we’ve never seen it empty.  Maybe it’s the 3o or so hard ice cream, sherbert, and sorbert flavors, or maybe it’s their soft serve and froyo options, their bountiful sundaes, or their thick whipped razzles?  Nah, couldn’t be.

But even more magical is his other joint, The Beach Burger, right next door.  They are the 2011 OmNomy Winner for Best Burger.  It’s hard to go wrong here:  from the Bynum Burger, to the classic Beach Burger, to an oyster-laden Surf & Turf Burger.  But, they also have some killer hot dogs, such as the Tijuana dog that has a bacon wrapped wiener, guacamole, jalapenos, and pico de gallo.  Our other favorite thing to order are their killer milkshakes.  Apple Pie, PB&J, and Nut Crusher are our great loves that we dream of as we go to sleep.  Plus, they’ve got some really great seafood dishes Kristien raves about like lobster, oyster and clam rolls.

So, why have I told you so much about both spots?

Well, if the title and the first question didn’t already give it away, both will come together in Anthony’s new spot on 100 Washington Boulevard in the Harbor Point part of Stamford.  It’s a very similar set up to Mr. Frosty’s in Norwalk:  you’ll walk up to the window, place your order, then take your food and take a seat at one of the picnic benches outside.  Don’t limit yourself, though.  Just walk about a block and you’ll be right on the docks and can stroll along and chomp on a burger, sip on a shake, or tackle a monster sundae.

You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful spring, summer, and fall with them because they’ll be open from March through November, too. Anthony is still tweaking the menu a bit, but you’ll have nearly all the same options from The Beach Burger in your gluttonous arsenal as well as pretty much all the ice creams from Mr. Frosty’s.


Mr. Frosty’s/The Beach Burger

100 Washington Boulevard

Stamford, CT

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday 8:30 am to 11:00pm

Sunday 11:00 am-10:00pm

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Drink good beer, eat good food, rescue good doggies at Bull N’ Brew on May 19 in Wilton, CT!

15 Apr

Presenting the 2nd Annual Bull N’ Brew, poster by Eric Fritch

If you’re a doggie lover like us, the stories of Karuna Bully Rescue will have you all teary eyed. But, the good news is, you can do something to help by getting tickets to the awesome Bull N’ Brew event on May 19 in Wilton, CT.

Bugsy Malone, up for adoption. Click through to find out about him and to see more pics.

Why it’s important to help out: 

Annie spent most of her life in a family’s backyard, heavy chain around her neck, weighing her down.  Through rain, through snow, through sleet she stayed there.  Even through Hurricane Irene, she stayed there, chained up with no hope of ever seeing anything except the tiny backyard.  She was left there, to die, when the family moved…well, until Karuna Bully Rescue of New Haven, CT stepped in.  They took her in, got her all fixed up, and was able to adopt cute Annie out to a loving family.  See her rescue story here and check out her growth as a free loving doggy. Stories like these come to Karuna Bully Rescue  every day, and as you can see, being able to take in, foster, care for, and support rescues is no easy feat.

Jake, the Pit-uation, is up for adoption too! Click through to find out about him.

How you can help out:

Lucky for you, helping out is much easier than the job these wonderful people do every day. It’s as simple as stopping by on Saturday, May 19th at 6 pm at Ambler Farm in Wilton.  Tickets are $50 via PayPal to fosterfund@karunabully.org or $60 at the door.  And, all proceeds go towards Karuna Bully Rescue, too, so there’s no middle-man.  Just needy doggies getting what they need to be healthy, happy and 100% adoptable.And, it’s a win-win situation! You can look forward to live music from Tim Palmieri & Friends and Like Violet, wine, food from SUPER DUPER WEENIE, a silent auction, and a raffle.  And, beer.  What kind of event would Bull N’ Brew be without beer?  They will have local craft beer from Thomas Hooker (CT) and Blue Point Brewery (Long Island), as well as a keg of home brewed goodness.  They’ll be tapping “Pit Bull Slobber,” so you best be there to help empty that keg.

Please direct questions to info@karunabully.org and help these wonderful people and doggies out!

Jake’s Wayback Burgers Goes to the Way Back of Our List – Stamford, CT

27 Mar

They split their wieners here!

Let’s just get down to business, no messing around. I mean burgers are serious business, no? Jake’s Wayback Burgers opened up on Monday at their newest location, 324 Hope Street in Stamford. So, after taking a nice walk on Thursday, we figured we had earned a nice meal, so we hit up Jake’s. What? An hour walk doesn’t burn 1,000 calories? Psh, whatever.

Kristien wants crayons, but her excellent shading works, too. That art degree sure did pay off! ;)

Parking is a little tight here, but there is also some street parking if you can’t deal. But then again, it was pretty packed  from people wanting to try out the new spot in town and will likely not be as jammed in a few weeks.

When we walked in we thought the decor had a fun 50s vibe, back when burger joints were hip places to hang. Hungry and about to faint, we drooled over the menu:  hand-made burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes, hot dogs, chicken, sides, sandwiches, and salads.  We ordered a Junior Burger, Junior Cheeseburger, Chili Dog, Onion Rings, French Fries, Chocolate Banana Shake, and a Chocolate Strawberry Shake.  Here’s what we thought:

Burgers

My Junior Burger, surrounded with a host of onion rings

You can just say “Everything,” and you’ll be given ketchup, mustard, pickles, raw onions, lettuce, and tomato on your burger.  Some other free extras are mayonnaise, grilled onions, jalapeños, relish, and sweet peppers.  Bacon, mushroom, and chili are 70 cents more each…not bad.  My burger was ordered with everything except the mustard with relish and jalapeño, too.  Kristien had hers the typical way:  everything, no mustard, add mayo, extra pickles. The bun wasn’t too thick at all which was good, but the patty was super thin, mushy and dry…reminiscent of McDonald’s. The burgers seemed to almost be fried because of the way the patty looked and how greasy it was, though we were told by the owner that they were grilled.  The toppings helped to make the flavor decent enough to eat, but the patty by itself was just blah.

Onion Rings and Fries

The onion rings had way more breading than we like, but were crispy and large.  The fries had some skin on them and were a little crispy but not ideal, plus they were luke-warm when they got to us which was disappointing.  The fries were better than Fives Guys‘, though.

Chili Dog

The chili had lots of flavor and spice.  They served the wiener split, and piled the divide with jalapeños.  It was a decent hot dog, but we prefer the hot dogs at Station Eats and even Dairy Inn. And don’t get us started on how much we love Super Duper Weenie!

Milkshakes

Decent thickness for the Chocolate-Banana milkshake...yeah.

Kristien had the Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake, which had a very strong strawberry flavor.  It was served at a medium thickness, a bit thinner than mine.  My shake was Chocolate Banana and it had a very subtle banana flavor.  The thickness was right on and wasn’t too hard to drink.  I liked this shake, but Kristien prefers it thicker though she did like the flavor.

Overall Thoughts

Although Jake’s can be found all over the Northeast and is expanding month after month, we feel they could be skipped over in favor of other burger spots.  If you want a slightly better burger than McDonald’s or another fast food option, this is a good spot.  You can eat here, take your order home, you can call your order ahead, or even order online.  But, if you want a great burger, check out Station Eats in New Canaan and Stamford, Beach Burger in Norwalk, and Plan B Burger Bar later this year instead.

Jake’s Wayback Burgers

Noms: 2.75

Cost: $$

Address: 324 Hope Street

Stamford, CT

Phone: (203) 961-8700

Fax:  (203) 961-9722

Site:  http://www.waybackburgers.com

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The Juicy Deets on the New Station Eats – Stamford, CT

27 Feb

Ladies and gents: Station Eats in Stamford!

We had just driven into Stamford after our trip from Orlando and we knew what we had to do.  Yeah, the flight was super early so we had breakfast at 7, so by 1 we were starving.  A hungry Danny is a grumpy Danny, so we parked on Atlantic Street by the Palace Theater and walked up the Stairway to Heaven past Izet’s, aka the stairway that takes you to Station Eats.  They’ve only been open here for a few days, but you might have had their food at the original New Canaan spot.  We came in and one of the owners, Nick Type, rushed over to thank us for coming in and telling us that he was just about to write us so that we could try out the new food.  Seriously, we’re all synched up when it comes to burgers, fries, dogs, and shakes. Seth Leifer, the other owner, was there too and was beaming with excitement behind the counter.

Gentle reminders on where to go…

Immediately we were struck with how awesome Station Eats in Stamford is.  There is a giant communal table with lots of other tables nearby for you to sit at. If you’ve been to the New Canaan spot, you’ll see the difference.  Also, starting soon, there will be tables and umbrellas set up on their front deck.  Yes, a beer garden in the heart of Stamford.  Beautiful!  Bright orange arrows push you along like booster power ups and take you to the menu.  Let’s recap so you don’t mess up the system:

The Station Eats menu in all its glory

1)  Look at menu and decide what you want.

2) Order your grilled item and fries.

3) Have them pile on your toppings:  free and premium.

4) Order your shakes and drinks.

5) Pay up, now with credit card as an option too!

I ordered a burger with lettuce, tomato, onions, extra pickles, some mayo and ketchup.  To go with that I had a vanilla milkshake with Fruity Pebbles and cheese fries.  Danny had a hot dog with station chili, relish, grilled onions, and jalapeños.  He washed that down with a coffee milkshake with bits of oreo mixed up and station chili fries.  Along with all this goodness, Nick also gave us a try of his chocolate bourbon shake aka the U-Turn.  Here we go:

The Burger

The burger, plain and simple…

The burgers at Station Eats are always cooked to perfection for me:  nice and pink on the inside, a great medium rare.  Ah, the way it should be.  The patties are juicy, full of flavor, and aren’t too big.  The hamburger buns are just right, too, and complement the burgers nicely.  All natural, organically raised local beef makes for a great burger.

The Fries

Station chili and cheese fries, YUM

Fries here are crinkle cut and can be ordered plain, with cheese, with station chili, or with cheese and station chili.  They come out crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle.  Really great fries, especially with the chili or cheese.

The Dogs

Spicy and chili wiener

The bun came out grilled nicely with a buttery taste, so good.  The dog was grilled up nicely and the toppings just made it right for Danny.  Overall, a great beef hot dog, though you can also get a veggie or chicken dog.  The station chili added a nice deep flavor, while the jalapeños gave the dog a nice kick.

The Shakes

Danny took down 2 out of 3 of these!

I’m never one to finish a shake, even if I do love it, but my vanilla and Fruity Pebble shake was so damn good I drank it down to the last bits.  The shakes work simple here:  medium or large; order vanilla, chocolate, coffee, or strawberry ice cream;  add in Fruity Pebbles, Oreos, chocolate pearls, or graham crackers.  Danny couldn’t get enough of the coffee and Oreo milkshake and recommends that combo.

Don’t be disappointed because the shake (and burger) of the month is still alive and active here.  Follow Station Eats on FB or sign up for their e-mails to get info on what shake and burger will be featured each month.  Well, onto their new milkshakes, the adult kind:  Hi-Octane Shakes.  The final pen strokes are being signed on the liquor license, so you can expect to have these shakes by the end of February/start of March.  We’ll update you on that, of course.

As I said before, Nick let us try the chocolate bourbon with Oreo shake, the U-Turn.  This was great, had a nice kick from the bourbon, but still managed to be refreshing. It’ll be perfect to have a dog or burger, sit outside in the beer garden, and sip on the adult shakes.  Ahhh.  You’ll also be able to try Red Light with vodka, strawberry, graham crackers, and vanilla ice cream or Freeway with Kahlua, vodka, and vanilla ice cream.  A medium is $7.25 and a large is $8.15, still cheaper than most bars that you’d hit up…score.

The Drinks

Ever feel taken advantage of when you hit up a restaurant and they bleed you dry when you order beer and wine?  Well, drinks won’t be too much here.  You can buy glasses of beer (PBR, Magic Hat #9, Narragansett, and Brooklyn Lager) and even pitchers at drinkworthy prices.  Yup, PBR pitchers at $9 and Magic Hat #9 pitchers at $16.  You can also order red, white, or sparkling wine at very reasonable prices.  A Pinot Noir at $20, a Pinot Grigio at $15, and a half bottle of Proscecco at $14 are just some of the deals here.

The Future

Danny and Nick talking. Look at all that space, too!

Station Eats seems to have a bright future in Downtown Stamford.  There will be a beer garden for those beautiful days when you have to be outside.  They plan to have live music pumping out, making the garden even more fun, too.  And, when things go well in Stamford, they will consider staying open later on Friday and Saturday so that you can get your eats and drink on.  The food is great quality here and it won’t take long to make up the burger or dog of your dreams.  There are lots of vegetarian options and you can even get a Station Salad for those lighter days when a burger might push you over the edge.  The one obstacle that Station Eats faces is their location, but once people begin to see that they are up the stairs, there won’t be a problem anymore.  They’ll be installing some signs and lots of people are getting the word out.  So, remember that you can always head back (at least) once a month to try out their burger and shake of the month.  Or, if you’re one of those lucky people that work in Downtown Stamford, you’ve got the perfect lunch spot to hit up every single day.  Work’s not that bad anymore, is it?

Om nom nom nom…

Tres Leches Shake/Cinco de Mayo BurgerCaramel Sea Salt Shake/Bacon Bleu Cheese Burger,Cap’n Crunch Shake/Guinness Chocolate Shake/Buffalo Wing BurgerOriginal Review
 
Noms: 4.5
Cost: $$
Station Eats
Address:  3 Landmark Square (across from Palace Theater and above Izet’s on Atlantic Street)
                  Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone:  (203) 588-0960
Parking Info:  Pull into the parking lot below Station Eats (70 Atlantic Street is the entrance) and they’ll validate your parking ticket on weekdays after 5pm and all day on weekends.
Site:  http://fillingstationco.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/fillingstationco

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