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Chief Brody’s Banh Mi Truck + Jason Sobocinski Sock it to Homelessness

9 Oct

As a continuation of his Guest Chef Series, Chef Greg Martell from Chief Brody’s Banh Mi food truck will be teaming up with Chef Jason Sobocinski from Caseus in New Haven and Black Hog. They’ll be manning the food truck together on October 15 from 11-3 at the corner of York and Chapel. At that time they will not only be serving up their regular awesome menu, but will also have a special Banh Mi from the food-genius mind of Jason Sobocinski. But, this isn’t the first time these two chefs have worked together, oh no. Martell actually used to work the Caseus food truck!

Oh, and there’s an extra incentive to order that special sandwich: Chief Brody’s will donate $2 from every purchase to Columbus House Inc. who serves the homeless and those in risk of being homeless. In addition, they will be a Sock Drive going down. Just bring a pair of new socks in and you’ll be entered to win some great swag from Caseus, Ordinary, Black Hog, and Chief Brody’s.

Black Hog Brewery: The Sobocinski Bros and Tyler Jones Go Hog Wild – Oxford, CT

1 May
Yes, please...

Amen. 

Black Hog, a nickname for the Berkshire pig…arguably one of the best tasting meats around.  The name conjures up pig roasts, people coming together as a community, and celebrating over some brews.  “The slower and the lower, the better it is for cooking Berkshire pig.  I’ve had pig roasts for both of my kids birthdays.  They are respectful because we use the whole animal and it’s communal.  That theme, that idea of community and celebration…that’s what we want to propagate,” proudly shared Jason Sobocinski, one of the owners of the brand new Black Hog Brewing Co. that is opening up this summer in Oxford.  Also, with an equal part in the brewery is Jason’s brother Tom who owns Caseus with Jason and Headbrewer Tyler Jones.

We had the chance to talk with Jason about Black Hog, Tyler, the brewery itself, their beer, the beer community in CT, and their plans for the future.  So, sit back, sip on a cold one, and check out why we are so damn excited for this brewery.

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Feastival on the Farm with Caseus and Jordan Caterers – Boulder Knoll Farm, Cheshire

5 Aug

Make sure that you put August 11 from 4-7 pm on your calendar.  That’s the date when Boulder Knoll Farm will be having Feastival on the Farm!  This awesome event will feature hayrides through their wildflower garden, tours of Boulder Knoll, cooking demos, workshops, and some wickedly amazing food.  But, hey, not any kind of food.  We’re talking grilled cheese sandwiches topped with Boulder Knoll Farm chard and tomatoes, summer local veggie gazpacho, and fresh local mozzarella salad from Jason Sobocinski’s The Cheese Truck and dessert from Jordan Caterers!  The farm just might burst with the enormous street cred of these two giants.  Jason Sobocinski not only has his own show on Cooking Channel called The Big Cheese, his food truck is one of the most popular in the state, and his Caseus Fromagerie Bistro and Ordinary in New Haven are culinary destinations that all Nutmeggers must try.  And, Jordan Caterers has developed an amazing business out of great service and amazing food that has translated into winning Best Caterer 12 years straight from CT Magazine.

Tickets are $35 (or 2 for $60) for adults and just $15 for children with proceeds from each ticket and purchase going towards Friends of Boulder Knoll.  That will help them to not only maintain the farm, but improve it and also provide educational outreach to the community.  You can also help out Boulder Knoll Farm by taking part in the tea-cup raffle.  Tickets (buy with cash) are $1 each, 6 for $5, or $15 for 10.  Buy your tickets here and fast…you won’t be able to buy them after 8/8!  

Boulder Knoll Community Farm

706 Boulder Road

Cheshire, CT

Wakeman Town Farm Holds First Farm to Table Event Featuring CT’s Best Chefs!

24 Jul

“Grassroots” is an event not to be missed.  It’s the kind of thing that if you miss it, you realize that you’re not one of the cool kids anymore.  It’s the kind of event that when you go, you realize how awesome food is and how wicked good it feels to keep it local.  Although the “Grassroots” farm to table dinner won’t be going on until September 15, we felt that we had to tell you about it now because tickets go on sale this Friday, August 3 and are $150 each.  Make sure that you’re following Wakeman Town Farm by e-mail newsletter if you’re a member…that’s where you’ll find the invitation.  It will also be up on their site with a link to purchase tickets via PayPal.

Here are some of the best chefs that CT has who are locavores, ready to transform local seasonal veggies (from nearby farms) into meals of yumminess:

Gnocchi from Artisan in Southport

Jason Sobocinski of Caseus, New Haven
John Naughright of LeFarm, Westport
Frederic Kieffer of Artisan, Southport
John Barricelli, SoNo Baking Company, Norwalk & Westport

The dinner will also help Wakeman Town Farm to raise money for their farm.  Their plans?  Spruce up the place, give away scholarships, create high school and college internships, and install animal shelters for their children’s program.  Another way to help Wakeman Town Farm is by becoming a member.  Here are some of the ways to help out along with the benefits:

$100 Harvester
  • Gift Certificate for 2 Wakeman Town Farm T-shirts
  • Discount on special events
  • Receive regular updates of the Wakeman Town Farm E-Newsletter
  • Early registration to special events
$50 Family
  • Receive regular updates of the Wakeman Town Farm E-Newsletter
  • Early registration for immediate family to special events
$35 Individual
  • Receive regular updates of the Wakeman Town Farm E-Newsletter
  • Early registration to special events

When we get more details such as the menu, we’ll update this.  So, help support local farmers, local chefs, and Wakeman Town Farm.  Think local, buy local, live local.

Wakeman Town Farm

134 Cross Highway

Westport, CT 06880

Jason Sobocinski + John Barricelli Book Signing and Tasting for The Wakeman Town Farm, 5/6

29 Apr

Behold the awesomeness!

Yes, after a successful swag run that included white shoes at $20 at Marshall’s Shoes in Westport, I snuck into Barnes & Noble while Kristien oohed and aahed over the vast array of shoes.  Barnes & Noble, my oasis, my escape from the monotony of shoe shopping…how I love you.  Well, wouldn’t you know what we found when Kristien made her way in?

Click through to purchase/look at book at B&N

A double dose of culinary and cheeseuary awesomeness in the form of a book signing!  Yes, so just stop in at the Barnes & Noble in Westport on 5/6/12 from noon-2 pm and you’ll be able to meet Jason Sobocinski from Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro and John Barricelli from The SoNo Baking Company.  Their books will be for sale, and you’ll be able to get them signed all in support of a bookfair for the Wakeman Town Farm education center in Westport.  We checked and you’ll be able to bring in your own copies, oh intrepid foodicionados.  This is for a fundraiser, though, so consider buying both books to be signed.  Oh, but wait, did you catch that other word on the sign?  Yes, TASTING.  Muahahahaha!  You’d be absolutely dumb not to attend.  Think ahead, too…wouldn’t this be a perfect gift for your lovely wife or your mother on that special day that comes only once a year?  Or, think of your favorite bloggers named Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro…

You are probably familiar with both Jason and John, because they seem to be everywhere these days.  Jason is well known for his awesome restaurant, food truck, and store Caseus in New Haven and also for hosting The Big Cheese on The Food Network.  Also, John has received countless kudos from the media and fans for his food and baked goods (especially our ode to the stuffed french toast) and  hosts his own show called Everyday Baking on PBS.

In addition, please also consider coming in earlier than the book signing to support Wakeman Town Farm.  Starting at 10 am, there will be lots of fun events and green activities that celebrate how amazing farms are and why we love spring.  This will be a great place to take your kids, hint hint wink wink nod nod.

Barnes & Noble

5/6/12 from noon – 2 pm

Address:  Post Plaza Shopping Center

1076 Post Road East

Westport, CT 06880

Phone:  (203) 221-7955

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