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CT Food News: Tastings, Treats, Trucks, Parties, Dinners, CT Beer + More – 12/4/15

4 Dec

Welcome to December, OmNomivores. Thankfully there is still so much to do, so many things to see, and so many things to experience here in Fairfield County and beyond! So, sit down a spell, check out what’s going on in the 203 and in the CT beer scene. Take care everyone and if you go to one of the events that we mention, please let them know we sent ya! ;) 

12/4-5 Balducci’s of Greenwich (1050 East Putnam Avenue) will be hosting a very special Holiday Tasting Event and we’re excited to let you know! Come by from 11-6 on both days and enjoy samples of some great cheese and wine as well as some dishes from their Chanukah catering menu. Continue reading

Keep It Local This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

29 Nov

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When you keep it local, you’re doing more than helping out a local business owner.  You’re also supporting the people who work at that business and all the people who make the products that are sold there.  This with just one or a few purchases.

So, be brave, get on out there, and keep it in the CT.

And, if you’re looking for suggestions or ideas, we’ve got a few ideas:

1) Check out a huge list of local small business shops where you can get $10 back when you spend $30 on American Express this Saturday, 11/30.

2)  While you can buy your beer, wine, and liquor from mega-corporations that often have no idea what they’re talking about, you have a choice where you spend your money.  Shops like Val’s Discount Liquors in Greenwich, Harry’s Wine & Liquor in Fairfield, and Saugatuck Grain & Grape in Westport are knowledgeable, know everything about their inventory, and will treat you right.  Keep it even more local by buying beer like Two Roads and New England Brewing, wine like DiGrazia or Jones, and liquor produced in CT or nearby like Onyx Moonshine, too.

3)  If you’re out shopping today, you might want a quick bite or lunch on the road.  Forget the fast food places that have taken over the world and serve up frozen, preservative, and chemical laden food.  Instead, think of some great local spots like Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Darien and Greenwich, Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, Station Eats in Stamford and New Canaan, or even healthier stops like Naked Greens in Norwalk and Wilton.

4) Keep it in Connecticut by shopping at the Holiday Artisan Market in Waterbury.  It starts tonight with a preview from 6-9:

“The weekend will kick off November 29th with the Shopper’s Premiere Preview Event which will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Skip the Black Friday madness and spend the evening at the City of Waterbury’s majestic City Hall; Receive exclusive discounts on unique handmade gifts, view vendor demonstrations, enjoy live music, and special samplings. Shoppers will be able to enjoy live music, catered refreshments, and an open bar with signature cocktails by Onyx Moonshine while browsing the vendor specials that are only available for that night. Tickets for the Shoppers Premier Preview cost $25 and can be purchased through The Palace Theatre. Ticket holders will enjoy drinks from local wineries and breweries as well as sample foods from well-known restaurants. Live musicians will be in attendance to help create a fun, exciting atmosphere for all visitors.”

The market will also be open on Saturday, 11/30, from 10 am to 6 pm.

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So, however you spend this weekend of holiday shopping, keep it as local as you can.

Pop by PopShop Market for food, brews, local goods, and more!

10 May

Pop Shop Market Fairfield CT

You might have heard of pop up restaurants, springing up in empty spots or abandoned places.  Here one week, gone another.  You know…that’s so 2012.  PopShop Market, though, is taking things into 2013 with their pop up market.  For each pop up event they’ll have 50 or more vendors, a mini farmers’ market, they’ll feature a local brewery, and they’ll have a bunch of CT’s best food and food trucks available for your noming needs.  The first PopShop Market is being held on June 1 from 9-3 at the Fairfield Theater Company‘s warehouse and parking lot.  There’s no cost at all and there is live music, too.  Here are the details for the first event:

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Real Food. Real Farmers. Westport Farmers’ Market Opening for 8th Season!

1 May

Westport Farmers Market

Here it is…the day that so many have waited for.  That time of year when you can head out, grab fresh produce picked straight from the farm, find great local products, and help support local farmers and businesses.  Yes, it’s farmers’ market season and you’ll be happy to know that Westport Farmers’ Market is ready to open.  Their first day for the 2013 season will be May 23 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Then, every Thursday thereafter up until November 7 they will have their market.  Here are the farms and products that you can expect to see all year:

  • Wave Hill Breads
  • The Local Catch
  • Two Guys from Woodbridge
  • Sanskow’s Beaver Brook Farm
  • Skinny Pines pizza truck
  • Riverbank
  • Rose’s Berry Farm
  • SoNo Baking Company
  • Fort Hill Farm
  • Beltane Farm
  • Arogya
  • Woodland Farm
  • Kaia Cafe
  • Silvermine Apiary
  • Boxcar Cantina
  • Sport Hill Farm
  • Ox Hollow Farm
  • Huckleberry Artisan Pastries
  • Du Soleil Fine Foods
  • Raus Coffee Company
  • Saugatuck Craft Butchery
  • Sport Hill Farm
  • Muddy Feet Farmer

Here are some of the farms and products that will be on a rotating schedule:

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