This year’s event will prove to be the best one yet . . .
Taste of Westport is back and is being held at the Westport Inn from 6-9:30 on May 5. Some new as well as some tried and true local restaurants will have plenty of food for tasting, there will be freshly shucked oysters, desserts, and plenty to drink like wine and cocktails. While you’re wining and dining the night away check out the reggae vibe of Beto Petrillo and Rob Russo and the jazzed up duo of Matt Criscuolo and Tony Purrone. There will also be auction items like tickets to see Billy Joel, The Daily Show, pearl necklaces, dinner at Michael Jordan’s steakhouse, and more. Tickets are $75 if you buy them online or $85 at the door with profits going towards CLASP Homes of Westport.
Bites and Drinks Include
- Beaver Beer
- Bianco Rosso
- Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ & Grill
- The Cottage
- Garelick & Herbs
- Greens Farms Spirit Shop
- Little Barn
- Matsu Sushi
- Rive Bistro
- Le Rouge
- Rothbard Ale + Larder
- Tarantino Restaurant
- Washington Prime
CLASP is a 34 year old organization providing homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Its programs foster independence, dignity and continued growth for its clients at its 21 residences in seven area communities. CLASP collaborates with area businesses to match the capabilities of its clients with the needs of these companies.
According to Robert Koch of The Hour, Chick-fil-A is planning to open a restaurant at 467 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. The space will include a drive-thru if you need your chicken sandwich with pickle fix fast or you could sit down to a 126 seat spot. Koch does share that this isn’t a done deal, though, as the Norwalk Zoning Commission’s Plan Review Committee still needs to meet to discuss this on January 14. Let’s hope the fast food gods are in their favor. Continue reading
We’ve been to plenty of restaurants before they open, but few of them seem to haunt us like Mill Street Bar + Table has. We somehow knew, from the moment we entered to talk about drinks before they opened, that this place would be trouble for us . . . especially since it’s 3 minutes from our house. Our blogger-senses were tingling so we finally headed down on an early Saturday night a couple weeks after opening to finally dig in. And boy, did we dig in, consuming over 12 dishes and 6 different drinks . . . shared with another couple of course. Even WE can’t eat THAT much food. Continue reading
If you’re looking for the latest, the best, and the freshest guide to food events, specials, dinners and CT beer news, look no further! Remember that this weekend is the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, so we hope to see you . . . and don’t forget about our ultimate guide to beer fests, events, and Oktoberfests in Connecticut! Have a great weekend everybody!
9/21-26 Check out Boulevard 18 in New Canaan for a New England Seafood popup called Dave& Luciano’s Fish Camp. On the menu is an amazing variety of seafood dishes bringing the whole seafood shack kinda feel to New Canaan. Continue reading
Chef Tony Rosenfeld (also co-founder) of b.good putting together a Farmstand Tomato-Basil Kale & Grain Bowl at The Westport Farmers’ Market
We took a trip Portland, Maine a couple of weeks ago and devoured so much food (surprising, right?) One of our favorite spots that we checked out was The Holy Donut, which uses potato and sweet potato in their donuts. Holy crap, people: amazing. And, just a few doors down is b.good, a restaurant that we learned about a month ago when we were walking through Greenwich and saw that it was opening up on the avenue. Continue reading
This past Saturday was one of those beautiful late summer days that you look forward to. You know that kind of day where it’s not too hot and everything in the world feels just right? Yeah, well, that feeling kept up as Dan walked down a beautiful, lush alley in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich leading to Mill Street Bar & Table’s garden and outdoor seating. Entering the restaurant, he was amazed at the change from the last time we were there when the restaurant was Rouge. Whereas Rouge was dark, romantic, and kind of extravagant, Mill Street is bright, rustic, organic, SoHo vibeish, and welcoming. Continue reading
Fairfield County can be funny at times. We’re a county with a beautiful shoreline, but when you’re searching for seafood restaurants along that shoreline, only a few good options come to mind with the rest serving mediocre fried food or from frozen flops. So, when we went to Paloma a few months back and saw a sign for Boothbay Lobster Company, we were just a bit excited. Really? we thought . . . the possibility of some great seafood right by the water? Continue reading
Or was it that the Cocktail Menu took us down? Yeah, once you see what we sampled, you’ll probably bet on the latter.
The day we visited was a big day in New Canaan—not only was the farmers’ market going on, but it was also their annual sidewalk sale. As we worked our way through the maze of people we found South End Uncorked chef and owner Nick Martschenko cooking up some lamb merguez to give passerbys a first tastes of what his restaurant would be like. “Do you want to try one?” he asked Dan. It didn’t take much convincing at all and the order was in. The sausage was spicy, had a ton of deep flavors, had just the right amount of lambiness (you know what we mean), and had a fresh contrast with the tzatziki sauce on top. We thought, if this is what the food will be like, we’re in! But, we’re not here today to talk about food. Nope. So let’s get to it.
We went inside to check out the new spot and what they did with it since we’d been there last when it was Harvest Supper. You first go down the alley to go in the side entrance (make sure to snap a shot in the selfie mirror, btw) and then you enter in the side door. As you walk in, the completely open kitchen with a 4 seat chefs table is off to your left as is the bar. Then, throughout the restaurant there are rustic and rich tables and high tops. All around, it’s warm and cozy for a small spot. It’s a place where you could imagine yourself hanging out all day in or just coming by for a few drinks and bites. Continue reading
Doesn’t that just call out, “summer”?
La Dolce Vita
The three bbq sauces at Bar Q B.B.Q.
It’s two straight weeks of wicked good restaurant deals at some of the best places in Stamford. Oh yes, it’s happening again: Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks. All you need to do is check out one of the 27 restaurants listed below for lunch or dinner from 8/17 until 8/30 and ask for the prix fixe menu and you’ll be all ready and set to nom away.
Here are the deets with links to some SSRW menus:
$10.15 Lunch or $15.15 Dinner
BarBQ (Our review)
Franklin Street Works Cafè (Our preview)
Volta Gelateria Creperia (Our review)
$12.15 Lunch or $25.15 Dinner
Goat cheese crepe with a sunny side up egg=Kristien’s heavenly crepe
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
Capriccio Cafè (Our review)
Castle Bar & Restaurant
Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza (Our review)
Sam’s American Bistro (Dinner Only)
Tengda Asian Bistro
$20.15 Lunch or $35.15 Dinner
Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar
The Capital Grille
Cask Republic (Our review)
Columbus Park Trattoria
Cotto Wine Bar
EOS Greek Cuisine
Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant
napa & co. (Our review)
ZAZA Italian Gastrobar (Our review)