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Commence Noming: Darien Restaurant Week 2014: Feb 2-6 and Feb 9-13

22 Jan

Because of the TWO snow storms, Darien Restaurant Week has some new added dates:  2/9-2/13!

Darien is back with another restaurant week from February 2 through February 6.  This time around, the choices are pretty eclectic with some new spots:  we’re talking about Anthony’s Coal Fired PizzaBodega Taco Bar, Cesco’s TrattoriaChuck’s SteakhouseCoromandelDarien SocialEstia’s AmericanJimmy’s Southside TavernMeatball & CompanyRory’s RestaurantScena Wine BarTengdaThe Goose, and The Melting Pot.  

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Westport + Weston, Greater Valley, Milford, Fairfield, West Haven, and Connecticut Restaurant Weeks Info and Listings

27 Sep

Restaurant weeks are about exploring new places, trying new restaurants, and saving mucho dinero.  Lucky for us, there are always restaurant weeks here in Connecticut.  In October, alone, there are 6 special weeks.  So, let’s look at all the restaurants that are taking part in the Westport + Weston, Greater Valley, Milford, Fairfield, West Haven, and the statewide Connecticut restaurant week.

Westport + Weston:  9/29/13-10/12/13

Lunches for $10 or $15, dinners for $20 or $30

23 participating restaurants (info here)

323 Main Restaurant & Bar ($15/30), Acqua Ristorante ($15/30), Arezzo Ristorante ($15/30), Artisan ($15/30), Blue Lemon ($15/30), Cru Restaurant & Lounge ($15/30), DaPietro’s ($15/30), Matsu Sushi ($15/30), The Mumbai Times ($10/$20), Pink Sumo Cafe ($15/30), Positano’s Trattoria ($15/30), Post 154 ($30), The Red Hen at the Westport Inn ($15/$20), Rive Bistro ($15/30)Rizzuto’s ($15/30), Sakura Japanese Restaurant ($15/30), Spotted Horse Tavern ($15/30), Tabouli Grill ($15/30), Tarantino’s ($15/30), Tavern on Main ($15/30), Tarry Lodge ($15/30), Tengda Asian Bistro ($30), Terrain Garden Cafe ($15/30)

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Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks Goes Local w/ Farm Fare

7 Aug

Hand it to Stamford Tables and the local restaurant community to change up their popular restaurant weeks.  It’s not that they’re not working, it’s that they want to constantly make them better every single time.  Some of the great additions have been turning the experience into weeks (not just a week), Stamford Hospital’s Kids Fans’ 5-2-1-0 program that gives healthy food options for kids at participating restaurants.  We all try to be one of the first 3,000 restaurant week nom-ers because we know that we get a voucher for a small popcorn from the Avon with any movie ticket purchase.  And this year, from August 19 – September 2, a bunch of the restaurants are going local with their menu, highlighting produce from local farms.  We’re talking about Hubbard Heights Farm, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Domus, and the Green Up Group!  Restaurants participating in the local farm food program are noted below with an  and those participating in the 5-2-1-0 program (kids 12 and under are $6.95 or $9.95 for a healthy lunch) have an *.

So, please check back as we add more 2013 Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks menus and why not set up reservations now?  Just do it, trust us, this is a busy time of year and tables go fast.

$10.13 Lunch or $15.13 Dinner

*  Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  Fin II Japanese Restaurant

*  Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant

$12.13 Lunch or $20.13 Dinner

Bar Q Stamford

*  California Pizza Kitchen

*  Capriccio Cafe

*  Cotto Wine Bar (Restaurant Week Menu)

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant (Restaurant Week Menu)

  Kujaku Japanese Restaurant

Lola’s Mexican Kitchen

*  Lucky’s Classic Burger

*  Quatto Pazzi

*  Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza

*  SBC Downtown Restaurant and Brewery

Tengda Asian Bistro (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  Volta Gelateria Creperia

$20.13 Lunch or $30.13 Dinner


*  Bar Rosso

Barcelona Wine Bar

Capital Grille (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  Columbus Park Trattoria

Emme of Capri (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  EOS Greek Cuisine (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  Hudson Grille (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  Kona Grill

Mitchell’s Fish Market (Restaurant Week Menu)

Morton’s, The Steakhouse (Dinner Only)

  napa & co. (Restaurant Week Menu)

*  Patrizia’s of Stamford (Dinner Only)

  Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

ZAZA Italian Gastrobar

13 Restaurants Take Part in Wilton’s First Restaurant Week

28 Feb

Congratulations to Wilton!  From March 11 to March 16 they will hold their first Restaurant Week.  This will be a great time to get out around town and check out some of the great new restaurants (and old faves) and save some serious dinero with prix fixe menus in the process.  The Wilton Chamber of Commerce will be changing their site with menu info and pricing, so make sure to keep up to date with them and check back here for updates, too.

Bianco Rosso

Bistro 7 (3.75 Noms)

Bon Appetit Cafe

Cactus Rose (3.25 Noms)

Coffee Barn

Green Leaf Organic Bakery & Cafe

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Deals @ 18 Restaurants During Eating Greenwich and Port Chester 2013

14 Feb


Back in October 2011, we told you about Eating Greenwich and Port Chester:  a restaurant week that spanned two states.  Well, these two neighboring buddies are back for more action two years later!  But, this isn’t your typical restaurant week and you can thank New England Culinary Group for that.  Starting off, one of the restaurants below might give you a deal on a three course lunch for $12.13/$18.13 or dinner for $20.13/$30.13.  Restaurants also have the option of offering up a special killer deal that will get you there and save you some serious dough.  But, here’s the gem in the crown of this event:  the “Keep Eating” program.  When you chomp away at any of the restaurants that are participating during Eating Greenwich and Port Chester, you will receive a Keep Eating 20% off gift certificate to be used at any participating restaurant from March 10-27, 2013.  The certificates are valid from Sunday through Wednesday and don’t include alcohol, just be aware.

Make sure to check out NECG’s site and this post for updated info, deals, and pricing points.  Here are the restaurants with their locations from 3/3-3/7:

  1. Alba’s in Port Chester
  2. Arrosto in Port Chester
  3. Avenue Cafe
  4. Bistro Latino in Greenwich (a must for tapas, review on the way)
  5. Centro at the Mill Restaurant in Greenwich
  6. China White  in Purchase (we’ve heard amazing things, Greenwich opening around spring)
  7. Coals in Port Chester (yeah, love the grilled wings, pizza, and beer selection here)
  8. eleven14 Kitchen in Greenwich (we want to try)
  9. Greco’s Bella Cucina in Greenwich
  10. John’s of Arthur Ave. in Port Chester
  11. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar in Greenwich (we’ve been to Red Lulu, but not here yet)
  12. Morello Bistro in Greenwich (excellent Italian)
  13. Polpo in Greenwich
  14. Sonora in Port Chester (love this Nuevo Latino spot!  Same chef/owner as Bistro Latino)
  15. Tandoori in Port Chester (when we lived in Rye Brook, we loved going here.  Will have to try again)
  16. Tarry Lodge in Port Chester (excited to try)
  17. The Ginger Man in Greenwich (great beer selection)
  18. The Willett House in Port Chester

Check out Bodega, Scena, Estia’s American and More at 2013 Darien Restaurant Week

5 Feb


Here we go…restaurant weeks are starting to pop up again.  Don’t you love how they seem to show up just at the right time, when things seem the bleakest?  While the Darien one doesn’t run for exactly a week, it still goes from Sunday, 2/24 until Friday, 3/1.  That’s still some good quality time to get on down to Darien and check out some restaurants for a nice price.  You know the spiel:  pay a set amount of $, get a prix fixe 3 course meal.  Always a nice deal.  We have all the restaurants involved for you with our ratings if we’ve eaten there, but we don’t have the costs yet.  We should be getting those soon, so when we do, we’ll update this.

Which restaurant(s) do you plan to check out?

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza:  ( 3.5 Noms)

Bodega Taco Bar: (4.25 Noms for the Fairfield location)

Chuck’s Steak House

Coromandel:  (3.75 Noms for Stamford location)

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Where to ring in 2013 in Fairfield County: New Year’s Eve dining details.

17 Dec

If you’re looking for where you can celebrate the coming of 2014, check out this post.  

We might have written about the world coming to an end, thanks to a bunch of Mayans who forgot to finish the calendar, but we’re still optimistic about our future.  We’re so optimistic, in fact, that we’ve prepared a nice list of places to paint the town red (or white, or rosé) on New Year’s Eve.  Whether you want to go all NYE crazy, or have a nice meal out with friends, family, or even your honey boo boo (awww), we’ve got the details. So, take a look through, get your reservations in quick, and have a great new year.  We’ll update this with more restaurants as we find them.  If you have any to add to this, please let us know.


Barnum Publick House:  $45 for a 4 course dinner that includes a champagne toast at midnight.  Call at (203) 690-1044 for reservations.


Morello Bistro:  5-7:30 is a la carte and 8:30-11 is a $95 4 course dinner with a prosecco toast and a live DJ.  Check for reservations at (203) 661-3443.

New Canaan

Boulevard18:  A special New Year’s Eve menu will be available.  Call for reservations at (203) 594-9900.

elm:  five courses for $125, paired with wine for $75 more.  Call 203-920-4994 to reserve your table.


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Win Big and Eat Cheap at the 2012 Fairfield Restaurant Week: 10/14 – 10/20

22 Sep

Ah, the anticipation and excitement that this will bring.  From October 14 – 20, you’ll be able to take part in Fairfield Restaurant Week.  This, dear OmNomivores, is a restaurant week different than ones you’ve experienced before.  First off, you have an amazing variety of top class restaurants participating.  Secondly, you’ll have a chance to check out old favorites or even some of the newer restaurants in town like Bodega Taco Bar, Martel, and The Chelsea.  Also, this will be pretty light on the wallet with lunch at $10 or $15 and dinner for just  $20 or $30.  Some places might even throw in some other kind of discount or special, just for you.  How about $10 for a case of stingers from Colony Grill?  Sold!

But, let’s get down to things now.  As if eating out on the cheap isn’t enough, you’ll have a chance to win a pretty amazing prize.  This is all you have to do:

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Meals and Deals at Statewide Connecticut Restaurant Week, 2012: 10/8-10/14

20 Sep

Last year we told you about Connecticut Restaurant Week.  The holiest of holiest restaurant weeks.  The restaurant week that covers the entire state…yeah, that big.  Well, it’s back from October 8 to October 14!  There are over 97 restaurants involved this year and they all have something different for you.  They might have a coursed prix-fixe dinner for $20.12, two for one deals, a certain percent off your check, or even offer specially priced bottles of wine.  We have the updated restaurants with menus, but be sure to check back here and to follow the Connecticut Restaurant Association on Twitter and Facebook for updates, too.

Participating Restaurants:

@ the Corner, Litchfield, CT
RW Menu
23 Sports Café, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
1249 Wine Bar, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar, Simsbury, CT RW Menu
Agave Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Anthony Jack’s Wood Fired Grill, Southington, CT RW Menu
Apollo Restaurant, Simsbury, CT
RW Menu
Aspen Restaurant & Bar, Old Saybrook, CT RW Menu
Aunt Chilada’s, Hamden, CT RW Menu
BACKSTAGE Torrington, Torrington, CT
RW Menu
Besito Mexican Restaurant, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Blackrock Tavern, Thomaston, CT
RW Menu
Black Rose Tavern, Newington, CT RW Menu
Restaurant Bricco, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Bricco Trattoria, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Boom Restaurant, Westbrook, CT RW Menu
Buffalo Wild Wings, Manchester, CT
RW Menu
Buffalo Wild Wings, Windsor, CT RW Menu
Burtons Grill, South Windsor, CT RW Menu
Captain Daniel  Packer Inn, Mystic, CT RW Menu
Carbone’s Ristorante, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, New Haven, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Fishhouse, Avon, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Fishouse, Wethersfield, CT RW Menu
Cavey’s Restaurant, Manchester, CT RW Menu
City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Confetti’s Restaurant, Plainville, CT RW Menu
Consiglio’s, New Haven, CT RW Menu
Costa del Sol, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Cove Clam Shack & Cafe, Mystic, CT RW Menu
Dish Bar and Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar, Middletown, CT RW Menu
Feng Asian Bistro, Canton, CT RW Menu
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford, CT RW Menu
First & Last Tavern, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Flanders Fish Market, East Lyme, CT RW Menu
Gayle’s Depot Square Farm Shoppe, Watertown, CT RW Menu
Ginza Japanese Cuisine, Bloomfield, CT RW Menu
Ginza Japanese Cuisine, Wethersfield, CT RW Menu
Grant’s Restaurant & Bar, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Hidden Valley Eatery, Washington, CT RW Menu
Hot Tomato’s, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Joey Garlic’s, Farmington, CT RW Menu
Joey Garlic’s, Newington, CT RW Menu
Joey’s Pizza Pie, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
J. Timothy’s, Plainville, CT RW Menu
La Vita Italian American Trattoria, East Haddam, CT RW Menu
Mapletree Cafe, Simsbury, CT
RW Menu
Mattabasett Canoe Club, Middletown, CT
RW Menu
Max a Mia, Avon, CT RW Menu
Max Amore, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Max Burger, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Max Downtown, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Max Fish, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Max Oyster Bar, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
Mill on the River, South Windsor, CT RW Menu
O’Porto Restaurant, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Nino’s Trattoria, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Nutshell Cafe, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Peppercorn’s Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Patrizia’s of Stamford, Stamford, CT RW Menu
Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant, Hamden, CT RW Menu
Rein’s N.Y. Style Deli, Vernon, CT RW Menu
Rizzuto’s Wood-fired Kitchen & Bar, West Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Newington, CT RW Menu
Sadler’s Restaurant, Marlborough, CT RW Menu
Sage American Restaurant, New Haven, CT RW Menu
San Marino’s Ristorante, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Branford, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Hamden, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Milford, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Southport, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Stamford, CT RW Menu
The Sitting Duck, Stratford, CT RW Menu
SolToro Tequila Grill, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
TD Homer’s, Southington, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Hamden, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Manchester, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Newington, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Orange, CT RW Menu
Trumbull Kitchen, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Tuscan Oven, Norwalk, CT RW Menu
USS Chowder Pot III, Branford, CT RW Menu
USS Chowder Pot IV, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Village Restaurant, Litchfield, CT RW Menu
Willimantic Brewing Company, Willimantic, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Farmington, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Orange, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Rocky Hill, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Southington, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Vernon, CT RW Menu
Zini’s Restaurant, Bantam, CT
RW Menu

Cruising the Sound and Noming the Night Away – Norwalk, CT

20 Jul

Looking to spend a night out on the Sound over the summer and watching the sun set?  Well, look no further.  Every Friday this summer until August 31, there will be a Sunset Cruise brought to you by the Norwalk Seaport Association.  You’ll leave at 6 pm from the Sheffield Island Dock (on the corner of Water and Washington) and you’ll get back at 8.  You’ll then stroll over to the brand new Atlas Restaurant where you’ll be treated to a 3 course prix fixe menu.  Although this spot at 19 North Water Street seems to be cursed by restaurants opening and closing there, their focus on seafood makes sense and the menu looks fun and creative.  All of this costs just $47 per person or just the cruise for $20 each (buy here).  Remember to tip your server, though!  When you park, be sure to find a spot at the Maritime Garage.  Bring your parking ticket to Atlas Restaurant and they’ll validate it for ya.

Here’s the prix fixe menu, right from the fish’s mouth:

A glass of wine

Caesar salad:  romaine lettuce dressed with parmesan cheese, fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, egg, garlic, black pepper, anchovies, and croutons.

Choice of entrée:

NY Strip Steak-12 oz NY Strip Steak grilled, served with garlic mashed and grilled veggies of the day

Penne ala Vodka

Asian Salmon-Asian style pan seared salmon fillet served with soba noodles, glazed ginger carrots, fried spinach, roasted peppers, and a mango ginger wasabi drizzle.

Chicken Marsala-Chicken breast cooked in marsala wine with mushrooms and served with linguini.

Coffee and dessert:  

Belgian Chocolate Mousse Cake

New York Cheesecake

Creme Brûlée Cheesecake

Spumoni Tartufo-Strawberry, pistachio, and chocolate gelato coated in chocolate.

Address:  19 N Water St
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone:  (203) 956-7171

Happy Noming! 

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