When we broke the news about Beers at the Beach, the reaction from CT beer lovers was staggering. People were not only excited about a summer time series of beer fests centered around one local brewery that we don’t see too much of in Fairfield County, but also excited to spend some QT at Calf Pasture Beach while nomming on summer classics. And people flipped out, rightfully so, when we shared that Beer’d Brewing would be on hand for the first event on June 11, starting at 6:30.
Whether you’re going with that hot new date of yours, someone you’ve been seeing for a year, someone you’ve been together with for 20 years, or if you’re going in on it with some friends, you’ll want to hit up In Love & Chocolate. This event at the Shelton Courtyard Marriott takes places on 2/8 from 1-4 pm and features live music, chocolate and food samples, a glass of bubbly, and your shot at some prizes. Enjoy it all for $40 per couple or $25 per person . . . not too shabby. There’s one more thing that you will enjoy: money raised here goes directly to The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (providing music and arts education to the community) and Spooner House (providing food, shelter, and support for people in need).
As of today, here are the restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, and cakeries that will be on hand:
- Bricks & Barley Tavern
- Common Bond Market
- Courtyard by Marriott
- 500 Degrees
- Focaccia’s Cafe & Eatery
- Liquid Lunch
- Nikki’s Candy Boutique
- The Pink Cupcake Shack
- Rotk’n Chocolates
- Royal Bakery
- Seasonal Sweets & Catering
- Stone Gardens Farm
- Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes
- Tea with Tracy
- Tidmarsh Home Bake Shop
- Wildflour Confections
Think you’re good…think you’re the best? Put you and a partner to the test!
Yup yup, the Half Full March Madness Jenga Tournament is nearly at hand! This legendary tournament is taking over the Half Full brewing floor on March 29 from 5-10, though the first game begins at 5:30.
If you’ve ever been to a Half Full Open House or event, chances are you’ve seen the giant Jenga set. We’re not talking about your typical, lame-o teeny-tiny Jenga set either…this one’s got thickness, this one’s got height, this one’s got cojones. There’s a serious weight to each block and when the tower collapses after a shaky or ill-pulled move you know it…CRASH!
Here’s how it works:
Dan’s mom used to create an Easter scavenger hunt each year. A clue would lead The Del Ferraros to a bounty of treats and the next clue. By the end of the race, Ren, Danny, and Chad would have plenty of candy for the next few weeks. And, if Dan got to a clue first, he might have (just might have) skimmed a bit off the top from his siblings’ candy stash. Hey, they never knew. ;)
So, chances are that you’ve also taken part in a scavenger hunt in some form or another, too. Well, kiddos, it’s time for an all growned-up version with the Urban Scavenger Race. Teams of two to four people race around Stamford and/or New Haven, trying to find the answers to clues and working hard to complete challenges. To get from place to place, teams must simply run. No taxis, no bikes, no hovercrafts or floating skateboards, though public busses are allowed. When you arrive to your destination, you might need to complete a dare or snap a picture of the place, so make sure to bring your fully charged cell phone. If your team can’t figure out a clue, you’ll need to be resourceful and seek out help from people nearby to see if they understand. Maybe you could ask Siri, too. After the race is over there’s always an after party to celebrate a successful race.
Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K: Racing for Fairfield’s Finest, Pizza, Bragging Rights, and a Post-race Party27 Sep
Colony Grill is holding its second annual Colony Grill Post Road Hot Oil 5K going on Sunday, November 11, 2012. The race starts at 9 AM outside of the Fairfield train station then ends up in front of Colony Grill in Fairfield. No, you’re not going to run to the one in Stamford, but if you don’t believe us check out the course map. Proceeds from the race will be used to help support Fairfield’s finest and bravest.
There are only 1,000 running slots and no race day registration, so you want to make sure that you say you’ll be racing as soon as possible. Do that by registering online or at Colony Grill Fairfield. Registration is $30 or $20 if you are a member of the Fairfield Police or Fire Department. Please note, there’s also a Kids Fun Run that starts at 8:45.
Cinco de Mayo. A day to down large quantities of guacamole, margaritas, chomp away on burritos, and to swallow tacos whole. Here’s a new way to celebrate: eat tacos until you give up and scream out ¡Ay Dios Mio! or until you are crowned El Champion. You’ll need to head to Picanté Fresh Mexican Grill on Bedford Street in Stamford to partake in this awesomeness. The contest will be going on in the parking lot behind their restaurant, so you can get some tacos and other goodies, come out back, and chow down while you watch people stuff their gullets. If you’ve never been, there is a wall of sauces and salsa there so you can make up any kind of combo that you’d like. Check out their foods and check out the details, too:
Date: Cinco de Mayo, 2012
Time: 3-5 pm
Rules: eat until there is only un El Champion! Last muncher left standing prevails.
Glory for 1st: Bragging rights and $100 gift card for Picante Fresh
2nd: $50 gift card for Picante Fresh
3rd: There’s a possibility of other prizes, stay tuned!
Location: Back parking lot of Picante Fresh.
How to partake in taco eating contest: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why you think you should be in the taco eating contest.
How you will be selected: WEBE 108 will be announcing the taco eating contest and will pick 5 people over the radio. Also, 5 people will be selected by e-mail and will be told the day of the contest.
How to dress: thou shalt dress in a pancho, wear a beautiful mustache (hipsters need not shave in this case), and most undeniably wear a sombrero. Think of Pancho Villa.
Update: Watch Them Stuff Their Faces via southwesternct
Picanté Fresh Mexican Grill
Address: 148 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 595-5490
Saturday, April 14
History will be made. Yes, on that date Beach Burger will have been opened for a year. To celebrate, there will be a burger party and you’re invited. There will be lots of fun, games, free food, prizes, and tons more. Sweeten the pot? RSVP on their FB page, and let them know you’re coming. If you’re one of the first 20 people to register, you’ll get a gift card when you show up for the party.
Let’s give you a few reasons why you need to hit up Beach Burger on April 14, or any day for that matter:
1) 2011 OmNomy Winner for best hamburger in Fairfield County
2) Excellent burgers that are fresh, never frozen, and full of flavor. Lots of varieties to try, too. Their classic is great and The Bynum is an experience to be experienced.
3) Milkshakes that should be listed as drugs by the FDA because they are seriously that good. Our faves are Apple Pie and the PB&J.
4) A new menu with hot dogs and seafood that we want to try badly.
5) Our review that we wrote for CBS Connecticut sums it up, too.The Beach Burger Noms: 4.5 Cost: $$ Address: 10 1st Street
Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 956-5767 Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.