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Omnomivore’s where to eat guide for Alive @ Five. Columbus Park Area, Downtown Stamford, CT

23 Jun

Here’s a nice, interactive map we’ve created for you so you can figure out your dining options around Alive @ Five in Downtown Stamford.  Some of our faves in this area are Columbus Park Trattoria, Fin II, and Riviera Maya, which all offer outdoor seating.  Advantage?  You can eat, enjoy the nice weather, and won’t need to deal with smelly sweathogs. Also, there’ll be a food court with Remo’s Pizza, Jenna Marie’s Deli, Maui Wowi, and Sundance Cafe for you to get your nom on.

Need info on Alive @ Five?  Just $10.  Begins at, duh, 5.  Here’s the lineup, week by week:

June 23:  Third Eye Blind, Reverse Order, Black Taxi

June 30:  Lee DeWyze, Corey Crowder, Stalking Sally

July 7:  MC Hammer, Stereo Crowd, The Mad Things Featuring The Good Doctor

July 14:  Dennis De Young:  The Music of Styx, Jerry Pia & SilkStuf, Fighting the Influence

July 21:  Vertical Horizon, Mission Hill, Seth Adam

July 28:  Five for Fighting, Ian Axel, Blip Blip Bleep

August 4:  The B-52s, Woodloch Pines, MiniBoone, The Mungers

The Good, the Guac, and the Emme: OmNomable Guide for Stamford Winter Restaurant Week ’11

24 Feb

Fresh Guacamole from Riviera Maya!!!

Finally, the time has come, the time we’ve been waiting for.  Winter Restaurant Week in Stamford Downtown!  Take this for what it is:  a nice, inexpensive way to try out that restaurant you’ve been dying to get to or be daring a try something completely alien to you.  Here are the times to go hog-wild:  2/27-3/13!!!  Some of the places that we wouldn’t mind hitting again:

Capriccio Cafe ($10.11 lunch/$15.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

Great pizza, great food, really awesome in the summer when you can sit outside and chill.  Now you’d freeze instead of chill, but the food is still great.

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Lola’s Mexican Kitchen ($10.11 lunch/$15.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

Our previous review gave this new restaurant in Stamford 3.5 Noms.  I’d like to see if they’ve worked their way up!

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Quattro Pazzi  ($15.11 lunch/$25.11 dinner, only Sun-Thurs)

We ate here and the food was very good…would like to try again.

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Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurant ($15.11 lunch/$25.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

We also gave Riviera Maya 3.5 Noms.  Their margaritas are truly killer and the guac is customizable, made right in front of you!

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Tengda Asian Bistro ($15.11 lunch/$25.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

The food here is good and has the benefit of having sushi and other Chinese goodness combined.

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Columbus Park Trattoria  ($20.11 lunch/$30.11 dinner)

When we went here for a previous Restaurant Week we were blown away by the Squid Ink Pasta.  I dream about it.

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Emme of Capri  ($20.11 lunch/$30.11 dinner)

Restaurant Week Menu

We had an excellent waiter the last time we went here for Restaurant Week.  He gave us a great Sicilian wine reco and the food was really good.  It was a really nice and quaint place, very charming and romantic.

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Eos Greek Cuisine  ($20.11 lunch/$30.11 dinner, only Sun-Thurs)

Restaurant Week Menu

No doubt, best Greek place in the area.  Whereas I dream about the Squid Ink Pasta, I dream of Eos’ Grilled Calamari and Lemon Potatoes.

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Napa & co. ($20.11 lunch)

Restaurant Week Menu

A Stamford classic and mainstay.  The branzini with bacon on the menu looks great and your meal even comes with Domaine Ste Michelle Sparkling Brut.

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