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Cask Republic Hosting Ignite Stamford w/ 8 Speakers ft. Tom Hauser, Linda Kavanagh, and More

22 Jan

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Update: register for your free tickets here. Only 48 left as of 9:49 on 1/28.

Think about this word: ignite. It describes a word that shows something that goes from one form to another, something that is transformed by fire and soon engulfed in flames. Now, while Ignite Stamford won’t be lighting anyone or anything on fire at Cask Republic starting at 7:30 on 2/4, there’s still lots of other things going on like the fire of inspiration, the flames of passion.

Damn son, that’s some crazy symbolism, right? We got more, but we gonna get down to things now. For the first time ever, Ignite is taking place at Cask Republic, one of the busiest and most popular restaurants in Downtown Stamford and a favorite of OmNomCT and Ignite. On that night, 8 people will talk about topics for 5 minutes with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. It’s tougher than it seems, believe us.

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Conor Horrigan of Half Full and 11 others to speak at Ignite Stamford #3

23 Jul

If you had 5 minutes to talk about any topic, what would you speak about? Or, better yet…what do you really value?   And, what if during these 5 minutes you had 20 slides that flipped ahead every 15 seconds?   This might seem like a lot of pressure, but this is the formula for Ignite Stamford. While it is tough to pace yourself, trust us, it’s so worth it (see our Ignite Stamford talk here).

We’re talking about 12 great speakers, 12 different topics, 12 big moments of inspiration. And, this coming Ignite Stamford on August 15th (doors open at 6:30, talks begin at 7) is going to be awesome. Not only are three of our friends talking, there are lots of topics that made us buy our tickets right away.  Plus, we’re very excited because they’ve moved over their event to the Ferguson Library and, thus, can hold more people.  As of this morning, there are still 74 tickets left, but this will go quickly and will definitely sell out.

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Eat for Equity Stamford’s Second Feast Goes Red to Benefit American Red Cross

9 Nov

If you were able to hit up the last Eat for Equity event that centered on childhood faves to raise money ($1,078) for Kids in Crisis, you know what an awesome time it was.  People RSVP’d, noshed on some great food cooked up by RJ Mercede, talked, made new friends, drank, and enjoyed baked goodies from Meg Dalton.  Now, we’re not the kind of people that stick around at events because we usually get bored after an hour, but we stayed until the end here.  So much fun! 

At that dinner they announced that December 1, 2012 was the next dinner (RSVP here).  Well, they just released the vegetarian and heart-friendly menu and all the information, so we thought we’d share it with you:

Meg and RJ from Eat for Equity Stamford, Noming on Some Killer Grilled Cheese

Appetizer:

  • Zucchini Pancakes with Apple-Cranberry Compote
Dinner:
  • Red Heart Salad: Red Quinoa, Red Carrots, Radishes and Cranberry Dressing over Local Greens
  • Caring Casserole: Scalloped Beets and Red Potatoes
  • Curried Cross Soup with Squash, Apples and Pears

Dessert:

  • Gingerbread “Nutmeggers” with Gumdrop Buttons
  • “Spicy Sandy” Hot Chocolate

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Eat for Equity Heats up the Kitchen in Stamford for 1st Event Benefitting Kids in Crisis

22 Oct

Eat for Equity (see our intro to them) had its first fundraising dinner this past Saturday at a lovely, warm and cozy house in Stamford.  Over 60 people attended, definitely filling up the house, the side rooms, the dining room, and even outside surrounding a fire put.  But, there was plenty of food for every person along with drinks aplenty.  Here’s a recap of the yumminess:

  • Tomato basil soup
  • Gourmet grilled cheese
  • Butternut squash mac and cheese
  • “Fudgy Bites” as quoted by Dan, some said cake bites.  We like the ring of “Fudgy Bites.” 
  • Apple caramel cream cheese cupcakes
  • S’mores by the fire pit outside.  

Meg and RJ reap the fruits of their labors

While RJ was working hard cooking during the first E4E event, Meg Dalton was watching people enjoy all her baked goodies that took her quite some time to whip and mix up.  Yeah, they were awesome and so was the food.  The awesome smoked gouda in the grilled cheese came from Grade A Market and much of the other food came from Fairgate Farm.  Conor and crew at Half Full Brewery also filled up some growlers for the event, so you best believe people were converting over to Half Full Hoptimists.  

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