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Where to get some liquid courage this Valentine’s Day – Fairfield County

6 Feb

Cask Republic beer by the fire

Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day can be a nerve-racking holiday.  If you’re single, you either long for meeting the love of your life, or you’re filled with hatred that such a ridiculous holiday even exists.  Who the heck is Hallmark to tell you what to do anyway?  If you’re just dating someone, it’s super awkward. What gift says “I like you” in a sweet, awwww inducing kind of way, and not in a creepy “I want to meet your mom and have your babies kind of way”?  And if you’re in a serious relationship, you might feel bored and uninspired, desperate for some romance to spice it up.

Yep, Valentine’s Day can be tough…unless you loosen up and have a few drinks. Single and want to hit on a hot girl?  Have a couple drinks. Single and want to forget this day even exists?  Have a couple drinks.  Dating and want to tell your date you love them for the first time?  Have a few drinks.  In a serious relationship and want to tell your partner you like handcuffs and furry costumes in the bedroom?  Errr…well…have a lot of drinks.  Either way, we gotcha covered with a sampling of some of our fave places to get your drink on in Fairfield County this Valentine’s Day.*

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Sake to Me, Westport: Pink Sumo Sushi & Sake Cafe Rolls into Town

20 Nov

Sick! Love that sign! From Pink Sumo’s Tumblr.

Westport’s quite the dining destination, now isn’t it?  Whatever you’re in the mood for, too, they’ve got the means to feed your need.  You want a burger on a barge?  Check out Black Duck.  You want some ribs to nom on?  Check out Bobby Q’s.  In the need for some seafood served up with a creative flare?  Crack open the doors of The Whelk.  Feel like some great farm-to-table?  Pick Terrain, LeFarm, or The Dressing Room.  Well, you get the idea.  If you don’t get the idea, sorry, we can’t be much more repetitive just for your sake…or is that sake, the drink?  We have to move on.  Seriously, we need to.

So, let’s add another reason to hit up Westport for some cravings:  sushi.  Yes, there’s a new bad girl in town and her name is Punk Sumo Sushi & Sake Cafe.  Well, we guess she’s a girl.  Guys can like pink too, yes, we shouldn’t judge.  We’ve very excited for the opening, slated for 11/26/12 at 11 am.  They’ll be rolling, slicing, and dicing food, and also pouring out sake at 4 Church Lane, right across the street from the YMCA and next to Urban Outfitters (boyfriends and husbands, be prepared for a pre or post shopping trip).

Now, here are some reasons why we’re ready to try out Punk Sumo Sushi & Sake Cafe:

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Go for Gold at Stew Leonard’s Olympics Celebration! CT and NY

26 Jul

Meghan Bell at Stew Leonard’s has become our best friend.  She’s letting us know about the awesome things going down at Stew Leonard’s and their wine shops.  Well, we’ve got some fun events to share with you to get you into that 2012 Olympics spirit.  Unless noted by specific date, the events run from July 27 to August 12.  During that time, Stew Leonard’s will be donating all money from their Stew’s Wishing Wells in Norwalk, Danbury, and Yonkers to the Special Olympics.  So, let’s light this torch up, baby, and start the games!

Drinking Curls

First off, hit up Stew Leonard’s Wines on Friday, July 27 from 4 to 7 pm or Saturday, July 28 from 1-5 for the “Wide World of Spirits.”  Appropriately so, you’ll be able to have drinks from around the world.  Imagine if drinking was an Olympic sport?  Who among you would get the gold?

  • Caipirinha (South America)
  • Il Spr!z (Europe)
  • A sake drink (Asia)
  • Amarula (Africa)

Cheese Slinging

  • July 28-29:  Stew Leonard’s delis will see who takes the gold in terms of cheese.  The contestants?  English, French, Italian, and American cheeses.  Come by, taste, and vote.  The results will be on their FB page on July 30.

Dessert Downing

  • Bakers at Stew Leonard’s will go crazy with cupcakes, cookies, and other desserts using the Olympic rings and the games as inspiration.

Caffeine High Jump

  • They have created a special blend called Stew’s “Olympic Blend” Coffee.  Perk up and see how much you can drink.

International Hot Bar Body(un)building

  • Every day at Norwalk, Newington, and Yonkers you can check out a new country’s cuisine at their hot bar.  This is one competition to unbuild that pretty figure of yours.  That’s okay, it’s worth it.  Nothing an hour or so at the gym can’t cure.

Pizza Tossing

  • At Norwalk and Newington, you can check out Olympics pizzas that are made with peppers, mimicking the Olympic rings.  Salute the flag, then eat it.

Bovine Biathlon 

  • Say hi to Wow the Cow who will be wearing a toga and will be crowned in laurels.  Taking it back, old school style.

Kid’s Olympic Cooking Culinary Day Camp

Norwalk store: 100 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851

Customer questions call:  203.847.7213

Danbury store: 99 Federal Road, Danbury, CT 06811

Customer questions call:  203.790.8030

Newington store: 3475 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111

Customer questions call: 860.760.8100

Yonkers, N.Y. store: 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY 10710

Customer questions call:  914.375.4700

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