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Food trucks take over Vet’s Park in Downtown Stamford Weekdays

14 May

Let us introduce you to your new favorite days of the week:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  That’s when food trucks will be rolling into Vet’s Park in Downtown Stamford to feed ya.  Just come by from 11-3 on those days, pick the kind of food you want or mix and match, and you’re all set.  Plus, you’ll be happy to know that there will be tables, umbrellas, and music to help you escape a bit from the work day into your own little piece of paradise.  The nomworthy food truck feasting begins today, so you’ve got some time to gather up your friends and make new lunch plans…

Here’s the schedule:

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Support the Arts in Stamford, Bid on Stuff, Get Stuffed! A Grand Summer Night – Stamford, CT

26 Jul

Sit, stay, good doggy!

You know all that great, funky art that’s all over Stamford?  Well, last year we had “It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs” and that was a cute, furry success.  This year we’re being treated to “Wit & Whimsy,” a fun and–what’s the word–whimsical (lol) collection of art, but how does the art get there?  Well, the first step is to get the funds to support the artists.  That’s where Stamford Downtown and the Stamford community waltzes in.  They’ve created A Grand Summer Night to help fund all the awesome pieces in the downtown open air museum.  Here’s how to get your nom on and help out:

8/10/2011, $90 per person

UConn, Stamford

5:30:  Hors d’ ouvres and cocktails from: 

Acqua Panna/San Pellegrino, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, DiMare Pastry Shop,
Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Market Restaurant, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Morton’s The Steakhouse, SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Stamford Wine & Liquor, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

7:30 Dinner, dessert, and coffee at select Stamford spots:

Aria RestaurantBar RossoBarcelona Restaurant & Wine BarBUtterfield 8 Restaurant & LoungeThe Capital Grille,
 Chez Jean PierreColumbus Park Trattoria, Emme of CapriEOS Greek CuisineFerrante
Mitchell’s Fish Market, Napa & Co.Quatrro Pazzi, and Tappo (also in our CBS review)

Make reservations here by July 28, picking your top 4 restaurants.  That’s gonna be tough! :)

Silent auction and raffle prizes, too:

Silent Auctions:  Getaways to Steam Boat Springs, CO and Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos, golf packages at local courses, pet boarding, fine jewelry  and more!

Raffle Grand Prize:  42” Panasonic Flat Panel HD Television, Courtesy of County TV & Appliance

Second Prize: Spa & Shopping Spree, Courtesy of Stamford Town Center: $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Certificate and $200 Agora Spa Gift Certificate
Third Prize: $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Certificate

For more info go to www.stamford-downtown.com

“Initiated by the Friends of Stamford Downtown, A Grand Summer Night was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine that makes Stamford Downtown the dining capital of the region. Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase outdoor art and to help defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits.”

Eat, Drink, and Vote in Your Favorites: BANDAPALOOZA Decides 3 Alive @ Five Acts! Stamford Downtown, CT

19 May

Update:  Here are the results, live at 5, 5/23.  There will be three more competitions to decide the bands who will play at Alive @ Five.  Check back for the final entrants shortly after June 16.

June 2           The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (eliminated) vs. Black Taxi  (eliminated)
June 9           Stalking Sally vs. The Mike Cusato Band
June 16         The Adam Currie Band vs.The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor
All three dates are on Bedford Street at 5 pm.

If you live in or near Stamford, you’ve probably been to at least one Alive @ Five event.  This year will be uber-awesome with acts like Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer and The B-52s, but there are other acts yet to be decided.  12 acts will be playing in Downtown Stamford this Friday, May 20, in hopes of being one of the three finalists who will actually play at Alive @ Five!  Yeah, damn cool honor.

So, check out some of the restaurants listed below, all linked up for your easy consumption.  Check out these spots, do some Omnoming, vote for your faves, and rock on!  After this, check out BANDAPALOOZA on Bedford Street on June 2, 9, and 16 to see your favorite band through to the Alive @ Five stage.

The Palms -> Freddy & The Yetis (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Hula Hank’s -> The Adam Currie Band (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Bobby Vs -> Sea Rhapsody (Full set time: 9:30pm-11:00pm)

Rack N’ Roll -> Bend or Break (Full set time: 9:30pm-10:30pm)

-> Black Taxi (Full set time: 11:00pm-11:45pm)

BUtterfield 8 -> The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (Full set time: 9:00pm-10:30pm)

Tigín Irish Pub -> Coax Rhino (Full set time: 10:00pm-11:00pm)

Bradford’s -> The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor (Full set time: 10:30pm-11:30pm)

Black Bear Saloon -> Stalking Sally (Full set time: 10:00pm-12:00am)

SBC (Food + Beer Review) -> Kristin Errett (Full set time: 10:45pm-11:45pm)

The Fez (1st Review, 2nd Review)  -> Made Again (Full set time: 11:00pm-12:15am)

Brick House -> The Mike Cusato Band (Full set time: 10:30pm-1:30am)

For up-to-date info see  www.stamford-downtown.com.

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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