The North Stamford Exchange Club is hosting its 7th Annual Food & Wine Tasting this Friday from 7-10 at the Italian Center . . . and we hope you can make it. The tasting (or gorging if you’d prefer 2nds and 3rds) features some great favorites from across Stamford, including one of the most anticipated restaurants that’s ready to open. Tickets are just $50, 4 for $190, or 6 for $270 with proceeds going directly to local scholarships and organizations. The organizations that will be helped are the Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center of Stamford, ARI, The Salvation Army, Stamford Youth Foundation, MarcUS for Change, Pacific House Homeless Shelter, and the Turn of River Fire Department and the Belltown Fire Departments. Get your tickets here, at either BevMax (Ridgeway or East Main) or by calling up Amy at (203) 667-1202. Continue reading
Well, look, don’t complain about the rain…just think that it could actually be snow. Then what? Yeah, we know…all the CT schools would have to close for the day in preparation for the 2 inches of snow that could potentially cripple our infrastructure. ;) So, yeah, it’s raining…big deal, especially when we’ve got some great things for you to check out tonight, tomorrow, and over the next couple of weeks.
Green and Tonic in New Canaan is now open at 5 Burtis Avenue. Get your juice, soup, and healthy food fix by visiting!
Powder Hollow Brewing in Enfield recently had an Open House that was a major success, clearing them out after giving out over 1,000 samples. They’ll be giving a Grand Opening announcement very soon.
Even before we started our food blog, we would hit up EOS on Summer Street in Stamford. We loved the fresh, inspired dishes that were contemporary plays on classic Greek dishes. And, we loved sitting outside on their patio, letting the day float by. Years later, we still love EOS and keep it at the top of our list for restaurants that we love here in Fairfield County. Part of the reason why EOS has been rated top Greek restaurant year after year and remains at the top of restaurant lists in Stamford (and Fairfield County) is definitely the food, but there is a whole family behind the success. One of those family members is Nikki Glekas. She’s part chef, part owner, and 100% fireball. Whether you see her at the restaurant, at a charity event, a cooking contest, or a catering party, Nikki brings it…and brings it hard.
Has it been 20 years already? Awww, Taste of Stamford is almost old enough to drink…well, legally at least. But, even if Taste of Stamford isn’t quite of age yet, they’ll still be serving up some great drinks (alcoholic and non) to go with all the awesome food that will be provided. You’ll want to get to the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa on 2/28 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm to be part of the action. If you register now you’ll only pay $50 or if you buy your tix at the door you’ll pay $60. Your entry gets you tastes and pours of all this:
- Angela Mia (Great pastries in Norwalk)
- Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (Darien)
- Bar Q (Stamford)
- Cafe Oo La La (Stamford)
- The Capital Grille (Stamford)
- Coffee Distributing Corp.
- Cotto Wine Bar (Stamford)
- Crab Shell (Stamford)
- David’s Soundview Catering (Stamford)
- Dichello Distributors
- DiMare Pastry Shop (Stamford and Greenwich)
- Dinosaur Bar-b-que (Stamford)
- Fairway Market (Stamford)
- Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant (Stamford)
- Gofer Ice Cream (You can always go for Gofer) (Stamford and beyond)
- Italian Center of Stamford
- Marriott Stamford Hotel & Spa
- Mitchell’s Fish Market (Stamford)
- Hudson Grille (Stamford)
- Acqua Panna
- S. Pellegrino
- Myrna’s Kitchen (Stamford)
- ShopRite Super Grade A
- Olio (Stamford)
- Poland Spring
- Rizzuto’s (Stamford and beyond)
- Robek’s (Stamford and beyond)
- Spice Affaire (Stamford)
- The Sushi Village Caterers
- Tabouli Grill (Stamford and Southport)
Fixin’ to have a great meal, meet new people, have a blast, and help out a local charity? Of course you are, partner. When we attended our first Eat for Equity event back in October, we were blown away by how many people showed up, how great the food was, and how much money was raised ($1,078) for Kids in Crisis. Their second meal focused on vegetarian fare and was heart healthy and raised $1,688 for American Red Cross, directly benefiting those affected by Hurricane Sandy. This time around, good ol’ fashioned Texan food is the focus with all donations from the night benefiting Domus of Stamford. Domus fights for the most disadvantaged children in the Stamford area, giving them hope and the help to be successful.
Well, y’all want to mosey on down to Trailblazers Academy, located at 83 Lockwood Avenue in Stamford on 2/2 from 7-10 for heapin’ portions of awesome Texan food. There’s no cost to get in, but a donation of $15-20 to Domus would be purely awesome. The meal, like all Eat for Equity events, features fresh and local ingredients whenever possible. The whole night, also, is put together by Eat for Equity staff and volunteers who want to help by cleaning, cooking, or organizing. Check out more info with our original post and make sure to register by clicking here. Now, here’s the menu, cowpokes:
Local Food Authors at Ferguson Library for Food, Talk, Wine, Fundraising, and Signings – Stamford, CT26 Nov
Three local celebrated chefs and cookbook authors are visiting The Ferguson Library in Downtown Stamford this Wednesday (11/28) at 6 pm. First off, there’s Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook. Next, we have Claire Crisculo, the owner of Claire’s Corner Copia in New Haven who also wrote Welcome to Claire’s: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant. And, we’ve got local legend John Barricelli from SoNo Baking Company who authored The Seasonal Baker and The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook.
They’ll be dishing about cooking and their own experiences, plus they’ll be signing their books, available for purchase. Come by early for the wine reception and appetizers from Atria Restaurant. Tickets are just $15 and will go directly toward The Ferguson Library. If you’re a Stamford resident or know of the library situation in Stamford, you know how vital this money is in keeping the library up and running.
Quoted from the Merriam Webster Dictionary:
Dad: (noun) The person who gave put you into this world; the person who can take you out of this world; the person who sold his kidney to put you through college; the person who lives off a steady diet of hamburgers and bbq.
Well, let’s honor dad a bit this Sunday, huh?
Bring Pops to Station Eats and he’ll receive a FREE Station Burger. Show him some love and treat him to a shake and some fries with that, too. Remember that there’s a huge beer garden at the Stamford location if you want to treat dad to al fresco dining. :) Don’t forget that there’s easy parking. Just pull into the garage at 70 Atlantic Street and they’ll validate your parking ticket (weekdays after 5 pm, btw).
Horsing Around for Charity: BBQ, Music, Wines, Microbrews, and Stuff to Keep the Kids Busy With
Tickets to Horsing Around for Charity are $40 ($45 at the door cash/check), but kids 12 and under are free. There will be lots of food, people to teach dad more about the art of BBQ, music from The Short Bus, wines, microbrews, and lots of things for kids to do. So, give dad a break again. You go off, get your face painted, go shopping, and let him eat some BBQ and drink some brews. Being a dad ain’t easy, ya know? It’s simply exhausting being the father of two cats and an insanely fetch-driven dog. Being a dad of humans just might be a bit harder, I guess.
1 pm – 5:30 pm
Greenwich Polo Club