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Spice things up: Hatch Chile Roasting Festival at Grade A in Stamford

8 Aug

If you would like your mind to be blown search up “What’s the difference between chile and chili peppers?”  Digging through the vast amounts of articles and bickering over a single letter is certainly tough academic work.  Some claim there’s no difference, some claim it’s a difference based upon where you live, and some strongly state that chiles are spicy peppers (New Mexicans in particular) while chili is the meaty soup-like food.  We’ll just have to do more research on this (and by saying that we mean we’re done researching it)!

Anywho, you’ll be happy to know (however you spell it) that Grade A ShopRite on West Main Street in Stamford is hosting a Hatch Chile Roasting Festival on August 10 from 10-3 pm.  These prized peppers are the champagne of the chile world, only being grown in Hatch.  If you get a Hatch pepper from anywhere else it’s a fake!  And, what makes them even more valuable is that the harvest season is very short.  So, you’ll have to come by and try some of these big and bad grilled chiles outside of the Grade A.  In addition, you’ll be provided with some killer recipes and will get tips from the experts on how to best prepare your Hatch chiles.

Hint:  when cutting hot peppers it’s never fun to wipe your eyes or use the bathroom.  Just trust us on that one.

Grade A ShopRite

Hatch Chile Festival

August 10, 10-3 pm

1990 W Main St

Stamford, CT 06902

LaRocca’s Country Market Expands and Reopens – Stamford, CT

30 Jun

The finishing touches…from LaRocca’s Country Market

Back in 1925, Giovanni’s Country Market on Old Long Ridge Road began its long run as a go to destination for North Stamfordites.  They’d stop in for fresh produce, meat, seafood, and hard to find gourmet items.  Turns out, they’ve been working hard on updates, remodeling, and, well…changing their name.  You probably guessed the  name:  LaRocca’s Country Market.

Expect to see a gourmet deli, organic produce, sushi, freshly made pasta, freshly caught wild fish, and everything else you’d look for at a grocery store.  In addition, you’ll be able to find lots of prepared foods to go.  Catch them today, June 30, and they will have samples of free food so you can try out all that LaRocca’s Country Market has to offer.  They are also saying that there will be a surprise guest.  Hmmm…Santa? :)

As a special for the opening, you can get 20% off your purchase.  You should sign up for their e-mail list by visiting their site to get more deals and coupons like this.  Plus, check out their weekly deals and specials.  Just because we love you, we’ve included both in this post.
LaRocca’s Country Market
105 Old Long Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06903-1600

Monday through Friday: 7:00am-7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am-6:00pm

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