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Fairfield County Restaurants Raise a Ton of $, one Beer at a Time to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

27 Nov

–Video about A Buck for a Beer fundraiser from ItsRelevant

Back in early November, we told you about our effort (A Buck for a Beer to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief) to work with Fairfield County restaurants to make a difference.  The idea was simple:  when a certain beer was ordered at a restaurant, a dollar would be donated to American Red Cross.  After we wrote some of our favorite restaurants, we heard back quickly, owners eagerly hopeful to get involved.  While the first night of the fundraising week (11/7) wasn’t the best start because of snow, people were eager to go out, eat some food, drink some brews, and make a difference all week long.

Casey Dohme, manager at The Ginger Man of Norwalk had this to share:

“We got an incredible amount of support from our customers that the word had spread to.  From a woman stopping me on the street when I was changing our menu box to tell me she was coming the following day with a group of friends just to support the cause, to Friday night when another woman came in with a group of people who had really been affected and were stoked about the idea of drinking and helping.  One customer actually put her credit card down, and handed out drink tickets personally to her friends to use only towards beers that fell under NY/NE.  Very cool.  It gave people a release and a temporary distraction.  And while they were enjoying each other’s company, they in turn were helping and that got people excited.”

Win Big and Eat Cheap at the 2012 Fairfield Restaurant Week: 10/14 – 10/20

22 Sep

Ah, the anticipation and excitement that this will bring.  From October 14 – 20, you’ll be able to take part in Fairfield Restaurant Week.  This, dear OmNomivores, is a restaurant week different than ones you’ve experienced before.  First off, you have an amazing variety of top class restaurants participating.  Secondly, you’ll have a chance to check out old favorites or even some of the newer restaurants in town like Bodega Taco Bar, Martel, and The Chelsea.  Also, this will be pretty light on the wallet with lunch at $10 or $15 and dinner for just  $20 or $30.  Some places might even throw in some other kind of discount or special, just for you.  How about $10 for a case of stingers from Colony Grill?  Sold!

But, let’s get down to things now.  As if eating out on the cheap isn’t enough, you’ll have a chance to win a pretty amazing prize.  This is all you have to do:

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Westport & Weston Restaurant Week 2012, March 25-30

9 Mar

Get your BBQ on at Bobby Q's during Westport & Weston Restaurant Week 2012

On the trail of Stamford Restaurant Weeks, Westport & Weston Restaurant Week is going down.  The food party is happening from March 25-30, 2012.  You’ll be able to have a prix-fixe lunch at $10.12/$15.12 or dinner at $20.12/$30.12.  When we get more specific details about which restaurants will be at the high end or low end of cost, we’ll update this for you.

So, you’ll have a chance to try out some classic spots and you’ll also have a chance to try restaurants new to the area like Tabouli Grill and Oaxaca Kitchen.  In addition, this year’s restaurant week hopes to bring out your generous side.  Please bring in canned and packaged goods to these restaurants and you’ll be supporting Homes with Hope.

Acqua Restaurant
Blue Lemon
Bobby Q’s(Our review)
Coromandel (Our review of the Stamford location)
DaPietro’s
Matsu Sushi
Oaxaca Kitchen  • (Our review of the opening)
Rizzuto’s(Our review of the Stamford location)
Splash
Tabouli Grill(Our review of the Stamford location)
Tarantino’s
Tarry Lodge
Tavern on Main
River House Tavern
“V” Restaurant & Wine Bar

Eating Fairfield: An Omnomable Week of Culinary Awesomeness

6 Nov

Let's help to eat the hell out of Fairfield!

Eating Greenwich and Port Chester went down a few weeks back and now it’s Fairfield’s turn.  Yup, enter Eating Fairfield into the fray from November 27-December 2, 2011.  Weighing in at AWESOME, we’ve got a sick one week experience going on.  We miss Fairfield, having lived in Black Rock.  So many great restaurants to try, and now there are even more to try!

This is how it works.  Each restaurant involved (list below) will give you a discounted price on a prix fixe meal and/or special offers that will make your stomach growl and your heart go pitter patter.  Click on the link to the organizers for the most up-to-date details:  The New England Culinary Group.

Here are the costs of the three course prix fixe menus: 

Lunch $10.11/Dinner $20.11      or      Lunch $18.11/Dinner $30.11

Sweeten the pot?  Hell yeah, baby.  You can earn a 20% Bounce Back Incentive by just dining at any participating restaurant during Eating Fairfield.  You’ll be able to use that BBI at any participating Eating Fairfield restaurant from 1/2-1/31 in 2012.  Just a note:  valid Sunday-Wednesday only.

Avellino’s:  we ate here the week of its opening.  Good Italian food.

55 Degrees Wine Bar & Restaurant:  been dying to eat here.  Same owners of Cava in New Canaan and Scena Wine Bar in Darien.

Bodega Taco Bar:  taco heaven with crazy amounts of tequila.  Try the grilled corn.

Bonda:  never been here, but the menu looks promising.  New Italian with worldly influences?

The Brasserie:  French, seafood, and Mediterranean all rolled up into one!

Fairfield Cheese Company:  do we need to explain this one?

Martel:  a chill bistro and bar.

Old Post Tavern:  steakhouse and pub run by Chef Patrick Tennaro

Ponte Vecchio:  we’ve eaten here a few times, also.  Eating here felt like a real Italian experience.

Tabouli Grill:  some of the best Middle Eastern food you’ll ever have.  This spot focuses on organic.  Love the Stamford location too!

The Shack:  get your classic American kinda food here.  Haven’t been yet.

Vinny’s Ale House:  we live walking distance from Vinny’s in Stamford and are addicted to their delish chipotle wings!

Other events planned soon: 

Eating West Hartford, Eating Norwalk, Eating Stamford Uptown, Eating Bridgeport

Double Threat: Tabouli Grill, opening up shop in Southport, CT

12 Apr

Our delivery meal from Tabouli Grill:  falafel, shawarma, and Israeli salad.  Oh yeah. 

So, memba’ that post about the awesome Israeli and Middle Eastern food at Tabouli Grill?  Yeah, we do too–their falafel, shawarma, and schnitzel never leave our thoughts.  Seems like lots of other people also know because they won “Best Ethnic Restaurant” from Best of Stamford 2011.  Nice to see the little guys recognized for their cuisine, though we can’t say the same is true for some of the chain restaurants that won.  Kinda sad.

But, this isn’t about big chains, this post is about Tabouli Grill expanding to Southport!  Yup, they announced this on their FB page so we had some questions.  We spoke to Mamadou at the High Ridge Rd. location and he gave us the lowdown.  To begin, they’ll be setting up shop where Ole Mole used to be:  3381 Post Road in Southport, CT.  They will be open in just a few short weeks, but wait, there’s more!  They’ll offer some of the same great fare that has made Tabouli Grill such a success.  Here’s the killer, though:  they are going to work in organic ingredients into their meals.

We’re all excited to try out the new food and we’re totally jealous of everybody who lives nearby Southport.  Then again, we live just minutes away from the original Tabouli Grill…close enough even for delivery! ;) Nah nah nee poo poo!

Tabouli Grill
Address:  3381 Post Road
Southport, CT
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tabouli-Grill/182978816688#%21/pages/Tabouli-Grill/182978816688

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Shalom in your belly – Tabouli Grill, Stamford

14 Nov

New location in Southport is now open!

Kristien and I were fans of Margot Cafe in the Bull’s Head shopping center on High Ridge for quite a while.  We hoped something good would come up in its place last year…and it did.  It’s better than good, though.  Tabouli Grill proves to keep the same kind of quaint and charming atmosphere, but offers new fare.  Although I’ve had hummus and falafel, I can’t say that I’ve eaten at an Israeli restaurant.  Well, after going for a run this past Friday, we didn’t feel like going anywhere, so we let Tabouli Grill come to us.

When you go to Tabouli Grill, there are some key dishes that are made very well:  the falafel, the hummus, the megadarra, and the israeli salad.  This, no matter what, should be included in your meal, even if you have to eat for 10 hours to finish everything.  The falafel comes to you nice and warm, crispy on the outside, but oh so good and moist on the inside.  The megadarra is a combo of spiced rice, lentils, and the most delicate caramelized onions that taste like candy.  Finishing off, the Israeli salad has tomato, red cabbage, cucumbers, parsley, olive oil, and lemon in it, coming together to make you cry out oy vey.

I usually stick with the chicken schntizel platter (juicy breaded chicken cutlet with lemon) but I wanted to branch out and try new things.  I got the beef kabob platter with sides of megadarra and Israeli salad.  Unless you feel brave, I’d save their french fries for eating at the restaurant–they get soggy by the time you get the food delivered.  To start, the beef kabobs had nice chunks of meat that were nicely seasoned, finished off with a strong dose of clove at the end.  That touch at the end might have been a bit too strong for some, but it didn’t ruin the dish.  The peppers and onions were grilled to perfection and added great flavor to the entire dish.  The beef was a bit well for my taste, but was still tasty nonetheless.  Kristien had the chicken shawarma, which isn’t even on the menu (they always have either lamb or chicken shawarma so just ask for it).  Being a big fan of the delicious combination of tahini, hummus, lemon, garlic and a plethora of spices, Kristien thoroughly enjoyed her dish with no complaints.

We finished off our meal two hours later with the baklava.  You know that you’ve had some bad baklava when the phyllo dough crushes into your teeth and stays there for the next month, tormenting you.  But not this sweet, delicately layered dessert with a beautiful honey-sweet sauce dripping through, and had just the right amount of filling and walnuts.  This has to be added to the list of must haves because we proclaim this the best baklava that we’ve ever had.  Oh, it’s been certified by a Rabbi near where I teach.  It’s legit.

We’ll end this review with a statement that is likely to get us some hate comments: Based on the moist, delicious falafel, nicely cooked and spiced meats, amazing megadarra and the best baklava ever, Tabouli Grill, at a total of 3.5 noms, is hands-down better than Laylas Falafel.

B’taya Von!

Note:  delivery fee of $2 with a minimum order of $15.

Wine suggestions: To round out the spices, try a dry rosé, soft red like a grenache, or medium bodied white like an avellino.  We mistakenly had a slightly sweet, but spicy rosé and the sweetness didn’t work well with the lemon and caramelized onions.

Noms:  3.5

Cost:  $$

Tabouli Grill
Address:  59 High Ridge Road (Bull’s Head)
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone:  (203) 504-8888
Site:  http://tabouligrill.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tabouli-Grill/182978816688#%21/pages/Tabouli-Grill/182978816688

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