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SMNC’s Maple Sugar Festival Weekend celebrates the best thing to come out of this winter!

4 Mar

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably fed-the-heck-up with this winter. Scraping your car windows, plowing the driveway, wiping out on icy walkways, spine-tingling cold, traffic jams . . . ugh, it all just sucks. Okay, well, not all of it. See, while we’ve been freezing our butts off, the beautiful maple trees at Stamford Museum and Nature Center were hard at work producing the sweet, sweet goodness we all love to pour on our pancakes on snowy Sunday mornings. Yep, we’re talking about the nectar of the gods better known as maple syrup, and you can celebrate it in all it’s glory at their Maple Sugar Festival Weekend on March 7 and March 8 at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The activities go on from 11AM – 3PM both days, and with tickets costing just $5 for members or $10 for non-members, there’s plenty to get your money’s worth:

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Beer + Brushes: Paint The Road Less Travelled at 2 Roads Brewery

13 Jan

Drink n' Draw Painting Class at Two Roads in Stratford

Two Roads is back with another Drink n’ Draw night on 1/30, starting at 6. Tickets are limited to just 45 and cost $35 each and go on sale today at noon. With entry, you’ll get to paint “The Road Less Travelled” with all supplies and teaching included via Art on the Vine. Plus, you’ll get your first Two Roads brew for free to help warm ya up. Don’t dilly-dally on this one, tix will go fast and will sell out just like last time.


Drink n’ Draw

1/30 from 6-9 pm

Two Roads Brewery

1700 Stratford Avenue

Stratford, Ct 06615

CT Food News, Vol. 24: Brews, BBQ, Balls, Chili, Funghi, Farms + More

9 Oct

And…here we go! A ton of things are going on in Fairfield County (and nearby) that you definitely need to be a part of. So, check those calendars, text your friends, and get out there! And, don’t forget about two more things: CT Beer + Restaurant Week is 10/13-19 and Chowdafest takes over Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on 10/12.

Okay, getting drinking and eating…

Events and Dinners

10/11 Farmboys Smokin’ BBQ will be at Black Hog (a pair made in heaven!) in Oxford from 1-5. So, make a day of it: pound down some good brews and nom away on some awesome pulled pork, chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, and their killer smoked mac & cheese. How killer? Enough that we’d order that same dish two years in a row for Kristien’s birthday bash. 

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Fun on Tap at SM+NC: Maple Sugar Workshop for the Grown Ups

13 Feb
Where maple sugar comes from...and, no, not the stork

Where maple sugar comes from…and, no, not the stork

There’s nothing quite more New Englandy than maple syrup.  Just think about how versatile it is:  put it on your favorite breakfast food, mix it into cocktails, use it for baking, or just free-base the stuff to get it right into your blood stream.  What it comes down to is this:  we purely and wholeheartedly love us some maple syrup.  And, if you’re truly a New Englander and Nutmegger at the core then you love it as much as we do.

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Chef Demo Lineup at Chowdafest 2014 Announced

24 Jan

Chowdafest 2014 Contestants

Okay, so it’s finally time!  You’ll never know how tough it was for us to not spill the pinto beans on this one:  the chefs who will be taking part in the first ever cooking demos at Chowdafest brought to you by both of us here at OmNomCT and CTbites and sponsored by Clarke of Norwalk.

Chef Hunter Zampa who competed on Rachael vs. Guy discusses the finer points of his killer venison chili

Chef Hunter Zampa who competed on Rachael vs. Guy discusses the finer points of his killer venison chili

First up is Hunter Zampa, winner of Food Network’s Chopped:  Teen Talent competition.  You also might remember seeing him duke it out all the way until the end on Rachael vs. Guy:  Kids Cook-off.  Well, here’s your chance to see him cook live as he works the Clarke Cooking Stage starting at 11:30.  For his demo, he’ll be creating a Spinach Potato Leek Dip using ingredients and products from Frontier Soups and Westminster Crackers.

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Here Piggy Piggy: Porktoberfest Brings Beer, Music, and Pork to Westport

30 Oct

Pork, we owe you a helluva lot.  You bring us bacon, you bring us hot dogs, sausage, bacon, and of course pulled pork.  And, everybody knows that pork is OmNomCT’s favorite vegetable.  We make sure to get at least a few servings per day to fulfill our daily PBR–Pork Blood Ratio.  And, it looks like we’ll have a chance to pump our blood full of the good stuff at Saugatuck Craft Butchery‘s 1st Annual Porktoberfest!

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Looking for Something to Do? Check out the OmNomCT Fairfield County Events Page

23 Sep

OmNomCT Events

We love filling up our week and weekends with fun events, especially the kind of events that have something to do with food.  Brewery tours, brewery tastings, wine tours, wine tastings, spirit tours, spirit tastings, farm tours, farm dinners, beer dinners, wine dinners, spirit dinners, festivals, fairs, bashes, cooking demos, and more keep us going all year long.  And, that’s why we decided to create our Nomworthy Events.  Although we’ve had this feature on our site for a while (it’s in the top headings under our banner), we’ve been continually filling it up with great events throughout Fairfield County…and sometimes just a bit over the border.

If you’re a restaurant or a festival organizer, let us know about special events and we can get them up on our Nomworthy Events page.  Also, if you’re aware of an event that you think we should put up, just let us know!  You can reply here, on our events page, our Facebook page, tweet us, or always just e-mail us at omnomct@gmail.com.  We don’t suggest carrier pigeon, as they are unreliable and are filthy rats with wings.

Thanks so much for reading!

Dan and Kristien

Westport Rotary shells out Second Annual Lobster Fest at Compo Beach

9 Sep

Last year we put together a list of food festivals going on throughout Fairfield County and included in that list was the first annual Westport Rotary Lobster Fest.  It was a giant surf & turf fest on Compo Beach that pulled in 750 people.  This year on 9/21 from 3-7 pm they’re hoping for even more people and have set the ticket limit at 1,500 people!  The cost for a steak or lobster dinner is $40 or you can get a child’s meal for just $10.  You can buy them online (click on the Lobster Fest link then buy whatever option you’d like), from a Westport Rotarian, or at Joey’s by the Shore at Compo Beach.  But, buy them by September 19 because that’s the last day for ticket purchases!

Now, let’s go through what you’ll get for attending Lobster Fest 2013:

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Free S’mores 4 National S’mores Day at Stamford Museum + Nature Center

2 Aug

Who doesn’t love S’mores? Seriously, is there a person alive who doesn’t? Photo from SM&NC

Can you go wrong with a S’more?  It’s chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow together in fluffy, melty, crispy goodness.  And while that’s a classic, there are still tons of variations with people using nutella instead of chocolate or using oreo cookies instead of graham crackers.  But, there’s something amazing about a classic, and this classic in particular.  That’s why Stamford Museum & Nature Center is celebrating National S’mores Day on 8/9 from 4-5 pm.  While the actual national holiday doesn’t begin until 8/10, SM&NC wanted to get a head start and kick off the weekend the right way.  Just pay your regular entrance fee (or go in if you’re a member) and head over to their meadow from 4-5 and you’ll be able to build and roast your own S’mores!  When you’re there, you’ll definitely have to check out the brand new baby piglets and snap some shots of the famous Kathie Lee and Hoda goats.  Plus, there are a ton of other animals to gaze upon as well as an entire farm to explore.

Oh, did we mention that there will be S’mores?

Admission:

Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $8
Students (18+): $6 (with valid ID)
Children (4-17) $5
Members – Free
Children 3 and under: Free

SM&NC
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203.322.1646

Georgetown Day brings community together through food, fun, and music

28 May

Georgetown Day becomes bigger and better every year, picture from http://georgetownct.org

The village of Georgetown is nestled right where Redding, Weston, Wilton, and Ridgefield meet.  One of our favorite restaurants in the area is Bistro 7, a farm to table restaurant that has been pulling in some rave reviews (like ours and Local Food Rocks).  And, one of the restaurants who will be providing food this year, Luca Ristorante Italiano, is another on our must-eat list.  But, believe it or not, there’s more to life and a village than just food.  Yes, that’s hard to believe, especially coming from two food bloggers.  So, let’s tell you a bit about Georgetown Day, this year on June 9 from 4-10 pm on Main Street.  Don’t worry, we’ll talk about the food, too…

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