Tag Archives: wine dinners

CT Food News, Vol. 32: Usher in Spring w/ Events, Deals, Dinner + Drinks

19 Mar

We’ve heard a nasty rumor that spring is just around the corner. Can you believe that? We’re not so sure with some snow in the forecast for tomorrow, but we’ll stick with some positive thoughts to help us plow through this winter ennui. Enough, right? So, get out of those doldrums (kickass vocabulary usage this week, right?) and check out all the great things going on in Fairfield County! Just look at some of the awesome things:


3/20 Mama’s Boy in Norwalk will be hosting their 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Party, starting at 9. You’ll get a free glass of champagne when you arrive, two for one Dirty South Cocktails, $6 okratinis, 1/2 off glasses of wine, $2 Fireball shots, $20 bourbon bowls, and live music. 

Continue reading

CT Food News, Vol. 28: Deals, Dinners, Dirt Wings, Wine Tastings, CT Beer News + More

7 Nov

Sometimes putting this list of events, deals, and news together isn’t too tough. There might be a few things going on to share, but then there are times when there is so much going on . . . so much that it becomes almost overwhelming! Well, this is one of those weeks! There’s an incredible amount of news and things to look forward to here in Fairfield County and the CT. Always fresh, always new, always nomworthy: here’s OmNomCT’s weekly Food News . . .

Props, Deals, and News

Not for the faint of heart: Farmington High School students recently boycotted the food that they are being served for lunch. People tend to forget that teenagers actually DO have paletes and DO care about the food they eat.

J. Timothy’s in Plainville was named as one of the top 21 Chicken Wing Joints in the country. People would sell their children for their Dirt Wings . . . and the beer culture at this spot is out of control awesome. Congrats!

When you check into Jax & Co in Norwalk on any social media account, tag them, and get 5% off any day, every day. When you’re there, check out “The Monster,” which has three eggs, house bacon, tasso, sausage, white cheddar, Monterey Jack, charred onions, and chilies, served on a ciabatta for just $7.

Continue reading

Bailey’s Backyard Hosts Local Farmers for Ultimate Farm-to-table Dinner

28 Oct

It’s always a strange moment.  

Invariably, people will ask us what our favorite restaurants are when we meet them or when they discover we have a food blog.  Although we spend countless hours writing about some of the best places in Connecticut and trying new places, our minds always seem to draw a blank.  But, then, we remember some of the best meals that we’ve had.  And, one of those places that we always mention to people is a quaint little restaurant in Ridgefield called Bailey’s Backyard.  We’ve been there three times already and plan to come back three hundred more times.  

Bryan Walsh is not only the mixologist, but is also in charge of the drink program at Bailey's

Bryan Walsh is not only the mixologist, but is also in charge of the drink program at Bailey’s

You might remember back in March we interviewed Executive Chef Forrest Pasternack (formerly of Morello Bistro in Greenwich) and we saw how deeply devoted he and Sal Bagliavio (the owner of Bailey’s) are to the farm-to-table principle.  Yes, we know that word gets thrown around and is quite overused.  But, at Bailey’s Backyard it’s a literal interpretation.  Forrest and staff hit up the local markets and visit nearby farms to build their menu on a daily basis.  

Continue reading

Seasonal + Local End of Summer Wine Dinners @ Rizzuto’s 4 Locations

4 Sep

When we were in Seattle and Portland we learned about FLOSS during one of our food tours.  Yes, we took food tours.  Did you expect anything else from us?  So, yeah, we learned about FLOSS:  fresh, local, organic, seasonal, sustainable.  Both cities subscribe to this and it’s a way of life for a great deal of the restaurants and even the food carts.  Well, Rizzuto’s is bringing some of that FLOSS into Connecticut.

Check them out for their special End of Summer Wine Dinners at all four of their locations in Stamford, Westport, Bethel, and West Hartford.  You’ll get a special cocktail and appetizer reception, followed by four courses that are paired with wines.  If you buy the tickets online, you’ll only pay $39.95 for this family style meal.  If you buy your tickets at the restaurant, you’ll pay $47.95.  Just remember that tax and–more importantly–gratuity are not included.  Remember your servers and reservations. :)

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: