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We Take Down the Cocktail Menu @ the New South End Uncorked—New Canaan, CT

31 Aug

The Crew at South End Uncorked

Or was it that the Cocktail Menu took us down? Yeah, once you see what we sampled, you’ll probably bet on the latter.

The day we visited was a big day in New Canaan—not only was the farmers’ market going on, but it was also their annual sidewalk sale. As we worked our way through the maze of people we found South End Uncorked chef and owner Nick Martschenko cooking up some lamb merguez to give passerbys a first tastes of what his restaurant would be like. “Do you want to try one?” he asked Dan. It didn’t take much convincing at all and the order was in. The sausage was spicy, had a ton of deep flavors, had just the right amount of lambiness (you know what we mean), and had a fresh contrast with the tzatziki sauce on top.  We thought, if this is what the food will be like, we’re in! But, we’re not here today to talk about food. Nope. So let’s get to it. 

We went inside to check out the new spot and what they did with it since we’d been there last when it was Harvest Supper. You first go down the alley to go in the side entrance (make sure to snap a shot in the selfie mirror, btw) and then you enter in the side door. As you walk in, the completely open kitchen with a 4 seat chefs table is off to your left as is the bar. Then, throughout the restaurant there are rustic and rich tables and high tops. All around, it’s warm and cozy for a small spot. It’s a place where you could imagine yourself hanging out all day in or just coming by for a few drinks and bites.  Continue reading

Brick + Wood Continues Guest Chef Series with 6 Local Restaurants from July to December

9 Jun

Brick + Wood in Fairfield has a whole new selection of great guest chefs in the works for the next few months. While Ryan Fibiger of Fliesher’s Craft Butchery finishes up the first series on June 10, Chef Jes Bengston (one of our favorite people in the world) from The Granola Bar is thinking hard about her specialty collaboration pie that will be featured on July 8. From there, a handful of other chefs and one awesome restaurant owner and BBQ boss will work with the chef and owner of Brick + Wood, Paolo Cavalli, on a pizza that highlights the chefs’ tastes and creativity down to their core. 

Just look at this talent:

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