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Getting Down n’ Dirty with J. Timothy’s Dirt Wings – Plainville, CT

26 Jan

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When we launched ourselves into the Twitterverse back in 2010, we quickly made friends with J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. We quickly realized that they not only know a helluva lot about beer, but they know even a whole lot more about wings. In fact, year after year they became more popular for their legendary Dirt Wings, and we became correspondingly more ravenous for them.

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Vinny’s Backyard Goes Pink to Raise $ for Breast Cancer Treatment + Support – Stamford, CT

10 Apr

There are a bunch of things that we miss so much after moving from Stamford to Greenwich…and one of those things happens to be Vinny’s Backyard right in the Springdale area of Stamford.  While you might look at Vinny’s from the outside and think it’s nothing too special, once you try the wings you will be enlightened, brothers and sisters.  We consistently rank Vinny’s wings (Original, Sweet & Sour, BBQ, Chipotle, General Tso’s, Garlic Parmesan, or Sweet Thai Chili) as one of our favorites in the area, plus it’s a great place to try out one of their cracker-thin pizzas or to even straddle up to the bar and have some brewskis.  

Not that you need permission from us to hit up Vinny’s because it is a favorite local spot, but you’ll definitely need to come by April 24, 2014 from 5 pm until 1 am for a special fundraising night.  Vinny’s will be donating 25% of all beverage sales directly to the CT chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  The money raised will help to provide women with mammograms, education, and assistance with breast cancer treatment for those who can’t afford it.

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Can’t Bear (Beer?) the Winter Blues? Sierra Nevada 6 Course Pairing – Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford CT

1 Dec

I feel like a seasoned veteran in terms of understanding the extreme awesomeness of Coalhouse Pizza.  Kristien and I have been there so many times and have tried so many great dishes and pizzas.  We’ve sat outside and enjoyed jazz and the blues while sipping on wine and beer.  But, something that you must do is get tickets to one of their coursed meals with beer pairings.  We’ve attended two so far and we’re going to be attending our third:  Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner on December 13.  At the last Lobster Clambake of Peak Organic, two of the most memorable dishes were the most delicate and moist crab cake that I’ve ever tasted–don’t usually like them at all–and a wonderfully tart but fruity key lime pie. Getting tickets to this event will prove Wonka-like, with people praying for a golden ticket.  Seating is smaller than usual because the owners can’t take advantage of the outdoor dining in the cold cold Connecticut winter, so call them up (# below) and reserve your seat!  :)

So, what’s so exciting about these particular courses?  Well, you get to really branch out and try different dishes from the Coalhouse menu.  My fave pizzas there are The Kicker and Sidewinder, so it’ll be nice to try a new one.  Of great interest to are the chicken wings and meatballs, soaked in Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale and Bigfoot Barleywine, accordingly.  I know that Kristien’s already salivating because dessert is the Ricotta Cheesecake, her favorite slice that she’s ever had.  She refuses to get any other dessert here just so she can have another taste of her own white heaven.  I’m sorry if this happens, but we might end up writing a 12 page essay about the meal when it’s through…I mean, we have to evaluate the beer and food.  That’s quite a task, but we’re willing to sacrifice in the name of food bloggery and culinary nirvana.

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner
December 13, 2010
$55 per person

Coalhouse Pizza
Address:  85 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone:  (203) 977-7700
Site:  www.coalhousepizza.com
$25 or more required for delivery within Stamford

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