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Wednesday
May272015

The Revitalized Downtown Milford Farmers' Market

The newly revitalized Downtown Milford Farmers Market will be operating every Saturday all spring and summer, located at 58 River Street 9am- 1pm. It will boast a variety of specialty local vendors  (vendor list can be viewed below). In addition to fresh produce, tasty treats and artistic treasures, Market Masters Lesli Flick and Alex Malaspinas of Scratch Baking will be distributing a market specific recipe each week to excite your taste buds and liven up your weekend cooking. “Our daytime market will provide a shopping experience for the entire family,” Flick, owner of Milford’s Scratch Baking, said. 

Amidst the hum of CT ­based vendors in this stylized farmers market setting, patrons will also enjoy live music, interactive events and entertainers, as well as prepared foods. From flowers to free-­range meats, this year’s market has set it's sights on outstanding pleasures for the palate and the people.

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Tuesday
May262015

Opening Day @ The Westport Farmers' Market

On May 21st, The Westport Farmers' Market opened its virtual doors for the 2015 summer season. Opening day brought a veritable Who's Who of the local restaurant community as chefs came out to show their support for the market as well as local farms and vendors. View the gallery above for highlights.

Market Director, Lori Cochran is looking forward to a great season. “What a great day! We are humbled by the continued support and thrilled with the season we have in store for everyone. Join us for lunch and enjoy a wide variety of quality food while enjoying a river view.”

2015 will bring a full lineup of weekly guest chefs, a few new food trucks and kids programming. See you there on Thursdays from 10-2pm at 50 Imperial Avenue in Westport. 

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Friday
May222015

Join Us For Happy Hour Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres @ Artisan Southport

Kick off the summer "al fresco" season at the gorgeous outdoor patio and restaurant at Artisan Southport on Wednesday 6/3 5:30-7:30 with a Happy Hour for $39 featuring creative hors d'oeuvres by innovative Chef Frederic Kieffer and specialty Artisan Margaritas. Buy Tickets Here.

Chef Kieffer has prepared a special menu of passed hors d'oeuvres utilizing the brand new outdoor grill and include:

  *Grilled Baby lamb chops, minted yogurt dip
  *Shrimp & pineapple skewers, ginger glaze
  *Prosciutto, mint & grilled melon, barrel aged balsamic
  *Chicken & chorizo kebab, chimichurri 
  *Sesame salmon skewers, kecap manis, spring onion
  *Mediterranean brochette, spicy tomato glaze

Even the Artisan Margarita will include a grilled lime garnish!  

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Friday
May222015

Friday Froth: Connecticut On Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week was last week, and my pants hate me. You'd think massive doses of beer paired with little to no sleep for long periods of time would do a body good, but no. Anyone would tell you that if you'd just listen, but then you'd also have to hear about "healthy decisions" and "getting out of that bulldozer this instant," and anyway I can always buy new pants.

So, I'm fat now and here are some of the beers which left me with a) no regrets in that regard, and b) this red line under my navel. 

Stony Creek Dock Time. For the past several years, the tasting room at Two Roads has reigned supreme in Connecticut. It is a massive, brightly lit space which fairly bubbles with history, it has an enormous central bar, and the stools have these bearings in them that let you spin around. Truly a top notch operation. Now, though, dare mention the Two Roads tasting room in any context and people will burst from out of nowhere shouting a chorus of "BUT HAVE YOU BEEN TO STONY CREEK" like it's the "fiiiiive gooold-en riiiiings" part in The Twelve Days of Christmas. 

You know what? That's fair.

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Friday
May222015

CT Hops for Hope Brewfest Supporting the SMS Research Foundation

 

CT Hops for Hope, an intimately-scaled craft beer festival in New Britain on August 30, 2015, is organizing a fundraising event with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Smith-Magenis Research Foundation. The event will feature a terrific lineup of 20+ craft breweries, craft beer enthusiasts, and food trucks.

Tickets are $45 for general admission and $55 for early bird admission, and will be available for sale beginning Friday, May 22 at 11 am. General admissions includes all brewery samples, but does not include the price of any food trucks, which will be selling their food separately. The event will take place at The Quartette Club in New Britain, rain or shine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cthopsforhope.com.

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Thursday
May212015

HAPA Food Truck - Tacos with a Philippine Twist

There’s a new food truck in Stamford and it is well worth the visit. HAPA Food Truck rolled onto Bell Street this week serving three types of tacos, Korean short rib, Philippine chicken adobo and Nonny’s sweet peppers, burgers, both beef and Ahi, plus bowls of poke and chicken adobo. CTbites stopped by to sample a few tacos and meet the owner.

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Thursday
May212015

Let Fairfield & Greenwich Cheese Co. Pack Your Summer Picnic!

Summer calls for a lot outdoor dining and snacking—from family trips to the beach to romantic outings for two—but sometimes shopping for and packing up lunch is too much effort for a vacation day. This summer, Fairfield & Greenwich Cheese Company introducing a solution. Let us pack your picnic for you with a curated collection of fresh-cut cheeses and meats, delicious dried fruits and nuts, and even an eco-friendly cheese tray with biodegradable serving utensils. These picnic essentials come packed in our custom to-go boxes in two sizes that make a fun and easy addition to picnics, beach-trips, boat rides, and so much more.  Trust us with the planning and the presentation so you can enjoy the most important part: the flavor! 

Call ahead to order a basket for pick up or stop in and browse while we pack your picnic for you! 

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Thursday
May212015

Weekly Nibble: Farmers' Markets, BYOB, Fleishers Delivers, CT Breweries + More

On Tuesday nights, bring your own bottle of wine to accompany a Chef’s tasting menu at Morello Italian Bistro in Greenwich.  There will be no corkage fee for guests enjoying the special menu (guests not ordering it will be charged a $25 corkage fee.)

The Darien Farmers Market kicks off its 2015 season on Wednesday May 27 at the Goodwives Shopping Center located at 25 Old Kings Highway North in Darien, CT.  It will be open every Wednesday through Christmas from 11:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine. 

Fleisher's Craft Butchery is now delivering! If you can't make it for lunch at Craft Kitchen, just call... avorite burgers, steak frites and pulled pork tacos are now available for delivery. To order delivery Tuesday-Friday 11am-3pm. Call 203-318-9816 or order online via GrubHub or Seamless.

On Wednesday, May 27, the Madison Beach Hotel invites you to a 5-course gourmet dinner featuring Madison's own Mad Hill Peppers.  Each course will also be paired with pepper-infused cocktails.  It lasts from 6:30-9:30pm and costs $89 per person.   

Also on Wednesday, Harry’s in Fairfield presents a Kermit Lynch Wine Class from 7-9pm.  Attracted by the Old World wine cultures of Europe, Kermit became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. It costs $35 for one session.  

On Thursdays pm, from 10am-2 the Westport Farmers’ Market continues its 2015 summer season.

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Wednesday
May202015

Zuppardi's Pizza Truck Now Rolling in Connecticut

It was four years ago this month when I first met a Zuppardi's sausage pie. They say you never forget your first, which I then ensured by writing about it for Serious Eats.

So imagine my surprise when I learned they were rolling out a Zuppardi's pizza truck, and my elation when I ran into said truck, a bright red beacon on an otherwise gray and drizzly New Haven day, on the corner of Chapel and Church in New Haven. Put another way, if New Haven's signature pizzas were the rat pack, the Zuppardi's sausage pie would take center stage alongside New Haven's other apizza stars: Sally's tomato, Pepe's clam, Modern's Italian Bomb, and Bar's mashed potato. Yup, it's that good.

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Wednesday
May202015

Audubon Greenwich Hosts 2nd Annual Sustainable Food & Farm Expo w/ Local Chefs and Tastings

Community Is Invited to a Day of Learning with Local Experts

Audubon Greenwich will host the second annual Sustainable Food & Farm Expo on Sunday, May 31, from 10 am until 5 pm. This year’s Expo will showcase high quality food producers, retailers, a celebrity chef, and farmers who will teach guests how to prepare and enjoy a wide variety of local and sustainably grown foods, plus grow some of their own. Register online for tix. 

The public is invited to enjoy twenty food exhibitors and vendors plus talks, demonstrations, and tastings with a wide range of experts every thirty minutes. Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and Grass Rxoots will cater lunch, snacks, and beverages suitable for vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, locavores, and those with food allergies or adhering to an organic diet. Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage will share her passion for cooking in three different culinary demonstrations and tastings where locally sourced ingredients take center stage.

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