Reheated: Fairway Wines, Top 25 Beers & More

Amy Kundrat

Reheated is a twice-weekly round-up of bite-sized food news in Connecticut and beyond. 

In Connecticut...

A book signing & reception with Dorie Greenspan in Stamford tonight, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Info CTbites.com

Congratulations to Barcelona Restaurant Group’s Andy Pforzheimer and Sasa Mahr-Batuz with the Restaurateurs of the Year Award, awarded by the Connecticut Restaurant Association.

Fat Cat Pie Co. & Fountainhead wines are hosting an Oregon Pinot Noir holiday wine dinner this Fri., Dec. 10 @ 730 pm. Call for res. 203.854.9138.

Connecticut restaurants are giving back during the holidays. Via CTnow's Dining A La Carte.

Fairway Market opens Fairway Wine & Spirits on Dec.15. Info CTbites.com.

Fairway Market will also be hosting a holiday catering menu tasting, this Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at 11 am in their cafe.

Adventurous eating is alive and well in Fairfield County. Yours truly attended a cow head barbacoa (vegetarians may want to skip this).We'll post a gallery soon. In the meantime, here is a video intro on Lunch Break Chronicles.

...and beyond.

Foodspotting, the geolocation guide for foodies, launched the Spotathon challenge, turning seasonal indulgences into charity. (Thanks @LindsaySweeting for the tip). Via Mashable.

Chrisine Muhlke joins Bon Appétit as executive editor from her previous post as food editor at The New York Times Magazine. Via Media Bistro.

Japan's weekend farming trend. Via LATimes.com.

Wine Enthusiasts shares its top 25 beers. Their list of suds, Via winmag.com.

A destructive insect infects Hawaii's Kona coffee fields. Listen, via NPR.org.

Daniel Boulud on Charlie Rose discussing the state of French cuisine. Via Eater.com.

"Oooh it's so good." The commonly echoed phrase behind the biggest name in food you've probably never have heard of. Via HuffingtonPost.com

If you have CT food news you want to share with CTbites, please send it to amy@ctbites.com for consideration.