Nibble: CT Food Events For October 15-22

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

The Tasty Yolk has debuted its October special. The Local Yolkiel includes local handmade kielbasa and 2 eggs topped with a cheddar cheese beer sauce served on a pretzel bun.

Visit Tarry Lodge in Westport for a Pig Roast on Thursday October 19 at 6:30pm.  The evening includes three courses: pizza to start, the roasted pig and sides, and apple cobbler for dessert.  It costs $70 per person, with an additional wine pairing available for $25 and a beer pairing for $15.  Call 203-571-1038 to reserve.

Bobby Q’s Cue & Co. in Norwalk now offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7pm in the bar area.  Join them for $1 off all appetizers and flatbreads, $3 pulled pork sliders, 50 cent wings (minimum of 6), a $10 Cue & Co. “Bar Crack” (pork belly cracklings), and $2 off all beer, wine, bourbon and cocktails.  In addition to Happy Hour, Bobby Q’s Cue & Co. will also offer Trivia Night every Wednesday beginning at 7:30pm and Country Night every Thursday from 9pm to 11pm with drink specials, a late-night food menu, and country line dancing.

All month on First Thing Fairfield County, Ken Tuccio is raising money for breast cancer research to support the American Cancer Society. They’ve teamed up with Letizia's Pizza in Norwalk to create "Gertie's Pie of Hope," named after Dennis Letizia's mothe who passed away from breast cancer. The pizza, created on the air with input from Ken and Fox listeners, is a specialty macaroni and cheese pizza, sprinkled with bacon and breadcrumbs.  Get "Gertie's Pie of Hope"  the whole month of October at Letizia’s Pizza in Norwalk for only $9.59.  100% of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

The Wilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its Fifth Annual Fall Restaurant Week which will run from Monday, October 16 through Sunday October 22.  Participating restaurants can be found in Wilton and Georgetown and include Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Little Pub, Oak and Almond, Washington Prime, and more.

On Monday October 16, ABC (Artisinal Burger Company) invites you to a beer dinner featuring Back East Brewing.  The night begins with a reception and continues with a three course dinner with carefully selected beer pairings.  Tickets are $55 per person.

Also on Monday, Fairfield’s Craft 260 will team up with Lock City Brewing for a beer dinner.  The meal includes three courses and specialty pairings for $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

Washington Prime in SoNo has announced a series of Wine Pairing Dinners.  On Tuesday October 17, join them for an evening featuring Justin Vineyards for $75 per person. 

On October 18, get a sneak peek at Bar Zepoli’s Fall Craft Cocktail Menu.  Guests will have the chance to visit the restaurant, which occupies the space that once housed Napa & Co, for a sampling of Bar Zepoli’s new drinks menu, drink making tips, and a tasting of signature appetizers from Chef Antonio Greco.  They can accommodate just 24 guests in two sessions: 6pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets are $40 each. 

Guilford Mooring in Guilford, CT is hosting a Fall Food and Wine on the Shoreline dinner on Thursday, October 19 from 6:30-9:30pm.  Hosted by Guilford’s own Dave “The Wine Guy” Brause, the event will feature a five-course meal, each paired with a wine or cocktail.  Courses include a Chef’s Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie, Seared Scallop Risotto, Pumpkin Bisque with Goat cheese, Short ribs, and more.  It costs $65per person, not including tax & tip.  A donation of $5 from each ticket sale will benefit Relay for Life of the Shoreline, American Cancer Society.  Reservations are required:  

Guilford Mooring also now offers a new Sunday Brunch service from 11am-3pm.

Every Friday in October, John Davenport’s in New Haven will team up with a brewery in a series called “Craft Connection.”  On the 20th, they will welcome No Worries Brewing Company for an evening of menu specials and giveaways.  Visit them from 5:30-7:30pm.

Chop Shop Cooking continues their fall cooking classes with tips for the perfect “Fall Dinner Party” on Friday October 20 from 7-9pm. 

Stony Creek Brewery in Branford will launch their Dia de La Garza brew on Friday October 20.  Join them from 5pm-Close for festivities like a costume contest, prizes, dancing, and music by the Funky Dawgz Brass Band.  $10 admission gets you access and a can of Dia de La Garza upon entry. 

On Saturday October 21, Darien Cheese & Fine Food store will team up with Peter and Rachel Dixon of Parish Hill Creamery in Westminster West, Vermont for a special tasting.  Visit the Darien store, located in the Goodwives Shopping Center, from 10am-3:30pm to try the cheese as well as delicious seasonal smoked charcuterie and Apple and Pear Ciders to pair with the cheeses.

Basso Café in Norwalk has added two dishes to their menu as fall and winter specials.  Try the Homemade Papardelle with butternut squash and sage, pecorino tartuffo, and shaved truffle perigord or the Braised Veal Osso Buco over mashed potatoes and grilled Shallots.

Wakeman Town Farm Kicks off its intimate Chefs’ Dinners on Sat. Oct. 21.  The first installation of the series will feature the chefs of Cask Republic of South Norwalk and will include a four-course feast with a curated list of cocktails, wines, and beer.  Tickets are $90 per person, with $20 from each ticket going toward the farm’s educational programs.  The event is limited to 25 guests, so call Cask Republic soon to reserve your space: 203.354.0163.

The Hartford Yard Goats will hold their first ever Brew Fest at Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Saturday October 21 to benefit the Yard Goats foundation, a Connecticut based non-profit organization dedicated to produce social, educational, and scholarship opportunities for the youth in surrounding communities.  The festival will take place from 1-5pm and is set to include breweries like Ballast Point Brewing Co., Goose Island, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Long Trail, Shebeen Brewing Company and These Guys Brewing Company.

b Restaurants is pleased to announce a new fall/winter menu.  Patrons can now enjoy five new burgers, an entrée, appetizer, sides, two new grain/rice bowls, and six cocktails.  Did someone say Cinnamon Donut French Toast?!

On Saturday October 21, The Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation invites you to the 8th Annual Pink-Gala Masquerade Ball.  It begins at 6:30pm and takes place at the Aqua Turf Club.  Tickets are available at

Two Road’s Roadmary’s Baby Pumpkin Beer is legendary, and this year they are celebrating its release with the first ever Roadsmary's Baby Pumpkin Fest on October 21.  Witness the bottle release, participate in fall themes activities, and watch the film Rosemary's Baby in the Hop Yard. 

On Sunday October 22, Fleishers Craft Butchery’s Greenwich location will teach you all about “Pork 201.”  The class, which runs from 5-7pm, will cover hands-on knife skills and butchery techniques and include a nose-to-tail butchery demo.  Plus, enjoy a complimentary drink and delicious foods prepared by the kitchen at the end of class. 

Chef Brian Lewis’s Omakase menu has returned to The Cottage in Westport.  The menu showcases his love for Japanese cuisine and uses ingredients from both The Hickories & Millstone farms.  It is $45 and offered Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in addition to the a la carte menu.  For reservations, call 203 557 3701.