Sign Me Up


Sign Me Up For:


Our Partners

 



 

Search CT Bites
Kids Bites

11 Places to go Apple Picking in CT...Go pick your own! 

Eating Out

National COFFEE DAY is Sept. 29th. Here are 12 Places to get Great Coffee in Fairfield County. 

Our Sponsors

 

 

Twitter
We Wrote A Book!

Wednesday
May162012

Aventine Hills Wine Importers: Italian Wine Made Local

If you're reading this article, you're most likely adventurous…at least when it comes to food.  You look to CTbites.com as a guide for new culinary experiences, so we'd like to take this opportunity to broaden your horizons from the plate to your glass. Allow me to introduce Jodi and Garrett Stonehouse of Aventine Hills Wine Importers with wines featured at local restaurants including Paci, Quattro Pazzi, Osianna, Aqua, Tarantino's, Fat Cat, Rowayton Seafood, and The Schoolhouse, just to name a few. 

It all began back in 2006 when Jodi and Garrett discovered a love of Italy, and more specifically of the wine in Italy.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
May152012

WIN a Weber Grill & Free Tix to The Sun BBQ Festival

CTbites & Mohegan Sun are giving away for TWO PASSES to any one day of the SUN BBQ FEST @ Mohegan Sun on June 1 - 3, 2012 + a Weber Smokey Joe grill.

TO ENTER: Post your favorite BBQ dish in the comments section below.

1 lucky winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck!

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
May152012

Class is in Session at 109 Cheese & Wine

School is back in session, and I don't mean the kind that requires boarding a yellow school bus. I'm talking about an education involving terms like bloomy, soft-ripened, blue-vein, washed-rind, and brined or full bodied, flowery or peppery. Ridgefield's 109 Cheese & Wine Shop's Spring/Summer class schedule is out with a full offering for any level of wine, craft beer & cheese appreciation. These classes expertly led by owner, Monica Brown, a wine and cheese connoisseur who, along with her experienced team, is dedicated to bringing a curated selection of the best products from around the corner to around the world to 109.

Check out the full line up below:

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
May152012

Memorial Day BBQ & Party @ Barcelona Fairfield

Join Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant’s first barbeque blowout of the season. This Memorial Day, May 28th, have fun in the sun on Barcelona Fairfield's patio or enjoy some cocktails in their newly renovated bar. This fun-filled family event will feature: live music from the Jason Spooner Trio, beer tasting from Berkshire Brewing Company,  kids events include face painting and a magic show as well as a lemonade, popsicle and ice-cream stand.

For only $20 a person ($10 for kids) you can enjoy a delicious buffet of the best from their grill and kitchen. From beef, chorizo & cochinita sliders and suckling pig to grilled vegetables and assorted salads, there’s something for everyone.

Click to read more ...

Monday
May142012

The Schoolhouse's Millstone Farm Summer Dinners on Sale May 16

The 3rd annual "Farm 2 Fork" dinner series will officially begin on Wenesday,  June 20th at Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Rd., Wilton, CT. Those of you who have enjoyed these wonderful communal dining experiences in the past, are likely already drafting that email for reservations. For newbies, here's what to expect. A tour of the beautiful 75 acre Millstone Farm will begin at 6:00PM followed by a pristinely farm fresh, family style dinner beginning at 7:00PM. The cost is $100. per person with a featured wine. BYOB is welcome. Tax & gratuity is excluded.

Space is limited so I would suggest you act quickly. Reservations will be taken by email starting this Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00AM.

Click to read more ...

Saturday
May122012

New Canaan Farmers' Market Opens Today

The New Canaan Farmers' Market opens today, May 12, in the Old Center School Parking Lot 
in New Canaan, CT. The market will run every Saturday through November 17 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Among the vendors are familiar faces such as Shortt's Organic Farm, Baby Cat Milk bar, Izzi B's CupcakesSkinny Pines Pizza, Raus Coffee and Michele's Pies among many others.

Opening day specials include $3 off all bottles of Cold Roman (while supplies last). Check out our post of the Market from last year and come down every Saturday and see for yourself.

The New Canaan Farmers Market is located at the Old Center School Parking Lot at the Corner of South Avenue, Maple Avenue and Main Street in New Canaan, CT. The market will run every Saturday from May 12 through November 17 from 10 am to 2 pm, rain or shine.

Click to read more ...

Friday
May112012

Terrain Home, Garden, & Cafe Opens Today in Westport 

It takes quite a bit to impress this native New Yorker when it comes to home design stores, but Terrain opened its doors in Westport tonight, and I have to say...I’m impressed. This breathtakingly beautiful space is quite literally a gallery for impeccably sourced home, garden, specialty food and gift items. The use of indoor/outdoor space and broad skylights makes this store feel like a walk through an elegant English garden. And in the middle of this green space is a coffee bar boasting Counter Culture beans, well trained baristas and baked goods, as well as a restaurant with a local, organic menu that will reflects the cycle of the seasons and the local Westport community.

Click to read more ...

Friday
May112012

The Loft Celebrates 15 Years with a Party!

Friday
May112012

Amuse Bouche: Food News for May 11, 2012

Here's week 2 of a new CTbites feature wherein we'll offer up small servings of news, happenings, and other ephemera for your delectation. Some of these may be followed up with longer reviews, others will fade into memory. 

Mimosas for all! Elm Restaurant in New Canaan is now serving brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with local ingredients & seasonal twists on brunch classics.

Rising Pint Brewfest this Saturday, May 12, from noon-5p.m., at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. There will be over 250 different beers from 40 brewers, plus food from some of the Hartford region's best restaurants. 

Eat your greens. The new Terrain garden center in Westport will include a garden café.

We hear: Westport's Liquor Locker is moving to Compo Shopping Plaza after 45 years at its old location. 

Click to read more ...

Friday
May112012

Best Burgers in Fairfield County: 2012 Edition

“It is the Americans who have managed to crown minced beef as hamburger, and to send it round the world so that even the fussy French have taken to le boeuf hache, le hambourgaire.” – Julia Child

Forget the fish, hold the pasta, toss the vegetables to the side…May is National Burger Month, thirty-one days dedicated to one of my favorite culinary creations …the hamburger. And in honor of this great event, CTbites is please to highlight both the places that were included in the two Recommended Hamburger Lists from 2011 plus additional establishments from my continuous search for scrumptious hamburgers. 

Here (in alphabetical order) is a list of recommended hamburgers from Greenwich to Westport to enjoy during National Hamburger Month.

Click to read more ...