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MECHA Noodle Bar  brings Asian noodles and street food to Fairfield. This is a must try. 

Best of Mexican? Tacos Mexico in Norwalk. Super Tacos all around! 

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CTbites Invites: Barcelona Iberico Ham Event Recap 

Hearty souls splashed through the rain Dec. 7 on the way to Barcelona Restaurant in Fairfield, and were rewarded with a tornado of pork. Old world cheeses supplied by event host Michele Buster of Forever Cheese sat on the tables, piled on wooden boards, and would be joined by small blocks of quince jam and a roast suckling pig that ought to be legally classified as a mind-altering substance, but the star of the show, from start to finish, was a shoulder of cured Iberico ham.

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Food 411: Name the Restaurant that Served This...

Where did we eat this Shrimp with a kick?

( aint Red Lobster) 

(Winner will receive CTbites swag)


Chocopologie Greenwich Now Open

Life on the Gold Coast just got a little bit sweeter. Chocopologie has opened a pop-up shop in Greenwich at 30 West Putnam Avenue open today through Easter. Serving Fritz Knipschildts' signature chocolates, truffles, cakes, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate, this location is Chocopologie's second pop-up shop and third location in addition to their wildly successful New Haven pop-up shop and SoNo factory and café.

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Holiday Recipe & Special Subscription Offer c/o Fine Cooking 

Fine Cooking Subscription Offer


Fine Cooking, the magazine that's dedicated to bring out the cook in you, is extending an exclusive subscription offer to CTbites readers only: 

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Invites: Matsu Sushi Making Class Event Recap

A few fun facts on sushi... originally the seasoned rice found in sushi was used only as a preservative for the fresh fish in China...not Japan;  Sushi chefs (mostly men, huh?) used to train for ten years before being able to work in restaurant...while now they train for about two years; The Japanese eat miso soup AFTER the meal to aid digestion...not before as in America. 

The history of sushi and some hands on technique for making maki, or sushi rolls, were served up at the CTbites Sushi Making Class at Matsu Sushi on November 16th. 

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Ola Granola: Fairfield County Mom Creates Super Snack

Ola Granola has been available in grocery stores from Maine to New Jersey for almost two and a half years, and it has already made a big splash with the crunchy crowd. And it was developed right here in Fairfield County. 

 “It always tastes really fresh and natural” says Stamford mom, Elise Klein, “I even keep it in the refrigerator!”

And that is what most people like about Ola. “It’s made from the kinds of things you would find in your pantry like cinnamon and maple syrup. The flavors are all natural,” says Dina Houser, Fairfield county mom and the founder of the brand.

Inspired by her mother’s recipe, Dina has been making granola for years

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The Winner of the Mohegan Sun Bobby Flay Giveaway is...


Earlier this month we teamed up with Mohegan Sun to offer on their 15th anniversary to offer 1 lucky CTbites subscriber $120 Gift Certificate to Bobby Flay's Bar Americain.

We are happy to say we have chosen a winner and her name is Joan Prosek from Easton CT.

Stay tuned for our next GIVEAWAY..signed cookbooks coming soon. 



WFM Weekly Trivia : Win $20 @ Westport Farmers' Mkt


The first person to answer the following question wins $20 to spend with ANY vendor @ The Westport Farmers' Market!

Name ten restaurants in Fairfield County that practice Farm-to-Fork practices.  


Michel Nischan Goes to D.C. via Dan Woog's 06880

This just in via Dan Woog's 06880 blog:

According to this weekend's NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Michel Nischan is “usually found cooking in his restaurant in one of Connecticut’s toniest towns.” That would be The Dressing Room, here in Westport. 

But according to reporter Allison Aubrey, this week the world renowned chef was in Washington, DC. Nearly 1,000 “corporate movers and shakers” attended a summit aimed at shaping private sector solutions to America’s obesity epidemic.

Actually, Paul Newman’s erstwhile partner was not just sitting listening to lectures. He cooked up a storm.

A creative, healthful, and very, very flavorful storm.

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Baking Holiday Cookies c/o The Cookiepedia

Pies are to Thanksgiving as cookies are to the December holidays. So without futher ado, we are officially kicking off the cookie-baking season with this set of recipes from Stacy Adimando, a Trumbull, CT native and author of the recently published and irresistible, The Cookiepedia. From Almond Biscotto to Mint Thins, more than 50 cookie recipes fill her book and Adminando has graciously offered to share a few of her recipes with us as we get ready to break-out those mixers and dust-off those measuring cups.

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