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Friday
Apr272012

First Annual Wakeman Town Farm Chicken Coop Tour

Wakeman Town Farm is giving local backyard chicken fans something to cluck about! Announcing the First Annual Wakeman Town Farm Chicken Coop Tour, in which local chicken coop owners in Westport and lower Weston will open their unique henhouses to the public.

Wakeman Town Farm threw down the gauntlet to local chicken-keeping aficionados. We asked: Who wants bragging rights for building the Hautest Henhouse...the Cadillac of Chicken Shacks...the Coop De Ville? The result is Wakeman Town Farm's First Annual Chicken Coop Tour, Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a fun-filled afternoon touring approximately 15 chicken coops in Westport and Weston and enjoying a casual After-Tour Sundae back at the farm, with ice cream generously provided by The Farmer's Cow!

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Friday
Apr272012

What's Cooking in Bridgeport May 14-20

Bridgeport’s Restaurant and Entertainment Week Returns May 14-20

Experience Bridgeport’s growing and thriving restaurant and entertainment scene from Monday, May 14 to Sunday, May 20, 2012 during What's Cooking in Bridgeport. Two of CTbites' favorites, Bereket and MELT Market & Cafe are on board this year, so check them out. 

Restaurants participating in What’s Cooking in Bridgeport restaurant and entertainment week will be offering patrons a new fixed price menu. 

‪These restaurants include: Amici Miei Cafe, Bereket, Epernay Bistro, The Field, Barnum Publick House, Taco Loco, Fortuna's Italian Deli, MELT Market & Cafe, Miss Thelma's, Park City Grill, Toni's Tuscan Table @ Dish, and Too Boots Pizza.

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Thursday
Apr262012

Home Brewing Basics Class @ espressoNEAT in Darien

I've said this before, but espressoNEATin my biased opinion, serves the best espresso in Fairfield County. Located in Darien, their baristas are well trained experts, and their devotion to their craft is obvious from the first sip of any of their coffee based beverages. Here's the info on their next home brewing class on Thursday May 31st. 

Do you like the coffee you get at NEAT? Did you know you could enjoy that coffee without even leaving your house? No, we’re not starting a delivery service, but we are relaunching an educational series that will equip you to make a stellar cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home and bathrobe. We’ll guide you in the fundamentals of buying, storing, grinding, and brewing and help you get the best at home as well as at NEAT.

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Class size is limited to 8 people for maximum learning and tasting.

Email education (at) espressoNEAT.com or ask someone NEAT to sign up.

$10/person, includes 10% off whole bean coffee & Clever brewers after class.

Check back here to find out about upcoming dates!

Thursday, May 31 @ 7:00PM : Brew Methods Class

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Wednesday
Apr252012

Don't Miss The Taste of Westport on May 3rd

The 8th Annual Taste of Westport will be held on May 3rd at the Westport Inn. The Taste of Westport supports CLASP, a 30 year old Westport-based organization that provides group housing for 80 men and women with autism and related developmental disabilities. Your $75 entry fee ($80 at the door) gives you sampling rights to some of the Westport area’s finest dining spots, and you can support a great cause. 

Here's how the evening is going down: Begin with oysters or clams from Norm Bloom & Son, and then enjoy great restaurants, including Bobby Q’s, Blue Lemon, DaPietro’s, Matsu Sushi, Coromandel, Michele’s Pies, River House Tavern, Rizzuto’s, Tarantino’s, 55 Restaurant and Wine Bar and Rowayton Seafood.

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Wednesday
Apr252012

Foodie Fridays @ Sport Hill Farm in Easton

Every Friday in May, Patti Popp, owner of Easton's Sport Hill Farm will be hosting hands-on, meet-and-eat lunch/workshops for adults. Learn to make some delicous recipes from scratch featuring farm fresh seasonal produce. Meet new & like-minded people while getting your familiy back to the kitchen table to eat. Carol Dannhauer, TV food show producer & cook will share tips & techniques, recipes & shortcuts to mouth-watering, interesting meals that appeal to the whole family. These workshops will be held every Friday in May from 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. 

May 4th ; 11th ; 18th ; 25th. Sign-up for one or all four. $50-pp(plus $15) materials fee per class, or $180.00 for all 4 sessions (plus $60 materials fee). Pre-payment & RSVP required. E-mail Farmgal596@yahoo.com or call Carol direct (203)374-8343. 

Sport Hill Farm (Patti Popp) 596 Sport Hill Road, Easton. farmgal596@yahoo.com

Wednesday
Apr252012

Comedian Mike Birbiglia Creates Station Eats Pepperoni Burger

In honor of Comedian Mike Birbiglia's upcoming performance at the Palace Theater on Thursday May 3, Station Eats in Stamford has partnered with Mike to create the "Birbig Burger." No, this is no joke. Mike Birbiglia's burger was inspired by his favorite food: Pepperoni Pizza. This grass-fed burger topped with fresh mozzarella, our house-made pizza sauce and pepperoni will be available for a limited time. They'll be offering the Birbig Burger from May 1 - 3. We tested and tasted it and it is a darn good burger!

In addition to this unique, one-off burger, Palace Theater goers receive 15% off their orders if they show their tickets. This is and will be an ongoing promotion.

 

Wednesday
Apr252012

Invites Recap: Match's PHO-Nomenal Vietnamese Dinner

Chef Matt Storch took CTbites Invites on a tour of Vietnam’s most beloved dishes. About 60 people attended the event at Match, Which was inspired by the Huynh Family-Storch’s wife Tran (pronounced Chung), mother in law Ty and Father in law Tai.  They also helped cook.  While the evening was intended as an introduction to the cuisine, the chef and family presented some twists that surprised those who think they know Vietnamese food. Like chicken braised in American’s favorite soft drink. Yes, coke. 

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Tuesday
Apr242012

A Sneak Peek @ The NEW Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk

We recently reported on Valencia Luncheria's highly anticipated expansion plan which has this Fairfield County arepa haven moving down the street to a significantly larger location at 164 Main Street in Norwalk. Regulars wondered if the new place would retain the just stepped off the Venezuelan beachside charm of Valencia 1.0, a tiny spot whose uniquely delicious menu has won over locals as well as Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Loyal patrons need not fear. Owner, Michael Young, recently toured CTbites around the new Valencia Luncheria, and all of the rustic and reclaimed touches, bright colors, and the signature wall of plantains, are still in the house. There are, however, some significant upgrades about which you'll want to know. Here's the rundown on what to look for in the new Valencia Luncheria, currently scheduled to open by the end of May.

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Monday
Apr232012

Food Network's Restaurant Impossible visits Stella's in Stratford via ctpost

Looking for something fun to do next week? "Restaurant Impossible" will be filming at Stella's in Stratford. Here's the news from ctpost.com...

"The Food Network's top rated show, "Restaurant Impossible," will be paying a visit to Stella's Restaurant next week.

"Restaurant Impossible" is hosted by Chef Robert Irvine, who, according to the show's website, "faces a daunting new challenge: save America's most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000."

Tucked in the corner of the Oronoque Shopping Plaza, Stella's is an Italian restaurant that has been serving homemade meals for 34 years. Decorated with black-and-white family photos and old photos of Stratford, Stella's, at 7365 Main St., is owned and operated by longtime restaurateur Michael Savoie. In 1998, Savoie took over Stella's.

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Monday
Apr232012

Save the Date: Dine with Design 2012 @ The Glass House

The Philip Johnson Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, invites the community to attend the second annual Dine with Design. The epicurean event, to be held at the Glass House on Saturday, June 9, offers two ways to experience the historic site. From 12pm to 3pm, the Modern Picnic provides an opportunity to sample savory dishes prepared by six award-winning chefs and ten talented artisans while exploring the buildings, grounds and art collections located on the 49-acre site. Beginning at 6:30pm, The Food Film Festival™ makes its first appearance outside of New York City and Chicago. The theater-style experience delights audiences as it offers the chance to taste what they see on the screen. 

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