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Sunday
Oct022011

Chip’s Family Restaurant on Black Rock Tpke Fairfield

The following is our first mother & daughter review.  Jessica Ryan is in the 7th grade. 

Rebecca: The other day my mother, brothers and I went to try Chip’s, a new restaurant on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield (where Blockbuster’s was) for lunch. The restaurant was busy, sunny and clean. As soon as we walked in a waiter brought us to a booth by the window. The restaurant is spacious with lots of tables in the middle and booths all along the sides. There were a couple of large TVs hanging from the ceiling and we could see the kitchen from where we were sitting.

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Friday
Sep302011

Tokeneke's Pumpkin Carnival in Darien October 15th

Tokeneke’s annual Pumpkin Carnival will take place Saturday, October 15th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The rain date is October 16th.  For over forty years, Tokeneke’s Pumpkin Carnival, held at the Tokeneke Elementary School on Old Farm Road, has been an annual tradition for families in and around Darien. The Carnival features attractions for all ages, including a haunted house, rides, games and crafts, rock climbing, bouncy castles, a bake sale and raffle prizes.  In addition, food will be provided by Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Upper Crust Bakery & Café, and Heights Pizza.

 

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Thursday
Sep292011

Match Restaurant in SoNo Celebrates 12 yrs

Match Restaurant in South Norwalk celebrates its 12 Year Anniversary next week and partners Scott Beck and Matt Storch have decided to celebrate with all of their customers by extending the Restaurant Week Offer for an additional week. The $29.99 three course prix fixe dinner will restart on Sunday night October 3rd and run through Friday night October 7th. Sunday and Monday nights are also Match’s half price bottle of wine night so it is even a sweeter deal. Enjoy!

Thursday
Sep292011

Breakfast Quinoa via The Parsley Thief

When I saw this recipe Breakfast Quinoa with Berries & Bananas in the current issue of Whole Living magazine, I was very intrigued. Quinoa is technically not a grain because it's not part of the grass family {it's a relative of chard, and spinach}...but, because of it's grain-like texture it's marketed as one. It seems I'm always hearing about how good it is for you, and I've had the good intention to use it more in my cooking...but, really don't all that often. It's very high in protein, making it an ideal breakfast choice for me, or my kids. 

This recipe is very adaptable. You can substitute any fruit for the raspberries, blackberries and bananas I used here. I used 2% milk, but you can use whole, skim, soy, or almond milk too. Quinoa is low on the glycemic index...if that's important to you, you can use agave nectar, or stevia as the sweetener. I used maple syrup, but brown sugar would also be delish. If you like a bit of crunch in your hot cereal, chopped nuts would be great. 

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers' Mkt @ Wakeman Farm

Got kids? Like pancakes? And bacon? And all things farm-y and fun?

Come on down to an old-fashioned “Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers' Market," a family event at Wakeman Town Farm (134 Cross Hwy, Westport) on Sunday, October 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. It's a fun, fall $5 Pancake Breakfast and Pop-Up Farmers' Market on the farm, featuring an array of local vendors and craftspeople selling everything from artisanal foods to handmade crafts from an eclectic assortment of local vendors. (Rain or shine.)

In addition to a country farm breakfast with pancakes, nitrate-free bacon and fresh maple syrup and coffee and juice, sponsored by Christie’s Country Store and Graze Delivered, there will be a host of local vendors and craftspeople selling their wares in a festive, farmers' market atmosphere. 

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Chef Gabrielle Hamilton & Colman Andrews in Stamford

Food Writers Gabrielle Hamilton and Colman Andrews will speak at the Main Library in Stamford, Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. as part of the Friends Author Series. 

Gabrielle Hamilton is the owner and chef of the popular and highly influential restaurant Prune in Manhattan's East Village. Her bestselling memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter was published in 2011. She has also contributed articles and essays to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Food & Wine and other publications.

Colman Andrews was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine, and a former restaurant columnist for Gourmet. He is the co-author and co-editor of three Saveur cookbooks and the author of six books of his own. His latest book, The Country Cooking of Italy, will be released in November.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the Library. Register online at www.fergusonlibrary.org or call 203 351-8275.

Wednesday
Sep282011

Darien Farmers' Market: Open Through November!

The Darien Farmers' Market opens in May and runs into November, offering a wide variety of seasonal edibles. The market appears Wednesdays on Mechanic St., tucked between the Darien firehouse on the Post Rd. and the Goodwives shopping center. Berries and seedlings start off the year when a trip to the market requires outerwear, and week by week, the cornucopia fills to overflowing with tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, celeriac, kohlrabi, meats, cheeses, baked goods and brussels sprouts - still on the stalk and looking like some type of Aztec war club - by the time jackets are again required pre-dining wear.

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Tuesday
Sep272011

11th Annual Ambler Farm Day

The 11th Annual Ambler Farm Day is Sunday, October 2, 2011, 12pm-4pm at Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street in Wilton CT. This is a wonderful local family friendly event celebrating the Fall harvest with a hay maze, farm animals, children's crafts, live music and more. (Plus, you will want to visit your local pumpkin patch early this year. We hear the rains were tough on crops and pumpkins may not be as plentiful) Below is a full list of activities. Grab the family and head on over. 

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Monday
Sep262011

Red Lulu in Sono Turns One...Come Celebrate

 

Monday
Sep262011

Rosh Hashanah Recipes w/ Tabouli Grill

The Jewish holidays are mere days away, and for those in need of some holiday recipe planning, we've pulled a few oldies but goodies from the holiday archive c/o Tabouli Grill's Chef Judy Roll. Here's what's on the menu: Cumin Roasted Cauliflower with Yellow Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts, Bubbe’s Brisket,and Kasha Varnishke. If you really just don't feel like cooking, Tabouli Grill is also happy to do the work for you as you can see in their Rosh Hashanah Package below. 

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