Sign Me Up

Sign Me Up For:

  

 

Our Partners

 



 

Search CT Bites
Eating Out

Still looking for KIDS SUMMER COOKING CAMPS? We've got just the right class for all ages in our Guide to Kids Cooking Classes for 2014. 

BEST TACOS IN CT...The only guide you need this summer. 

Our Sponsors

 

 

Twitter
We Wrote A Book!

Tuesday
Apr192011

The Best Movie Popcorn in Fairfield County

YOU’LL LAUGH. YOU’LL CRY.  YOU’LL MUNCH.

Forget the sliders at Butterfield 8 or the pepperoni pizza at Remo’s. The tastiest treat along Stamford’s Bedford Avenue could be the popcorn served at the Avon Theater.  Like its magnificent art-deco neon marquee, Avon’s popcorn is iconic. Always fresh, these tiny cumulus clouds lightly coated in pure butter, melt in your mouth and stir remembrances of times past:  double features, dark balconies and stolen kisses.

Popcorn may be the main profit maker at every movie house in Fairfield County, but there’s a lot of disparity, especially between chains and independents. 

The popcorns served by three independents get my nominations for Best Performance by a Popcorn.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr192011

Harvest to Heat Cookbook: A Farm-to-Kitchen Journey

Cookbooks used to be written for those who loved to cook or for those who needed to cook.  Today’s food-centric culture has added breadth and depth to the genre.  Food lovers and home cooks look to chefs not just for instruction, but for inspiration. “Harvest to Heat, Cooking with America’s Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisansby Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer goes one step beyond, showcasing the local farmers, ranchers and artisans who serve as muse to those esteemed chefs.  The result is a celebration of the symbiotic relationship between farmers and chefs and the masterpieces created by their combined efforts. 

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Apr172011

Gabriele's in Greenwich: A Steakhouse With Italian Roots

An American Italian restaurant dressed in elegant steakhouse clothes, Gabriele's in Greenwich is the bespoke incarnation of Luca's, the Italian restaurant and caterer that's inhabited Church Street for the past fifteen years.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr152011

Reheated: Weekly Food News for April 15

 Fairfield County Eats! | Free FroYo in Darien | A 109 Cheese Class 

Openings: Michele's Pies is throwing an opening party at their new Westport location this Saturday, April 16; Beach Burger in Norwalk is opening this weekend in Norwalk at 10 First Street; Swizzles Frozen Yogurt is now open in Darien. Wilton is next. Free yogurt this Saturday in Darien from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Classes: Cheese Classes at 109 Cheese & Wine in Ridgefield on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. Call for reservations; Sugar & Olives will host "Eats, Shoots and Leaves," a class all about salads on April 19 from 7 to 9 pm.

Farm news: Sustainable square foot gardening class at Sport Hill Farm on April 16; Master Farmer Annie Farrel will lead a Backyard Garden workshop at Millstone Farm on Saturday, April 16.

Events: "Fairfield County Eats! a fundraiser to benefit the lower Fairfield County Food Bank on Wednesday, April 27, with an impressive list of participating restaurants and purveyors.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr152011

Swizzles Frozen Yogurt Opens This Weekend

There is a new tart yogurt kid in town. Swizzles Frozen Yogurt is opening this week in Darien and Wilton with a third store in Ridgefield slated to open early this summer.  Opening parties offering free yogurt are scheduled for Swizzles Darien on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Swizzles Wilton on Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Swizzles will sell its yogurt at $.59 per ounce and will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Apr142011

Cooking Camps For Kids in Fairfield County

I don’t remember any of my peers taking cooking classes when I was a kid, but the world is different now, what with the Food Network and all the other TV cooking shows, websites, special events and the general blossoming of our foodie culture. At the same time, it’s no longer a given that a child learns to cook at home with Mom or Grandma, so a little outside instruction is often welcome. Whatever the reason, cooking classes for kids are a phenomenon of our times, and Fairfield County has many options for kids who are so inclined.

This will be an occasional series on opportunities for kids to learn to cook (mostly) in the Fairfield County area. Because right now is the time to think about summer camp, let's start there...

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Apr142011

Big News @ Wave Hill Breads: New Location...New Bread!

When husband and wife team Margaret Sapir and Mitch Rapaport first began delivering their signature bread to farmers markets in 2005, it was with a signature bread crafted from one recipe. Not that this has been a bad thing. Their Pain de Campagne is what started it all and has brought them the recognition they receive to this day. 

Now, in addition to the fabulously addictive three-grain country loaf that we all know and love, Wave Hill Breads is proud to announce the launch of two new breads for your dining pleasure (+ spoiler alert...come May, you can dine in their new bakery/cafe in Norwalk). But first, let's talk about these magnificent loaves..

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr132011

A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard

It wasn’t until 1978 that the state of Connecticut passed the Winery Act that allowed owners and winemakers to be able to have their own places to make the wine. Nowadays, there are over 30 wineries throughout the state alone, which made University of Bridgeport English professors Amy Nawrocki and Eric D. Lehman interested in pursuing the idea of writing a book on this subject matter.

Their new book; “A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard” was released on March 18 and published by The History Press out of Charleston, SC. The volume, which is the first in depth publication on this topic, talks about history of CT wine before and after the Winery Act was announced, while also answering the question why people should go to these local wineries and taste wine.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr132011

Patel Bros. Indian Grocery Superstore Opens in Norwalk

I walked into the supermarket, mouth agape - I felt like Alice in Foodland! It was a 10,000 sq feet epicurean trove of gastronomy, nostalgia, delectable aromas and MORE all rolled into one. Finally an ethnic supermarket in Fairfield County. Patel Bros is a family owned grocery store chain that has established itself as a destination for Indian Groceries in North America. With over 35 stores across the country – it is called the Walmart of Indian Groceries, where you get a phenomenal range from the subcontinent at the best price possible.  Their motto is “Celebrating Our Food… Our Culture.’ And it sure does. It is like having my own kirana store, times ten, right here in Norwalk!

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr122011

Easter & Passover Eats in Fairfield County, CT

Easter & Passover are just around the corner, and we've been vigilantly scoping out interesting holiday sweets & savories, restaurant reservations, and catering tips to share with you. Here are a few nibbles to get you started on your holiday planning, but this is just a sampling. If you have come across an holiday event or product find, please let us know by posting a comment below. 

What's Easter Without Chocolate?

Belgique Chocolatier in New Canaan is Easter central with 3-feet high chocolate rabbits weighing in at approx. 23 pounds. They also make smaller sizes, as well as chocolate nests with chocolate/hazelnut speckled eggs, chocolate hens and chicks, chocolate eggs to fill with chocolates, bunnies pulling carts with chocolate eggs, etc.

Click to read more ...