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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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Wednesday
Nov242010

Napa's Chestnut Corn Bread & Foie Gras Stuffing

Napa & Co. wraps-up our Thanksgiving Day Virtual Potluck Dinner with a decadent take on stuffing...Chestnut Corn Bread & Fois Gras Stuffing to be exact.

A hearty thank you to all the chefs, bloggers and readers who took the time to share one of their favorite recipes on on of our favorite holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Wednesday
Nov242010

Hartford's ON20

Sometimes, it's better to let the photos the talking. Nick Caito captured our meal from a recent and decadent evening out with CTbites readers and food bloggers at Hartford's ON20, and fellow blogger Leeanne recapped our decadent evening on her blog Fun With Carbs. Enjoy!

Tuesday
Nov232010

Reheated: BSF Opens & Giving Thanks [Turkey edition]

Reheated is a twice-weekly round-up of bite-sized food news in Connecticut and beyond. 

In Connecticut...

UPDATED: BSF (that's Burgers Shakes & Fries for you burger newbies) opens in Darien the week after Thanksgiving!

A Holiday Stroll in New Canaan on December 3 from 6 to 9 pm.

Looking for last minute Thanksgiving dinner reservations or caterers? Check out our "A Thanksgiving Day Guide to Take-Out or Eat-In Feasts."

Wine, wine everywhere and not a drop to drink with Turkey. Check out our "Thanksgiving Day Wine & Pairing Guide."

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Scratch Baking Debuts in Milford

Chances are pretty good that if you’ve ever lusted after a baked good in Fairfield County, Lesli Flick of Milford's newest bakery Scratch Baking may have literally had her hands on it. Scratch is a beacon of baked goods, opening in a cozy space adjacent to the Milford train station just this past weekend with seasoned pastry chef Lesli Flick at its helm.

Flick has been moving steadily north since attending culinary school in Manhattan, beginning her baking trajectory on the upper east side and then (thankfully for us) moving to Connecticut. 

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Monday
Nov222010

Reader Recipe: The Yummiest Cranberry Sauce Ever

Thank you to Gayatri Batra for her recipe submission for "The Yummiest Cranberry Sauce Ever."

My five year old son, Jai owns this sauce! When he was in pre-school, he learnt how to make it with his teacher Ms Michelle Fulton for a class Thanksgiving Feast. He could not get over how easy it was to make and how good it tasted. He was completely bowled over when he was complimented on his culinary skills! That sealed his ownership on this sauce and has converted him into a cranberry lover. 

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Monday
Nov222010

BONDA's Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

There is something about Brussels Sprouts that just screams Thanksgiving. This hearty and sometimes controversial vegetable is packed with nutrients, and although I have eaten brussels sides at Bonda numerous times, I have yet to try this version. If you decide to make Jamie's recipe at home, please report back and let us know what you thought. 

Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts, Dried Cranberries, Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano & Sherry-Walnut Vinaigrette

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Sunday
Nov212010

Red Lulu: Embracing SoNo’s New Mexican Bar

After several visits to Red Lulu and dozens of fervid reader comments later, it has become quite clear we are dealing with a different sort of dining beast in Fairfield County. The contemporary interpretations of Mexican fare combined with a trademark cultivated cool make Red Lulu in South Norwalk an interesting yet polarizing new space.

I like to think of it as a younger bare-midriff version of sister restaurant Lolita Cocina in Byram. With that review already in the bag, Red Lulu demands a different sort of attention, more of a wink and a nod to it’s quirky roots. For these reasons it reminds me of one of my all-time favorite movies, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, a satirical comedy that doesn't it take itself too seriously.

Here are some other reasons why we should stop worrying and just enjoy Red Lulu.

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Saturday
Nov202010

CTbites Cocktail Event @ Red Lulu

If you haven't been able to attend our CTbites lunches, how about joining us for $5 margaritas & FREE tastings @ South Norwalk's new and much talked about Red Lulu?

Tell me more: CTbites & Red Lulu are hosting a special Cocktail Event on Tuesday, November 30th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Red Lulu. We’ll be shaking up special $5 margaritas and enjoying free samples from Red Lulu’s Mexican-inspired menu as we get to meet and mingle with CTbites readers, contributors and foodies.

Signature Cocktail: A gathering of epicurean proportions, our cocktail event wouldn’t be complete without a signature cocktail. Red Lulu will be mixing the CTbites special $5 margaritas with PaQui tequila, a bold and balanced spirit that should go down easy (especially @ $5). 

+ Food: Bring your appetite as we'll get to sample Red Lulu's Mexican-inspired menu, a modern take on traditional Mexican dishes.

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Saturday
Nov202010

Ad: Bring Your Appetite to New Canaan’s Holiday Stroll  

Remember the picturesque town in the Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life? Well, the town of New Canaan’s annual Holiday Stroll, coming up this year on Friday, December 3rd from 6 - 9 PM and Saturday December 4th from 10 - 5PM, recreates the quaint perfection of that fictional village, without the creepy old angel-man! Christmas carols, performances by the Norwalk Symphony Ensemble Orchestra, Santa (the REAL one this time!), and a town-wide Gingerbread House Tour are just some of the fabulous treats that await. And to top it off, there is some serious holiday eating to be done! Bring the whole family and let the festivities begin!!!

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Friday
Nov192010

And The Winner Is....

The Dressing Room thought long and hard, but have finally declared a winner for the Cocktail Naming Contest.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Clark for her winning name...drumroll please...Wintered Bliss. She will receive a FREE lunch for 2 @ The Dressing Room. But fear not valiant namers, The Dressing Room had so much fun with this contest, they may do another! We'll keep you posted.

Thank you to everyone who authored creative, funny, sexy and just darn good names for this chocolatey orange alcoholic beverage. Over 200 names were submitted...only 1 could be chosen.

Happy Cocktailing from CTbites.