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Friday
Feb272015

New Canaan to Receive Artisan Marketplace

As announced in The New Canaanite, New Canaan’s local news website, Pine Street is about to receive a new artisan marketplace at 75 Pine Street, the site that previously housed New Canaan Cleaners. The area currently offers some of the best coffee in Fairfield County at Zumbach’s and two outstanding sandwich shops, Tony’s and the Connecticut Sandwich Co.

According to The New Canaanite, the owner of the property, Peter Lane of NCLC, would like to build a marketplace similar to that found in New York’s Grand Central Station. He hopes that the merchants will include a butcher, a baker and a cheesemaker, all of who would create their unique specialty foods. In addition the space will include a few seats and fireplace to relax and enjoy the foods of the artisans.

While no renderings are available at this time, the plan is to demolish and replace the structure with a new one and a half story building and be remain within the current footprint.

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Thursday
Feb262015

Weekly Nibble: Oysters, CT Beer Summit, Cooking Classes, Stamford Restaurant Week + More

Stamford’s Winter Restaurant week begins Monday March 2 and runs through March 16.  Over 30 Downtown Stamford restaurants will offer special prix fixe options.  Participating restaurants include places like Barcelona, Cask Republic, Tengda Asian Bistro, and more.  Please call ahead to confirm pricing and the dates offered.  

Head over to The Spread in South Norwalk Tuesday March 2 and help raise money for the “Sheffield Island Lighthouse Education Program.” Starting at 430PM Chef Carlos will prepare oysters fourteen different ways. In conjunction with Copps Island Oysters, The Spread team will host an evening filled with Oyster Shooters, Poached Oysters. Oysters Casino, Oyster sliders and their famous BBQ grilled Oysters.

Tuesday March 3, you have your pick of great cooking classes:

Chef Pat Pascarella of Bar Sugo in Norwalk continues his new series of cooking classes with “The Art of Braising” on Tuesday March 3 at 7pm. 

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Thursday
Feb262015

Holbrook Farm Home Gardening Seminar

Holbrook Farm in Bethel will be hosting "How To Start Your Home Garden," a home gardening seminar on Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 to 11:30 am at the farm, located at 45 Turkey Plain Road in Bethel, CT. Tickets are $30 per person.

The seminar, led by John and Jess at Holbrook Farm, includes best growing practices, and tackling common questions such as: how to amend soils, when to start what plants, how to plan for succession planting, do I start from seed or plants, when can I start planting my garden outside, raised beds or no, and more. A Q & A session will follow.  

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Thursday
Feb262015

NOFA Winter Conference Celebrates Local Food, Organic Farms & Sustainable Living March 7

Just in from NOFA

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut welcomes gardeners, food lovers, farmers, families, environmentalists, and cooks to our annual celebration of local food, organic farms, and all things sustainable at the 33nd annual Winter Conference on March 7, 2015.  This is our largest event of the year which last year attracted 900+ participants passionate about organic farming, food, gardening and land care.

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Wednesday
Feb252015

Plum Foods Hosts "Dinner Underground" March 8th

Chef Plum of Plum Luv Foods is at it again with the first 2015 Dinner Underground installment entitled “DINNER UNDERGROUND: EDMOND TOWN HALL TAKEOVER.”

On Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM Chef Plum will host the event at 45 Main Street in downtown Newtown, offering food, frolic and fun. The current menu that Chef Plum has designed is incredibly eclectic and diverse. The first course includes three sliders of “Land Sea and Air” and features elk, fried Copps Island Oysters and foie gras. Head south for the second course and enjoy frogs’ legs with Anson Mills grits and braised kale. Transport yourself to the Asia and enjoy a pork belly Ramen bowl with togarashi and egg for course number three. The fourth course brings the guests to the Caribbean with prawns with a coconut cloud and lemon parsnip puree. And finish the evening with a Southwest cannoli with candied pepper and sweet tostones.

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Tuesday
Feb242015

Donate a Blanket, Get Wine, @ Olio's "Warm Blanket Drive"

If you are looking to share the warmth and enjoy a great meal, Olio Restaurant on Hope Street in Stamford is once again hosting its Warm Blanket Drive. Owners Steve Costanzo and Moira Hyland have been a pillar in giving back to the community and between now and March 7th bring in and donate a new, or like new blanket, and enjoy a glass of complimentary wine while you dine.

 

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Tuesday
Feb242015

The Spread Hosts "Oyster Madness" March 3rd w/ 14 Oyster Preparations!

Head over to the Spread in South Norwalk next Tuesday March 3rd and help raise money for the “Sheffield Island Lighthouse Education Program.” Starting at 430PM Chef Carlos will prepare oysters fourteen different ways. In conjunction with Copps Island Oysters, The Spread team will host an evening filled with Oyster Shooters, Poached Oysters. Oysters Casino, Oyster sliders and their famous BBQ grilled Oysters.

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Monday
Feb232015

Ice Bar & Winter Patio Party @ Rizzuto’s Westport + Ice Luge!

Tired of the cold? Why not embrace it at Rizzuto’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant? Their popular outdoor patio will play host to a New Amsterdam Ice Bar & Winter Patio Party. Specialty cocktails & oyster shooters served all night on February 27 & 28 Only. Grab your ski gear and head over to Westport. Guests must be 21 and older. Don't miss the Ice Luge Constructed By Ice Matters!

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant is located @ 540 Riverside Ave in Westport.

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Monday
Feb232015

1st Annual Market Style Street-Food Rave in Stamford via HeyStamford!

This just in from HeyStamford!

The Taste of Stamford is this ThursdayStamford Downtown Restaurant Weeksbegins next week and this Sunday is the 1st ever street-food Food Rave in Stamford.  Titled "Mercado --A Street-Food Food Rave", the event is scheduled for Sunday, March 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bank Street Events in downtown Stamford.

"Mercado" The 1st Annual Market Style STREET-FOOD RAVE is an up-and-coming concept you see in major cities. Typically described as a large gathering where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building with music and cocktails.   In this case, its an awesome opportunity to sample some of the best food in Fairfield County!

Entry is FREE for all attendees and no food-item is more than $5. In addition to having more than 15 food vendors there will be a cash bar for those who want to imbibe and music by a local dj.

Sunday
Feb222015

Da Legna: New Haven's Best Kept Pizza Secret

Da Legna is the best kept secret for New Haven pizza lovers. But it shouldn’t be.

Ask a friend who lives or works in New Haven for their favorite pie, and steel yourself for a slew of anecdotes, a bit of Elm City history, and maybe even a neighborhood geography lesson – Wooster v. State Street. Then, after declaring their allegiance to one of the “big three,” lean in, because your friend may end their (a)pizza diatribe with an almost conspiratorial whisper of “Da Legna,” the two-year old State Street restaurant devoted to wood-fired pizzas, Italian tapas, and a refreshing lack of pretense.

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