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Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of December 26- January 1

Every Monday, Shell & Bones in New Haven offers Service Industry Night from 9pm to close.  Partake in 1/2 Price Bottles of Champagne, $3 Beer Specials, $6 Featured White, Rose & Red Wine by the glass, and a late night bar menu until 11PM.  There are also rotating weekly specials… check their facebook page!

On Monday December 26, Two Roads hosts their good friend Sean Lawson of Lawson's Finest Liquids. (Yes… that includes Sip of Sunshine!) Two Road’s Master Brewer Phil Markowski teamed up with him to create a limited brew, Typecast Farmhouse IPA, a dry-hopped Farmhouse ale using ingredients from both Vermont and Connecticut.  Sip of Sunshine on draft as well.  The opportunity to try these beers is one day only, so visit the brewery starting at noon.

Mecha Noodle Bar SoNo invites you to their holiday party on December 30 at 10:30pm.  $10 gets you food and two beverage tickets… plus access to a night of live music and fun.  That’s pho sure!

Why not counteract holiday indulgences with a run?  OK, so it’s a beer run.  Half Full Brewery’s Pub Run starts and finishes at the brewery the 4th Wednesday of every month.  The group is of all abilities and ages.  Join them at 7:30pm on December 28.

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Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of December 19-26

Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford hosts a super-sized tap takeover on Tuesday December 20.  New England Brewing, Beer'd, and Kent Falls are all teaming up starting at 5pm.  

On December 22, Ordinary in New Haven invites you to a night with Black Hog Brewing!  There will be vintage hip hop along with drink specials starting at 9pm.

Chop Shop Cooking has a few classes this week.  Try an Asian Flavors Dinner Party on December 21 from 7-9pm or Say Yes to the Dress(ing) on December 22 from 7-9pm.  Classes are $80 per person. 

Cindy Hartog is the Artistic Director of Education of the Westport Community Theatre… as well as a formally trained as a chef and full time kids culinary teacher.  She will offer a Holiday Themed Kids Cooking Class on December 23 from 3-4:30.  Email her at to secure a space.

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21 CT Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve & Christmas 2016

Over the river and through the woods… to delicious restaurants we go!  From New Canaan to Essex to Mohegan Sun, some of Connecticut’s best restaurants are hosting holiday festivities on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day itself.  Be sure to make your reservations early… seats fill up quickly!

  1. Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point, Saybrook: On Saturday December 24, guests can enjoy holiday inspired dishes like Mascarpone-Butternut Ravioli, Ricotta Meatballs, and Srirachi-style Calamari at Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point. On Christmas Day, they will have an extensive buffet from 12-6pm.
  2. Pearl at Longshore, Westport: Pearl in Westport will celebrate Christmas Eve with a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner.
  3. The Whelk, Westport: Open for Christmas Eve dinner with their regular menu and a few specials TBA.
  4. Basso Cafe, Norwalk: On Christmas Eve, Basso Cafe in Norwalk will serve dishes off of its regular menu as well as some newly created dishes prepared specifically for the evening. They will be closed on Christmas Day.
  5. Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan: Open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, they have a special menu in honor of the holiday, which features dishes like a Roasted Filet Mignon and Lobster Thermidore

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Nibble: CT Food Events for The Week of Dec 13-19th

The Beer Collective presents a Brett 101 Class all about Kent Falls Brewery on Tuesday December 13 at 6:00pm.  The evening will include a curated list of Kent Falls beers and a buffet-style offering from their Chefs.  It costs $40 per person and tickets can be purchased online.   

Onyx Moonshine in East Hartford gave empty barrels from their spirits to local Connecticut breweries, who created 15 unique beers aged in the whiskey-soaked wood, which were featured at this summer’s Secret Stash Beer Bash. After the event, it re-filled each barrel with whiskey for aging. Try these 15 beer-influenced whiskies on Tuesday December 13 or Wednesday December 14 from 5:30-8pm.  It costs $35 per person.

Chop Shop Cooking’s December Cooking demonstration classes include wine, water, seltzer and plenty of food.  On Wednesday December 14 from 7-9pm, join them for a Spanish Tapas class or sign up for Thursday December 15 from 7-9pm to learn about fish.  The classes cost $80 per person. 

Go Fish in Mystic is celebrating 50 years of Robert Mondavi wines.  Join them on Wednesday December 14 from 5:30-7pm to enjoy Mondavi wines paired with their tasty dishes.  Please call 860-536-2662 to make a reservation.

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Nibble: CT Food Events for The Week of Dec 5-11th

The Wilton Library now has a book group dedicated to food literature. This month, explore Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent while Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, moderates a discussion.  This free event takes place on Tuesday December 6 at 11am.  

On Tuesday December 6, enjoy a Badia a Coltibuono Italian Wine Dinner at Max a Mia in Avon, CT.  Enjoy 4 courses including Rabbit Porchetta and Lamb Carpaccio as Guest Speaker Emanuela Stucchi guides you through complementary wines.  It costs $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

Start the week out right at Cask Republic in Norwalk and Stamford!  Pay half price for any bottle of wine and tap carafes every Sunday and Monday evening.

Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield and Rustico Trattoria in Westport are teaming up for a Piedmont Holiday Wine Dinner on Tuesday December 6.  Enjoy 6 courses paired with complementary Italian wines from the region.

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Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of Nov 14 - 21

Baldanza Café in New Canaan is pleased to offer a new “Americana Menu.”  Diners can now enjoy a 3-course prix fixe meal- appetizer, entrée, and dessert- for just $28.

Celebrate opening day of The Westport Farmers' "Winter" Market November 12th. Food trucks, live music, local Spiked Seltzer, micro-brews and more! Every Saturday @ 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport. Visit the market on Saturdays at Gilbertie’s Greenhouse 10am-2pm through March 11.

Walrus + Carpenter will hold one of their popular BrewGrass + Pig Roast nights on Thursday November 17 starting at 7:30pm.  Join them for a whole hog pig roast, craft beer, and live bluegrass!  

On Friday November 18, Founder’s Hall in Ridgefield will host a Beefsteak Community Feast with an all-you-can-eat meal catered by Sarah Bouissou (of Sarah's Wine Bar) and bottomless libations.  The event serves as a fundraiser for Founder’s Hall.  Tickets are $150 per person.

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Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of Nov 6-13

Olea will host a Georges Laval Champagne Dinner on Monday November 7.  Chef Manuel Romero will prepare a special menu to complement four premium champagnes.  It costs $195 per person, inclusive. 

Greenwich will have its 3rd Annual Restaurant Week from November 11-20.  Festivities begin on Thursday November 10 with an opening night party at J House.  Then visit participating restaurants like Aux Delices, The National, Tarry Lodge, and Back 40 for prix fixe menus and specials.   

The Perrot Memorial Library hosts Kate Perla, author of Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City, on Wednesday November 9 at 7:30pm.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Bon Appétit.  Her latest work is part cookbook part travel memoir.

On Thursday November 10, Basso Café in Norwalk invites you to an Italian wine dinner.  Chef Renato Donzelli will prepare five courses to complement wines selected by Wine importer and Wine & Spirit Trust graduate Larry Smith.  It costs $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

On November 10, Chef Matt Storch and CTBites’ own Stephanie Webster will give Y’s Men of Westport/Weston the inside scoop on the Fairfield County dining scene. 

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Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for Week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 6

EMBODY Fitness Gourmet is now open at the new Heritage Square complex on Forest Street in New Canaan!  Embody offers a fitness inspired menu, a 14-foot community table, and easy plug-in and charging stations for guests.  This is Embody's third location in Fairfield County, CT.  You can also visit them in Darien and Westport.

New Haven Restaurant Week lasts until November 4.  Popular restaurants like 116 Crown, Miya’s Sushi, Shell & Bones and Olea are participating. 

On Thursday November 3, Fjord Fish Market, Greenwich Cheese, and Fleishers, will host the 2nd annual "Monger Mingle.” This year, guests can get in the holiday spirit by sampling holiday-inspired food from all three.  It will take place THE HUB (160 E Putnam Avenue) from 7-9.

On Sunday, November 6 from 11am-1pm, blogger, photographer, chef, and author Gina Homolka will sign her newest cookbook and #1 New York Times Bestseller, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow-Cooker Recipes, at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk

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18 Restaurants & Food Activities for Halloween in CT: 2016 Edition

Halloween is right around the corner, and Connecticut restaurants are celebrating with spook-tacular specials and parties!  If you’d like to warm yourself up with a bowl of chili, visit Simsbury for its chili challenge.  For family fun, the Black Rock Farmers Market is holding its annual Harvest Hootenanny.  That’s not all!  From costume contests to creative menus to drink specials, here are restaurants and food inspired activities for Halloween!

  1. Spooktacular Chili Challenge, Simsbury: Chili is a fall staple and this year's Simsbury Chili Challenge goes down Saturday October 29 from 12-5pm. Local restaurants will compete for the title while participants taste, listen to music, shop, enter a costume contest, and more!
  2. J House, Greenwich: The J House Greenwich will have a Halloween Ball on Friday October 28 from 8pm-12am. There will be a costume contest for a $200 J House Gift Certificate.
  3. Peaches, Norwalk: On Saturday October 29, Peaches in Norwalk invites you to a NOLA Style Masquerade with Otis and the Hurricanes, drink specials, food specials, costume prizes, and plenty of beads!
  4. Black Rock Farmers Market Harvest Hootenanny, Bridgeport: The third season of the Black Rock Farmers Market is coming to a close.

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Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for Week of October 23rd -30th

Woodbridge Restaurant Week runs from Monday October 24 through Friday October 28.  Participating restaurants and menus. 

Room 112 is now open at 112 Washington Street in SoNo!  It is open 4 nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday.   

On Monday October 24, Craft260 in Fairfield will host a Kent Falls Beer Dinner.  Try 5 beers paired with 4 courses.  The menu includes dishes like Smoked & Roasted Marrow Bones w/ Stinky Smoked Bleu Cheese and Charred & Sticky Pineapple Thai Chili St. Louis Pork Ribs. 

Trick or Treat at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk on Tuesday October 25.  From 5-6pm, children 12 and under are invited to come in costume for trick or treating.  Tickets are free, but need to be obtained in advance.  There is a limit of 5 tickets per family.  

Green Village Initiative, a nonprofit in Bridgeport that empowers the community to grow fresh food and eat healthy, is hosting its second annual Harvest Bites & Booze fundraiser on October 25th at Trattoria 'A Vucchella. 

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