Reheated: CT Food News & Events [weekend edition]

Amy Kundrat

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

In Connecticut...

We go behind-the-scenes with Bar Rosso a new urban style trattoria opening soon in Stamford.

We should all throw parties like this. Monica of 109 Cheese & Wine and Sarah of Sarah's Wine Bar are hosting a special wine dinner at Bernards in Ridgefield on January 21 to celebrate their joint birthdays in fine food & wine style. 

Strictly soups & salads, Wah Lah opened this week in Bethel, a few doors down from Pizza Lauretano.

Finding Asia in Bridgeport, writer Elizabeth Keyser discovers a gem. Via Fairfield County Weekly.

Ambler Farm is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Wilton Social Services Food Bank to honor the memory of Martin Luther King on January 17. 

Lower Fairfield County is swimming in great tacos. In case you missed it, here is the news about El CharritoCasa Villa, and bartaco.

The New York Times reviews Pine Social in New Canaan, a spot we love for it's beautiful marble bar and cozy Pine Street location.

...and beyond.

How to tip in every major country, via Business Insider

The Fed tightens school nutrition guidelines, by an "increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk while cutting the amount of sodium and saturated fat," via

Sesame and nut allergies often strike together, says one small study via

Another study claims "a pint of beer a day keeps the doctor away," as reported by the Telegraph.

Vermonters take on McDonalds to defend Maple products. Via

And for the completely useless news, women laughing along with salad. Priceless. Via

Human cheese? Don't know what to make of this but thanks to for sharing.

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