Reheated: Beard Awards Tap Taibe

Chef Bill Taibe of leFarm has landed himself a nomination from The James Beard Foundation for "Best Chef Northeast" – the only Connecticut nominee in the "Best Chef: Northeast" category.

The Dressing Room will host a wine dinner featuring organic and biodynamic wines from Robert Sinskey Vineyards on Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm.

Three Popular Chefs battle for the title of “IRON SOMMELIER” hosted at Ridgefield's Toscana Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m, $80 per person. The competition will feature 3 food courses accompanied by wines chosen by local chefs: Bernard Bouissou of Bernard’s; Jean-Luc Le Gall of Le Chateau; Sabrina Rullo of Sagi; and Jeff Hennig of Toscana Ristorante. Reservations: 203.894.8995. 

Connecticut Restaurant Kicks off February 27. Check out deals, schedules and which restaurants in are participating near you: Ridgefield, Stamford and Westport. Kick the weekend off with a Harpoon beer tasting at Monster B's on Friday, Feb. 18 at 5 pm.

Whole Foods will open in Danbury's former Marcus Dairy location, as reported by Talk of the Town.

Meli Melo, the crepe-filled Greenwich Avenue fixture, has just recently reopened in a larger and newly refurbished space.

The Filling Station will celebrate its one year anniversary with free burgers to the first 250 guests on March 1 in their New Canaan restaurant.

New York housewife and "Skinny Girl" Bethenny Frankel will be making an appearance at Stamford's Center for the Arts on March 4.

Don't forget nearby Winter Farmers Markets: Weston at Norfield Grange on Saturdays, 12 noon at Good Hill Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Westport Winter Farmers Market on Thursdays at Gilberties, at 7 Sylvan Lane, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Fairfield Market on Saturdays @ the Greenfield Hill Grange 1873 Hillside Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.