Reheated: Beers, Burgers & Parties

Antonella Pagani
It’s officially the last month of Summer ‘11 and we bring you updates to help you see it off with a bang: lots of beer, outdoor parties, and one fantastic burger. What else is August for?

A Dinner Party and the whole city’s invited... Stamford is throwing a bash to pump up its dining scene on Wednesday, August 10. It kicks off at 5:30 on the UConn campus with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails by ZAZA, Kujaku, Black Bear, and others, then takes guests to their choice of a dozen restaurants, among them Barcelona, Quattro Pazzi, and Tappo. Via The Feast, find more info on the event and reservations here.

Blog Party!!! at Napa & Co. on Monday, August 15 at 7 PM. Chef Arik invites all ye hungry bloggers to a $75 five-course tasting menu which includes wine pairings. See their site for more info or call 203 353 3319 to reserve a spot (only 10 up for grabs!). Join CTbites Editor, Stephanie Webster as well as writers Liz Rueven and Sarah Green.

Little Pub, Big NewsLittle Pub in Ridgefield has lots going on this month: music from PJ Pacifico on Monday nights + Shawn Taylor and Griff Anthony on alternating Tuesday nights, an expanded summer seafood  menu, plus their ongoing “Summer of Summer Beers 2011” project which introduces surprising summer brews each week. For deets visit the Little Pub site or call 203 544 9222. 

There are still seats left for The Schoolhouse at Cannondale's October 19th Farm Dinner at Millstone Farm. Four courses made with local foods, served family-style, no corkage fee, sit under the stars.

And in case you missed it: A few weeks back, CTbites contributor Jeff “jfood” Schlesinger teamed up with Matt Storch to create the Match Burger, offered every Thursday night at Match in SoNo. We hear it’s pretty bacon-cheddar-onion-damn amazing...

Stamford Restaurant Week starts August 21st. More details coming soon.

Congrats to Sugar & Olives for receiving the Green Restaurant Association's three star certification this week...the only restaurant in CT to have been awarded this honor!
Morello Bistro in Greenwich has just opened up a new outdoor patio. Dine al fresco for your next meal. 

Beyond Fairfield County:

Good news for thirsty commuters: Brooklyn’s Beer Table opened its much-awaited outpost at Grand Central this week, featuring close to 100 international bottled brews and a selection of regional half-gallon “growlers.” More NYC openings and closings on New York Times.

A few dates still left in the Dinners at the Farm season, this month at White Gate Farm in East Lyme. Look here for available dates and tickets.

Clambake! At Lyman Orchards in Middlefield: Saturday, August 13, featuring music, lobster, steamers, mussels, chowder, and more. Call 860 349 6043 for reservations or check out the Lyman Orchards site for more info.