Food News: Openings, Parties, Election Day & Wine

CTbites Team

Half Full brewery in Stamford will host a Halloween party this Saturday, starting at 7p.m. For $50, you'll get open taps of Half Full Bright Ale, InaugerALE, IPA and Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest inspired food and Pumpkin Ale floats, via Station Eats, and a costume contest. Half Full recommends taking a cab to this one. 

Feeling stressed about Election Day? Fairway Market in Stamford has a solution. Eat cupcakes.. Go Donkey or Elephant - for $1.49 each - celebrate or sob into your sweets.  

The Spread opens TODAY in SoNo with Executive Chef Arik Bensimon. Don't miss out on this hipster scene and spectacular menu. More here

Looking for a good brunch spot? Bar Sugo, Chef Pat Pascarella's new killer Italian venue in Norwalk, is serving a regional Italian brunch Saturday and Sunday with rotating menu items including: Crispy Pork Belly w/ Sunny Side Up Eggs, Sausage & Broccoli Rabe omelettes, pancakes, and all the usual suspects. View menu here. 

Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines & Turning Wine Into Water hosts the 7th Annual Harvest Tasting To Benefit Turning Wine Into Water, a not for profit dedicated to bringing clean water and sanitation facilities to those that lack them in underdeveloped nations. They will be pouring over 50 different wines from multiple regions including California, Oregon, Spain, Italy, Rhone and southern France. As always, Executive chef Robert Troilo of Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro will have delicious bites from his fall hors d’oeuvres menu. RSVP (203) 655-9045 or

Next month, Victory Brewing Company, makers of Hop Devil, Golden Monkey & etc., will release a new series of their beers which have been aged in wine and bourbon barrels. Victory beers have rightfully become increasingly popular, which has necessitated a second brewing facility, and freed up room in their original location for Red Thunder (Baltic Thunder porter aged in red wine barrels), Oak Horizontal (Old Horizontal barleywine aged in bourbon barrels) and White Monkey (Golden Monkey Belgian style ale aged in white wine barrels). Red Thunder launches Nov. 21, and the others will follow in December and February, respectively. For more on oaked ale and Hop Devil, take a trip in the wayback machine.