Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain at Mohegan Sun now offers a three-course pre-fixe menu for $38 from Sunday-Thursday.  You can also add sommelier wine pairings for $18. 

New Canaan Taste Tours begin Tuesday July 15th with three of Elm Street’s favorite restaurants; elm, Picador, and Chef Luis before finishing the evening at South End. These special will continue for four weeks offering special menus each Tuesday and Wednesday with either a 6:30 or 7:30 start time. 

Dinosaur BBQ continues its Wednesday night “Rock n Roasts,” a party on the Dino Patio featuring a whole, smoked hog with a sound track of live rock'n'roll.  This week, enjoy music by Jeff Tuohy.

NEW Lunch menus every week @ Match: Every two weeks Matt changes the menu into either one of his favorite restaurants or destinations to eat lunch.  From Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield to his old high school job and hang out Tacos or what to an ode to the classic roadside clam/lobster shack. Next week...ASIAN!  Every Wed, Thurs & Friday from 11:30 to 2ish @ Match.

Also on Tuesday the 15th, Barcelona Greenwich invites you to a night of “Summer Sangria, Cocktails & Light Bites.”  Learn how to prepare their signature sangrias and cocktails while partaking in light summer appetizers featuring fresh herbs and produce. For reservations, please call the restaurant at 203.983.6400.  $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  

Wednesday July 16 is another Rare Beer Night at Half Full Brewery in Stamford.  The evening will feature 3-5 test batches and attendees will receive full pints of each beer. Tasty food pairings will also be provided.  It takes place the third Wednesday of each month.  $30pp, 40 person limit.  

Harry’s of Fairfield wants you to learn about (and taste!) wines from California.  They offer this edition of their wine class on Wednesday July 16th from 7pm-9pm.  $35pp.  

The Darien Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays from 11-3.

The Newington Branch of Stew Leonard’s continues its children’s cooking classes with a “Slider Roundup.” On Thursday, July 17 kids can mix up some great chicken and beef slider combinations, learn to make a delicious corn salad, and finish up with fruity kabobs from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  $25pp, ages 6+. 

Connecticut’s Bravest will compete in the Fourth Annual Fairway’s Firefighters Food Face-Off at Fairway Market in Stamford. This grilling “throw down” will pit firefighters from Cos Cob Fire Department, Norton Heights Fire Department, Westport Firefighters, and Belltown Fire Department against one another to determine whose barbecue is best. Event takes place at 12 noon on Saturday, July 19th. Music, food & giveaways! 

The Westport Farmers Market continues on Thursdays from 10-2.  http://www.westportfarmersmarket.com 

The Rowayton Farmers Market takes place weekly from 12-5 in Pinkney Park.  

The 1st ever Connecticut Food Truck Festival is coming to the North Haven Fairgrounds July 19th and 20th. Already a dozen popular food trucks have signed up, and more are joining every moment.  Check out their facebook page for updates and details: 

The Black Rock Farmers’ market continues on Saturdays in Bridgeport from 9-2. 

Farther up the line, Milford has its own farmers’ market on Saturdays from 9-1. 

It’s an “Ice Cream, Blueberry & Bluegrass Bash” at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, CT.  On Sunday July 20, head to the farm to celebrate the blueberry harvest and National Ice Cream Day with live bluegrass music, tours of the gardens, and wagon rides through the farm fields.  Free family fun for all ages. 1-4 p.m.  260 Quaddick Road.  Call 866-355-2697.