Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Cask Republic of Stamford gives you the chance to “Meet the Brewmaster” on Monday July 21.  Coverse with Bayerischer Bahnhof Brewmaster Matthias Ritcher. 7:00 PM. $35 pp (all-inclusive).

Also on Wednesday, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market partners with 55 Degrees Restaurant in Fairfield and Vias Imports for a “Tuscany Revisited Wine Dinner.”  It will include special Guest Mike Petrizzo, Northeast Manager of Vias Imports. 7PM. $60 plus tax and tip. Details here. 

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

Visit Napa & Co on your way to Stamford Downtown’s Wednesday night Jazz up July series and pick up:  cheese & charcuterie, salads, soups or anything from the menu and receive 15% off your take out order. A taste of Napa in the Park!

Napa is also giving wine aficionados the chance to enjoy more wines in July with special deals.  Enjoy 50% off any bottle of wine from Argentina as well as ½ off wines by the glass Monday-Friday from 4-7 at the bar. 

Thursday July 24, celebrate the winners of Moffly Media’s 10th Annual Best of the Gold Coast at the Stamford Hilton.  Food & Drink honorees include hot spots like Valencia, Artisan, Bartaco, and more.  The event spans from 7-10pm, with an pre-party for VIPs starting at 6.  Tickets start at $65pp.

Whole Foods invites you to participate in a foodie event without leaving your home on Thursday the 24th.  Use twitter to chat about throwing backyard parties, parkside picnics and porch happy hours that will make everyone happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00pm.

Mama’s Boy in Norwalk invites you to enjoy a happy hour complete with music on Thursday the 24th.  Listen to the tunes of Delta Dave Johnson, an authentic blues musician.  5-8pm.

Best Cellars of Greenwich invites you to taste 4 of their popular wines from 4-6pm on Thursday July 24.  The selections span several countries; enjoy wines from California to Spain to Argentina! 1237 E Putnam Ave.

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

You have two chances to enjoy live music with Barcelona this week.  New Haven offers it on Thursday starting at 8 while Greenwich rocks out on Sunday from 7:30-9:30.

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

Stew Leonard’s in Newington continues its kids’ cooking classes.  On Friday the 25, it’s all about “Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!” Kids ages 6 and up can make chocolate candies, chocolate lollipops, chocolate bark, and triple chocolate cupcakes! $25 per child. 6-7:30.

Then on Saturday, Stew Leonard’s in Newington offers toddlers the chance to “build a snowman in July.”  Inspired by the movie Frozen, tots will create snowball marshmallow pops and cupcakes to enjoy. $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 and 11-12:30.  

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. 

“Bikes and Beers” returns on Sunday July 27 from 12pm to 4:30pm.  Start at Willimantic Brewing Co., located at 967 Main St in Willimantic, CT.  Call (860) 292-0279 for event information. 

Enjoy Live Music at Paradise Hills Vineyard on Sunday July 27 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 15 Windswept Hill Road, Wallingford, CT.  Free event.

Looking ahead…

Fairfield County Dishcrawl invites you to experience the food scene in Fairfield, CT on Wednesday July 30th.  You’ll visit 3 of the cities popular restaurants in a single evening.  Of course, it's a guessing game! They keep the names of the restaurants you’ll be visiting a secret at first but give hints as the night approaches. Follow them on Twitter @dishcrawlfct for the clues  and visit http://dishcrawl.com/dishcrawl/3494/fairfield-county-ct/a-foodie-affair-in-fairfield for more information.  $45pp. 7pm.