Weekly Nibble: Chowdafest, Hoptoberfest, Grace Farms Opens, Pasta Class & More

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

CTBite’s own editor Stephanie Webster will team up with Match’s Chef Matt Storch on Monday October 5 at the Fairfield Public Library to talk all about cooking and their culinary experiences.  Questions are highly encouraged!  It starts at 7pm in the Rotary Room. 

The 3rd annual Milford Restaurant Week – Ciao Milford! –October 5 to 11. 24 restaurants will be offering dining deals via special multicourse prixe fixe fare – most will be offered at $24.95 pp. 

Rosie in New Haven will hold a Collage Night on Thursday October 8 starting at 7pm.  Get in touch with your artistic side while enjoying spaghetti, meatballs, and wine.  Seating is limited, so be sure to call 203-966-8998 to RSVP. 

Grace Farms is a stunning new farm and community driven space in New Canaan, CT.  Its opening weekend is October 9-11, and they will celebrate with a Community Day on October 10.  The day will include performances, art, music, hands-on activities for kids, and a family barbeque.  In the future, Grace Farms will offer meals from local purveyors and a glass enclosed gathering place.  It is free and open to the greater community, not just New Canaan residents.

The 3rd Annual “Brew at the Zoo” will come to Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo on Saturday October 10.  The adults only night is a chance to enjoy craft beer, music, food trucks, and a silent auction.  It goes from 3-7pm and costs $40 per person.  Please contact ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org to purchase tickets or if you have additional questions.

Beer AND wings?  Yes, please!  Hoptoberfest Craft Beer & Wing Festival arrives at the Shelton Riverwalk on Saturday October 10.   The celebration lasts from 1-5pm.  It costs $45 in the week leading up to the event and admission includes unlimited beer and wings.    

Cottrell Brewery, located in Pawcatuck, CT, invites you to their 5th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday October 10 from 3-6pm.  There will be live music by the Low Brow Boys, food from Munchies Food Truck, and Oktoberfest brews.  The $5 admission free includes a commemorative stein and beer samples.   

Bar Sugo has announced fall pasta and wine classes.  On Saturday October 10, learn how to make enriched pasta like gnocchi and cavatelli.  Each class is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity or buy the entire four week series for $200. Alcoholic beverages are available but not included in the price. 

Chowdafest returns to Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park on Sunday October 11.  40 award winning restaurants will compete to make the best chowder… and you are the judge!  The fun event benefits Community Plates and the fight against hunger.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. 

Jimmy’s BBQ, recently opened in Stamford, wants to be your NFL game day destination.  They have 18 flat screens so you won’t miss a moment.  You can also sip on $5 Corona light drafts and draft, pitcher, and tower specials from Bud and Bud Light.