Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for Week of Sept 11-18

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Garelick & Herbs new dream home is ready for prime time. The purveyors of all things delicious is officially open at 3611 Post Road Southport.

50 food trucks are throwing down in Thomas’ Breakfast Battle, a competition to see who can make the best breakfast dish with Thomas’ English muffins and bagels.  One of Connecticut’s own, The Whey Station, is participating.  Fans of the truck can start voting online beginning September 12 at  Voting is open for one week before the list of contestants goes from 50 to 25.

Food Trucks in the Valley takes place in Shelton on Thursday September 15 from 4-8pm.  The celebration includes over 25 food trucks, music, craft beer, a car show, kids’ activities, local celebrities, and more.  Admission is free (though food and beverages will be purchased inside). 

The 2nd Annual Jazz on the Rocks in Harbor Point comes to Stamford on Thursday September 15.  In addition to the music, a general admission ticket includes a whiskey, wine, and craft beer tasting as well as samples from area restaurants.  VIP packages are available too.  

Taste of New Haven presents Apizza & Eats on Friday September 16.  During the second annual New Haven Grand Prix, a national circuit bicycle race, College Street will boast dozens of food vendors, New Haven style pizza, beer, entertainment, and more.  The fun takes place from 4-10pm.

The Wood Fired Pizza Pop-Up with Chef Paul Barron of Weekend Kitchen takes place September 16-18.  The event, which will take place at Stonewall Farm, includes a tour of the farm, pizza prepared from locally sourced ingredients, salad, dessert, and wine.  Seatings start at 5:30pm. 


Cask Republic in South Norwalk hosts  an "End of Summer Wine Social" on Thursday, 9/15 from 5pm - 7:30pm. Event features French wines from Sancerre & Burgundy
at Cask Republic's Secret Garden South Norwalk. $25/person, all inclusive
Call for Reservations today: 203.354.0613


On Saturday September 17, Mill Street Bar & Table presents a workshop on Fermenting, Pickling, and Preserving.  Chef Lazlo will guide participants through techniques to see your fresh summer produce through the winter.

It’s all about pie on Saturday September 17.  James Beard nominated and IACP winning baker Abby Dodge will teach you some of her secrets at The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm.  The menu includes a sausage and butternut squash quiche, ginger apple pear pie, salted caramel apple galettes, and a maple pear braided slab pie. 

The “Small State Great Beer” festival arrives in Hartford on Saturday September 17.  The celebration brings the best beer, food, and music from the state together on Constitution Plaza.  Tickets start at $45. 

The Revolution Rock Festival will take place on Saturday, September 17 at Foxwoods Resort & Casino.  In addition to a great music line-up, there will be local food vendors and trucks. 

Sunday September 18 kicks off Farm-to-Chef week at Plan B Burger bar.  They have created a special menu featuring ingredients from Connecticut farms.  Each dish is clearly marked so diners know exactly where the fresh fare comes from.

From September 18- October 31, Redding Roadhouse will host their 31st annual Oktoberfest. There will be authentic German cuisine, 1 liter bier steins, and a live OOmpah band from 4-8pm every Sunday.

Mezon in Danbury is celebrating its 5th Anniversary!  Join them on Sunday September 18 for a 5 Year Anniversary block party with food, drinks, games, and giveaways.  It runs from 3-8pm.