Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of April 15 to 22

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Melt Mobile has added a new truck to the fleet. “Earl” can now accommodate up to 500 people (50 Minimum).

Bartaco is introducing new dishes this month! Visit them for gazpacho, blistered shishito peppers, a chicken pastor taco and rice bowl, duck quesadilla, and more.

The Spread in Sono & Greenwich have a NEW Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30pm, $6 cocktails, wine & beer, and Chef Carlos' tasty snacks. 

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, famous for its New Haven-style pizzas, has launched its first ever loyalty program, Pepe’s Rewards. Pepe’s fans can earn one point for each dollar spent and members who collect 250 points will receive a $20 gift to use toward Pepe’s iconic pizza pies. Additionally, members will be gifted a $15 credit on their birthday and will receive a variety of special promotions along the way.

This year, ICE’s 2018 #Culinary Voice Scholarship Contest is working with ABC’s The Chew! ICE has $160,000 in scholarships to give for their culinary arts or pastry & baking arts programs at either their NYC or LA campus. Contestants can enter through April 15th, and finalists will have the chance to compete on the show.

Washington Prime will host a Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner on April 17. The SoNo location invites you to a 5 course wine pairing dinner for $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Butchers & Bakers in Farmington is opening its patio! Join them on Thursday April 19 when they debut the outdoor space. There will be live music from Dangerous Play, $3 Salute American Vodka cocktails, $2 Bud and Bud Light, $5 Cheese Pizzas, and 50 cent wings!

On Thursday April 19, Fairfield Cheese Company, Cato Corner Farm, and Kent Falls Brewery are teaming up for cheese class. It costs $50 per person and runs from 7-9pm.

Newbrook Kitchen + Market has announced new dates for its popular 6-course tasting dinners! On Friday April 20, join them for a “Southern Comfort” menu featuring Shrimp & "Grits," Fried Chicken Livers, "Corn Bread" & Tomato Salad, Pulled Pork Biscuit Dumpling, Crab Cake & Brussels, and Carrot Cake.

Chop Shop Cooking continues its cooking classes with “More Party Bites” on Friday April 20. For $80 per person, learn to make Shrimp Dumplings with Peanut Sauce, Crabcakes with Rosy Fruit Salsa, Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Feta Pesto, Lobster Quesadillas with Mango Salsa, BBQ Chicken Wontons with Bleu Cheese Dip, and Cucumber Cups with Feta, Roasted Peppers & Olives.

The Monthly: A Concert Series returns on Friday April 20 at No Worries Brewing. Ken Tuccio hosts as Hoodoo Brown BBQ does a pop-up dinner and City Streets Country Roads performs live music. Admission is free and the event starts at 7:30pm.

On Saturday April 21, attend “A Delicious Farm-raiser at Ambler Farm” from 7-10pm. Popular local restaurants like Washington Prime, Little Pub, Terrain, and more will provide food and guests will have the chance to win gift certificates to shops and restaurants from New York to Wilton. A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

On April 21, Join Make-A-Wish Connecticut for an unforgettable afternoon with family and friends learning to cook with renowned gourmet and brewer, Chef Geoff Lazlo, and Connor O'Neill, a Wish Ambassador for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. All proceeds from this event will be donated directly to Make-A-Wish Connecticut.

The Spring Gluten-Free Connecticut Spring Expo takes place on Sunday April 22. Come sample andpurchase eats, treats and more from 70+ gluten-free vendors with 4 food trucks, speakers, and food allergy testing onsite!

Millwright’s Sunday Tavern Brunch now has new a la carte menu items. Plus, join them for $14 mimosas with endless refills for just 5 cents each and an $8 bloody mary bar.

Now, sign up for an interactive “amazing race” throughout the Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods of Norwalk on Saturday, April 28. Participants are put into teams of 4 and are guided through the hunt on the City Hunt phone app. From there, a series of clues, challenges, and tasks are tackled with the successful completion of these activities being recorded or photographed on the team leader’s phone. Tickets are $40.