Nibble: CT Food Events for July 9-15

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Starting Monday, July 9, Mecha Noodle Bar SoNo will debut a Tiki-inspired cocktail menu!  They promise drinks that are “less sugary through the use of green juices and vinegars.”

MYX Creative Kitchen is all about transparency, and they are embracing that on their new website!  The approach, much like their signature build-your-own-meal concept with meals prepared in front of the customer, will feature the ingredients that go into MYX’s salads, sauté bowls, pizza, and sandwiches. The “calculator” will monitor portions, calories, fat, carbs, and more.

Bar Rosso is now offering complimentary delivery service for lunch!  It is available Tuesday – Friday from 11am-3pm.

On Wednesday, July 11, Zach Brinley of Brinley Rum will be hosting an educational tasting at Ordinary in New Haven.  Join them from 5-7pm.

The Tasty Yolk’s July special is here!  The “What a Jerk” breakfast sandwich consists of Roasted American Jerk Chicken, Mango Salsa, 2 eggs, and Pepper Jack Cheese… all in a wrap.

Artisan’s new West Hartford location has announced several new events throughout the week.   Every Thursday, join them for DJ Thursdays from 7-11 pm on their outdoor patio.  They are also hosting Rosé Saturdays from 1-5pm where guests can sit in the garden while sipping rosé, enjoying food and drink specials, and music by a DJ.

Summer Soiree Dinners with Chef Geoff Lazlo continue on July 12 at Millstone Farm.  Dinners will start at 6pm with a cocktail hour featuring a signature cocktail infused with herbs from the farm and passed hors d’oeuvres. A three course dinner will be served family style while guests dine al fresco with friends new and old (BYOB).   Tickets are $145.

On Friday, July 13, “Romancing the Pan” comes to Middletown!  Enjoy a 5 Course Dinner and a Live Cooking Show centered on Greek Cuisine.  Eat and enjoy a full five-course meal complete with a salad and dessert while you are entertained by celebrity chef Sandy Squillante as she prepares your food right in front of you.  Tickets are approximately $47 and the event runs from 7-9:30 pm.

The NoHo Marketplace officially begins at 1610 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury, CT on Saturday, July 14 with a kickoff on Friday, July 13 from 4pm-8pm. Admission is Free!

On Saturday, July 14, Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan presents their 10th Annual Bastille Day Celebration.  Starting at 5 pm, receive a complimentary Ricard cocktail upon arrival, play a game of Pétanque on the lawn, listen to French folk music, and enjoy Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo's French-inspired passed hors-d'oeuvres and Provencal Table Buffet.  $75 per person, inclusive of tax & gratuity.

Sub Edge Farm in Farmington invites you to the Hadley + Occum Bastille Day Farm Festival on Saturday, July 14.  This week, they are teaming up with Avert from 2-6pm.

Stratford, CT is coming to New Hampshire!  On Saturday, July 14, Two Roads Brewing Company will be taking Road Jam Music Fest on the road to Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire.  Music starts at 12:30 pm and goes until 10:30 pm, and there is an assortment of camping packages available.

The 45th Westport Fine Arts Festival presented by the Westport DMAwill take place on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15th. The FREE juried show on Main Street, Westport features art for sale from over 170 artists, artist demonstrations, a Kids Create area, and food vendors like KawaNi , Jeera Thai, and El Segundo. CTbites is co-hosting the Arts Awards After Party at Design Within Reach on Saturday July 14th from 6-8 pm with wine, beer and bites from Rothbard & Ale, Amis, and Terrain. Free to participating artists, limited General Admission tickets are available for $15 on this link

The Connecticut Summer Food Truck Festival will take place on July 14 & 15 at 6 Rubber Ave in Naugatuck.  Over 20 food trucks will be in attendance.  There will also be beer tastings, wines, spirits, carnival rides, local vendors, and more.  Admission is free with additional items available for purchase.

Sunday Wood Fire Grill and Burger Night is back at Community!  Join Chef Paul Pearson and the team every Sunday from 3 PM- 9 PM for the regular menu and the outdoor wood fire grill special.

Bartaco’s new #bartacosecret taco just launched!  It is a delicious, succulent lobster taco and bartaco’s first hard shell taco!

Taco Loco has plenty of new vegetarian options!  For example, check out the veggie tacos, filled with a delicious medley of grilled cactus, roasted red pepper, and zucchini.