Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of August 12-19

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Brasitas in Stamford is turning 20!!  Join them on Wednesday, August 15th for a very special night filled with live music, dancing, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Thimble Island Brewing Company in Branford presents the Thimble Music Festival on Saturday August 18.  There will be draft specials, Local Vendors, food, Live Music, and Free Giveaways.   

Washington Prime SoNo will celebrate their 4th Anniversary on Friday August 17...Yacht week style!  Sponsored by Gooseneck Wines, Cruzan Rum, and Avion Tequila, Hapa Food Truck will be offering their delicious eats late night, all night.   

On Tuesday August 14, Stew Leonard’s Newington invites kids ages 6-12 to an “Over the Rainbow Day Camp.”  Youngsters will create fun, colorful recipes from scratch like rainbow cupcakes, rainbow Fruitloop bars, rainbow cake truffles, and rainbow fruit kabobs. In addition, each child will tie dye a pillowcase to take home!   

Half Full Brewery and CT Bites are teaming up for a series called "Beers & Bites," which pairs limited release beers from Half Full Brewery with totally off-menu food items from some of Fairfield County's best chefs and food truck operators. On Wednesday August 15, Chef Jeff Borofsky of Skinny Pines and Chef Geoff Lazlo of Geoff Lazlo Food take over the Skinny Pines Wood Fired Catering Truck.  Tickets include 4 beers, all food, and a commemorative glass.   

Each Thursday from 10am-11am, the Westport Farmers Market showcases a local chef and they demonstrate how to make a recipe. Thursday Aug 16, come out and support Chef Carlos Baez of El Segundo and The Spread while he creates a creative and delicious dish from local vendors. 

ARTISAN Restaurant, Tavern and Garden in Southport will unveil their new private-label Rosé wine with a patio party on Thursday, August 16 from 5-7PM.  Guests will enjoy complimentary private-label Artisan wine, crudités, and other small bites prepared by Artisan’s renowned chefs.  For more information visit Artisan Southport on Facebook @artisanrestaurant or call (203) 307-4222

This summer, Bartaco invites you to its High Tide Happy Hour with discounted cocktails, sangria and wine options.  The happy hour menu is available at West Hartford and Westport locations Monday-Friday from 5-6:30pm, and at the Stamford location Monday-Friday from 5-6:30pm and again from 9:30 to close.  They send out a "wave" of free tacos at 9:30 to mark the start of High Tide!

The Naugatuck Police Food Truck Festival will take place August 18 and 19 at the Naugatuck Event Center.  The fundraiser benefits the Naugatuck Youth Services "Back to School Block Party," which provides underprivileged children with supplies necessary to begin the school year.  There will be Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Wine, Cider & Cocktails by Bumski's, Live Music, Kids Activities, Shopping, and more.   

The Bridgewater Country Fair takes place August 17-19.  It is a long-standing tradition bringing over 30,000 people to to support the FD & EMS services.  There will be great food, local vendors, family activities, and more. 

On Saturday August 18, Castle Hill Farm invites you to a Farm To Table Dinner in Newtown.  The evening includes beverages, passed Hors D’ouevres, a plated first course, family-style dinner, and dessert.  It goes from 4-9pm and tickets start at $80 per person.   

On Sunday August 19 at noon, an “Appetizer & Dessert Crawl and Dog Adoption” takes over New Haven!  Visit 12 mouth watering appetizer and dessert stops at The Shops at Yale all to support the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter.  There will be a dog adoption event at the shelter as well. 

Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill recently announced the rollout of its first food truck.  Catch it every Sunday at the Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT.  It will also roll into the Bethel Food Truck Friday on August 17 at the Bethel Municipal Lawn from 5 to 8 pm.