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New date, new place (Norwalk) for 2014 Chowdafest

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Pictured, some of the chefs and organizers of Chowdafest, as well as local officials, enjoyed a sunny morning aboard an oyster boat, during a news conference last week announcing this year’s events. Mike Lauterborn/Contributed photo It started to simmer in Westport, it got to a boil in Bridgeport and now Chowdafest is about to spill […] [Read More]
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Stamford museum to host its first ‘Farm to Table’ dinner

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A special evening to celebrate the bounty of the summer season soon will debut at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Its first “Farm to Table” supper, featuring the culinary talents of Chef Brian Lewis (pictured in file photo above) of Elm restaurant in New Canaan, will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Munich meets Connecticut: Our guide to area Oktoberfests

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We may be far from the lavishly painted halls of Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s biggest beer hall and the focal point of the city’s world famous beer bonanza, Oktoberfest. But there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this German-born holiday right here at home. Take a look at some area Oktoberfests and related beer bonanzas, […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: Fried Chicken in Southwestern Connecticut

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Fried chicken has its origins Southern culinary traditions, but the love for this crunchy, juicy dish stretches to every part of the country, including Connecticut. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place to get fried chicken. If you don’t see your favorite place listed […] [Read More]
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‘Pork in the Park’ returns to Stamford’s Mill River Park

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After a successful first run last year, Stamford’s “Pork in the Park” barbecue festival will be returning to Mill River Park Saturday and Sunday, with the heat centered along Washington Boulevard and West Broad Street. (You can see some of the 2013 event Some of this year’s features include the crowing of the state barbecue […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Stew Leonard’s, always a hive of activity, gets a visit by some real busy bees

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Any grocer would undoubtedly welcome the influx of 50,000 new store visitors. And, Stew Leonard’s is no exception. In this case, however, the new guests are not necessarily there to cross things off their shopping lists. On Friday at 11 am., the Norwalk grocery story will unveil one of the world’s largest observation beehives, according […] [Read More]
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Eat, drink, take in a flick at Stamford’s Harbor Point this summer

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Free outdoor movie nights, a farmers market, live music and nearly a dozen new restaurants – it’s just part of the events lined up at Harbor Point in Stamford for the summer. Today, developer Building and Land Technology, which has been leading a multi-billion dollar redevelopment project in the city’s South End neighborhood, announced the […] [Read More]
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Barbara Taylor Bradford comes to Stamford for high tea, talk

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What better way to celebrate Barbara Taylor Bradford’s latest story, an epic saga set in Edwardian England, than to gather for an elegant high tea service. The Ferguson Library in Stamford will be the setting for the festivities, which will feature a talk by Bradford about her latest book, “Cavendon Hall,” and a high tea […] [Read More]
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New shop for ‘Cake Boss’ is back on track in Greenwich

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Buddy Valastro Jr. has had to wait longer than it takes to make a cake, but TV’s “Cake Boss,” is apparently into the final stretch when it comes to opening a bakery in Greenwich. A recent article in the Greenwich Time reported that the project will move forward, as long as certain conditions are met. […] [Read More]
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The 1920s come roaring back at Silvermine Arts Center gala

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At about the time Silvermine Arts Center was incorporated, in 1924, the joints known as speakeasies were jumping, having sprung up in response to Prohibition. Inside these illegal bars, the drinks would be flowing, the music would be roaring and entertainers would be captivating the crowds. Some 90 years later, entry to such an evening […] [Read More]