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Thousands of slurps have spoken: Chowdafest champs announced

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Of the 30 soups up for accolades, four rose to the top this past weekend. The champs of this year’s Chowdafest, which attracted thousands to Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach during its first year there, include the New England clam chowder from Donovan’s of South Norwalk; Gray Goose of Fairfield’s Manhattan clam chowder; chorizo and shrimp chowder […] [Read More]
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Fall for new art this weekend in Greenwich

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If the Columbus Day holiday weekend has you thinking about exploration, the Bruce Museum will be bringing the discoveries to you. The 33rd annual Outdoor Arts Festival will arrive on the museum’s grounds on Saturday, Oct. 11, and stick around the next day to give treasure hunters a chance to snap up the goods. Nearly […] [Read More]
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Top chef Aarón Sánchez offers preview of Greenwich visit

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Pictured, Aarón Sánchez in Paloma, his Stamford, Conn. restaurant earlier in 2014. Photo by Clay Williams By Friday, the sights, scents and sounds of the latest Greenwich Wine and Food Festival will be getting under way at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Among the many celebrity guests who will be there is Aarón Sánchez. Sánchez will be […] [Read More]
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Best of Fall: Pumpkin Spice in Southwestern Connecticut

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Update: And the winner is….Starbucks! Looks like local coffee and ice cream shops are no match for the pumpkin spice giant. According to our poll, local pumpkin fans are loyal to national chains. Starbucks came in at number one, with Dunkin’ Donuts trailing not-too-far behind at number two. Stew Leonard’s came in third overall, and […] [Read More]
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Kathie Lee Gifford visits Greenwich food fest with new wines

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Thousands are expected to come together this coming weekend to enjoy the savory and the sweet, lots of barbecue and the beats, all at the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Among the many celebrity guests who will be there, including chefs set to demonstrate and share good cooking, will be […] [Read More]
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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]