The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos
Paloma Lunch Menu 9.5[1]

Celebrity chef’s local restaurant now serving lunch

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There’s a new lunch spot in Stamford. Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez’s new restaurant, Paloma, began serving lunch daily on September 8, 2014. The Latin-inspired grill opened at 15 Harbor Point Rd. in July. Chef and partner, Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s cooking […] [Read More]
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Chef Brian Lewis

Farm-to-table dinner planned in Stamford

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On September 20, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center will host chef Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant in New Canaan for a farm-to-table dining event. Chef Lewis is “best known for his collaboration with actor Richard Gere in developing The Barn and The Farmhouse at The Bedford Post.” His cooking also earned him the title […] [Read More]
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Qdoba Mexican Grill opens in Westport Monday

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Qdoba Mexican Grill, a restaurant chain with three locations in Connecticut, will be opening its fourth in Westport on Monday, August 25. In anticipation of the opening, the Qdoba Westport team volunteered at Homes for Hope on Monday, August 18 (pictured above). The team served food and helped in the pantry section preparing food for […] [Read More]
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Sign of the Whale via Instagram

New roof-top bar opening in Stamford next week

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Stamford is getting a new roof-top spot. Sign of the Whale opens Thursday, August 14 at 6 Harbor Point Road. The website describes the new beer garden as a “10,000 square foot venue with a one of kind 5,000 square foot roof top beer garden overlooking the Long Island Sound.” The venue plans to be […] [Read More]
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NYC bakery invents a peanut-butter-pretzel-lobster hybrid

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Last time Manhattan bakery Dominique Ansel created a hybrid pastry, the country went “Cronut” crazy. The trend was so big that Connecticut’s own Stew Leonard’s made its own version of the croissant/donut, which they called a “Cro-Do.” If history repeats itself, Connecticut may see a new Dominique Ansel spin-off soon. The NYC bakery announced on […] [Read More]
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Bethel is home to the ‘best ice cream on Earth’

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Earlier in the summer, readers voted Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown the best ice cream spot in the area. But one national food writer says the best ice cream – not only in the area, but on Earth – is actually found in Bethel. Michael Stern, a food writer for TheDailyBeast.com, claims that Dr. Mike’s […] [Read More]
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Pork in the Park back in Stamford

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BBQ enthusiasts can mark their calendars for Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. That’s when the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival at Mill River Park returns to Stamford. The festival schedule includes all-day live music, BBQ contests, and food demos. The food competitions are: People’s choice, best wings, best ribs and nest bacon […] [Read More]
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Whole Foods to pay $800K in price-gouging case

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Whole Foods Markets has agreed to cough up $800,000 after a probe found the grocery chain was gouging its customers in California. Inspectors discovered the natural foods supermarket was overcharging for a host of food items, attorney Mike Feuer said. “We’re taking action to assure consumers get what they pay for,” Feuer said in a […] [Read More]
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