The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

READ THIS: BEER, QUE IN THIS WEEK’S NEW YORKER

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11/19/2008 I recently decided I have no time to keep up with my magazine subscriptions. My nightly media consumption habits have devolved into endlessly watching reruns of The Simpsons and really pathetic stabs at reading the two books on my nightstand: Dexter Filkin’s The Forever War, and Jeffrey Steingarten’s The Man Who Ate Everything. So, […] [Read More]
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AN LBC ADMISSION: WHO AM I TRYING TO KID?

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Chris Preovolos/The Advocate If you saw some knucklehead taking a photo of a Whopper with cheese while using his knee to steer a Subaru through a lane merge on Route 9 today, it was probably me. I apologize for endangering your life. 11/16/2008 UPDATED. 11/17/2008 Just who am I trying to kid anyway? A dreadful […] [Read More]
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HOULIHAN’S: OPENING THURSDAY

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Chris Preovolos/The Advocate 11/17/08 According to management, the new Houlihan’s restaurant on Broad St. (next to Target) will open Thursday. The Kansas City chain’s nearest franchise is in Danbury but several staffers in the newsroom seem to be familiar with the Boston location. Personally, I’ll have to plead a Sergeant Schultz here: I know nothing. […] [Read More]
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NICHOLAS ROBERTS FINE FOODS: MODERN LUNCHTIME CLASSICS

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Chris Preovolos/The Advocate Beef brisket sandwich with horseradish sauce and French fries, a favorite of chef Robert Troilo at Nicholas Roberts Fine Foods in Norwalk. 11/14/2008 NICHOLAS ROBERTS FINE FOODS: 75 MAIN ST., NORWALK When established caterer and chef Robert Troilo opened Nicholas Roberts Fine Foods in Norwalk a couple of years ago, it could […] [Read More]
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EOS: A LINK AND MY OWN LAME EXCUSES

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10/14/2008 I really have no excuse for having not visited Stamford’s new Greek restaurant, EOS Greek Cuisine. Multiple, extremely enthusiastic recommendations have gone unheeded. My own inspection of the menu has me fantasizing over possible dinner order combinations. iPhone photos of grilled octopus sent my way have only increased my interest. Yet, sadly, I have […] [Read More]
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TELEVISION: MICHELE’S PIES ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA

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The chocolate pecan bourbon pie is not necessarily a thing of beauty…but the taste more than makes up for aesthetics. MICHELE’S PIES: 666 MAIN AVE., NORWALK In search of America’s best pie, a crew from Good Morning America filmed a segment with Michele Albano of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk on Tuesday. Michele is one of a handful […] [Read More]
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TELEVISION: RAMSAY DOES SABATIELLO’S

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11/10/08 WHAT: Sabatiello’s Italian Grille will be featured on the Fox Network’s Kitchen Nightmares with chef Gordon Ramsay and his highly intimidating/borderline-inappropriate “consulting” techniques. WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. THE TAG LINE: “Sabatiello’s is over $1 million in debt and the hot-tempered owner isn’t helping.” BEST YOUTUBE RAMSAY IMPERSONATION: HERE THE LBC’S ANALYSIS: […] [Read More]
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PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE TURDUCKEN

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11/10/09 I’ve been perusing the Epicurious Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for ideas for this year’s meal. Of course, I am not actually cooking (oh, the horror), but I’ve been informed I should probably make a thoughtful contribution to the dinner party I will be attending. As a transplant from California, I’ve either flown back to the […] [Read More]
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LAKESIDE DOUGHNUTS: THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

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My dinner table always looks better with a trio of warm Lakeside Diner doughnuts adorning it…though they don’t last long around here. 11/09/2008 LAKESIDE DINER: 1050 LONG RIDGE ROAD Breakfast has always been the one meal that I would almost always prefer to cook myself. Unless I’m on the road, I don’t really see the […] [Read More]
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CONFIRMED: FAIRWAY COMING THE SOUTH END

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11/07/2008 A 80,000 square-foot Fairway supermarket is tentatively slated to be built on the old Yale & Towne factory site in the South End, as reported early today by the Advocate’s Elizabeth Kim. Rumors that have been circulating on a Chowhound forum since early October have been confirmed by our development reporter: here. FROM KIM’S […] [Read More]
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