The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

THE GINGER MAN: REAL CASK ALE IN NORWALK

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Blue Point Brewing Company’s cask-conditioned oatmeal stout at the Ginger Man in Norwalk. 11/24/2008 THE GINGER MAN: 99 WASHINGTON ST., NORWALK After mentioning my recent experience with the unfiltered, unpasteurized cask-conditioned ales at the Spotted Pig in the West Village, I’d be negligent if I failed to point out that the Ginger Man in Norwalk […] [Read More]
Categories: drink, news

THE SPOTTED PIG: HYPE-WORTHY [THE BURGER, ANYWAY]

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Chargrilled burger with Roquefort cheese and shoestring fries (and a pint of cask-conditioned bitter). 11/24/2008 THE SPOTTED PIG: 314 W  11TH ST., NEW YORK CITY It is with trepidation that I write this post as I realize the LBC is continuing to veer somewhat from the original purpose of this blog. However, while showing relatives […] [Read More]
Categories: news

GMA PIE UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED SUNDAY

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11/22/2008/ UDAPTE: Norma Grubb’s coconut creme pie from Sommerset Hall Cafe in Dover, Kan. was voted in at number one in the GMA pie challenge Sunday. As previously reported on the LBC, Michele’s Pies, of Norwalk, is competing in Good Morning America’s “Best Slice” contest. Check out the contest page, while there is still time […] [Read More]
Categories: news

THINGS I LOVE: CAPPUCCINOS AND STATIONSTOP’S IPHONE APP

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Chris Preovolos/The Advocate 11/20/2008 No trip to Manhattan is complete without a stop at Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea for a ristretto and a cappuccino (This time I also managed to get to Shake Shack before the crazy-long line formed). I had to rush back to Stamford for an assignment at Westhill’s student newspaper, the Westword. […] [Read More]
Categories: coffee, news

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]
Categories: news

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]
Categories: news

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]
Categories: news

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]
Categories: food