Yearly Archive for 2008

: 2008

CHOWDER, REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY SERVED HERE

Chris Preovolos/The Advocate Nick Wendell, 10, left, and Andrew Hale, 10, right, and sell brownies, wraps, chips, sodas and other food items outside of the polling place at Davenport Ridge Elementary

KALIMERA! NOW, WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Chris Preovolos/The Advocate John Tsiranides, of Norwalk, cooks chicken for a luncheon at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford. 11/02/2008 The sweet fragrance of burning incense mingled

P.FEST ’08: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN…WAY TOO MANY PUMPKINS

Pumpkins, Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, New Hampshire. 10/31/2008 So, it’s Halloween and I planned a post about going to Keene, N.H. for Pumpkin Fest 2008 last weekend. The thing is, notwithstanding

LAYLA’S FALAFEL: COMING SOON?

Shawafel plate (half falafel, half shawarma), $14.99. Chris Preovolos/The Advocate 10/30/2008 LAYLA’S FALAFEL: 926 HIGH RIDGE ROAD As owner Dino Sakakini tells it, he owned a Subway sandwich franchise

CUPCAKES: THE FINAL WORD

Chris Preovolos/The Advocate 10/29/2008 At the risk of beating a dead horse: this will be my final cupcake update. Yes, Crumbs Bake Shop in the High Ridge Center shopping center had a soft opening

FREE. CUPCAKES. THURSDAY.

10/28/2008 I finally have official word on the opening of Crumbs Bake Shop in High Ridge Center. HERE IS WHAT I KNOW: 1,000 FREE cupcakes to be given away beginning at 8 a.m. this Thursday (10/30).

JOE IN GCT: BRINGING COFFEE SNOBBERY TO THE MASSES

Cappuccino. 41st-ish and Park. Photo/Chris Preovolos 10/25/2008 JOE, THE ART OF COFFEE: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, GRAYBAR PASSAGE If you can bear to drink your cappuccino out of a paper cup – I nearly

CHILI CON CARNE: A STAMFORD SCOVILLE-SCALE SHOWDOWN

10/22/2008 So, I’m a little behind news curve here… but according to this newspaper, there is a CHILI COOK-OFF this Saturday at the Unitarian and Universalist Society in Stamford. Read Christina

I AM THE FATE’S LIEUTENANT: AN OBSESSIVE QUEST

(NOAA via AP/File) IN SEARCH OF GOOD CAFETERIA FOOD 10/20/2008 A couple of years ago my po’ boy-radar drew me towards a woman eating such a sandwich in the plaza at the 400 Atlantic building in

STREET [FOOD] JUSTICE

UPDATE: The brothers from Calexico took top honors in this year’s Vendy Awards. I need to head down to SoHo ASAP for a taco. Hopefully next week…and I take back what I said about San Diego.