Monthly Archive for April, 2009

: April, 2009

IRON CHEF NORWALK: BOBBY FLAY AT STEW’S

[handout photo] 4/29/2009 Bobby Flay won’t be in town until next Tuesday for a book event at Stew Leonard’s but today he talks burgers with writer Camilla Herrera in the food section. Flay might
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SAVEUR TO CONNECTICUT: GO MAKE AH-BEETS

4/29/2009 Seeing my adopted home state reduced to an index of pizzas, burgers and deep-fried hot dogs is obviously fine by me. Connecticut is featured on Saveur magazine’s monthly “State Plates” page,
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GIVE ME A SIXER OF LIBERTY ALE OR GIVE ME DEATH

ABOVE: A hastily poured, warmish Anderson Valley ESB. I’ll try to do better next time. 4/26/2009 Considering that Connecticut’s blue laws have roots in colonial times, I doubt Patrick Henry would have
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MEXICAN STANDOFF: A NORWALK TACO THROWDOWN

ABOVE: Tacos at Los Portales Mexican Grocery in Norwalk. 4/16/2009 In my endless search for quality tacos and taco-related foods, I decided it was finally time for a side-by-side comparison of the
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CHANGES ON SUMMER

4/14/2009 Local Stamford bloggers, Stamford Talk and Streets of Stamford are kicking my butt…but what’s new? I must admit, I pretty much never walk down lower Summer St. when I’m heading downtown,
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FIVE NAPKIN BURGER AND MORE PROOF I’M NOT CATHOLIC

ABOVE: Five Napkin Burger’s classic burger. FIVE NAPKIN BURGER: 45TH ST. AND 9TH AVE., NEW YORK 4/10/2009 In town for the New York International Show, where I decided my next car should be a 2010
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MAKE THIS: DUTCH BABY

4/10/2009 One day this week, I woke up, grabbed the most recent issue of Gourmet off of my bedside and immediately realized that I had to make half-pancake-half-popover for breakfast. I meant to
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BULLS HEAD MARKET: ILENE’S DREAM

ABOVE: Ilene’s Dream makes any day the day after Thanksgiving. BULL’S HEAD MARKET: 2 HIGH RIDGE PARK, STAMFORD [THE SECRET LOCATION] 4/9/2009 Despite possessing a name offensive to a proud Bay Area
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FILE UNDER: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

4/9/2009 Alice Waters, Tony Bourdain and the dude from Ace of Cakes who always wears an Intelligentsia ball cap, speaking in Hartford??? Shoot. I really wish I knew about this before it was sold out.
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THE LBC AND THE LAMBCHOP: PREGAMING EASTER

ABOVE: Pan-fried lamb chops with a balsamic reduction and a mixed green salad with mission figs and feta. 4/5/2009 As legend goes, a Bulgarian I know once roasted an entire lamb obtained from Bake’s
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