Monthly Archive for July, 2009

: July, 2009

CONFESSIONS OF A WANNABE PIZZAIOLO

ABOVE: My homemade pizza, it’s all about the crust. [Sadly, I ran out of fresh mozzarella] 7/27/2009 All this talk about pizza is making me hungry. For a while now I’ve been making pizza at home,
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LOLITA COCINA & TEQUILA BAR: DINNER THEATER

LOLITA COCINA & TEQUILA BAR, 230 MILL STREET, GREENWICH [Chris couldn’t join me for a trip here, so he graciously allowed me to guest blog. I think after this, our resident Mexican food snob will
Categories: drink, food

STAMFORD PIZZA TOUR CROWNS AMORE ‘PIE KING’

ABOVE: Alfonso Carozza from Amore explains what makes his pizza special in this short video. 7/23/2009 As the cornmeal dust settled, a victor emerged from the brick oven; the Stamford Pizza Tour
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WAVE HILL UPDATE

7/22/2009 Last month I wrote about the superb bread from Wave Hill Breads in Wilton, and its relative scarceness around Stamford. Co-owner Mithcell Rapoport checks in today telling me that in addition
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STAMFORD PIZZA THROWDOWN: VERDICT DROPS THURSDAY

7/21/2009 The end is near. The Stamford Pizza Tour has taste-tested its finalists, tallied the votes, and is counting down to number one. Who makes the best pie in Stamford? Eight finalists took part
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UPDATED: CHEF TAIBE LEAVING NAPA & CO., PLANS WPT RESTAURANT

ABOVE: Chef Bill Taibe of Napa & Co. in Stamford. 7/20/2009 UPDATED Stamford’s renowned Napa & Company is losing the executive chef who has been with restaurant since it opened three years
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AT THE FARMER’S MARKET: ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS

ABOVE: Zucchini blossoms sold for $10-per-pound at the French Market in Stamford. 7/18/2009 The NPR Food podcast recently featured a segment on zucchini blossoms, something I’ve long been intrigued by
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SUMMER OF SALSA: SHIITAKE MUSHROOM CHIMICHURI

Not tired of salsa yet? Good. In case you haven’t been following, CP and I are celebrating summer by making a salsa every week. All the recipes are from the book Nueva Salsa by Rafael Palomino and

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ARTISAN ICE CREAM

7/16/2009 A couple of Fairfield County guys made the Daily Candy’s “What to do This Weekend” list today, albeit for an event in New York. Ben Van Leeuwen, who came up slinging cones for Good Humor on
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CATCH A FIRE: BLUE SMOKE IN GREENWICH?

7/15/2009 Greenwich Time staffer Neil Vigdor reports in today’s paper that the renovation of the former HoJo’s in Greenwich will feature a Blue Smoke Chophouse, “an upscale barbecue restaurant run by
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