Monthly Archive for August, 2009

: August, 2009

ESPRESSO NEAT UPDATE: I DIG IT

espresso NEAT: 20 GROVE STREET, DARIEN 8/31/2009 Espresso NEAT opened today in Darien and brings – as promised – a uniquely serious approach to coffee in Fairfield County. I could go on and on and on
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THIS WEEK: A&P ON HIGH RIDGE OPENS AFTER FACELIFT

8/30/2009 The A&P on High Ridge closed in May for renovations and will reopen this week as an A&P Fresh with a ribbon cutting on Friday. READ: The business-section story from May. AND: The
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LIGHT BRIOCHE BUNS: THE EXTRA MILE

ABOVE: A Panko-breaded chicken cutlet on a light brioche bun. I was waiting to put a burger on this, but since cops reporter Jeff Morganteen’s barbecue was rained out last week, this is the best I
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HOLY TOMATO BATMAN: LA TOMATINA DINNER AT BARCELONA TONIGHT

ABOVE: The real deal in Valencia (AP) 8/26/09 BARCELONA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR: 222 SUMMER STREET, STAMFORD There still may be a couple of seats left for Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar’s 3rd
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ESPRESSO NEAT: LEGIT ESPRESSO BAR HITS DARIEN

espresso NEAT: 20 GROVE STREET, DARIEN 8/25/2009 OK, I can barely contain my excitement. This is huge coffee news for Fairfield County. When a friend and up-and-coming commercial coffee roaster, Donny
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SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEKS

8/20/2009 Downtown Stamford’s Summer Restaurant Weeks, which began this Monday enters its first weekend with dinner menus fixed between $19.09 and $30.09. Sixteen downtown restaurants are included,
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SUMMER OF SALSA: BLUEBERRY, PAPAYA, AND TOASTED ALMOND SALSA

Alright, alright. This dessert “salsa” — served atop dulce de leche ice cream — proves our summer of salsa experiment, now in week 7, has veered steadily off the traditional salsa path. But what can

SLIDE SLAM SONO: THURSDAY

ABOVE: A slideshow of images I will be showing at the Slide Slam SoNo at the 22 Haviland Street Gallery in South Norwalk on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. Head over to the 22 Haviland Street Gallery in
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SUMMER OF SALSA: LIMA BEAN, KALAMATA OLIVE AND ROASTED GARLIC SALSA

We’re back! After a brief hiatus due to overwork, Summer of Salsa is back for week six. In case you haven’t been following, CP and I are celebrating summer by making a salsa every week. We are