Monthly Archive for September, 2009

: September, 2009

HOMEMADE WINE: A FAMILY AFFAIR

ABOVE: Vinny Rizzi racking his family’s homemade wine. 9/30/2009 ANNUAL WINE TASTING CONTEST: FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 7:30 P.M. AT THE ITALIAN CENTER, STAMFORD I was over at the Rizzi’s house last night,

AN ENDORSEMENT: APPLE AND DULCE DE LECHE EMPANADA

ABOVE: The apple and dulce de leche empandas at Valencia. VALENCIA LUCHERIA: 172 MAIN STREET, NORWALK 9/27/2009 If Valencia Luncheria were in Stamford it would be a staple in my weekly lunch rotation.

EL CHARRITO: STAMFORD’S LONE MOBILE TACO PURVEYOR

EL CHARRITO: MOBILE, GENERALLY  IN FRONT OF BEAMERS/JACKIE ROBINSON PARK OF FAME 9/24/2009 Last week, a reader named Adam commented on my latest/recycled post about Casa Villa and contested my claim

SABATIELLO GETS SERVED [WITH A WARRANT]

9/24/2009 The Advocate’s Jeff Morganteen reported today that Sabatiello “Sammy” Settembre, who was portrayed as a maniacal restaurateur on Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares, has been arrested by Stamford

AN LBC ANNIVERSARY AND AN ODE TO TACOS

A NOTE FROM THE LBC: I have been part-time blogging here at the Advocate for a year now, so I thought I’d repost this entry, which inspired The Lunch Break Chronicles. 9/12/2008 CASA VILLA: 182 WEST

BAOGUETTE: EXTRA SRIRACHA, PLEASE

BAOGUETTE: 37 ST. MARKS PLACE, NEW YORK (AND 61 LEX AND 120 CHRISTOPHER AND…) 9/14/2009 After an event in the East Village last week we were in search of a decent sandwich before heading home. My

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN’S TAKE ON NO-KNEAD BREAD

ABOVE: No-knead bread. Check out the photo at the bottom of my post from my aunt Sue in Denver, apparently she’s an expert. I’ll have to manage to visit more often than once every ten years. 9/12/2009

SUMMER OF SALSA: TOMATILLO, CILANTRO AND AVOCADO SALSA

We’re back in the final week of our Summer of Salsa escapade. In case you need to be filled in, Chris and I have been making a salsa every week to celebrate the glory days of summer, using the book

PERUVIAN FOOD FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

9/3/2009 We just got a press release about “Flavors of Peru 2009,” a food festival kicking off tomorrow at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa (better late than never…I guess). I have a feeling

STAMFORD DONUTS AT MJ’S FUNERAL: FILE UNDER “HUH?”

9/2/2009 Don’t ask me how this came about, but celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting a Stamford connection to Michael Jackson’s burial service: apparently somebody in the Jackson family likes the