The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Pumpkin soufflés, a last minute addition

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ABOVE: Pumpkin soufflé. Of course, this is what it looks like after it had been frozen and popped into the oven to bake the next day. 11/25/2009 I realize it’s a little late for last-minute Thanksgiving menu additions, but I was testing out some pumpkin soufflés last night and thought it was worth a mention. […] [Read More]
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Where the Wild Things Are (eaten)

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ABOVE: The president serves up homemade wine at the Minturnese Social Club’s annual game dinner. 11/22/2009 Fluorescent panel lights cast a yellow pallor on the linoleum-tiled dining room at the Minturnese Social Club. It’s packed. All the folding tables and chairs are marked off by families or groups of friends. Frank Masone’s table here. Tony […] [Read More]
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West Side Notebook: Maya Restaurant

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ABOVE: Huevos Rancheros for 7 bucks. MAYA RESTAURANT: 166 STILLWATER AVE., STAMFORD 11/21/2009 When I walked into the Maya Restaurant on Stamford’s West Side today, I was horrified to see that the pastry case was missing. No more tres leches cake? Fortunately, it had only been moved to the rear of the restaurant which was […] [Read More]
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NY eatery Chinese Mirch coming to Atlantic Street

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CHINESE MIRCH: 35 ATLANTIC ST., STAMFORD (DEAL INKED) 11/12/2009 A lease has been signed for the currently vacant space at 35 Atlantic St., the former location of Galangal in downtown Stamford. Chinese Mirch, an Indian-Chinese fusion restaurant with two locations in Manhattan (Murray Hill and the Upper East Side), will open in downtown Stamford according […] [Read More]
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New FF County blog: Chewing Through Life

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Photo/Alan Hariton 11/11/2009 LBC reader and Fairfield County foodie Alan Hariton, who helped with out with a post about Le Farm in Westport, has launched his own blog, Chewing Through Life. His latest post is a recipe for Gumbo Ya-Ya and older posts include reviews of restaurants, both local and far-flung. CHECK IT OUT: Chewing […] [Read More]
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On the tube: Michelle’s Pies on Flay’s Throwdown

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ABOVE: Michele Albano, of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk, seen here taping a segment for Good Morning America last year. MICHELE’S PIES, 666 MAIN AVE., NORWALK 11/10/2009 Celebrity chef Bobby Flay will duke it out in the kitchen with Michele Albano, of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk, tomorrow night on the Food Network. The Episode of Throwdown! […] [Read More]
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BBQ and baristas

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ABOVE: Katie from Counter Culture helps out a student from Dallas in the training lab. 11/10/2009 I’ve been eyeing the espresso training labs offered by Counter Culture Coffee few a couple of years now. Perhaps the largest speciality coffee roaster on the East Coast, Counter Culture, based in Raleigh-Durham, dominates the specialty coffee market out […] [Read More]
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A quick note on Arthur Avenue

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GO HERE: Zero Otto Nove. Trust me. Or them. –CP [Read More]
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