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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Gingerbread dreams at the Nature Center

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ABOVE: Bendel’s Department Store by Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes 11/10/2009 UPDATE: Check out Scott Gargan’s Go section article on the exhibit. A smooth blanket of white fondant creates a snowy scene around pastry chef Michael Joseph’s Whimsical Castle on display at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. No, it is not even Thanksgiving yet, but […] [Read More]
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Opening tonight: Bennett’s is back

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10/6/2009 After a hiatus of over two months, Bennett’s Steak and Fish is reopening as Bennett’s Restaurant. On my way to Mario the Tailor to pick up my winter coat which needed some work, I saw a flurry of activity across the street at the restaurant. It looks pretty good to me, but as they […] [Read More]
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