The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

I need a cow’s head

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10/28/2010 I know a dude who needs a cow’s head…kind of a long story. After calling probably a dozen places and even trying an Advocate reporter whose father own’s a cattle ranch, we haven’t been able to come up with one. Any ideas? I am looking forward to the tacos. –CP [Read More]
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Taste of Italy: Tony C has a message for you

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TASTE OF ITALY: ITALIAN CENTER, 1620 NEWFIELD AVE., STAMFORD 10/27/2010 Tony Cardillo wants you to come to the Italian Center tonight at 7 for the “Taste of Italy” event. It’s always smart to do what Tony says. Plus, he’s right; you get to try regional specialties from all the area Italian clubs, including the crab […] [Read More]
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An LBC endorsement: Jackie’s to Go club sandwich

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JACKIES TO GO DELI AND GRILLE: 27 RYAN STREET, STAMFOD 10/27/2010 Jackies is just a neighborhood deli, popular among tradesmen and locals in Springdale, tucked behind Twin Rinks. Nothing special, really. But I love the club sandwich for all of it’s ordinariness…mostly because of the copious amount of mayo. I’m usually at Enzo’s for lunch […] [Read More]
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LBC: Another Dunkin Donuts? NIMBY.

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10/20/2010 Word on the street is an application for a new a Dunkin Donuts has been filed for a lot on West Broad and Mill River streets formerly occupied by a fence-installation company. The thing about Dunkin Donuts is that, well, it kinda sucks. The coffee’s bad and so are the donuts. Please don’t put […] [Read More]
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Fairway to open Nov 3rd

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10/19/2010 Just a heads up. Mark you calendars. –CP [Read More]
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Chili cook-off contestants throw down on Saturday

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10/19/2010 Everybody likes chili, right? Head over to the 2010 Pro-Am Charity Chili Cook-Off  this weekend and vote for the best chili in Stamford. The annual event held at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford (20 Forest St.), runs from 12-3 on Saturday and this year will feature more entries from amateur chefs going head […] [Read More]
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Tappo steps up pizza scene in Stamford

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TAPPO RESTAURANT: 51 BANK STREET, STAMFORD, 203-588-9870 10/18/2010 When I walked into Tappo the day after their grand opening, the lunch service was a little slow, but at a table in the center of the narrow dining room I found a couple of familiar faces. When Gerardo Mascolo, the pizzaiolo from Campana, came over to […] [Read More]
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Shake Shack coming to Westport

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BREAKING BURGER NEWS: New York’s Shake Shack has announced they are bringing their celebrated burgers and frozen custard — and probably the insanely long lines that go with them — to “the idyllic coastal town of Westport.” Anyone who’s waited in line for a half-hour at the original Madison Square Park location in Manhattan will […] [Read More]
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Target opens a grocery store. Kinda.

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10/13/2010 STAMFORD — Target’s new grocery section is open. Kinda. They’ve partially stocked the shelves and there is a very small selection of produce and cheese and other fresh items they didn’t carry before, but it should be fully operational by Sunday. This is good and bad. I live less than a quarter mile from […] [Read More]
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Top Chef Masters’ Marcus Samuelsson in Greenwich

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Marcus Samuelsson, whom you may know from Top Chef Masters will be appearing in Greenwich this weekend as part of a promotional tour for Buick with Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines. You’ll probably have to hear about about the 2011 Buick Regal, but I think there are cooking demonstrations and a book […] [Read More]
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