The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Thanksgiving Dinner burger at the Filling Station

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ABOVE: The Thanksgiving Dinner Burger at the Filling Station in New Canaan. THE FILLING STATION: 19 SOUTH AVENUE, NEW CANAAN 11/25/2010 Check out my Hamblogger post for the scoop on The Filling Station’s holiday-themed burger. Buona festa del ringraziamento. –CP [Read More]
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Casa Villa to sling tacos on East Side

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CASA VILLA: NEW LOCATION, 886 EAST MAIN STREET, STAMFORD 11/19/2010 I’m famously a fiend for tacos, so I could barely contain my excitement when I heard Casa Villa, my favorite Mexican restaurant in Stamford, was opening second location. But the owner, Alvino Villa, wouldn’t tell me where it was going to be. I tried playing […] [Read More]
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Anthony Bourdain coming to Stamford

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Anthony Bourdain is coming to Stamford this winter, but you better hurry up because all the good seats are already gone. This is pretty much OK with me since the “VIP packages” were going for $90. The host of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” will appear at the Palace on February 12. Bourdain, the executive […] [Read More]
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Moe’s Burger Joint: Now on The Hamblogger

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ABOVE: Moe’s Bomber Burger. MOE’S BURGER JOINT: 1340 EAST PUTNAM AVE., OLD GREENWICH 11/09/2010 If you haven’t cruised over to The Hamblogger yet, you should give it a once-over. A couple of dedicated photojournalists from California started the site a while back and have expanded with correspondents around the country, myself included. [Read More]
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Gingerbread houses back at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER: 39 SCOFIELDTOWN ROAD, STAMFORD “Visions of Gingerbread,” the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s gingerbread house contest is returning this year with an opening reception tonight at the museum (5:30). It’s a pro-am of sorts, with entries from around Lower Fairfield County. Last year the entries were pretty cool, and I’m […] [Read More]
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Photos: Fairway opens in Stamford

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FAIRWAY MARKET: 699 CANAL STREET, STAMFORD 11/3/2010 Fairway opened today in Stamford with speeches from politicians and developers. I snuck past the crowd and headed inside where the good stuff is. The city’s newest supermarket seems to live up to the hype — it’s just as good at the company’s stores in New York. Actually, […] [Read More]
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Election night pictured

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Nothing says election night like pizza in the newsroom. –CP [Read More]
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Kings of Pastry coming to the Avon

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ABOVE: Kings of Pastry theatrical trailer. 11/1/2010 I have a soft spot for the French — they do things with butter and pastry cream that often defy culinary imagination — which is why I’ve been dying to see the new documentary Kings of Pastry which was only showing at the Film Forum. Fortunately, it’s coming […] [Read More]
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