The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Win tickets to see Anthony Bourdain in Stamford

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If you haven’t heard already, Anthony Bourdain is coming to town. The host of the the Travel Channel’s wildly popular No Reservations and author of Kitchen Confidential, etc. will be at the Palace in Stamford on Saturday, February 12 and here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets. All you gotta do is share […] [Read More]
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Pizza alert: Behind The Net is legit

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BEHIND THE NET: 55 OLD KINGS HIGHWAY NORTH 1/20/2010 I kept hearing about this pizza joint where the concession stand at the Darien Ice Rink used to be. But it couldn’t possibly be any good, right? This dude I work with My boss has been raving about it. Endlessly. He repeatedly attempted to persuade me […] [Read More]
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Casa Villa: El rey de tacos

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ABOVE: Alvino Villa and his daughter celebrate the opening of Casa Villa’s second location in Stamford. NEW CASA VILLA: 886 EAST MAIN STREET, STAMFORD 1/17/2011 Casa Villa is one of my favorite things about Stamford. It’s been an island of solace in times of homesickness. It’s provided me with holiday meals, lunch breaks and more […] [Read More]
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Tacopocalypse: New El Charrito AND Casa Villa open

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NEW EL CHARRITO: 7 APACHE PLACE, GREENWICH NEW CASA VILLA: 886 EAST MAIN STREET, STAMFORD 1/10/2011 Owners Carlos and Alex Terron, from the El Charrito taco truck, celebrated the opening of their new shop in Greenwich. They are officially open for business as of Monday morning, but had a little get-together last night. Coincidentally, the […] [Read More]
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Homemade bagels: Easier than I thought

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1/9/2011 HOMEMADE BAGELS I never really considered making homemade bagels before. I mean, why go to the trouble (which I assumed was immense) when I can always hit up Village Bagels on Hope Street? Trouble? Turns out, not so much. My sister occasionally makes them using Peter Reinhart’s recipe when the family is together. Unlike […] [Read More]
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Norwalk burger news: Blue Cactus Grill

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BLUE CACTUS GRILL: 51 STEVENS STREET, NORWALK LBC NOTE: This post is one of my ongoing contributions to The Hamblogger. Please, please check out the site, it’s awesome. 1/7/2011 You could tell by the look on my face I had no idea where Stevens Street was when my buddy Tim was trying to tell me […] [Read More]
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Taco truck coming to Greenwich. Kinda.

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EL CHARRITO: JACKIE ROBINSON PARK, STAMFORD & 7 APACHE PLACE, GREENWICH 1/5/2011 I’ve been hanging on to this news for quite some time and it’s been killing me. While Alex Terron from El Charrito has been hinting at a new location, she wouldn’t give me the address until last night. Well now it’s official: El […] [Read More]
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