The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Village Vines extends dining deals to Fairfield County

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My inbox these days gets inundated with deals from sites like Groupon and Living Social — and now Village Vines — which expanded its discounts on upscale dining to Fairfield County this week. The site, which has been operating in New York and other major U.S. cities, only has deals in Connecticut with Barcelona and […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport restaurant on Kitchen Nightmares

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Patti Woods, our Westport blogger, reports that Bridgeport’s Cafe Tavolini will appear on FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares tonight (Friday). The last time an area restaurant ended up on Gordon Ramsay’s show, things didn’t end well. Sabatiello’s in downtown Stamford closed not too long after the show aired and the owner, Sabatiello “Sammy” Settembre ended up being […] [Read More]
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A prix fixe dinner that caters to the symphony crowd

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A NOTE FROM THE LBC: Lee Steele continues our expansion on the Lunch Break Chronicles with this post out of Bridgeport. When our tickets to the Bridgeport Symphony arrived recently, they came with a small flier that let us know that as ticket-holders, we qualified to partake in a $20 pre-show prix fixe menu at […] [Read More]
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Coal-oven pizza coming to East Norwalk?

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A Taste of Charleston in East Norwalk is no more. But the new guys, “owners of a successful restaurant and bar in South Norwalk,” are planning to open a casual Italian restaurant complete with an authentic coal-fired oven in its place. I don’t get up to Norwalk much these days, but  this sounds like it […] [Read More]
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The quest for the perfect corned beef & cabbage

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A NOTE FROM THE LBC: There are big changes in the store for the Lunch Break Chronicles. In an effort to bring you more posts from more places in Fairfield County (and beyond), the LBC is reaching out to some of the talented people in the Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Like myself, they aren’t culinary […] [Read More]
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Lola’s Mexican Kitchen: A newcomer to the Mexican scene

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LOLA’S MEXICAN KITCHEN: 135 BEDFORD STREET, STAMFORD The sleek, modern feel of Lola’s in downtown Stamford is apparent as soon as you walk in; it’s clear this is meant to be a place with a vibrant bar scene and plenty of margaritas. But sometimes I just want a decent taco. This blog is about sharing […] [Read More]
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