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 professionals but they know and care about food and dining and write for a living, so it’s a natural fit. You’ll see some changes to the look of the site as well as a bunch of new names in the coming weeks.
We start off today with Maggie Gordon, the education reporter at the Advocate in Stamford.
As an Irish-American girl who can’t really stand the idea of drinking a pint of Guinness (seriously, it’s like a milk shake, but way less tasty), corned beef and cabbage is the make-or-break measure of a good St. Paddy’s Day for me.
This is my first Irish holiday in Stamford, and I’m looking forward to celebrating with a plate full of my favorite meal. Hi. My name is Maggie and I’m addicted to corned beef. No really, just ask my roommate. The only problem is that while I’ve been spending my spare time googling around for a place that offers a corned beef and cabbage special next Thursday, I haven’t been able to figure out which offer is worth biting.
That’s where you come in, folks. I need your help. Where’s the best CBC in Stamford?
Here’s what I’ve found:
- O’Neills in SoNo is offering a lunch buffet, featuring CBC, fish & chips, shepherds pie, and other favorites from the homeland, as well as a beer tent out back. No reservations are being taken after 10 a.m. And yeah, there will be live music Irish dancers on scene.
- Tigin, on Bedford Street, will kick off the day with its first-ever kegs and eggs celebration, as well as pints and pancakes. Later in the day, Tigin will serve up CBC for $13.
- Tiernan’s, on Main Street, will have Irish dancers as well as a performance by the Short Bus at 9 p.m. They’ll also be dishing out CBC and shepherd’s pie, both for $14.95.
- Rowley’s Tavern, on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, serves CBC every day throughout the entire month of March. Lunch portions are $10.95, and dinner is $14.95. On Thursday, they’ll have half-priced Guinness (I’ll pass), Irish dancers, bagpipers and a live band.
- What else is out there? And what’s the best?