The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

New taste in town with ‘Eating Greenwich’

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Time for a little more flavor in Greenwich? The New England Culinary Group thinks so. The organization has announced a new event on the culinary calendar: Eating Greenwich & Port Chester, a week-long event Oct. 16 through 21. Modeled on the restaurant weeks popular in New York, Stamford and elsewhere, Eating Greenwich & Port Chester […] [Read More]
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Restaurant Week Bingo

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There’s no way I’m missing out on any of the action in Stamford’s Restaurant Weeks between now and Sept. 5. No. Way. So earlier today I decided to make myself a randomized Bingo Board as an incentive to hit as many eateries possible in the next T-13 days. As you can see, I’ve made it […] [Read More]
Categories: food

Brickhouse owns Wing Crawl

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The bellies are full ballots are in, and the votes are tallied from yesterday’s LBC Wing Crawl, and there is one clear winner: Brickhouse Bar & Grill. About a dozen chicken chompers participated in yesterday’s crawl, grading the five restaurants  on four criteria: Meatiness; Flavor; Texture; and Atmosphere. The scores ranged from 1 to 5, […] [Read More]
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New Canaan has restaurant week premiere Thursday

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Restaurant Weeks in Stamford is kicking off this afternoon with the lunch rush, as 27 restaurants open their doors to diners for a 14 day streak of prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. But City That Eats Works isn’t the only town in Lower Fairfield County showing off its culinary chops this week. New Canaan is […] [Read More]
Categories: food

It’s happening

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Just made it to Tiernan’s – our second stop on the wing crawl. Next up is Bobby V’s at 2 pm, followed by Bradford’s at 3 and Brickhouse at 4. See ya there? -Maggie [Read More]
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The Official Wing Crawl Schedule

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After taking your responses and the city’s geography into account, an official wing itinerary has been created for this Sunday, Aug. 21. Below you’ll find our schedule, as well as price info. Don’t freak about having to buy a bucket o’ wings at each place. There will be plenty of people willing to pool for […] [Read More]
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Pizza Wars: In defense of the Colony

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ABOVE: A Rico’s pepperoni and black olive pizza in the Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s tasting lab. 8/16/2011 To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, now we are engaged in a great pizza war, testing whether this city, or any city, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. By now you are all well aware of the running […] [Read More]
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The LBC hosts a Stamford Wing Crawl

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I can’t be the only one thinking it’s about time that someone in Stamford organized a Wing Crawl, now can I? There are pizza crawls and bar crawls all the time, but Stamford also has a whole host of places with saucy, succulent wings, and we at the LBC think it’s about time we compared […] [Read More]
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Bar Rosso is worth more than a sip of wine

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I’ve popped into Bar Rosso about a handful of times since it opened on Spring Street this June, just to grab a glass of wine or a cocktail with friends at the end of an evening. Their wine by the glass list is pretty extensive, which should come as no surprise to Stamford sippers since […] [Read More]
Categories: desserts, drink, food, General

World Barista Champion Mike Phillips coming to Darien

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Mike Phillips is something of a superstar in the specialty coffee world. After winning the World Barista Championship last year, he left Intelligentsia, a leading specialty coffee roaster in Chicago where he was a training guru, to start Handsome Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles. But in the meantime, he’s taking a road trip and will […] [Read More]
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