The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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]
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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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PIZZA TRAGEDY: Motorino, Brooklyn’s ‘leaning tower of pizza,’ closed for good

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MOTORINO: FORMERLY 319 GRAHAM AVENUE, BROOKLYN My first act after stepping off a plane from Houston was to head over to Williamsburg’s famous Motorino for what I consider to be the best pizza I’ve ever had.  As we approached, I was stunned to find the above note taped to the totally empty building. Turns out, […] [Read More]
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Stanziato’s serves up Danbury’s finest pizza

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STANZIATO’S WOOD FIRED PIZZA: 35 LAKE AVENUE EXTENSION, DANBURY I just arrived in Houston and the brick oven temperature here reminded me to finish this post. I’d never say Danbury doesn’t have any decent pizza – after all, it’s got a Pepe’s and a few other decent places (Nico’s downtown has long been an evening […] [Read More]
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