The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: food, pizza

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]
Categories: food, pizza

Moe’s taco joint: Tomatillo settles in Cos Cob

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Apologies for the blurry photo, it’s tough to ask random people to wait while you take photos of their tacos with your cell phone. TOMATILLO TACO JOINT: 65 EAST PUTNAM AVENUE, COS COB Moe Gad has been busy. The owner of Pacifico in New Haven and Sonora in Port Chester has been dipping his toe […] [Read More]
Categories: food, tacos

Whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on: Shake Shack Westport opens its doors

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The above photo was taken by the LBC’s own Chris Preovolos, who brought a Canon 7D to an iPhone fight. SHAKE SHACK: 1849 POST ROAD EAST, WESTPORT Loath to go a week since the opening without a post, and even more loath to let a post about how New York’s popular Shake Shack is about […] [Read More]
Categories: burgers, food

Westport’s Shake Shack opens Wednesday

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ABOVE: Shake Shack food porn, via Flickr. SHAKE SHACK: 1849 POST ROAD EAST, WESTPORT 7/15/2011 Shake Shack, the NYC burger joint with a cult following among both tourists and locals, officially announces it will open their first store in Connecticut on Wednesday. The highly anticipated Westport opening comes none too soon for burger fans in […] [Read More]
Categories: General

BBQ alert: Firefighters ‘throw down’ at Fairway this weekend

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Join me and a host of other panelists, including Bobby Valentine, at Fairway Saturday as local professional and volunteer firefighters face-off in a bbq “throw down” to kick off the summer grilling season. Considering the saga that is the Stamford fire task force, this throw down may be a no-holds-barred grudge match. FAIRWAY: In lieu […] [Read More]
Categories: General

The Peruvian take on Chinese fried rice

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I ordered food from the place advertising Spanish cuisine, and got Chinese food instead. This was not an error. A brightly colored food truck, Lomo En Ruedas, has been stationed in front of the People’s Bank headquarters and alongside St. Vincent’s hospital. These days it’s on Broad Street behind the Superior Court.  Whenever I walk […] [Read More]
Categories: food

ReNapoli brings three types of pizza to Old Greenwich

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RENAPOLI: 216 SOUND BEACH AVENUE, OLD GREENWICH If you’re looking for a place to grab lunch in Old Greenwich, things just got a little more interesting. As first reported in Lincoln’s Log, ReNapoli opened its doors in early April, offering Chicago Italian beef alongside Napolitana, Romana, and New York pizza options. Since then, I’ve been […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza