The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

It’s NOT 1992 at Garden Catering

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to some incorrect information in a press release, it turns out that this special was earlier this month, not this week. However, the $2 donations to the Junior United Way are ongoing. The LBC sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience! This week only, Garden Catering is offering 1992 prices on select “popular items” […] [Read More]

In apizza we trust

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A few days ago the Connecticut Office of Tourism asked me to contribute to the launch of a new campaign called “My Connecticut Story” where readers can share what they love most about this state (and maybe win some money in the process). It didn’t take long to decide I would have to write about […] [Read More]
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Polpo serves up martinis, live music

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Polpo restaurant in Greenwich is hosting “martini nights” from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. At $10 a pop for a martini, it’s not your most bargain basement happy hour. But with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment in the longtime Greenwich standby’s piano bar, you could look at it as a relatively affordable […] [Read More]

The return of Restaurant Weeks

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Stamford Downtown is sponsoring its semi-annual Restaurant Weeks extravaganza, with dining deals at more than two dozen of the city’s eateries. This year, the 15-day belly-busting binge will span from this Sunday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 11. During that time, Stamford diners will get to choose from special prix-fixe menus, which range from $10.12 […] [Read More]

Butchering the old fashioned way

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Prefer your lamb local instead of flown in from New Zealand? Looking for some fresher-than-fresh sirlion? Ryan and Katherine Fibiger of Saugatuck Craft Butchery have got your back. The recently opened Westport establishment likes to do things the old fashioned way, meaning they start with the whole animal and work from there. Just be careful. […] [Read More]

Tell us what you think: Darien Social

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Looks like Darien Social, which opened last week on the Post Road, is shaping up to be a runaway success. By the restaurant’s second day in business, it had 100 reservations for dinner that evening. Chef Baird Van Beever says he plans seasonal changes to the menu, which currently consists of small plates, pizza and […] [Read More]

Name a cocktail, win a free brunch!

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The Ginger Man in Greenwich and CTbites are pairing up to hold a cocktail naming contest. The prize? A free brunch for two, complete with cocktails, of course! Here’s the recipe, courtesy our friends at CTbites: “Your Name Here” Cocktail Recipe: 1.5 oz St Germain 1 oz Pineapple Juice 1 oz White Cranberry Juice 2 […] [Read More]