The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Melt: Come for the cheese, stay for everything else

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MELT MARKET + CAFE: 7 LAFAYETTE CIRCLE, BRIDGEPORT Melt, not to be confused with newcomer Melt Mobile in Stamford, opened earlier this year just up the road from the Connecticut Post, so naturally I had to check it out. Our own Lee Steele and Eileen Fischer beat me to it, as did CT Bites, but they all […] [Read More]
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Recipe Exchange!

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Above: Orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe. A food-obsessed friend recently sent me an email. This is what it said: Hi, We are participating in a collective, TASTY experiment. As such, you have been invited to be part of a recipe exchange. We hope you will participate. We have picked those we think would make […] [Read More]
Categories: food, General, pasta, recipes

Garden Catering sheds two stores, plans for Norwalk

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UPDATE: Frank Carpenteri, Jr., son of Garden Catering owner Frank, Sr., says that they the East Main and High Ridge locations are no longer part of the Garden Catering family, but that the business will be expanding (including a store in Norwalk on Westport Avenue). FURTHER BACKGROUND: We are also now 100% family owned and […] [Read More]
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Jake’s Wayback Burgers launches Stamford shop

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JAKE’S WAYBACK BURGERS: 324 HOPE STREET, STAMFORD With Station Eats recently opening and Five Guys and Plan B coming soon, Stamford is undergoing a burger renaissance. And now the franchise chain, Jake’s Wayback Burgers is up and running on Hope Street. They replaced the short-lived Chef Luis Express, and blew out of front end, easily doubling the seating. […] [Read More]
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Bobby Flay in Stamford for food truck action

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Everyone’s favorite celebrity chef, guy who probably doesn’t write his own books, and television host, Bobby Flay, will hit Stamford Thursday as the Melt Mobile grilled cheese truck makes its debut. UPDATE: Ok, so the truck — and Flay — are already in Stamford. Yesterday they were filming a segment of the show, pitting Melt […] [Read More]
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Pizza throwdown: The best of the best

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If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know Connecticut is one of the country’s true pizza meccas, but which places really stand above the rest?  We’ve put together a list of the area’s best pizza joints, with one caveat. New Haven-style pies already get the lion’s share of the acclaim, so, in order to […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza

D-Day at Taco Bell: Doritos Locos Tacos drop

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ABOVE: A Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell. The lure of a taco wrapped in a giant Dorito was too hard to resist. Being a Bay Area native, I am a taco snob, but I will admit to occasionally, perhaps drunkenly, consuming a Taco Supreme. I am not proud of this. So today — after […] [Read More]
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Thursday: Go Red tweetup with Anne Burrell

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Is Anne Burrell your foodie soul mate? Always wanted to chat with the wild-haired Food Network star? Then get working on composing the perfect 140-character question. The guest speaker at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Burrell will be answering select questions via Twitter from 11 […] [Read More]
Categories: celebrities, food, General, news

Stew Leonard and son embroiled in lawsuit

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Above: Stew Leonard’s on Federal Road in Danbury. A story brewing today doesn’t have much to do with food, but it relates to one of Connecticut’s largest food magnates. Stew Leonard Sr., founder of the animatronic-filled Connecticut grocery chain, and his son, Thomas Leonard, are being sued by the wife of a former Westport home […] [Read More]

Yet another mega CVS may displace popular deli

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Deep in Elizabeth Kim’s article about the ongoing saga over the CVS at Bulls Head and its design is this note: In a city with relatively few chains, CVS appears to be making a significant investment in Stamford. According to Cole, CVS officials have made inquiries with him about two other locations in Stamford. One, […] [Read More]
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