The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Heartland Brewery ‘beer hall’ coming to Port Chester

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(Flickr.com/MattHurst) MTA PRESS RELEASE: The historic 1890 train station building in the heart of Port Chester’s downtown is about to get a new tenant – a food hall and beer garden by the popular Heartland Brewery. MTA Metro-North Railroad announced its plans today to lease the 5,630-square-foot station building. “This restaurant will be a positive […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bar Rosso: New management, new menu, all Italian

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ABOVE: Giovanni Gentile, right, and Rosario Procino UPDATE: You can check out the new menu here. Giovanni Gentille jokingly calls his new venture “The Italian Job.” If you don’t know Giovanni personally, you have undoubtedly seen him. As the owner of Capriccio Café and newcomer Volta Gelateria, Giovanni is the unofficial mayor of downtown Stamford. […] [Read More]
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How about barbacoa with that Tory Burch?

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Now Greenwich Avenue power shoppers can take five from browsing Mikimoto at Richards to grab another shiny accessory — the signature aluminum-foil-wrapped monster burritos at Chipotle. The fast-food Mexican chain, which serves up 1.5 to 2 pound burritos in an assembly line, high-school cafeteria style, dropped on the Avenue earlier this month. Sure, perhaps it’s a […] [Read More]

Prix-fixe menus migrate to new parts of Stamford

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The New England Culinary Group is hosting a weeklong gastronomical event in Stamford, bringing prix-fixe menus out of the downtown area and into the rest of the city from Monday May 14 through Friday May 18 in “Eating Stamford ‘Uptown.’” The weeklong stomach-stuffing celebration includes restaurant-week like prices and menus at more than a dozen […] [Read More]
Categories: food

Typical lunch conversation at Enzo’s

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Me: You know “other Maggie,” right? Salvatore: Yea. Me: She’s left us. Salvatore: You heard she died? Me: What? No. Salvatore: She’s a cow. Me: I wouldn’t  call her… Salvatore: No, I mean she’s a real cow. She was old and had no teeth. Me: Well, anyway… [Read More]
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