The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

The best Norwalk restaurant you’ve never heard of

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Back in March of 2009, I left the Norwalk bureau of The Advocate for a new job at Greenwich Time. I was excited for my new challenge and, though the Norwalk office was right next to Whole Foods and down the street from Stew Leonard’s, I didn’t really consider Westport Avenue to be a culinary […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Sometimes you take the high road

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Well folks, Sometimes you take the high road and sometimes you anonymously do this. But anyway, if you would like to read the dissenting opinion on the Colony/Riko’s/Ridgeway post, check it out. Personal aspersions aside, they are entitled to their opinion and obviously, they have done their research on the state of pizza in Stamford. Keep it […] [Read More]
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Anthony’s brings coal-fired pizza to Darien

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ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA: 319 POST ROAD, DARIEN The first time I went to Anthony’s, shortly after they opened their doors in February, Chuck Locke, director of operations for the chain, told me I could take as many photos as I wanted, as long as I didn’t photograph the oven. That’s too bad, because the thing […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza

The Stamford-bar-pizza challenge

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STAMFORD — When Rico’s (now Riko’s) opened and claimed to have a Colony-style pie that could top the original, we balked. I vehemently defended Colony as a Stamford institution and the purveyor of the gold-standard of the Stamford bar pizza. Things have changed. Riko’s has opened up a second shop in Newfield and Ridgeway Pizza […] [Read More]
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Bodega Taco Bar is coming to Darien

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ABOVE: Bodega Taco Bar in Fairfield. When Ole Mole in Darien closed, the town lost it’s only Mexican eatery — and even that was short lived. But the town is poised to see the second location of the popular Bodega Taco Bar land on the Post Road. Last year, restauranteurs Mario Fontana, Michael Young and […] [Read More]
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So who’s dietary whims are you conforming to?

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Great talker today from the New York Times about our new collective penchant for gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, vegan, local food, paleo diets, etc., and how that affects the (once simple) act of getting together to eat with friends. In April, Coco Myers, a writer who avoids gluten and lactose, invited a fish-averse friend to a […] [Read More]
Categories: Diets, drink, food