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Your guide to Fairfield County farmers markets

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We are well into spring and that means it’s time for farmers markets in Fairfield County to open. If you live in one of the handful of towns that has a market to open in May, you may have already picked up your fresh ramps and garlic scapes, others will have to wait until June, […] [Read More]
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Report: New Haven’s Sally’s Apizza is for sale. Sort of.

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A legendary Connecticut pizzeria is up for sale according to a report from the New Haven Register. Sort of. Sally’s Appiza on Wooster Street in New Haven has received offers to purchase the business since matriarch Flora Consiglio, died in 2012, according to the newspaper.Current owner, Flo’s son, Bob Consiglio, confirmed to the newspaper that […] [Read More]
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Video: Make the perfect mint julep for Derby Day

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  Jeff Marron, the new beverage manager at The Whelk in Westport, (among others in chef Bill Taibe’s expanding local empire), brings us this guide to mint juleps just in time for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Local author and CTBites.com writer Amy Kundrat and I took a trip over to see Jeff at the […] [Read More]
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Sneak peek: Best Daym Takeout

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Daymon Patterson, a/k/a Daym Drops, the dude from upstate Connecticut who made a splash on Youtube when his in-car review of Five Guys’ bacon cheeseburger got Autotuned, is getting his own show on the Travel Channel. The cable network announced this a while back, but today Daymon took to Facebook to show off a sneak […] [Read More]
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Lorca: The best coffee in Stamford?

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I have been a Stamford resident for nearly ten years and for the entirety of this time I have pined for a really good coffee and espresso shop. I have been a Stamford resident for nearly ten years and for the entirety of this time I have pined for a really good coffee and espresso […] [Read More]
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Dinosaur BBQ is here

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Dinosaur BBQ is here. The cult favorite from Syracuse adds a Stamford restaurant to its locations in upstate New York and Harlem — and it’s about time, anticipation has been high ever since word got out that the barbecue joint was coming to town. I remained somewhat skeptical after being not super-overwhelmed by a meal I had […] [Read More]
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Plan B Burger Bar’s grand opening

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PLAN B BURGER BAR: STAMFORD TOWN CENTER Plan B Burger Bar finally held its grand opening opened in Stamford, and I missed it. But that’s OK, they’ve sent me a few photos from the event and it only makes me want to go even more. I’ve been to their West Hartford restaurant a couple of […] [Read More]
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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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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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