The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Celebrate National Pie Championship Day

The 2015 American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships are this Saturday, April 11, in Orlando, Florida. But if you can’t make it all the way to Florida, click through the slideshow below to see where you can get some award-worthy pies right here in southwestern Connecticut. According to the APC,  “amateur pie makers, professional bakers/chefs […] [Read More]

Downtown Milford Farmers Market returns Saturday

Milford – The Downtown Milford Farmers Market will return Saturday May 31, as it joins a number of farmers markets opening for the summer season. Now in it’s eighth year the market will be open at 58 River St. on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 11. The market will include over […] [Read More]

Stew Leonard’s is on-trend

The “Cronut” hit New York City in March and became the latest pastry trend thanks to Chef Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery. “Described by many as a half croissant, half doughnut — this pastry hybrid by Chef Dominique Ansel is taking the world by storm. After its launch on May 10, 2013, Cronut™ fans […] [Read More]
Categories: desserts, sweets

Chocopologie opens Greenwich pop-up shop

A little birdie (AKA our friends over at CTbites) tells us Chocopologie opened a pop-up shop Thursday at 30 W. Putnam Ave. in Central Greenwich. The temple of chocolately decadence, an offshoot of the original Chocopologie Cafe in South Norwalk, is set to grace the Post Road through Easter. So rest easy, they’ve got you […] [Read More]
Categories: desserts, food, General

Bar Rosso is worth more than a sip of wine

I’ve popped into Bar Rosso about a handful of times since it opened on Spring Street this June, just to grab a glass of wine or a cocktail with friends at the end of an evening. Their wine by the glass list is pretty extensive, which should come as no surprise to Stamford sippers since […] [Read More]
Categories: desserts, drink, food, General

Sunny Daes for those Sunny Days

Holy heatwave, Stamford. I’m all for super steamy summer days, but every once in a while, a girl’s gotta take a minute and cool off. There was one sure-fire cure for blistering heat when I was growing up; my mom would roll into the driveway on the sweatiest days of the summer, and upon stepping […] [Read More]
Categories: desserts


Alright, alright. This dessert “salsa” — served atop dulce de leche ice cream — proves our summer of salsa experiment, now in week 7, has veered steadily off the traditional salsa path. But what can we say, Rafael Palomino and Arlen Gargagliano, the authors of our trusty guide, Nueva Salsa, certainly know how to stretch […] [Read More]