The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos
A sign for Yuengling beer glows in a darkened bar. (Photo: Contributed / Flickr user MrSeb)

Yuengling coming back to Conn. What other beers are we missing?

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According to the CT Beer Wholesalers Association, Pennsylvania’s Yuengling beer — brewed in what its producers claim is the United States’ oldest brewery — is returning to the Connecticut market after many years of not being available in the Nutmeg State.  The Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association is delighted to welcome the return of D.G. Yuengling […] [Read More]
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Eat and drink for the animals at ‘PAWS: Uncorked’

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If you love food and animals, you may want to check out “PAWS Uncorked: A Taste for Rescue.” The event at the Stamford Marriott on Sunday April 27, will feature food, drinks and gifts all to help the animals of PAWS while they wait for a new home. Many local restaurants and food vendors are […] [Read More]
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Drink for the dogs in Bethel

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If you love pit bulls (and beer), head to Bethel on January 15. “Pints for Pits” held at Bethel’s Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House supports the dogs of Bully Breed Rescue in New Canaan. “Bully Breed Rescue Inc. is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of dogs in the pit […] [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

Polpo serves up martinis, live music

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Polpo restaurant in Greenwich is hosting “martini nights” from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. At $10 a pop for a martini, it’s not your most bargain basement happy hour. But with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment in the longtime Greenwich standby’s piano bar, you could look at it as a relatively affordable […] [Read More]

Name a cocktail, win a free brunch!

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The Ginger Man in Greenwich and CTbites are pairing up to hold a cocktail naming contest. The prize? A free brunch for two, complete with cocktails, of course! Here’s the recipe, courtesy our friends at CTbites: “Your Name Here” Cocktail Recipe: 1.5 oz St Germain 1 oz Pineapple Juice 1 oz White Cranberry Juice 2 […] [Read More]

New liquor license, Coolattas in Old Greenwich?

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With Dunkin Donuts about to land in small-business-minded Old Greenwich, Arcadia Café is looking to expand its offerings. The old-school venue, which has an airy, New England feel complete with high ceilings and an arched entrance, recently applied to the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission to switch to a restaurant model, allowing them to serve […] [Read More]

Countdown to the Greenwich Food + Wine fest

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You heard about it here first. Now here’s all you need to know about the inaugural Greenwich Food + Wine Festival, coming up in less than three weeks! Also, don’t forget about Eating Greenwich & Port Chester, a week-long event Oct. 16 to 21 that will offer prix fixe, a la carte and wine pairing […] [Read More]
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Bar Rosso is worth more than a sip of wine

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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

LOLITA COCINA & TEQUILA BAR: DINNER THEATER

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LOLITA COCINA & TEQUILA BAR, 230 MILL STREET, GREENWICH [Chris couldn't join me for a trip here, so he graciously allowed me to guest blog. I think after this, our resident Mexican food snob will have to make an appearance in Greenwich!] Lolita had a lot to live up to Thursday night. Not because I’d been […] [Read More]
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