The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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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THE GINGER MAN: REAL CASK ALE IN NORWALK

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Blue Point Brewing Company’s cask-conditioned oatmeal stout at the Ginger Man in Norwalk. 11/24/2008 THE GINGER MAN: 99 WASHINGTON ST., NORWALK After mentioning my recent experience with the unfiltered, unpasteurized cask-conditioned ales at the Spotted Pig in the West Village, I’d be negligent if I failed to point out that the Ginger Man in Norwalk […] [Read More]
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THIS JUST IN: OLD RASPUTIN AT MONSTER B’S

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I have to say I’m impressed that Monster B’s Bar & Grille has Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (on tap) from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, Calif. “A sweet, very yeasty stout with both toasted and fruity overtones. A long finish on the tongue with more residual bitterness than you would expect […] [Read More]
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THE LBC ENDORSES: CORNBREAD & TURBODOG

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Photo/Chris Preovolos 9/27/2008 If I wasn’t so lazy I would have whipped up some crawfish étouffée solely for the purposes of having something Louisiana-themed to wash down with a bottle Turbodog. The dark brown ale from Abita Brewing Company goes with pretty much anything, but drinking it always makes with wish I had a bowl of étouffée […] [Read More]
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“I THINK I FANCY A PIMM’S”

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9/15/2008 In the waning days of summer, time is running out for one last pitcher of Pimm’s. The traditional British cocktail is made with a gin-based concoction called Pimm’s No. 1 Cup. Wikipedia has a good overview and sampling of recipes: here. All are basically variations on a theme involving: Pimm’s, lemonade, lemon-lime soda, fruit, […] [Read More]
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HAIR OF THE PIG THAT BIT ME

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Someone, anyone, tell me how to make this: bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Please tell me this isn’t a cruel joke like the “Whiskey Burger” cocktail outlined in Esquire earlier this year that broke my heart when I realized it has to be an April Fool’s prank. Or maybe not. Can you get that animal style? –CP [Read More]
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