The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Celebrate National Pizza Day

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If you’re feeling down about all this snow, here’s something to cheer you up–it’s National Pizza Day (according to some anyway). Here are some of our favorite spots to try out today if you can make it out of your driveway (or if the delivery guy can). Vote for the best southwestern Connecticut pizza place, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, pizza

Martha Stewart coming to Norwalk

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Martha Stewart is taking a break from making headlines about her reported feud with Gwyneth Paltrow to come visit Fairfield County. On Saturday, October 25, the domestic queen and former Westport resident will be signing copies of her new book at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk. One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, […] [Read More]

Old School Pizzeria: Proof that college kids are spoiled

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OLD SCHOOL PIZZERIA: Lynch Road, Fairfield This blog has followed chef Derek Furino for a while now.  Beginning in 2011 when he assumed control of the kitchen at Behind the Net, the Darien Ice Rink snack bar.  Continuing into 2012 when he also helped open John Dough’s Pizza Bar in Norwalk.  After leaving John Dough’s, Furino […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza
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Downtown Milford Farmers Market returns Saturday

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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]
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Tell us: What should CT’s state snack be?

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While Connecticut legislators put the finishing touches on this year’s budget and began to wrap up the 2014 legislative session, the New York State Senate was mired deep in debate over a bill that would proclaim yogurt as the official State Snack of the Empire State. Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show […] [Read More]

The best burger spots in Southwestern Connecticut

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May is national burger month, and to celebrate we rounded up some of the best burger spots in the area. Using a combination of reader suggestions, restaurant reviews and local food awards, we narrowed it down to 28 places. We asked you to tell us where you go when you get a burger craving, and […] [Read More]
Categories: burgers, food
Mike Shartis, a server at The Dressing Room restaurant in Westport, and line cook Yaime Villa, make pulled pork sliders with pickled tomatillos and ramp butter for the crowd at last year's A Taste of Westport.

A Taste of Westport is back

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Show up hungry to to the Wesport Inn on May 1 for the 10th annual A Taste of Westport. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. attendees can sample food and drinks from 26 Westport restaurants and vendors. The event benefits CLASP Homes, Inc. – a local not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide homes and […] [Read More]
Categories: food, General

Whole Foods isn’t that expensive after all

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With six stores in Fairfield County alone, Whole Foods is a popular grocery store around here – but, as most things in Fairfield County do, it has a reputation for being pricey. Fortunately for Connecticut, Whole Foods actually has some bargains compared to a popular specialty grocery store in the western and central parts of […] [Read More]