The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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]

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]
Categories: drink, food, General

New Asian restaurant opening in Westport

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Chef Bill Taibe, Owner of The Whelk and Le Farm, is opening a new restaurant this summer according to food site, CTBites. The Japanese-Chinese fusion restaurant will open at the old Bistro 88 space in Bridge Square in Saugatuck. “Imagine The Whelk…but Asian,” Taibe told CTBites. “There will be a small bar and a communal […] [Read More]
Categories: food, General, restaurants
Rowan Santa Cruz, 4, explored the fields of flowers more than the six course meal at Outstanding in the Field farm dinner and tour .

Get your tickets soon for Outstanding in the Field

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Thanks to OmNom CT, we know this year Outstanding in the Field returns to The Hickories in Ridgefield, with two events on September 4 and 5 led by host farmer Dina Brewster and two popular local chefs. Tickets for the event go on sale March 20 at 2p.m. so be ready to sign up fast […] [Read More]
Categories: food, General

Stew Leonard’s is on-trend

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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