The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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

Stamford slices shine on national pizza list

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When New York Magazine waded through hundreds of pizzas to name the best in the nation, they saved a spot for Stamford on the coveted Top 101 list. The magazine recently released a list of the top pizzas in the country for several different kinds of pizza. From deep-dish, New York style, new wave, thin […] [Read More]
Categories: food, news, pizza, restaurants

Some like it hot

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John Dough’s Pizza Bar in Norwalk was shut down for a few weeks by frankenstorm Sandy, but they are back in business with a “Man Versus Food” style pizza challenge. Here’s the deal: One small pizza Mozzarella Cherry peppers Jalapeño peppers Habanero hot oil Ghost chile hot oil Special hot tomato sauce One beer or […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza

First taste: Norwalk’s New Haven slice

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JOHN DOUGH’S PIZZA BAR: 77 NORTH MAIN STREET, NORWALK Last month, Chris and I took a brief tour of the upcoming New Haven pizza joint in Norwalk. Chris is currently “stuck” honeymooning in Spain, but a few of us got a chance to try some of the pies. They are as legit as their siblings […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza

Today’s excuse to eat pizza

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September 5 is, apparently, national cheese pizza day. I’ve done a lot of research on this topic (two minutes on Google) and have scientifically determined that this is a made-up holiday. Compared to other made-up holidays (I’m looking at you, Groundhog Day), this really has a cause I can get behind. I suspect national cheese […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza

Sneak peek: John Dough’s Pizza Bar in Norwalk

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JOHN DOUGH’S PIZZA BAR: 77 NORTH MAIN STREET, NORWALK “We’re going to introduce New Haven style pizza to SoNo.” If you’ve ever tried the pizza at Behind the Net in the Darien Ice Rink, you already know what owner Bill Ferguson and chef Derek Furino are all about. If things go forward as planned, they’ll […] [Read More]
Categories: bars, food, pizza