The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Whole Foods isn’t that expensive after all

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]

Tell us what you think: Darien Social

Looks like Darien Social, which opened last week on the Post Road, is shaping up to be a runaway success. By the restaurant’s second day in business, it had 100 reservations for dinner that evening. Chef Baird Van Beever says he plans seasonal changes to the menu, which currently consists of small plates, pizza and […] [Read More]

Darien restaurant week starts Feb. 6

Above: The Pan-seared scallops in chickpea purée at Café D’Azur, one of the participating restaurants in Darien Restaurant Week. This just in from the organizers of Darien Restaurant Week: Darien Restaurant Week will offer consumers great deals, the opportunity to experience some new restaurants, and re-visit a few of their favorites throughout the next installment […] [Read More]

Halelujah! Jamón ibérico is here!

Better late than never. Four years after the U.S. Department of Agriculture lifted its ban on the famed jamón ibérico, the most prized of Spanish hams, Greenwich now has its own team of importers. Greenwich native Josh Merrow and partner Guy Spriggs, featured in a recent profile in Greenwich Citizen, are the brains behind, […] [Read More]