The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

New liquor license, Coolattas in Old Greenwich?

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With Dunkin Donuts about to land in small-business-minded Old Greenwich, Arcadia Café is looking to expand its offerings. The old-school venue, which has an airy, New England feel complete with high ceilings and an arched entrance, recently applied to the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission to switch to a restaurant model, allowing them to serve […] [Read More]

Cheesesteaks? In Connecticut? It’s more likely than you think

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ABOVE: Tim Allabashi slings beef at Tim’s Philly Steaks restaurant in Norwalk. Photo by Brian A. Pounds. Digging into a fat cheesesteak is just as much a rite of passage for anyone visiting Philadelphia as checking out the Liberty Bell. There are a few sacred truths about Philly cheesesteaks: Picking a side in the Pat’s/Gino’s debate will […] [Read More]
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Darien restaurant week starts Feb. 6

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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]

New delivery service comes to Lower Fairfield County

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Want bartaco for dinner without having to deal with the overcrowded bar? There’s a way to do that now. A new delivery service just opened up in Lower Fairfield County, giving residents the ability to order delivery food from city restaurants that don’t actually offer delivery. According to its website, GoWaiter.com ships out food from […] [Read More]
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Halelujah! Jamón ibérico is here!

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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 Hamlovers.com, […] [Read More]

Finding love at Fairway

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Talk about taking catering to the next level. Fairway went all-out to accommodate one Stamford bachelor, who worked with the store to coordinate a sneak-attack proposal on his lovely lady. [Read More]

Chocopologie seeking permanent home in Greenwich?

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Greenwich chocoholics rejoice! Word on the street is Chocopologie is hoping to stay more than just a few months in Greenwich, where the the Norwalk-based chocolatier opened a pop-up shop last week. The temporary location is scheduled to purvey decadent treats at 30 W. Putnam Ave. until Easter, but we hear Chocopologie is seeking a […] [Read More]
Categories: food, sweets

Celebrate the season with “Taste of Chanukah”

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Jewish Family Services of Greenwich invites singles 55+ to light the menorah with plenty of tasty treats Dec. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Celebrate the holiday of lights with wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts at the fifth annual cocktail party and “Taste of Chanukah.” The event, part of JFS’s Meet & Mingle program, which […] [Read More]
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Chocopologie opens Greenwich pop-up shop

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A little birdie (AKA our friends over at CTbites) tells us Chocopologie opened a pop-up shop Thursday at 30 W. Putnam Ave. in Central Greenwich. The temple of chocolately decadence, an offshoot of the original Chocopologie Cafe in South Norwalk, is set to grace the Post Road through Easter. So rest easy, they’ve got you […] [Read More]
Categories: desserts, food, General

The Big E: Fully focused on fried food

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ABOVE: Bloomin’ onions are a Big E staple. Though a gigantic onion, battered and deep-fried, is certainly a dangerous treat anywhere else, at New England’s bastion of gluttony, this is just about the tamest fried treat you’ll find. Yesterday was apparently National Greasy Foods Day. I shouldn’t be surprised that is a real thing, but […] [Read More]
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