The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Pizza throwdown: The best of the best

If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know Connecticut is one of the country’s true pizza meccas, but which places really stand above the rest?  We’ve put together a list of the area’s best pizza joints, with one caveat. New Haven-style pies already get the lion’s share of the acclaim, so, in order to […] [Read More]
Categories: food, pizza

Thursday: Go Red tweetup with Anne Burrell

Is Anne Burrell your foodie soul mate? Always wanted to chat with the wild-haired Food Network star? Then get working on composing the perfect 140-character question. The guest speaker at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Burrell will be answering select questions via Twitter from 11 […] [Read More]
Categories: celebrities, food, General, news

It’s NOT 1992 at Garden Catering

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to some incorrect information in a press release, it turns out that this special was earlier this month, not this week. However, the $2 donations to the Junior United Way are ongoing. The LBC sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience! This week only, Garden Catering is offering 1992 prices on select “popular items” […] [Read More]

Polpo serves up martinis, live music

Polpo restaurant in Greenwich is hosting “martini nights” from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. At $10 a pop for a martini, it’s not your most bargain basement happy hour. But with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment in the longtime Greenwich standby’s piano bar, you could look at it as a relatively affordable […] [Read More]

The return of Restaurant Weeks

Stamford Downtown is sponsoring its semi-annual Restaurant Weeks extravaganza, with dining deals at more than two dozen of the city’s eateries. This year, the 15-day belly-busting binge will span from this Sunday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 11. During that time, Stamford diners will get to choose from special prix-fixe menus, which range from $10.12 […] [Read More]

Butchering the old fashioned way

Prefer your lamb local instead of flown in from New Zealand? Looking for some fresher-than-fresh sirlion? Ryan and Katherine Fibiger of Saugatuck Craft Butchery have got your back. The recently opened Westport establishment likes to do things the old fashioned way, meaning they start with the whole animal and work from there. Just be careful. […] [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]

New liquor license, Coolattas in Old Greenwich?

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]