The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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]
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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]
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Darien’s Post Corner Pizza turns 40, slashes prices

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For its 40th anniversary, Darien’s popular Greek-style pie joint Post Corner Pizza is throwing itself the kind of party we can all get behind: throwback prices. I’m fashionably late to this, as the party has already started, but you can still grab a large cheese pizza for $6.50 if you make your way over by […] [Read More]
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It’s NOT 1992 at Garden Catering

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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

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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

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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]

Tell us what you think: Darien Social

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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?

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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]

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]