The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Colony Grill offering free pizza on Veterans Day to vets, active duty members

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From a press release: Fairfield: Colony Grill is once again offering free pizza on Veterans Day to any active, inactive, or retired United States Armed Services member. The offer is valid at all Colony Grill locations from 11:30 a.m until closing on Tuesday, November 11. Colony Grill has locations at 1520 Post Road in Fairfield, […] [Read More]
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Martha Stewart coming to Norwalk

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Martha Stewart is taking a break from making headlines about her reported feud with Gwyneth Paltrow to come visit Fairfield County. On Saturday, October 25, the domestic queen and former Westport resident will be signing copies of her new book at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk. One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, […] [Read More]

It’s National Coffee Day! Grab your free coffee here

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Today’s made-up holiday is National Coffee Day. To celebrate, these major coffee chains are offering discounted or free java: Dunkin Donuts:  Try something new – and free – at Dunkin Donuts today: Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Celebrate with a FREE medium New Hot Dark Roast coffee! pic.twitter.com/2zrCu4uVN3 — Dunkin’ Donuts (@DunkinDonuts) September 29, 2014 McDonald’s:  McDonald’s got a head […] [Read More]
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Celebrity chef’s local restaurant now serving lunch

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There’s a new lunch spot in Stamford. Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez’s new restaurant, Paloma, began serving lunch daily on September 8, 2014. The Latin-inspired grill opened at 15 Harbor Point Rd. in July. Chef and partner, Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s cooking […] [Read More]
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Farm-to-table dinner planned in Stamford

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On September 20, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center will host chef Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant in New Canaan for a farm-to-table dining event. Chef Lewis is “best known for his collaboration with actor Richard Gere in developing The Barn and The Farmhouse at The Bedford Post.” His cooking also earned him the title […] [Read More]
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Qdoba Mexican Grill opens in Westport Monday

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Qdoba Mexican Grill, a restaurant chain with three locations in Connecticut, will be opening its fourth in Westport on Monday, August 25. In anticipation of the opening, the Qdoba Westport team volunteered at Homes for Hope on Monday, August 18 (pictured above). The team served food and helped in the pantry section preparing food for […] [Read More]
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New roof-top bar opening in Stamford next week

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Stamford is getting a new roof-top spot. Sign of the Whale opens Thursday, August 14 at 6 Harbor Point Road. The website describes the new beer garden as a “10,000 square foot venue with a one of kind 5,000 square foot roof top beer garden overlooking the Long Island Sound.” The venue plans to be […] [Read More]
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NYC bakery invents a peanut-butter-pretzel-lobster hybrid

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Last time Manhattan bakery Dominique Ansel created a hybrid pastry, the country went “Cronut” crazy. The trend was so big that Connecticut’s own Stew Leonard’s made its own version of the croissant/donut, which they called a “Cro-Do.” If history repeats itself, Connecticut may see a new Dominique Ansel spin-off soon. The NYC bakery announced on […] [Read More]
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Bethel is home to the ‘best ice cream on Earth’

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Earlier in the summer, readers voted Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown the best ice cream spot in the area. But one national food writer says the best ice cream – not only in the area, but on Earth – is actually found in Bethel. Michael Stern, a food writer for TheDailyBeast.com, claims that Dr. Mike’s […] [Read More]
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Pork in the Park back in Stamford

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BBQ enthusiasts can mark their calendars for Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. That’s when the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival at Mill River Park returns to Stamford. The festival schedule includes all-day live music, BBQ contests, and food demos. The food competitions are: People’s choice, best wings, best ribs and nest bacon […] [Read More]
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