The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Whole Foods isn’t that expensive after all

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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]
Owners of Méli-Mélo and now the NEW Versailles Bistro and Patisserie, Marc and Evelyne Penvenne.

Versailles reopened and reinvented in Greenwich

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Versailles Bistro and Patisserie in Greenwich is under new ownership. For years a Greenwich Ave. staple, Versailles was up for sale last year when owner of Méli-Mélo in Greenwich Marc Penvenne, spotted an opportunity. He had been searching for a new location to open a second restaurant and when he saw Versailles was available, he […] [Read More]
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Eat and drink for the animals at ‘PAWS: Uncorked’

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If you love food and animals, you may want to check out “PAWS Uncorked: A Taste for Rescue.” The event at the Stamford Marriott on Sunday April 27, will feature food, drinks and gifts all to help the animals of PAWS while they wait for a new home. Many local restaurants and food vendors are […] [Read More]
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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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3D-printed food looks very … appetizing?

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If you’ve been waiting to jump on the 3D printing bandwagon because everything is just so boring if it’s not edible, you may not have to wait much longer. Two consumer products set to launch in the second half of 2014 will allow the general public to take semi-liquified food substances and squirt them through […] [Read More]
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CTBites writer releasing book of local all-star recipes

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The ladies behind local food blog CTBites.com are releasing a book of Fairfield County recipes on April 15. The book, Fairfield County Chef’s Table, written by Amy Kundrat with photography by Stephanie Webster, is being published by Globe Pequot Press, and provides food lovers with a chance to peek into the beloved recipes of Connecticut’s Gold […] [Read More]
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Rowan Santa Cruz, 4, explored the fields of flowers more than the six course meal at Outstanding in the Field farm dinner and tour .

Get your tickets soon for Outstanding in the Field

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Thanks to OmNom CT, we know this year Outstanding in the Field returns to The Hickories in Ridgefield, with two events on September 4 and 5 led by host farmer Dina Brewster and two popular local chefs. Tickets for the event go on sale March 20 at 2p.m. so be ready to sign up fast […] [Read More]
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Wilton Restaurant week is back

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Wilton’s Restaurant Week is back for a second year, and it’s coming up soon. From March 10 – 16, you can expect deals on meals at 19 local restaurants. The prix fixe menus are not out yet, but you can look at last year’s menus for an idea of what may be in store. Many […] [Read More]
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Bodega Taco Bar food truck coming

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Thanks to our friends at OmNom CT, we know that food from Bodega Taco Bar will be easier to get come April. OmNom reports that the restaurant, which has locations on Fairfield and Darien, is launching a food truck and catering business. OmNom CT recently awarded the restaurant some top honors in their annual “OmNomys.” […] [Read More]
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Taste of the Olympics (in CT)

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While Olympic athletes are hungry for a gold medal, some of us are just plain hungry. Try a bite at one of these worldly restaurants in Fairfield County, each one of which represents a country that’s competing in Sochi. Tell us what we missed in the comments.   [Read More]
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