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Stamford wine bar Cotto earns ‘very good’ from NY Times

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Stamford’s Cotto Wine Bar & Pizzeria earned a “Very Good” from The New York Times in today’s restaurant review in the paper’s N.Y./Region section. The rating is quite a feather in the cap of owners Claudio and Silvy Ridolfi. Read more about Cotto on the Stamford 411 newsroom blog, and in Advocate business reporter Olivia Just’s article […] [Read More]
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Chef Pietro Scotti, owner of DaPietro's restaurant, serves stuffed portobello mushrooms and a beet salad. Photo: Meg Barone

Chef Demos at Chowdafest

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For the first time Chowdafest will be hosting cooking demos, and thanks to OmNomCT we know the lineup. You may have read about Stamford’s Hunter Zampa in Culture Cache, or you may have seen him on Food Network back in December. At 13, Hunter won Food Network’s special teen edition of “Chopped.” Now, he has […] [Read More]
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Drink for the dogs in Bethel

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If you love pit bulls (and beer), head to Bethel on January 15. “Pints for Pits” held at Bethel’s Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House supports the dogs of Bully Breed Rescue in New Canaan. “Bully Breed Rescue Inc. is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to the rescuing and rehoming of dogs in the pit […] [Read More]
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OMNOMCT’s 3rd annual OmNomys

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Our friends over at OMNOMCT released the results of their 2013 annual restaurant awards, known as “OmNomys.” The “OmNomys” are superlative style awards that are garnished upon some of the best restaurants Greater Fairfield County has to offer.  Some of the awards are based on the food served at the restaurants while other awards are based […] [Read More]
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Local restaurants recognized

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The Connecticut Restaurant Association held its Salute to Excellence Awards & Recognition Dinner on Tuesday December 3. Restaurants throughout the state were honored in 5 different categories, and Fairfield County was well-represented. Check out which local restaurants and people were recognized for excellence: For a complete list of all winners and finalists visit OmNom CT. [Read More]
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Food trucks to park in Stamford for a good cause

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This Wednesday, you’ll be able to do some good during your lunch break. Four area food truck — Melt Mobile, The Local Meatball, Maddie’s Food Truck and LobsterCraft — will set up shop in Stamford’s Harbor Point Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A portion of their sales will be donated to the Food […] [Read More]
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Farm-to-door service in Darien and New Canaan

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  Thanks to Maureen Shankar and Chef Lauren Peden’s new business, Fresh Dine, New Canaan and Darien residents can enjoy fresh home-cooked meals without doing any of the heavy lifting.   Writers at OmnomCT recently got the first official delivery from the local women – Maine salmon filets over quinoa salad. Here’s what they had […] [Read More]
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Sneak peek: Best Daym Takeout

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Daymon Patterson, a/k/a Daym Drops, the dude from upstate Connecticut who made a splash on Youtube when his in-car review of Five Guys’ bacon cheeseburger got Autotuned, is getting his own show on the Travel Channel. The cable network announced this a while back, but today Daymon took to Facebook to show off a sneak […] [Read More]
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Stamford, Darien Restaurant Weeks begin Sunday

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Stamford and Darien restaurant-goers better prepare themselves for the most magical time of the year: Restaurant Week. Stamford’s semi-annual Restaurant Week is back again, and beginning Sunday, diners will have access to prix fixe menus at 27 Stamford restaurants, offering up options for lunch and dinner. The two-week event will run from Sunday, Feb. 24 […] [Read More]

Shake Shack rated among America’s most important restaurants

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At some restaurants, when the line is too long, you go somewhere else. Not at Shake Shack. And because of that, the burger chain known for its juicy hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and out-the-door lines has been declared one of the 20 “most important” restaurants in America. Shake Shack ranks 16th on foodie magazine Bon Appetit’s […] [Read More]
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