The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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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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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