The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Cooking Channel comes to Connecticut

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Cooking Channel’s G. Garvin will feature three Connecticut restaurants Wednesday night as his road trip show heads to the nutmeg state. Road Trip with G. Garvin will first feature The Corner, a breakfast spot in Milford known for its southern flavors and stuffed french toast. You can check out the menu HERE. Mama’s Boy Southern Table […] [Read More]
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Keep on truckin’

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Veterans Park will host a lineup of local food trucks this summer as part of the Downtown Special Services District’s Truck in the Park event. The trucks will park in the back of the plaza on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be music and tables with umbrellas […] [Read More]
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Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins and Bella Nonna Restaurant on East Putnam Avenue.

It’s free ice cream time!

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Who wants free ice cream? Baskin Robbins stores throughout the New York Metro area (which includes Fairfield County, according to the ice cream giant) are offering free ice cream now through September. Check out the deets they just sent over: CANTON, Mass.  (May 12, 2014) – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty […] [Read More]
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Where to eat and drink on Cinco de Mayo in SW Conn.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Looking for somewhere to celebrate with margaritas and tacos after work? We rounded up the most popular Mexican restaurants in the area. Take a look, and pick a spot!   [Read More]
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Brews & BBQ in Danbury

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Celebrate spring with the Brews & BBQ Festival in Danbury on May 17. Enjoy music, food and drinks from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Click here to buy. Want to go for free? You can win a pair of tickets by telling […] [Read More]
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Send us your Derby Day selfies!

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Saturday is Derby Day, the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. It’s basically an excuse to wear fancy clothes, big hats, and drink mint juleps, whether or not you know anything about the Kentucky Derby, the Triple Crown, or horse racing of any sort. Regardless of where you’re celebrating—there are a bunch of Derby Day […] [Read More]
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Food trucks galore in Connecticut

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OmNomCT has announced that Chef Michael Young, the man responsible for the Bodega Taco Bar food truck, is now getting a Valencia Luncheria food truck up and running. According to OmNomCT, the food truck “will be offering arepas, burritos, salads, and a few other options. As they go out and make food, they’ll tweak and […] [Read More]
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Iconic New Haven pizzeria up for sale

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Sally’s Apizza on Wooster Street in New Haven is up for sale, the New Haven Register reports. The family business has had multiple offers since the matriarch, Flora Consiglio, died in 2012, but the owners told the Register no deal has been made. “Sally’s is not going anywhere,” owner Bob Consiglio said. According to the […] [Read More]
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Report: New Haven’s Sally’s Apizza is for sale. Sort of.

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A legendary Connecticut pizzeria is up for sale according to a report from the New Haven Register. Sort of. Sally’s Appiza on Wooster Street in New Haven has received offers to purchase the business since matriarch Flora Consiglio, died in 2012, according to the newspaper.Current owner, Flo’s son, Bob Consiglio, confirmed to the newspaper that […] [Read More]
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Video: Make the perfect mint julep for Derby Day

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  Jeff Marron, the new beverage manager at The Whelk in Westport, (among others in chef Bill Taibe’s expanding local empire), brings us this guide to mint juleps just in time for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Local author and CTBites.com writer Amy Kundrat and I took a trip over to see Jeff at the […] [Read More]
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