The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

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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MARA LAVITT — NEW HAVEN REGISTER FILE PHOTO

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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Dinosaur BBQ at 845 Canal Street in Stamford.

BBQ Festival in Ridgefield this weekend

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Local cowboys and cowgirls can head to Ridgefield this weekend for the Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival – an official BBQ festival as proclaimed by Gov. Malloy. The Kansas City Barbecue competition and the New England Barbecue Society Competition will both be held on the grounds of the Ridgefield Community Center. Check out some of […] [Read More]
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Mike Shartis, a server at The Dressing Room restaurant in Westport, and line cook Yaime Villa, make pulled pork sliders with pickled tomatillos and ramp butter for the crowd at last year's A Taste of Westport.

A Taste of Westport is back

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Show up hungry to to the Wesport Inn on May 1 for the 10th annual A Taste of Westport. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. attendees can sample food and drinks from 26 Westport restaurants and vendors. The event benefits CLASP Homes, Inc. – a local not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide homes and […] [Read More]
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Easter treats to impress your guests

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In need of a dessert to impress your friends and family on Easter this Sunday? You don’t have to slave away in the kitchen all weekend, you could pick up something impressive at one Fairfield County’s many bakeries. Check out some of the custom-made cookies, cakes and sweets available in the area.       [Read More]
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