The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

Stamford slices shine on national pizza list

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When New York Magazine waded through hundreds of pizzas to name the best in the nation, they saved a spot for Stamford on the coveted Top 101 list. The magazine recently released a list of the top pizzas in the country for several different kinds of pizza. From deep-dish, New York style, new wave, thin […] [Read More]
Categories: food, news, pizza, restaurants

Thursday: Go Red tweetup with Anne Burrell

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Is Anne Burrell your foodie soul mate? Always wanted to chat with the wild-haired Food Network star? Then get working on composing the perfect 140-character question. The guest speaker at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Burrell will be answering select questions via Twitter from 11 […] [Read More]
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Stew Leonard and son embroiled in lawsuit

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Above: Stew Leonard’s on Federal Road in Danbury. A story brewing today doesn’t have much to do with food, but it relates to one of Connecticut’s largest food magnates. Stew Leonard Sr., founder of the animatronic-filled Connecticut grocery chain, and his son, Thomas Leonard, are being sued by the wife of a former Westport home […] [Read More]

It’s NOT 1992 at Garden Catering

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to some incorrect information in a press release, it turns out that this special was earlier this month, not this week. However, the $2 donations to the Junior United Way are ongoing. The LBC sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience! This week only, Garden Catering is offering 1992 prices on select “popular items” […] [Read More]

New delivery service comes to Lower Fairfield County

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Want bartaco for dinner without having to deal with the overcrowded bar? There’s a way to do that now. A new delivery service just opened up in Lower Fairfield County, giving residents the ability to order delivery food from city restaurants that don’t actually offer delivery. According to its website, GoWaiter.com ships out food from […] [Read More]
Categories: food, news

Finding love at Fairway

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Talk about taking catering to the next level. Fairway went all-out to accommodate one Stamford bachelor, who worked with the store to coordinate a sneak-attack proposal on his lovely lady. [Read More]

BARCELONA WINE BAR: VIVA EL MATADOR

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ABOVE: Counter-clockwise, marinated anchovies, Mussels al Diablo, the rear dining room and tuna tartare. BARCELONA WINE BAR: 222 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD 5/30/2009 The lone torero, stoic, motionlessly taunting his prize, stood printed on a banner in front of 222 Summer St. for months, similarly beguiling passersby eager for what was to come: tapas and Spanish […] [Read More]
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FRESHLY BREWED: NYC MUGGED

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5/28/2009 The newly-launched site NYC Mugged, dedicated to quality coffee in New York, is yet another example that New York’s specialty coffee scene is flourishing. The site offers a searchable database of coffee locations, reviews and short features, like where to find a cup of Stumptown, which made its East Coast debut last year. Even […] [Read More]
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“FOURTH WAVE” COFFEE AT THE MALL?

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LBC FILE PHOTO 5/23/2009 While at Williams-Sonoma today, looking at things I want but can’t afford, I was surprised to see that they just started offering a selection of whole-bean roasted coffee from the well regarded Vancouver-based 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters. This is good news for Stamford, which is still without a real independent coffee […] [Read More]
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ICH BIN EIN FETTE SAU

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FETTE SAU: 354 METROPOLITAN AVE., WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN 5/23/2009 At Fette Sau [German for fat pig], after you jockey for some precious real estate at one of the long picnic tables in the dining room or on the patio out front, you head for the long line at the counter. Here you order your barbecue by […] [Read More]
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