The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos
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CTBites writer releasing book of local all-star recipes

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The ladies behind local food blog CTBites.com are releasing a book of Fairfield County recipes on April 15. The book, Fairfield County Chef’s Table, written by Amy Kundrat with photography by Stephanie Webster, is being published by Globe Pequot Press, and provides food lovers with a chance to peek into the beloved recipes of Connecticut’s Gold […] [Read More]
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Rowan Santa Cruz, 4, explored the fields of flowers more than the six course meal at Outstanding in the Field farm dinner and tour .

Get your tickets soon for Outstanding in the Field

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Thanks to OmNom CT, we know this year Outstanding in the Field returns to The Hickories in Ridgefield, with two events on September 4 and 5 led by host farmer Dina Brewster and two popular local chefs. Tickets for the event go on sale March 20 at 2p.m. so be ready to sign up fast […] [Read More]
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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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Phil's Grill celebrates Darien Restaurant Week this week. Staff Photo

Darien Restaurant Week extended

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If you’re upset you missed out on Darien’s Restaurant Week extravaganza, fear not! We just received word that the culinary celebration will continue on. Check out this announcement: Darien Restaurants Warm Up the Winter Time Chill Darien Restaurant Week EXTENDED! Added Dates Feb 9-13 It seems this week’s snow storms might have deterred many from […] [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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