The Lunch Break Chronicles

with Chris Preovolos

SAVEUR TO CONNECTICUT: GO MAKE AH-BEETS

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4/29/2009 Seeing my adopted home state reduced to an index of pizzas, burgers and deep-fried hot dogs is obviously fine by me. Connecticut is featured on Saveur magazine’s monthly “State Plates” page, with a centerpiece photo that makes me wish I lived a little closer to Pepe’s. In the rundown are – of course – […] [Read More]
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GIVE ME A SIXER OF LIBERTY ALE OR GIVE ME DEATH

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ABOVE: A hastily poured, warmish Anderson Valley ESB. I’ll try to do better next time. 4/26/2009 Considering that Connecticut’s blue laws have roots in colonial times, I doubt Patrick Henry would have considered the inability to obtain alcoholic beverages on the Sabbath as a valid reason to enter into a bloody revolution. But wars have […] [Read More]
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MEXICAN STANDOFF: A NORWALK TACO THROWDOWN

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ABOVE: Tacos at Los Portales Mexican Grocery in Norwalk. 4/16/2009 In my endless search for quality tacos and taco-related foods, I decided it was finally time for a side-by-side comparison of the taco joints on Fort Point St. in Norwalk. A taco throwdown was in the works and along for the ride was reporter Magdalene […] [Read More]
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CHANGES ON SUMMER

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4/14/2009 Local Stamford bloggers, Stamford Talk and Streets of Stamford are kicking my butt…but what’s new? I must admit, I pretty much never walk down lower Summer St. when I’m heading downtown, so I haven’t taken much note of changes down there. However, Stamford talk has a recent post about the opening of the new […] [Read More]
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FIVE NAPKIN BURGER AND MORE PROOF I’M NOT CATHOLIC

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ABOVE: Five Napkin Burger’s classic burger. FIVE NAPKIN BURGER: 45TH ST. AND 9TH AVE., NEW YORK 4/10/2009 In town for the New York International Show, where I decided my next car should be a 2010 Porsche 911 Targa 4S, I had to stop at nearby Five Napkin Burger for my Good Friday lunch. The Hell’s […] [Read More]
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MAKE THIS: DUTCH BABY

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4/10/2009 One day this week, I woke up, grabbed the most recent issue of Gourmet off of my bedside and immediately realized that I had to make half-pancake-half-popover for breakfast. I meant to photograph it for the blog, but I ended up eating most of it before I could really got the chance to grab […] [Read More]
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BULLS HEAD MARKET: ILENE’S DREAM

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ABOVE: Ilene’s Dream makes any day the day after Thanksgiving. BULL’S HEAD MARKET: 2 HIGH RIDGE PARK, STAMFORD [THE SECRET LOCATION] 4/9/2009 Despite possessing a name offensive to a proud Bay Area native, The Frisco sandwich at Bull’s Head Market is pretty good. Lord knows I love me some avocado and bacon. But I’ve since […] [Read More]
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FILE UNDER: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

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4/9/2009 Alice Waters, Tony Bourdain and the dude from Ace of Cakes who always wears an Intelligentsia ball cap, speaking in Hartford??? Shoot. I really wish I knew about this before it was sold out. Yet another event I’d love to see but am not willing to pay money for a simulcast. SEE ALSO: the […] [Read More]
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