Friday, January 23, 2015

High Expectations For Estia's American

In some instances before trying out a new restaurant that's a bit of a drive from our home base in Danbury, I do some recon. You know, the usual, read some reviews by blogger buddies and check out sites like Urbanspoon and Yelp. I like to get a general idea of what to expect.

Estia's American in Darien
Well, after a fun Twitter exchange with the social media person at Estia's American in Darien, we decided to do some recon and go check it out. It sounded like our type of spot serving fresh, locally sourced ingredients on an eclectic American/Southwest-inspired menu. I had high expectations.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chef Justin Kern Dreams Of A Fresh Takeout Alternative

I've had the pleasure of getting to know Chef Justin Kern over the last few years. It's one of the awesome benefits of writing about food events. The guy is super cool and pretty darn fierce in the kitchen.

Chef Justin Kern
I recently learned that Justin has a dream and started a GoFundMe campaign to help him get it moving forward. He wants to create a fresher and better alternative to takeout food.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

As you probably guessed by the word "tropical": This recipe is not local at all … but it’s also too good not to share.

Sometimes I just need a tropical fruit fix. It’s really that simple. On a dreary winter’s morning, I want to drink sunshine.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Love Life ... And Pizza at Brick + Wood

Love Life and Pizza. Now that sounds like a pretty good mantra.

It also just so happens to be the slogan for Brick + Wood, the latest Italian spot to open in Fairfield.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thanks + Happy New Year
As yet another year comes to a close I want to take a moment to say thanks. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to read my little ole' blog. Thanks for being a part of my digital life and my real life too.

As usual I'll be taking a little break from the blog to enjoy some much-needed downtime with Renato, extended family, friends and, of course, our three cats. I'll be back after the New Year, rested and ready for more.

Here's to happy moments and full bellies.

Be well everyone. Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Reopened Georgetown Saloon Serves Up Live Music and Killer Comfort Food

The Georgetown Saloon was always known for great live music. Now newly reopened, you can add great food and drink to the line up too.

The Saloon reopened about a month ago with a performance by Black 47. They plan to have national acts twice a month, with local live music every Friday and Saturday, plus open mic night on Tuesdays. A Sunday Brunch with live jazz is also in the works. While music is still a big part of things, Chef John Brennan hopes the Saloon also becomes known for the food. After our meal, I don't think that will be a problem.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Locavore Gifts 2014: For The Cook

Still searching for a few holiday gifts? If you are, here are a few ideas for the cooks on your list.