Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Food news! Is there any other kind that matters?

Yay! - I finally found out where Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will be!  I'm pretty sure that steel structure is the cage to hold the dinosaurs before they're barbecued.  If you can't wait (like me), you can sample their stuff at the Harbor Point block party on Saturday!

Boo! - Chili Chicken and Spazzio are gone.

YAY!! - October is wild game month at Rodizio Grill!  Specific game is TBA, though I'm hoping to eat a meal that would make Ron Swanson proud.

Boo? - Saltwater Grille is beyond gone.

Yay! - There's an Egyptian festival on Sept. 22-23 with food, music, vendors, and more!

Boo! - Port Chester is getting a Whole Foods.  I'm not booing their good fortune, but once New Canaan gets a Whole Foods, then every town near Stamford will have one.  Thanks to the whiners who helped kill the proposed store at Bull's Head, I have to go to Darien to buy organic, non-GMO, humanely-raised, grass-fed, cage-free oatmeal.

Yay! (not food-related, but still cool) - Speaking of Port Chester, the historic Capitol Theatre has been renovated and has re-opened its doors as a rock palace!  They have some seriously awesome acts coming to the P.C., so check it out.

Yay? - Trader Joe's is coming to the old Borders store on High Ridge Road.  I know a lot of people are excited about this, but I'll wait and see.  I went to the Darien store a few times, and each time, I found something moldy or stale among my purchases once I got home.

Superboo!! - There's nowhere to buy fudge in Stamford.  There's a little candy store in my hometown of Northport, New York, where you can buy rock candy, fruit slices, Lemonheads, Big League Chew, and big honkin' pieces of fresh fudge.  I want this in Stamford!!  If elected mayor, I pledge to bring in a candy store, a cheese shop, and a bakery.

SUPER DUPER MEGA YAY!! - Oktoberfest finally comes to Stamford!  Dust off your lederhosen for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Octoberfest on the Meadow on Friday, October 19.  It'll feature food, Oktoberfest beers, and live music.  If elected mayor, I also pledge to bring a German-style bierhall to Stamford!  Prost!


Anonymous said...

Double yay to the Trader Joe's news for me, because I live right next door.

As for the Chili Chicken space, I work within walking distance and would really like to see a nice, basic deli / sandwich shop go in there...seems to be what's really missing in Bulls Head. Cafe Oh La La is too upscale (and expensive) and Subway is a chain.

Anonymous said...

Tappo on bank st is gone too. Another restaurant is moving into it's place.

SchlubbyNProud said...

Stew Leonards may have freshly made fudge, or they did. Not a particular fan of any fudge, it's always way too sweet. I suspect it's best enjoyed by people whose taste buds have died off somewhat.

J from CT said...

To Anon 9/20:
It's not literally in Bulls Head, but a very short walk from there down Summer St. will get you to Panini Deli, right next between a convenience store and pizza place.

Anonymous said...

clearly you sir do not like pizza. people want something new and papa john is a great example. not often you see a famous restaurant in Stamford like that plus they serve fresh pizza with fresh ingredients which makes their pizza taste great not to mention awesome deals and low prices on items.