Sunday, July 31, 2011

Daddy's is done, plus other stuff

Daddy's Junky Music, the best spot in town to buy an amp that goes to eleven, has, sadly, closed its doors.

I did my part to support this very cool business; I bought my wife a piano stool there - and even paid cash! It's too bad there isn't more of a homegrown music scene in Stamford. Also, rumors have been swirling for a few years that the Rich Company wants to tear down the one-story building that housed Daddy's and put up something bigger, which is kind of a shame because it's a nice holdover from old-school downtown. Check out a few of the neat details:

In the meantime, if they replace it with A) Panera Bread, B) Starbucks, C) Pinkberry, or D) CVS, then I will officially give up.

In other news, if you didn't try a flatbread sandwich at Sandella's on Bedford Street, well, you'll never get the chance now (that'll teach you to procrastinate). Sandella's, which I also never visited, is going to become picante!, and from the sign, I'm guessing it'll be something like Sierra Grille or Chipotle.

On the plus side, if you go to the right restaurant to know what to ask for, you can enjoy this amazing sushi roll:

And if sushi's not your thing, there's always the new Shake Shack in Westport...


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Case of the Purloined Pizza

It's time to take cover because the pepperoni and hot oil are going to be flying fast and furious!! From this article in the Advocate: Colony Grill is accusing two former employees of stealing their secret sauce recipe and opening up a new pizzeria. This sounds like a case for the Stamford Pizza Tour! (And a bad 90's ABC sitcom plot.) Let's see if Elliot, Scott and the rest of the SPT gang can get to the bottom of this mystery!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Party like a Peruvian

This year marks the 190th anniversary of Peru's independence from Spain, and you can celebrate the land of llamas, chicha and Machu Picchu at the Peruvian American Community Center's gala on Saturday July 30th! It takes place at the Sheraton Stamford (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 7 PM and the party goes until 1:30 AM - woohoo!! If you've never had Peruvian food, you'll be in for a real treat (I think I smell a future blog post...).

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I got Hammered!

I don't care if you think he's cheesy; I loved seeing M.C. Hammer at Alive @ Five. I was twelve when U Can't Touch This dropped, so Hammer was huge during my formative years (this was before I discovered Guns N' Roses). I managed to squeeze my way up pretty close to the stage, so here are some pictures I took. I'd post some video, but I'm not sure about the legal stuff, plus some lady kept bumping into me and shaking the camera. Personal space, people!!

The anticipation...

He's still got it!

Breakin' it down.

Hammer gets amorous.

Want to know why he hasn't quit? Because he's 2 legit.

The Governor is a fan!