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!