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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @N_S @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@N_S wrote:

Just went to Vietnam central today for lunch.

Ordered an iced coffee with condensed milk, the van summer rolls, hot and sour soup, and veggie potstickers.

Iced coffee was slightly different in taste (too much ice compared to the coffee).
The summer rolls were amazing! Never expected it to have a refreshing taste with the sauce inside of it as well as the sauce served on the side.
By far, I agree with you JMF, that the hot and sour soup is light, tangy, and refreshing. I’ve never had a better soup. it was high quality. Overall, the flavors blended well with each other.
The potstickers were succulent and had a different texture compared to other dumplings I’ve had. The sauce on the side was extremely tasty (it might have had fish/oyster sauce).

I loved the experience, but didn’t understand the prices. Way to expensive for the portions.

The chef is commendable.

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Christmas & New Year Holiday Notice

by Cafe Mama Pho @ Café Mama Pho

Dear Loyal Customers,
Christmas and New Year is just around the corner, we have some special opening hours that

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Cast Iron Chef Chop House and Oyster Bar Opens in New Haven

Cast Iron Chef Chop House and Oyster Bar Opens in New Haven

by CTbites Team @ CTbites

There's an exciting new old school steak house in New Haven. The New Haven Register tells all...  Executive chef and restaurateur Attilio Marini has a simple explanation for why he decided to open the Cast Iron Chef Chop House and Oyster Bar at 660 State St. “I fell in love with New Haven,” he said.“My real estate agent was helping me find a location; he told me to come take a look, and I knew on first sight the space was perfect.” Marini, 46, has been part of an international restaurant family for decades. Born in Montreal, where his parents settled after their native Rome, the Marini clan left Canada and wound up in Bridgeport,starting Marisa’s Restaurant in 1989. Marisa’s then moved to Trumbull in 1997. Marini references fate often, starting with his name: Attilio Caesar Marini. “Attilio was my grandfather on my dad’s side. Caesar, my grandpa on my mom’s side. The two greatest conquerors in history…I was destined for leadership!” he said with a laugh . He attended college to study finance and intended a career in corporate law. But the kitchen proved to be a more compelling draw. “My intention for the Cast Iron Chef Chop House is to create an old-school steakhouse, along the lines of New York’s Old Homestead or Peter Luger’s. I butcher on-premises…pre-cuts from the wholesaler are expensive…so I pass those savings along to my patrons.

Vietnamese restaurant opens second spot on LI

Vietnamese restaurant opens second spot on LI


Newsday

The Rolling Spring Roll, the sliver of a Vietnamese restaurant that opened in Farmingdale in 2013, has spawned a sibling in Syosset. The new restaurant, in the same Jericho Turnpike shopping center as

Lebanese Market & Cuisine in Bethel: A One-of-a-Kind Find

Lebanese Market & Cuisine in Bethel: A One-of-a-Kind Find

by Connecticut Magazine @ CTbites

Connecticut Magazine shares a unique Middle Eastern find in Bethel, Lebanese Market & Cuisine.  Restaurants have so overused the word “fresh” when describing their ingredients that it has been stripped of most of its meaning. But when chef Hassan Bou Hodiv of Lebanese Cuisine in Bethel says he only uses “fresh” ingredients, he means it. Like, really means it. The shelf life on the restaurant’s tabbouleh: 30 minutes. “After a half-hour, it’s not good for a customer,” he says. This is hard to believe, but take a bite of this tabbouleh filled with bright green parsley and mint, accented by finely chopped onions and tomato coated in olive oil and lemon juice, taste the way the flavor of each ingredient pops, crisp and clean, and your doubts will evaporate. The tabbouleh is the best I’ve had and the other Middle Eastern cuisine offered at the restaurant — including addictive falafel sandwiches and shawarma — is as good as, and arguably better than, any you can get in New York City. Though it has little online presence, an unassuming location on Stony Hill Road in Bethel, and a name that lacks flair, Lebanese Cuisine is an elite restaurant. It was opened five years ago by Sam Baddour. A few years ago, Baddour brought Hodiv onboard as chef and partner and says he told him, “It’s your restaurant. Do whatever you want.” Hodiv transformed the spot, drawing on the culinary traditions taught to him as a child in Lebanon. “My grandmother, always she cooked. I helped her,” he says. He moved to the U.S. in 2004, and prior to his work at Lebanese Cuisine he ran Falafel House in West Haven.

2017 Best Restaurants: Experts' Picks

2017 Best Restaurants: Experts' Picks


Connecticut Magazine

Get ready to bite into the restaurants judged the best of the best in Connecticut by our experts, who range from veteran restaurant critics and food writers to contemporary bloggers

 Tequila Revolucion Opens in Fairfield

Tequila Revolucion Opens in Fairfield

by Ramin Ganeshram @ CTbites

Located at the former site of Wilson’s Barbecue, the Fairfield favorite of a dozen years, Tequila Revolucion features authentic Mexican/Central American fare in a vibrant atmosphere.  The brainchild of Ryan Gillespie as general manager and Mauricio Guevara, head chef who worked together at New Canaan’s Tequila Mockingbird, Tequila Revolucion is the co-owners’ first independent restaurant venture. “We collectively have over twenty years experience in the business and Tk years together at Tequila Mockingbird,” says Gillespie. “Each of us had a dream of owning our own place and when this opportunity came up we decided to go for it.” Gillespie was a manager at the New Canaan eatery and Guevara worked his way up to head chef from a dishwasher. At the pair’s new venture the focus is on seasonal food and, says Gillespie, they look forward to the growing season when they hope to source as much local food as possible. Since freshness is a hallmark of the Tequila Revolucion approach, very few items on the menu come premade, canned or frozen, down to the handmade tortilla chips, salsas, beans, and sauces.

Equipment warranties 101: What you should know

Equipment warranties 101: What you should know

by Brandpoint (BPT) @ www.connecticutmag.com - RSS Results

(BPT) - From smartphones to mattresses, almost everything you buy comes with some kind of warranty. How can you ensure you get the most benefit from a warranty, especially for a major investment that’s also critical to the comfort of…

Keep warm with a FREE Hot Soya Milk

by Cafe Mama Pho @ Café Mama Pho

Dear loyal customers and fans,
We know its getting cold outside, and that is why we are offering a FREE*

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @gutreactions @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@gutreactions wrote:

Vietnam’s Central is good. Visited for an early dinner last night and we enjoyed: a platter of pot stickers with pork; deliciously herbal plump shrimp spring rolls, a loaded bowl of Pho with flank steak beef; and a bowl of vermicelli noodles with grilled pork. We found the spice level to be fine even without asking, though I usually like to spike up my pho. Nice, comfortable room, too.
Caveat: Tom, the proprietor, is very friendly and communicative. While our appetizers came out in good order, the mains were delivered too quickly backing us up. I pointed it out nicely…

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Crazy Taco Mex: From Truck to Storefront via Hey Stamford!

Crazy Taco Mex: From Truck to Storefront via Hey Stamford!

by Hey Stamford! @ CTbites

Josh Liva is no stranger to the restaurant business.  He found his passion as a teenager, traveling over 2 hours to work at his uncle’s restaurant.  It was there starting out as a dishwasher, that he developed his work ethic and style. It was through those efforts that he learned an important rule: “Treat everyone like family,” just like in Mexico. With that in mind, Liva went on to open his first food truck – – Crazy Taco Mex – – almost 5 years ago in Stamford, a second food truck followed about a year after that …. and now, a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the heart of Stamford Downtown. Crazy Taco Mex Taqueria and Tequila Bar. Following the same rules of the truck by pairing quality foods with quality service. The restaurant takes over space previously occupied by another long standing Mexican restaurant, Tacos Guadalajara. The space was outdated and in need of a bit of a face lift.  With that, Liva and his family spent about 120 hours over 6 weeks renovating.  The new space is colorful and playful, offering seating for about 50. Read the complete article on Hey Stamford!

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Homestyleturkey @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Homestyleturkey wrote:

Don’t be afraid to try it. Nobody has said it was bad.

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Mama Pho & Amazon Restaurant for Prime Members

by Cafe Mama Pho @ Café Mama Pho

Mama Pho is now available on Amazon Restaurant for Amazon Prime Members.

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Harlan Haus Beer Hall Opens in Bridgeport January 10 

Harlan Haus Beer Hall Opens in Bridgeport January 10 

by Jessica Ryan @ CTbites

Five years ago Chef Stephen Lewandowski launched Harlan Social in the heart of the new and emerging South End area in Stamford. Named after his son Harlan, the modern American gastropub quickly rose into a mainstay for locals. Harlan Publick would open next, in the heart of SoNo. The local favorite offers creative comfort food and a wide offering of beverages. On January 10th, Harlan Haus, the German-inspired Bier and Wurst hall, will open to the public, in the historic People’s Bank Building built in 1917.     A century later the well preserved, 7,000-square-foot space perfectly marries the historic Neoclassical elements with today’s modern influences. Most of the building’s architectural details remain well preserved from the elegant light fixtures above, to the curved teller bank wall that separates the bar area from the rest of the restaurant. Harlan Haus is poised for success with its promise to offer superb, innovative, family-friendly fare in a social setting. 

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

They have lunch specials, a small discount on the price for some items, which are also smaller portions.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @nyexplorer David @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@nyexplorer wrote:

Yes there were a few sliced onions in the bowl but definitely not a side plate of things to add to the soup.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

Well, I am curious as to how it will be. There is not a glut of traditional Vietnamese restaurants in the area, like none. Saigonese is lightly Americanized and over priced for medium/small portions. The Banh Mi shop is mediocre, small portions, and Americanized to the extreme.

When I hear a “eccentric and unique Vietnamese cuisine concept” restaurant, or those words associated with any restaurant, especially Asian, it tends to mean small portions at twice the price, and dumbed down flavors. With Vietnamese this is a travesty since the flavors are so light, delicate, refreshing, and well balanced; even using some very hearty flavored ingredients.

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Connecticut's 40 Under 40: Class of 2018

Connecticut's 40 Under 40: Class of 2018

by Albie Yuravich, Michael Lee-Murphy, Mike Wollschlager, Erik Ofgang, Greg Moody @ www.connecticutmag.com - RSS Results

Allow us to introduce our latest crop of high-achievers under the age of 40, people who are standing out in the fields of sports, entertainment, politics, science, entrepreneurship, music, business, food and drink, social change and so much more. These…

Cafe Mama Pho 2016 Facelift

by Cafe Mama Pho @ Café Mama Pho

Dear customers,
We’ve been very excited to share with you the new Mama Pho look. We’ve given the cafe a

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @pabboy @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@pabboy wrote:

There is no such thing as appetizers in most Asian countries. Everything is brought to the table at the same time (at home) or as cooked (at restaurants). Appetizers are a Western concept. Personally I like to use a few bites of gỏi cuốn to cool off the heat of pho.

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An Evening At NewBrook Kitchen: Embracing Healthy Eating With Fine Cuisine

An Evening At NewBrook Kitchen: Embracing Healthy Eating With Fine Cuisine

by Jessica Ryan @ CTbites

Gracing the Westport restaurant scene NewBrook Kitchen embraces health and well-being with fine cuisine. The brainchild of Chefs Cindy and Danielle Hartog, a dynamic mother and daughter team, the casual café-style eatery was brought to life after the two were diagnosed with separate autoimmune diseases and turned to nutrition to control their symptoms. They found dining out to be a struggle; it was challenging to find restaurants, cafés, and markets able to accommodate their new lifestyle. I was invited to attend one of their popular Tasting Dinners, and always a fan of healthy dining I was eager to see what NewBrook Kitchen was all about. There’s nothing pretentious or over the top here. This modest, casual eatery is also BYOB, allowing guests to enjoy their favorite wines with a great meal at reasonable prices.

The Engine Room In Mystic: Food and Atmosphere Worth The Drive

The Engine Room In Mystic: Food and Atmosphere Worth The Drive

by Elizabeth Georgian @ CTbites

One of my favorite new-ish restaurants to pop up in the culinary hot spot of Mystic, Connecticut is the hip Engine Room. This outstanding restaurant highlights fresh, unique food served in a welcoming, very Instagrammable atmosphere. Let’s talk through their scrumptious menu while settling into their comfortable seats and remarking on their friendly staff. Whether you think brunch is overrated or not, you should find your way to the Engine Room for a leisurely Sunday brunch with friends. Set inside an open wood and brick interior, with metal chairs and shiny black leather booth seating, you’ll feel comfortable enough to linger over your meal, and unlike many crowded establishments, you won’t feel rushed by the staff.  Back to the menu, which has something for traditional sweet breakfast lovers and those who aren’t really into breakfast foods (oh, the horror!).  

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @N_S @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@N_S wrote:

Is Vietnam central still worth trying? I’m confused between all of the mixed reviews I’ve read.

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Eat Noodle Brings Ramen and Pho to Bridgeport’s Bijou Square

Eat Noodle Brings Ramen and Pho to Bridgeport’s Bijou Square

by CTbites Team @ CTbites

Noodle soup news from CTPost.  As downtown Bridgeport continues to welcome restaurants, the latest addition to the Bijou Square is serving up hot ramen and noodle soups in minutes. Easton resident Skye Kwok opened Eat Noodle in downtown Bridgeport on Jan. 8 at 269 Fairfield Ave. The eatery opened in the space that once housed Can Tiin, which closed last summer. A former Bridgeport resident, Kwok said the area has changed since his days growing up in the Park City. As residential development and the office market has grown over the years, he said a community vibe has developed that he felt his restaurant could thrive in. “Bridgeport is growing right now,” he said. “When I came to this area I was surprised (at how) it changed a lot, and I saw a lot of potential.” Kwok began working in the restaurant industry 22 years ago, after attending Sacred Heart University, and has since opened restaurants in other parts of Fairfield County. He also owns Sweet Basil in Fairfield and Pink Sumo Sushi & Sake Cafe in Westport. According to the business owner, he wanted to bring his own spin on the growing noodle soup market to the city, with options like pho, ramen and specialty items like curry soup.

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

I just had the chicken broth pho with grilled pork chop. The broth is great. The pork chop was marinated and grilled with tons of flavor. I asked for one of the Vietnamese hot peppers, thin sliced, to add to the pho. Fantastic aromatic flavor, but it got spicy at the bottom of the bowl.

If you like spicy, let them know, they will do you up. Otherwise the spice level is nonexistent.

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'Quynh' Now Serving Fresh Vietnamese Eats in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

'Quynh' Now Serving Fresh Vietnamese Eats in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens


DNAinfo New York

Chef Fred Hua opened a casual eatery inside the newly renovated bar Erv's on Beekman.

Mama Pho & Deliveroo

by Cafe Mama Pho @ Café Mama Pho

Hey, guess what? We are now available on the Deliveroo platform!
Are you hungry for some Vietnamese food?
If so

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MySaigonese

MySaigonese


MySaigonese

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Full list of new restaurants Wichita can expect in coming months

Full list of new restaurants Wichita can expect in coming months


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What else is slated to open this year? What’s coming up for 2018? Here’s a list of everything we know.

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @gutreactions @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@gutreactions wrote:

I have experienced what you describe, JMF. I get your point. But I do not see why my bowl of pho was brought out while we were still eating our appetizers. They do not complement each other. Simple solution: in the future I will specify with the wait staff in advance…and we will be back.

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Guide To Healthy Eats in CT: 2018 Edition

Guide To Healthy Eats in CT: 2018 Edition

by April Guilbault @ CTbites

We are only a few short weeks into this brand-spanking new year, and TVs are blaring with eating program ads, magazine covers are screaming about how to “Lose 10 lbs. in a week!” and gyms are overflowing with people running for their lives on treadmills (Run, Forrest, Run!). Naturally, the CTBites answer to the holiday indulgences? EAT! Ok, ok…eat…HEALTHILY! Our fair state is brimming with amazing grocers, restaurants, and speciality stores that can help you get back on track after a season of going full-tilt boogie with the eating and drinking. The best part is that everything is so delicious and interesting. Branch out this year and try some new flavors and foods…goji berries, Matcha, Cauliflower pizza crust (wha!), Jackfruit! Dive in and explore. Here are some venues that will help you do just that. One more note: We fully realize that due to the sheer amount of noteworthy establishments, we are not able to list them all here. Please refer to our past Healthy Eats roundups for more listings and also, please chime in with places that you know and love. The more the merrier! 

 Zoni Foods, Delicious Plant-Based Frozen Meals: A Conversation with CEO & Founder Zoë Lloyd

Zoni Foods, Delicious Plant-Based Frozen Meals: A Conversation with CEO & Founder Zoë Lloyd

by Amy Kundrat @ CTbites

What should I make for dinner? This daily lament is the million billion dollar question fueling a booming meal kit industry. Weekly deliveries of fresh ingredients with easy-to-follow recipes offer the promise of an easy weeknight dinner. However, a growing segment of this audience such as young professionals and busy families is seeking something even simpler, less time consuming, and healthier.

Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of January 21-28

Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of January 21-28

by Emma Jane-Doody Stetson @ CTbites

On Monday January 22, Chef Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s and Pastry Chef Kristin will cook at the historic James Beard House in NYC.  Join them, along with Top Chef contestants Joe Flamm and Bruce Kalman, for hors d’oeuvres and a five course dinner.  It starts at 7pm and costs $160 for members and $210 for the public.  Two Road’s 4th Annual Igor's Dream Dessert Pairing will unfold on Monday January 22 from 6:30-9pm.  Sweet Cupcasions, Wildflour Confections, Lovely Cakes, and Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes have all come up with the ultimate sweet treats to pair with the Igor’s Dream beer line-up.  A $30 ticket gives you the chance to try 4 oz tasters of the 4 new release brews as well as one of each dessert pairing.  Brewport’s Big Game and Beer Dinner will take place on Monday January 22.  They’ll switch up their specialty pizzas and salads with ingredients like wild boar, elk, bison, and venison.  Tickets are $50, inclusive of gratuity but exclusive of tax.  Call 203-612-4438 and ask for Lauren or a manager to reserve your spot.  Baldanza and South Avenue Butcher, both in New Canaan, are teaming up for another dinner, this time centering on “Comfort Food,” on Tuesday January 23.  Choose from soup or salad, an entrée, and dessert for $75 per person. 

Whose Vietnam War? Greenwich veterans weigh in on Burns’ new documentary

Whose Vietnam War? Greenwich veterans weigh in on Burns’ new documentary


GreenwichTime

GREENWICH - On March 16, 1968, more than 100 GIs from Charlie Company flooded into My Lai in search of Viet Cong. What they found were women, children and old men, none of whom were fighting age or combat ready.Still, Lt. William Calley told his troops to shoot, and they followed orders. Over a few hours, Americans murdered more than 500 civilians in cold blood and at close range. Some of them took the carnage a step further, raping their victims before dealing a final blow.This is the narrative that dominated news cycles in 1969, and that persists in our historical memory today. It is also the story Ken Burns tells in his new 18-hour documentary, "The Vietnam War.

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @nyexplorer David @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@nyexplorer wrote:

Finally got to try Vietnam’s Central this weekend. We went Saturday night 8pm. It was pretty crowded. The owner was very friendly, good service. We had the spring rolls, beef pho, stir fried noodles and the grilled pork over noodles. The spring rolls were ok not great. Was hoping they would be Nem (with the glass noodles, mint, etc.) but this was more bland. The pho was, again, ok but not great. The broth was a bit thin and while it had a nice beefy taste it wasn’t as flavorful or rich as I was hoping. Inside the broth it basically just noodles, broth and sliced beef. No herbs or other vegetables/aromatics, etc. They really need to put more effort into the Pho. The grilled pork over noodles was pretty good, as were the stir-fried noodles with chicken (plenty of fish sauce and lime which was nice).

They don’t have their liquor license yet (should be another 4 weeks), so you can bring your own.

Maybe it was an off night, I’ll try again when I’m in the neighborhood, but I was disappointed in the food quality. The service was very friendly.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Westjanie @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Westjanie wrote:

We tried Vietnam Central for the first time for lunch the other day and liked our experience. We are by no means experts on Vietnamese food, but enjoyed our food and kibitzing with the owner and server. It was lunch, we were not starving , so shared the fried spring rolls, the lemon shrimp starter and stir fried noodles with chicken. All were tasty and nicely prepared. None were spicy, but we had a trio of spicy sauces on the table to augment whatever we chose. And, by the way, they were doing a brisk business.

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Nibble: CT Food Events For Week Of January 14-21

Nibble: CT Food Events For Week Of January 14-21

by Emma Jane-Doody Stetson @ CTbites

On January 18, Terrain Garden Cafe in Westport will host a Winter Fireside Dinner featuring a selection of warming winter dishes inspired by cold season. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner with an optional whiskey or wine pairing with a view of crackling fire pits on the cafe patio.  It is $75 per person with the optional beverage pairing for an additional $30 per person.  View menu and reserve here. Sip for a cause on Saturday, January 20 from 12-5pm at the first ever West Hartford “Culinary Corner Pub Crawl” hosted by Eat IN Connecticut while helping to raise funds for charities dedicated to ending hunger in Connecticut.  The Crawl includes five of West Hartford’s Restaurants: Vinted, INDIA, The Cook and The Bear, FLORA, and Artisan Restaurant at the brand new DELAMAR Hotel.  Participants can go to any of the 5 participating Culinary Corner restaurants anytime for food specials in addition to the 1/2 off drink specials during the Pub Crawl.  Purchase your tickets here. Wakeman Town Farm will have a pop-up Fondue Dinner on January 18 from 7-10pm.  Enjoy 3 courses with wine pairing, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Wakeman's operations and educational programming.  Tickets are $85 per person.  On Tuesday January 16, Caseus Fromagerie Bistro invites you to an Italian Cheese & Wine Pairing Class.  It runs from 6-7:30pm and costs $45 per person. 

My Mix Creative Kitchen: Healthy Eats & Bold Flavors in Greenwich

My Mix Creative Kitchen: Healthy Eats & Bold Flavors in Greenwich

by Jessica Ryan @ CTbites

Mix Creative Kitchen is the latest to grace the ever-growing and increasingly popular health-focused, quick serve restaurants in the area. Located near the bottom of Greenwich Avenue on Elm Street, a brightly lit café style eatery now occupies the longtime vacant space. The restaurant was created on the premise of bringing together “fast food” and “real food,” a theme that seems to be trending in Fairfield County. As I walked in and surveyed the premises, noting the salad and bowl areas as well as the items in the refrigerated sections I was reminded of other local favorites; The Granola Bar, Organika, B.GOOD and Freshii and was curious to see how this would stack up against the competition.

Pho Street, Pho Restaurant, Greenwich, London

Pho Street, Pho Restaurant, Greenwich, London


Just Opened London

Authentic Vietnamese, with twists on classic dishes

Mannequin Challenge Accepted

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale


Hungry Onion

The old Pagoda restaurant which closed due to a kitchen fire is not coming back. A bummer because they had some of the best, if not the best, regional Chinese food in Westchester. The new place will be a “eccentric and unique Vietnamese cuisine concept” restaurant. “The tenants Tuong Bui and Michael Nguyen have been in the restaurant business for the last 30 years. Some of the previous restaurant venues they have owned are Nam Phuong at 19 6th avenue in NYC, NY, Zander House at 2300 North Centr...

Warming, Spicy Vietnamese Beef Soup in the Village — and Other Cheap Eats

Warming, Spicy Vietnamese Beef Soup in the Village — and Other Cheap Eats


Eater NY

Critic Robert Sietsema highlights some great affordable dishes around town

Snow Day Recipes: I Have to Feed You All Day?

Snow Day Recipes: I Have to Feed You All Day?

by Marcia Selden Catering @ CTbites

Snow day: You’re rudely awakened at some ungodly hour by your phone informing you that yes, indeed, there is no school today.  Two thoughts run through your mind, “Great, I get to go back to sleep”, followed immediately by a more frightening thought, “I have to feed them all day?!”   Relax, we’ve got you covered even if you didn’t brave the market the day before to properly stock up on supplies.  First things first, make yourself a cup of coffee, it’s going to be a loooong day.  Second, assess what you have in the house.  Assuming you have some eggs, why not make these fun eggs in a cup to start the day? Then you can kick them out to shovel the driveway knowing at least they’re fueled up. This is a great recipe because you can use whatever you have laying around to mix into these egg-mom-muffins, get it?! Follow up with our recipes for: Kitchen Sink Stir Fry & Simple Pizza Dough. Done...You've made it. 

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

So I stopped by for a late lunch today. Five to six tables full at 2pm. Tom, the owner was walking around, chatting with tables. He sat down twice to talk about the food and other things.

The beef pho is very good. A long simmered broth that was very aromatic. I would have liked a bit more beef, but otherwise it was very tasty.

I also had the Van’s Spring roll with shrimp, which was a nicely made, but typical roll. Also the Fried Wheat Pork Spring roll which i really liked.

I look forward to exploring the menu fully. Oh, and they have a 15% off, grand opening discount right now.

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 25+ Restaurants for Fireside Dining in CT: 2018 Edition

25+ Restaurants for Fireside Dining in CT: 2018 Edition

by Emma Jane-Doody Stetson @ CTbites

When temperatures plummet, it can be hard to find motivation to go outside and brave the arctic blast.  Fortunately, restaurants across the state offer big warm fireplaces so that you can feast in front of a toasty fire.  Here are over 25 cozy fireside dining venues in Connecticut. 1. Winvian, Morris: On 113 acres, Winvian, a luxury resort, has 18 luxury resort cottages, each designed by 15 different architects. Winvian also abounds with private gardens, a greenhouse, henhouse, apiary, a glorious dining room, and spa 2. Tavern at Graybarns, Norwalk: Tavern at GrayBarns is situated in the space that once housed Silvermine Tavern featuring elegant American fare. 3. The Goose, Darien: With its luxurious old style bar and welcoming tavern feel in the dining area, The Goose in Darien is a great place to enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, seaside-inspired lobster tacos, and entrees like St. Louis-Style Ribs and Steak Frites. 4. Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, Greenwich: Gabriele’s in Greenwich is a quintessential steakhouse that also offers Italian specialties. Aged leather wingback chairs, a hulking stone hearth, fireside tables, and private dining in the wine room all set the scene for hearty food.

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

I wish this place was getting more business. I really want them to stay around, but it has been a ghost town much of the time when I go at lunch time. The food is so much better at Vietnam’s Central, than at Saigonese up the road.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Foodygrandma @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Foodygrandma wrote:

There is a sign in the window that it is opening today, June 3.

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Donut Crazy Opens in Branford TODAY!

Donut Crazy Opens in Branford TODAY!

by CTbites Team @ CTbites

Donut Crazy, a local, family-owned eatery specializing in unique donut flavors (lovingly called Dailies and Crazies), today announced the opening of its newest location in Branford. Housed in the newly renovated 972 West Main Street, the take-out restaurant offers the full Donut Crazy menu. Conveniently located in a bustling part of town, the approximately 500-square-foot store is dine-out only, but incorporates the same fun, funky atmosphere as Donut Crazy’s other popular locations. The comprehensive menu includes 45 varieties of donuts baked daily, avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches, and Dr. Smoothie products, as well as Rise Brewing Co.’s nitro coffee and chocolate milk on draft.

Hello Saigon | NYC | Greenwich Village | Vietnamese Restaurant

Hello Saigon | NYC | Greenwich Village | Vietnamese Restaurant


Hello Saigon

Hello Saigon is a Vietnamese Restaurant located in Greenwich Village, New York City. From Pho (noodle soups), Spring Rolls, Vermicelli, Grilled pork chops, all the way to family style cooking dishes in Vietnamese cuisine, Hello Saigon provides authentic Vietnamese food from Saigon to the locals in N

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

I’ve been going to Vietnam’s Central 1-2 times a week since they opened. I really like or love most of the food. The only things I didn’t were items that I just don’t care for, but everything is very well prepared. I’m not sure which pho I like better the beef broth with beef flank, or the chicken broth with grilled pork chops.

By the way, their pork chops are fantastic. Thin, on the bone, tender, marinated lightly, and grilled up all smokey tasting. Besides having them sliced into the pho, they have them as an entree and I highly recommend them.

Listed under “Starters” the Mango Catfish is really nice. It’s a filleted, young catfish lightly battered and crisply fried. Very crisp batter, very moist, tender, and mild fish. The mango sauce is made from green mangoes, not sweet ripe ones, plus lime juice, and other sauces and vegetables, a hint of cilantro, and a tiny bit of chile pepper. It’s a cool refreshing sauce, not spicy. It’s good as an app to share, or if you order a bowl of rice to go with it, it makes a light meal in itself. perfect for a hot summer day.

The starter Lemon Shrimp are very lightly battered marinated shrimp, very tasty, and with a creamy, tangy, lemon sauce that is most definitely based on the French colonial influence on the cuisine. really nice if you like creamy lemon sauces.

The Lightly Caramelized Pot I had the pork, but they have Catfish, Pork, or Salmon steak and options, is long braised pork belly that had almost all the fat removed before cooking so it isn’t fatty, just luscious and mildly unctuous. All the goodness of pork belly, but with only a small amount of the fat, so while the dish can be on the heavier side, it isn’t the gut bomb of pure pork belly. The meat is dark brown from the tick sauces it is simmered in. It is meant to be eaten with or over the rice, and is a flavor packed dish of pure meaty goodness, lightened by the rice.

The Hot and Sour soup, with either shrimp or tofu, I got with shrimp, is not like Americanized Chinese H&S, but lighter, tangier, and more refreshing. And not gloppy like the Americanized H&S soup.

The entree of Vietnam’s Hot Wings were a bit too plain for me. Nicely crispy, nicely marinated before cooking, but not spicy at all. And I like my wings spicy. But if you don’t then they may be to your taste.

I will report back on other items as I try them. I have had others, but with how many meals I have out these days, since I don’t like to cook much on hot days, everything starts blending together and I can’t remember everything I eat.

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @Foodygrandma @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@Foodygrandma wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on the 15% discount. I thought their prices were on the high side even though the food was good. Halo halo dessert $8.50, ridiculous! Don’t know if I’ll be back after the discount unless they have lunch specials.

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Mama Pho Runner Up for Time Out Love London Awards 2016

by Cafe Mama Pho @ Café Mama Pho

Mama Pho has been voted Best RESTAURANT in Deptford in Time Out’s Love London Awards!

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New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @JMF @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@JMF wrote:

They will probably open in mid to late June. They have a hiring sign in the window, I think with hiring to start June 12th? (I may have the wrong date.)

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Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of January 7-14

Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of January 7-14

by Emma Jane-Doody Stetson @ CTbites

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill is hosting a Jonathan Edwards Winery dinner on Wednesday, January 10 at 6pm.  The four-course menu includes Honduran Style Scallop Ceviche, Foie Gras Torchon, Ginger Crusted Salmon, and American Lamb.  There will be a Jonathan Edwards wine pairing with each course.  It costs $100 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.  Attendees will also receive a special gift from the winery.  Reservations are required:  . Now at Bareburger Stamford and Ridgefield, bring in your old board or card games and receive 10% off your bill.  The games will be distributed to charities and children in need. Bridgeport's new German Beer Hall, Harlan Haus, will have its grand opening on Wednesday January 10!  Find them at 155 State Street starting at 5pm.    On Wednesday January 10, Trumbull Kitchen invites you to a Willamette Valley Wine Dinner from 6-9pm.    If your New Year’s resolution is to learn more about cooking, perhaps Cheshire’s Cookbook Club is for you!  Wednesday January 10 will focus on the slow cooker, and participants are asked to bring a slow-cooker dish, along with the recipe and the cookbook you used.  Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate and registration is required.   

New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

by @gutreactions @ New Vietnamese Restaurant to open Summer 2017 on Central Ave in Scarsdale

@gutreactions wrote:

Thanks for the heads up…

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The Dilly Duck Shop: New England Craft Eatery Opens in Norwalk

The Dilly Duck Shop: New England Craft Eatery Opens in Norwalk

by April Guilbault @ CTbites

Nestled at the farther end of a strip mall in Norwalk, right off of Rt. 7, is the newly opened eatery, The Dilly Duck Shop. Honestly, I feel it necessary to begin with the most obvious…what’s up with the name? “Dilly” is British slang for something notable or excellent, Duck is an homage to our fair state of Connecticut and the charm that flourishes here (ducks are also proud and colorful) and shop denotes “workshop”, as in a place of craft. So there you have it. The Dilly Duck Shop. It is not a store for winged fowl nor do they carve decoys. They sell food. Really good food. 

Cafe Mama Pho - Vietnamese Food in Deptford, Surrey Quays - London

Cafe Mama Pho - Vietnamese Food in Deptford, Surrey Quays - London


Café Mama Pho

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine based in Surrey Quays SE London. Mama Pho is a family-run cafe specialising in Pho noodle soup. Pho Dac Biet voted best food...

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