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October 2017

Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge

October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 3rd annual Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge, on Saturday, October 28th is quickly becoming bigger and hotter every day! More than 15 registered amateur chefs will try to please the picky palates of the newly announced panel of 16 judges. “We have some very notable judges signed up, including Ray Dunaway of WTIC AM, State Representative John Hampton, chef Chris Prosperi, Connoisseur Media’s Rob Ray, TV Chef and Personality Prudence Sloan, and JW Stewart from NBC CT,” declared Lisa Gray, Executive Director of…

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Dinner & Cigar Evening @ Saltwater Grille

October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saltwater Grille, 26 Commons Drive
Litchfield, CT 06759
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Once again, Saltwater Grille is hosting an evening of good food and friends. Bring your own cigar or purchase a cigar from their selection of cigars. The regular dinner menu will be served and they wil also have a fabulous 20oz – 28 day dry-aged Certified Angus Porterhouse for $55. Just added specials! * Half Pound All Natural Premium Grass Fed Kobe Beef Hamburger with Fries - $20 * Apple Bourbon Glazed Half Roast Duck Served with Mashed Potatoes and…

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Inn at Mystic Harbour House Pig Roast

October 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harbour House Mystic, 3 Williams Street
Mystic, CT 06355
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The Inn at Mystic Harbour House is hosting their annual Pig Roast from noon to 6pm on October 29th. Food Starts at 1pm. There will be live entertainment all day. This is an event for the WHOLE FAMILY. Bring the kids, bring your friends, relatives and anyone you want to spend an amazing fall day with! Adults: $45.00  •  Children under 7: $20.00 Tickets are available online

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November 2017

Autumn Coffee Tasting @ One World Roasters

November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One World Roasters, 967 N. High Street
East Haven, CT us
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Come and bring a friend to The New Haven Collective's Autumn Coffee Tasting event for the fall season! What can you expect if you come by for the festivities? You’ll enjoy a fine cup of Harvest Blend coffee, brimming with subtle tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger blended with a rich Guatemalan medium roast. Or try a regular shot of espresso. Let us know if you'd like that espresso prepared as a latte, or perhaps, a pumpkin latte? Then, we'll…

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The Great Mac & Chili Challenge Westport

November 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
​Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector
Westport, CT 06880
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The Great Mac & Chili Challenge Westport

The younger sister to Chowdafest, The Great Mac & Chili Challenge will be celebrating it's 3rd annual competition at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport CT on Sunday November 5, 2017. Those who attend, get to judge who has the best classic and creative chili along with classic and creative mac n cheese. Like Chowdafest, everyone gets a spoon, pencil and a ballot when they check in. Then enjoy unlimited sampling of 20 different chili and mac n' cheese entries.…

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Touch-A-Truck and Chili Cook Off

November 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford, CT

Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the 10th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff. The Cookoff supports the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food…

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New Haven Restaurant Week Returns November 5-10

November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - November 10, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
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Although the weather is cooling down, dining destinations around the city of New Haven ( are heating up as NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK, presented by Citizens Bank, returns Sunday, November 5 through Friday, November 10. According to Market New Haven, the event’s organizer, 33 eateries across the city will offer a two-course, prix-fixe lunch menu ($17 per person) and a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu ($34 per person). This year, NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK will again partner with the Connecticut Food…

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser @ Stepping Stones Museum for Children

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Party for a Purpose! Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is throwing a Party for a Purpose to raise money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The fantastic fiesta fundraiser for ages 21 and over only features cocktails, Colony Grill pizza, dancing, and music by Fiesta Boyz Entertainment. Space is limited. Tickets are only $30 per person! Price includes pizza and open bar by David’s Soundview Catering. Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Buy tickets at or call 203-899-0606, ext. 208. All proceeds benefit Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.…

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Feast: A Native Buffet

November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338 United States
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Join us for FEAST, a very special Native Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Chef Sherry will be preparing and featuring traditional Native fare with a modern twist. The buffet will feature items that are entirely made in house and include breads, soups, salads, sides, entrees and desserts. Find the whole menu here: Museum members are invited to join us from 2:00 - 3:00 for complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.…

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Dinner with Fox Farm Brewery @ Engine Room Mystic

November 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Engine Room, 14 Holmes St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Dinner with Fox Farm Brewery at Engine Room Mystic

For Engine Room, the search for craft beer has become more of an obsession than a passion. Our mission is to bring you the rare, the revolutionary, and the radical brews that hop heads are perfecting all over the world. Often times our search leads us right into our own backyard, and in this case, to the small Connecticut town of Salem. Join Fox Farm Brewery to for a multi-course dinner paired with stellar brews from Fox Farm Brewery. Meet…

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December 2017

Big/Little Holiday Luncheon @ Mystic Yachting Center

December 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Treat your staff to a daytime holiday party like no other during our Big/Little Holiday Luncheon at Mystic Yachting Center! This special event allows smaller companies to celebrate the holiday season, together. It’s ideal for small offices, organizations with fewer members, or for anyone who just wants to join in on the fun! You and your guests will enjoy lunch with a gorgeous view of the Mystic River. Lunch is catered by Ocean Blue Catering with a premium cash bar…

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Gourmet Food Trucks @ Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

December 31, 2017 @ 7:14 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:14pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413
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Gourmet Food Truck Court at  Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are located across from J.Crew Factory & Bose stores. Enjoy a wide selection of gourmet food from our local food trucks on weekends, April 1 thru December 31.* GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS @ Clinton Crossing Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck Food Extrovert Meriano's Cannoli Truck Munchies Food Truck Fryborg Taco Pacifico Greekin Out Teriyaki Express See current list of food trucks at *Individual Food Truck schedules may vary. 

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