From The Editor: Biggest, Best.



We all have our favorites. Whether it’s for the best cup of coffee or the best cup of soup, it makes perfect sense to drive further than necessary for a taste. And we will stick to it, often tell our friends where to go. That is, until a friend shares her favorite spot, and soon the list of favorites gets a little longer.

That’s what makes our annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut, and its companion Best of Stamford, valuable. Sure, you and I can’t wait to find out who got the most votes. But the opportunity the poll results offer to discover a new favorite is more compelling and lasting. My household serves as a perfect example of this. Since we tend to be on the lookout for the next best thing, the listings directs us to new places, making our summer richer for the experiences we enjoy. Now I have another favorite place for a cup of coffee (and it’s a little closer to home). Same goes for that soup. Plus it’s nice to see area mom-and-pops get the nod they deserve.

This is all thanks to you. Once again our readers brought out the vote in even bigger numbers; more than 13,000 of them in 190+ categories. And so many from Stamford! If there is anything else this survey shows us is that our constantly growing city has plenty to offer and we will never grow bored with the ever-changing landscape that surrounds us. 

Speaking of exciting changes: We too heard about All My Children and One Life to Live coming back from the dead, and were thrilled to hear they’d be shooting in town, so we asked to visit the set to chat with our old daytime drama friends. What a visit! Not only did we get the scoop on the shows’ new Web format, and changes in production pacing and casting, but we also learned how AMC and OLTL were trying to draw viewers back. It worked. Within a week of the premieres last spring, the two shows were breaking online viewing records. They were clearly missed.

So if you haven’t tuned in yet, you can view new episodes via Hulu or iTunes on your computer, tablet, phone (or stream them to your TV). By the time you read this, the cast and production teams will be on hiatus but you can still watch your favorite soaps all summer.

Stamford Agenda

  • Juliska Annual Tent Sale!

    2014.09.15

    Juliska's annual shopping event is happening now until September 22nd, 2014 from 9am- 6pm daily. The sale will be held under a big top...

  • Gino Vannelli and Bernie Williams

    2014.09.19

    Since Grammy-nominated,singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli’s debut release of Crazy Life, in 1973, he has remained one of the most distinctive...

  • JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Registration

    2014.08.11

    Registration for the 2014/15 school Our Nursery School programs are designed to help children learn in an interactive and playful way while...

  • Neshama Yoga

    2014.09.12

    Fridays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Nov. 28), 9 – 10:30 am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • NFL Specials

    2014.09.17

    Are you ready to spend Football Sunday and Mondays with us at the Whale? Join us for $4 Bud Light Drafts, $8 Signature Bloody Mary’s and...

  • College Football Specials

    2014.09.17

    Calling all College Football fans! Watch your favorite college football team score a touchdown at Sign of the Whale. Drink specials include $4...

  • FAll 2014 Semester beginning - Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.15

    Our Fall semester begins on September 15th in our beautiful studios at Old Town Hall in Stamford. We offer classes for children age 3 to 18. Our...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2014.09.01

    September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre...

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Lord & Taylor- Cosmetics Fall Trend Show

    2014.09.20

    Please join us to benefit from the expertise of many cosmetics lines in a one hour presentation-which includes: -Fall Skincare and Color...

  • PRETTY OBSESSED

    2014.09.20

    We're Pretty Obsessed this season and you'll see why…. Let our Beauty Experts introduce you to all of the crush-worthy looks and...

  • The Bounty of Summer

    2014.09.20

    The Stamford Museum & Nature Center invites you to its inaugural farm-to-table supper celebrating the bounty of summer. Join us for an...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market)

    2014.06.14

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and...

  • The Way We Worked

    2014.09.20

    September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:Stream Hunters

    2014.09.21

    From mayflies to salamanders, there is another world beneath the rocks and leaves of the stream. Join SM&NC staff for a chance to explore...

  • Market Madness Sundays

    2014.09.07

    Sundays, September 7 – October 5, 10 am – 3:30 pm Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities...

  • Restaurant: Family Night | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Every Sunday evening from 5:30PM - 8:30PM Bring the kids to enjoy our Magician, special kids menu, fun for the entire family!


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