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From the Editor: People's Choice



This has been a banner year for Stamford in Moffly Media’s annual Best of the Gold Coast poll (see pg. 71). Not only did more city hot spots score a win than ever before, but as the roundup shows, people from all over Fairfield County, through their votes, tell us they like to come here to wine and dine. With nearly 70,000 votes, almost tripling last year’s tally, the endorsement by our town neighbors (and our very own, of course) is certainly worth a self-congratulatory pat on the back. It also confirms what we have known for some time: that “The City That Works” likes to play at night and on weekends. And we prefer it that way.

 All this is encouraging, especially when you consider that for the inaugural poll ten years ago, only a handful of Stamford businesses won (and only a few thousand votes were cast—some on handwritten ballots no less). It would seem appropriate then that in this issue we also raise a glass to winners in all categories in our Best of Stamford (see pg. 103). In it you will discover upset wins, new names and reliable favorites, large businesses and small mom-and-pops, all deserving of the nod. Regarded together they reflect how much there is to see and do within our borders. Keep this issue handy. It will serve you well as a trusty guide to summer food, fashion, fitness and family fun.

Speaking of homegrown, you will also learn about two extraordinary athletes—one a drag racer looking to advance her standings on the NHRA circuit, the other a hockey player who earlier this year signed a multiyear contract with the NHL’s New York Rangers (see pg. 111). Meet Sarah Edwards and Ryan Haggerty, two Stamford natives on the verge of professional greatness. I trust that one day soon we will all say, “We knew them when...”

Another occasion to look forward to is our approaching fifth birthday. Where did the time go? As you read this, all of us at Stamford magazine will already be working on our fall issue. In it, we will acknowledge our upcoming anniversary, when we will all gather to toast our great run so far. Cheers to five!
 

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Stamford Agenda

  • Opening of Amore Cucina & Bar

    2015.01.26

    Amore Cucina & Bar, presented by 5-Time World Pizza Champion Bruno DiFabio, is a neighborhood Italian restaurant which combines old school...

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    2015.01.03

    “Roads and Bridges” LOFT ARTISTS STUDIOS + GALLERIES 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902 www.loftartists.com 203 247 2027...

  • Franklin Street Works Presents: “About Like So: The Influence of Painting”

    2014.11.22

    Stamford, CT  - “About Like So: The Influence of Painting” is a group exhibition that explores how the histories, forms,...

  • Launch Of Core Fusion Extreme

    2015.01.26

    Temperatures have been rising at exhale as guests have been pushing themselves to their fitness limits with exhale’s sweaty addition to the...

  • Play At Alive @ 5

    2015.01.15

    Stamford Downtown is currently accepting applications from bands interested in playing at Alive@Five and Jazz Up July,  two premier outdoor...

  • Crab Shell CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

    2015.01.15

    CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!! 1989 MENU & PRICES OCTOBER THRU MARCH MONDAY - THURSDAY Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm $5 Wines by the GLASS, BEER &...

  • 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...

  • 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

    2015.01.02

    January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate...

  • Women Run Stamford

    2015.01.26

    Sometimes, you just want to spend some time with the ladies, and this is a great opportunity to do that. We'll pass the miles by walking or...

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Nocturnal in Nature

    2015.01.30

    Explore the world of nature at night and learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. Meet live nocturnal creatures and then head out on the...

  • Middle School Laser Tag

    2015.01.31

    Compete against your friends in the ultimate laser tag battle of the year. Snacks will be provided. Member $10 / Community $15. For more...

  • GARRICK OHLSSON RECITAL

    2015.01.31

    World Renowned Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform selections of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin at the Stamford’s Palace...

  • Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail

    2015.02.01

    February 1 - February 28, Mon-Sat. 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm Get rid of the winter blues by participating in our new farm letterboxing...

  • Sunday Explorers

    2014.12.07

    Sundays, December 7 - February 22, 1 - 4 pm. (no class 12/21 & 12/28) Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature...

  • TuB’shevat-Shanahnah With Sandi

    2015.02.03

    For children ages 6 months - 2 years and their parents or caregivers Celebrate a whole year of holidays with the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School...

  • Documentary Night: PELICAN DREAMS

    2015.02.04

    The Avon Theatre, Audubon Connecticut & Stamford Land Conservation Trust Present Documentary Night   PELICAN DREAMS  ...

  • Chocolate & Dessert Wine Lover's Evening

    2015.02.05

    An evening to benefit Shelter for the Homeless "The Ultimate Tasting Experience" Savory samples, tapas, and door prizes with over...

  • Sid the Science Kid

    2015.02.06

    Sid, Gabriela, Gerald and May invite you and your family to join them as they take an incredible journey through the five senses: sight, sound,...

  • Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

    2015.02.07

    When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! “THE HIT SHOW!” starring PETER STORY Based on the...


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