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Photograph by Bob Capazzo

I’ve been a fan of the “Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut” since Moffly Media premiered it five years ago. I’d carry my dog-eared copy in my car and use it as an insider guide to hot spots around Fairfield County. Many a hidden gem—in Stamford and elsewhere—was discovered that way.

So it was with happy curiosity since becoming editor of Stamford Magazine that I anticipated being part of the “Best Of” editorial project, particularly since Stamford readers would now have their own edition of the trend-setting poll. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reviewing this year’s picks as much as I enjoyed learning what you chose.

But that’s not all there is to share. New this year is the first ever “Best of Stamford,” a compilation of all the Stamford winners in the various categories as selected by you. Now we can all check out the myriad choices and make sure to add some of these destinations to our summer go-to lists, whether plans call for a short road trip or staying close to home.

Another sure thing I love in summer is the movies. So it was with special delight that I sought out Kevin Segalla and Bruce Heller, founders of the Stamford-based Connecticut Film Center, the business that draws many of the film productions spotted around town in recent years. I wanted to hear their story and asked Beth Cooney to get the scoop on future plans, knowing many of you are curious too. My guess is that some of you had little idea of the depth of Stamford’s burgeoning entertainment industry.

Also growing in Stamford is its eating culture. Since the “Best Of” polling closed in April, several new eateries have opened that are worth checking out—Chinese Mirch (reviewed in this issue), Sandella’s Flatbread Café and Tengda, to name a few. Consider these for dinner before you head to a theater near you.

So there you have it all. Enjoy. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Moffly Media’s annual “Best of the Gold Coast” celebration on Thursday, July 22, at the Stamford Hilton. Hope to see you there. It’s bound to be a fantastic party.


Hit the Ballot Box

Here’s your chance to honor those who give back. Help us celebrate Moffly Media’s third annual light a fire by nominating the individuals and organizations you feel make the biggest difference in the lives of others. Honorees will be featured in the November/December issue
of Stamford Magazine.

Click here to cast your vote.

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Stamford Agenda

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    Family & Children’s Agency is thrilled to announce its spring benefit will see a transformation! This year’s event, RE-IMAGINE...

  • J-PALOOZA

    2015.05.30

    Get ready to rock! Break out your concert t-shirts and book your babysitter now, for what’s sure to be an evening not to be missed. Be blown...

  • NOIR 2

    2015.04.22

    Noir 2, will exhibit new etchings, lithographs, drawings, and paintings by Ann Chernow, continuing her recent focus on the crime dramas and...

  • Pass It On! Teaching A New Generation How To Stitch Embroidery Workshops

    2015.05.02

    The Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of  America will present a series of free workshops at the Wilton Historical...

  • 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...

  • DOGGY DAY PALOOZA- Dog Wash & Car Wash

    2015.05.30

    DOGGY DAY PALOOZA Dog Wash and Car Wash JOIN US AT THE STAMFORD DOG PARK! #doggydaypalooza $5 Suggested Donation 100% of Donations go to...

  • Prom Season at Vanity Studio Hair Salon

    2015.04.22

    Now through May 31st,2015 Stamford, CT and surrounding area prom-goers receive special treatment at premier downtown salon and hair bar, Vanity...

  • Compass Challenge

    2015.05.31

    Assess your navigation skills with our outdoor compass challenge! Discover the basics of orienteering to improve your outdoor skills and test...

  • 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...

  • Graduation Hair styling at Vanity Studio

    2015.06.01

    Vanity Studio is excited for Graduation Season! Come in early to get your FREE consultation for graduation hair-styling especially for Grad Day &...

  • The Mayor's Gallery presents "In Transit" new work by Yuko Ike

    2015.05.05

      The Mayor’s Gallery presents  “In Transit” new work by Yuko Ike    May 5 – July 6, 2015    Reception: Thursday, May 14 from...

  • 3rd Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

    2015.06.02

    Tuesday, June 2* Fairview Country Club, 1241 King Street, Greenwich CT Schedule 9:45 am Tennis Round Robin begins 10:30 am Golf Check-in/driving...

  • Warehouse Sale

    2015.06.05

    Decorative Crafts, Rogers & Goffigon and Delany & Long are having their annual warehouse sale. Shop discontinued items, floor samples, and other...

  • WILD! Feeding

    2015.06.06

    Saturdays June 6 - August 22, 12:30 - 1 pm (no program on 7/4) Ever wonder what lizards like for lunch? Discover the many things our animals like...

  • Celebrate Israel Concert

    2015.06.07

    Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm Join Cantor Asa and the Youth & Teen choirs of Temple Sholom in a musical celebration of our Jewish Homeland. Musical...


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