From The Editor: Local Dish



What a difference a year makes. Barely twelve months ago I declared 2012 the year when Stamford dining hit full stride. Today it seems I spoke too soon. This year we saw more openings, new chefs, increasingly inventive menus and wine lists, more options for cheap eats and sweets, an ever-expanding global cuisine and an outdoor and gourmet scene that grew beyond downtown. We followed food trucks, we attended sold-out wine-pairing events, we shared small plates, we sipped top shelf bourbon, Scotch and tequila. The word is out that the City That Works is living the good life, so it appears safe to think that we will remember this year as the time when we lived up to our foodista hype. But I won’t make that mistake again, since early scoop already points to more about-to-open restaurants and new foodie trends to explore in the coming months.

My advice? Book those reservations now. Soon enough all thoughts will turn to planning holiday celebrations, brainstorming gift ideas, gathering friends and family, and getting in the holiday mood. Sure, preparing for all the merriment can be hectic. For this reason we thought we’d call your attention to seasonal events and holiday must-reads that will remind us all why we celebrate in the first place.

A surefire way to remember what matters in this season of giving is to read about the 2013 Light A Fire honorees, big givers with big hearts who tell us about the spark that compelled them to action and the impact of their results-driven efforts.

Among them is Max Konzerowsky, who two years ago, when he was seven, created his own nonprofit because his age prevented him from helping in a way he believed to be meaningful. You’ll also read about Jane Carlin, a teacher who has long supported the needs of the women and girls who turn to the Domestic Violence Center in Stamford and Project Return in Westport for help. Years separate these two Stamford residents but they share a deep desire to give, and a dogged determination to never give up. Inspired? You can help too. In this issue we also asked a few of our nonprofit friends what their greatest needs are before year’s end. Tear that sheet out and add the items to your shopping list. If we all lend a hand, we’ll all be better for it.

Stamford Agenda

  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Physiatrist join ONS

    2014.09.02

    We are pleased to announce that orthopedic surgeon Sean Peden, MD and interventional physiatrist Christopher Sahler, MD have joined the ONS...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • BU8: DJ Trivia | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Come test your Wit and skills with TRIVIA. The top 3 teams claim prizes. Great specials and a great time for those who...

  • Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk Information Session

    2014.09.04

     Interested in meeting new people while giving back to your community? The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk is hosting a series of...

  • Let’s Talk

    2014.09.04

    Thursdays, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, 1 – 2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or...

  • Laughtrax Presents: Chicago City Limits

    2014.09.05

    Chicago City Limits also perform Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, & Dec. 12. Chicago City Limits is New York City's longest-running show...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market) | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.07

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

  • 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...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • 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!

  • Monday Morning Open House

    2014.06.02

    An advanced workspace, COMRADITY is a GOOGLE-style shared workspace with blistering fast Fiber Optic internet in furnished private and open...

  • Placement class-2014 Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.09

    Tha Placement class will be held to determine leveling for potential students ages 8 and up.  Please call 203-358-8853 and speak to Renee...

  • Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk Information Session

    2014.09.10

     Interested in meeting new people while giving back to your community? The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk is hosting a series of...

  • Film: A Summer's Tale | Stamford

    2014.09.11

    Presented by The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Directed by Eric Rohmer Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche...

  • Concert: An Evening with Amy Grant | Stamford, CT

    2014.09.12

    Amy Grant, winner of 6 Grammy Awards and the best-selling Contemporary Christian artist of all time, has built a long, successful career on...

  • 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...


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