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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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