Darien, CT Food & Drinks


Gusto opens in North Bellmore, serving wood-fired pizza and housemade pasta

It’s got the size (small), shape (long and narrow) and location (strip mall) of your average pizzeria, but Gusto in North Bellmore packs a lot of surprises. The pizza, for one: Neapolitan style, baked in a wood-fired oven. The 13 varieties include Margherita, spicy sopressata with hot honey, prosciutto with shaved Grana Padano cheese and arugula, pesto, sausage and roasted peppers, as well as a thoroughly Long Island-inspired Buffalo chicken with bacon, onions, Gorgonzola and hot honey.
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Rock City Dogs is fully open and ready to rock in Bay Shore

This place is like a modernized version of New York’s storied CBGB club. There’s always rock and roll in the air at Bay Shore’s Rock City Dogs, with playlists that are a combination of familiar hits and deep cuts — all curated by lifelong rocker Stevie Reno. The guy knows...
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Connecticut Post

State finds labor violations at Vazzy's restaurant in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The state Department of Labor on Friday announced that, as a result of “widespread violations,” a restaurant owned by John Vazzano will pay nearly $100,000 in back wages to dozens of employees and in civil penalties. And that settlement only ends the state’s probe into the well-known restaurateur’s...

Pete the Greek Opens in Hauppauge

With a mission to provide quality healthy Greek food accessible to everyone for an affordable price, Chef Pete opened Pete the Greek in Hauppauge this August. Already established in Old Bethpage, this is Pete the Greek’s second location. Greek foodies will find a lot to love on the menu. Starters...

Buttercooky Bakery in Floral Park opens New American BC Bistro

The Borgognone family has been on a journey from sweet to savory ever since 2017. That's when they added a cafe area to their Manhasset Buttercooky Bakery so that customers could have a seat and enjoy not only the renowned pastries and cakes, but also a new roster of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Earlier this year, they established a cafe at the Huntington Buttercooky and, now, the journey has come full circle with the opening of BC Bistro, an elegant New American restaurant located adjacent to the original Buttercooky (est. 1967) in Floral Park.

Network Launches Free Pop-Up Farmers Market for Hundreds of Bronx Families and Seniors

FoodStream Network (FSN), a social platform for entities in the emergency food relief space is launching its first in a four-week series of pop-up farmers markets in the Bronx. This free event was created in partnership with FoodStream Members, Phipps Neighborhoods, and other local groups and will feature food demonstrations by a local chef, giveaways, and multilingual nutritional information.

The Post Office Café’s big Race for MPS happens Oct. 16 in Babylon

The Post Office Café is readying for what has become a huge day every year for Babylon Village. The Lessing’s Hospitality Group, which owns and operates the restaurant, will be hosting its 30th Annual Race for MPS on Saturday, Oct. 16. All proceeds go to the nonprofit MPS Society. MPS,...

Wantagh bars, restaurants to host Oktoberfest bar crawl

Having eight bars in close proximity is a fine thing, particularly if you like bar crawls, and Wantagh is crawling with them of late. The latest, an Oktoberfest-themed event happening Saturday, is the brainchild of Tim Murray of Mulcahy’s, and given the state of international travel, it may well offer Islanders the next best thing to beer-soaked Bavaria.
Connecticut Post

Charged with bad check at Testo's, Moales a no-show for court

BRIDGEPORT — The pastor of a city church was a no-show in court Thursday following his arrest for allegedly passing a bad check at Testo’s Restaurant. The Rev. Kenneth Moales Jr., who currently is embroiled in a $15 million federal foreclosure case for his Union Avenue church and four other properties in the city, was charged last week in an arrest warrant with issuing a bad check over $2,000, a felony.

Dunkin & Starbucks: Who has the best Iced Spiced Pumpkin Latte?

A few days ago, I decided to stop by Dunkin to have the Iced version of their Spiced Pumpkin Latte for the Fall (my favorite season). Around the same time, I found out tht Starbucks has on also so I decided to do a little comparison and see which one actually tastes beter? Is there a big price difference? How about overall flavor? Would I recommend either to YOU? Find out NOW!! Dunkin Donut 815 Lafayette Boulevard Bridgeport CT <a href=""></a> Starbucks store#22995 255 East Main Street bridgeport CT <a href=""></a>