Food & Beverage

Dal Mare by the Sea Pizzeria

Last week Dal Mare by the Sea Pizzeria held their ribbon cutting along with Mayor Laura Hoydick. After hard work inside and out the mayor exclaimed how Dal Mare by the Sea Pizzeria fits right in with décor of the little plaza located at 346 Stratford Road (next door to Lordship Corner Market). Mentored by the former owner of Momma Teresa’s I & II as well as Fairfield Pizza Center. Dal Mare by the Sea Pizzeria is another family-owned business operated by the Son/Mother Team of Nick Emanuel and Melissa Emanuel. They use the same quality ingredients and recipes. There are a couple of tables with umbrellas outside to enjoy the pizza they are primarily a take-out restaurant. Whether you…

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Crown Cafe Is DoingItLocal!

Look who's DoingItLocal! Rich (left) and Craig (right) at Crown Cafe! They have been around for years and they will be sharing their specials with us throughout the week. Many of you know them as a great place to get breakfast or lunch (and you are correct!) but they also have a full deli with meats as well. Chops, steaks, ground meat and made to order Italian Sausage!!They are located at 2200 Madison Avenue in Bridgeport.Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/crowncafedmc/

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Bridgeport Chef Competes On Food Network

#Bridgeport CT-- Last week, Mayor Joe Ganim proclaimed March 5th as Chef Ro Sanders Day. A viewing party was held at Boca Oyster Bar at 10 East Main Street for Bridgeport native Chef Roshara Sanders, on Vegas Chef Prize Fight on the Food Network. The show highlighted eight chefs as they compete for their own restaurant on the Vegas strip. Chef Ro currently works as a chef for the popular Oceana Restaurant in New York City. Despite all the challenges she faced on the show, she continues on for another week avoiding elimination. Tune tonight to see how she makes out in week two!

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Ruben Sandwiches At Crown Cafe

Today we stopped by Crown Cafe, at 2200 Madison Ave, again, and I had to try their version of one of my favorites, a Ruben and they did not disappoint! The rye bread was lightly toasted on the flat top stove, along with the sauerkraut and an entire half-pound of pastrami, the sandwich comes together with melted Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing, and man does it come together. The savoriness of the pastrami contrasts nicely with the sauerkraut, and the Thousand Island does a good job at bringing these two flavors together. I was pleasantly surprised with how them cooking the sauerkraut alone on the flat top turned out, it took the sharper edge off while still keeping a…

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Special Thanks To Forza Ristorante

Special thanks to Eric and Patrick of Forza Ristorante, located at 3171 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, for an outstanding party for my daughter's Graduation and 18th birthday party.  We invited about 20 of our closest friends and family for the celebration.  So of course wanted things to run smoothly which Patrick ensure it did.  I knew the food would be good from our previous review.  As the guest were leaving they all said they had a good time and enjoyed themselves, sort of expected.  What blew us away was everyone texting us that night to say they had a great time and really enjoyed the food.   So if you want to impress your date or your in-laws this is the…

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Forza Ristorante – Not Your Typical Italian Restaurant

Today we stopped by Forza Ristorante at 3171 Fairfield Ave in Bridgeport (across from Taco Loco). Inside it had a clean, sleek modern look. There is seating on the outdoor patio but unlike most restaurants in Black Rock there is plenty of free off street parking. Very clean. The ristorante is not your typical Italian restaurant with the standard food. Although you can find many of your favorite Italian dishes, many of the dishes are lighter and they also offer sandwiches. Freshness is the key. Eric, the owner prepared for me a dish he calles Shrimp Colasacco. As Eric made it he told me about how he named the dish after racer Joe Colasacco. The restaurant has a Formula One theme.…

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Crown Cafe – Even A Simple Bacon Egg And Cheese Is Done Right!

#Bridgeport CT--Third generation owners Craig and Richard Nichio are third generation owners of the Crown Cafe, located at 2200 Madison Avenue.  The cafe is much larger than photos usually depict with plenty of seating inside.  There is a full delicatessen and meat market inside.   We visited the cafe and wanted to see how the brothers handle a simple bacon, egg and cheese.  Well, the didn't disappoint.  The sandwich is a full two eggs with plenty of bacon.  It doesn't seem complicated but so many places use just one egg.  A local chain has them but the bun dwarfs the contents!  Craig said when his father first closed the market many years ago he became a truck driver and found…

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Brunch Now At Forza!

Forza Ristorante, located at 3171 Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock is now offering a brunch on Saturdays and Sundays!  They gave me a menu to publish, I told you they weren't expensive!  Mention DoingItLocal and they will knock 10% off your bill!  A really nice atmosphere to with plenty of off street parking!  

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Fairfield News: New Fish Market In Town

NordicFish Market located at 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT held their ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday with First Selectman Michael Tetreau along with  Chamber of Commerce officials. Founder and owners Frank Lanzo and Jardar Nygaard are lifelong anglers with apassion for fish and seafood. Both have logged extensive sea time on commercial fishing boats and have been in the seafood industry their entire lives.  “With more than 50 years of experience in the seafood industry, we both know this business very well, every granular aspect. We have discussed this idea for a few years, but we both needed to be well positioned to commit 100%. Our circumstances allowed us to start looking late last year and here we are. We can compete…

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