A Stamford native, Bobby Valentine made his way from All-State athlete to a professional ballplayer, manager, and analyst on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. Ever the overachiever, he went into the restaurant business more than 30 years ago, and today his career serves as the inspiration at The Original Bobby V's Sports Bar location in Stamford, Connecticut. More than 100 menu items arrive on custom handmade tables in the form of nachos, wings, pastas, and 10 signature burgers. As the beer flows from the taps, high notes emerge from its imbibers on karaoke nights.
The contemporary wood-paneled elegance of Butterfield 8's U-shaped leather booths and lamp-lit dining room complements the menu of urban American gastropub fare. Quash your hunger with the chipotle brisket nachos, bulging beneath the tasteful weight of pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and chipotle pulled chicken ($12). Buttery mashed potatoes and crispy onions adorn the sauce-drizzled peppercorn skirt steak ($20), and the memphis pulled-pork sliders ($12) satiate mouths with bite-size morsels of flavor. Spread out in the spacious booths and imbibe the alchemical concoctions of specialty cocktails ($10) such as a dirty bleu martini, an ocean of Belvedere vodka bobbing with buoys of blue-cheese-stuffed olives, a drink as elegant as a chandelier in fur coat. Finish the feast with the chocolate-chip-cookie-dough smash, an iron skillet filled with half-baked cookie oozing beneath ice cream and chocolate sauce ($8).
Chefs at Darien Social draw on their supplies of New England grown produce, farm raised meats, and local artisan products to craft their menu of American food. Entrees have included New York strip steaks with buttermilk onion rings, bone marrow, and creamed spinach and duck pizzas crowned with gruyere, duck confit, molasses, and squash crunch. To pair with rotating seasonal ingredients, the bartenders dispense a rotating selection of 31 different craft beers on draft and pour international wines.
Dance Adventure classes are fun and instructive. Your child gains confidence and poise each step of the way! In Greenwich, since 1992, Nola Van Alstine, Director, has taught 1000’s of students in the art of dance. Whether you like Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap or Ballet, we have a class for you. Call for a FREE Trial Class today!
Japanese and Korean dishes share table space within Abis Japanese Traditional & Hibachi Restaurant, a Greenwich eatery in business for more than 20 years. Sushi chefs slice ocean-fresh seafood for sashimi and sushi platters, and hibachi chefs sear filet mignon, red snapper, and other proteins on tableside grills, pairing them with sides such as japanese fried onion soup. Korean specialties include bulgogi, seafood pancakes, and bibim bam served in heated stone bowls.
Setting up its celluloid shop within the Bow-Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza, the Greenwich Classic Film Series introduces beloved movies of the 1930s through the 1970s to contemporary audiences. Members attend either Monday or Tuesday evening screenings to see stars that include the glamorous Audrey Hepburn and the dashing Gary Cooper, all introduced by a film expert who can reveal little-known background information regarding the casting process or how black-and-white film concealed John Wayne's constant milk moustache. The spring 2012 schedule includes surefire chuckles from a Tracy and Hepburn romantic comedy, Adam's Rib (February 27 and 28), and the dress-wearing antics of Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in Some Like it Hot (April 30 and May 1). One of Hollywood's indispensible suspense movies arrives with the season's second feature, High Noon (March 5 and 6), which will be lectured on by well-known cinema historian and world-class shadow puppeteer Foster Hirsch. All screenings begin at 7 p.m.
MacDuff's Public House slings classic pub fare from across the Atlantic amidst the merriment of TV-sports spectatorship and occasional live musical performances. An exposed oven beckons diners to marvel as chefs prepare their meals, and introduces recently thawed cavemen to the wonders of controlled fire. As regulars converse over pints within eye-shot of exposed brick walls, dark woods, and a glistening full bar, servers ferry British favorites, such as fish ’n’ chips and shepherds pie, as well as all-American classics including barbecue-pulled-pork sandwiches and prime Hereford beef burgers with house-made french fries.