Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stamford Downtown Winter Restaurant Weeks 2009

Stamford Winter Restaurant Weeks is here! And today, I received an email alert from Stamford Talk Blog commenting on past dining experiences and upcoming plans for her Winter Restaurant Weeks experience. ST had a lot of good recommendations. Well, there are plenty of great places to try and you too can be the judge.
And, if you are are thinking of dinner and a movie, check out the Avon Theater because all Winter Restaurant Weeks patrons will receive a $2.00 off General Admission voucher to the Avon Theatre valid for the month of March. If you haven't seen Slumdog Millionare yet, you can still catch it at the Avon. Check out Winter Restaurant Week Minisite '09 - Stamford SDSSD for menus and more info. I plan to check out Market before March 8. Check out video clip from News 12.
Try one for lunch or dinner--it's Feb 23 - March 8.

Let us know where you dined, and what YOU thought. We would love to hear your comments.
Hurry, it ends soon!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Layla's Falafel is Now Open

Layla's Falafel is Now Open! A 3rd location in CT! Visit them at 245 Main Street. Enjoy great vegetarian dishes and authentic Middle Eastern specialties. Homemade falafel, grape leaves and hamburgers.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Il Falco; if you're coming or going

If you happen to be at the Transportation Center, don't forget to check out the newest addition to landscape-- the Stamford Downtown Kiosk. Located on the upper level and lower level, the kiosk is full of free information. Pick a complimentary copy of the Stamford Downtown Directory, Dining Guide and newest feature, Restaurant of the Month Specials. Until the end of February, you can pick up our Restaurant of the Month flyer with special offers. Il Falco is offering 10% off your entire check, with coupon, until Feb 28. Time is running out.Pick a flyer today at the Transportation Center, and enjoy our Restaurant of the Month; Il Falco.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Avon's Academy Accolades

I always look forward to this time of year. It's the time of year when the Avon theater starts showing all of their Academy Award movies. A few weeks ago, I caught an evening showing of the "Slumdog Millionare"--which was outstanding; sad and happy at the same time. It's still playing there, I think. Basically, its the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” It was a good one.

Besides going to Weight Watchers, what else would get me out of bed on a cold Saturday morning by 9 am? I guess a movie called "The Visitor". I arrived at the Avon super late, in fact I only viewed less than half the movie. Still worthy of an award, since in that short period of time I was able to get all choked up at the end. Anyway, the Avon runs a small marathon of these recognized movies leading up to their special event:
The Avon’s 2nd Annual Oscar® Nominated Film Festival
Featuring select Oscar® nominated films from various categories.
February 7, 14, & 21 at 9:00am & 11:00am,
and February 18 at 6:00pm and 7:45pm
All screenings are FREE for Avon Oscar Gala ticket holders/donors, and Carte Blanche Members. Members - $6 / Senior & Student Nonmembers - $7 / Adult Nonmembers - $10

So, anyway. I didn't feel like staying for the second Saturday morning show, but instead walked down the block to find a place for a late breakfast. There really aren't many breakfast places to close to the theater, maybe McDonald's, but that's it. So I ended up at Starbucks, in the Library, and chowed down on a bowl of warm oatmeal.
It was an different way to start my weekend, and a nice change from the usual weigh in.


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