Friday, June 29, 2012

Station Eats: Cisco Beer Party Friday June 29 6pm - 10pm

Station Eats: Cisco Beer Party Friday June 29 6pm - 10pm
Station Eats is co-hosting a beer event with Cisco Breweries this Friday from 6pm. The event will feature live music, a swimwear fashion show, prizes, free beer and a wide selection of $3 cisco beers.    Complete information can be viewed on Station Eats facebook at http://www.facebook.com/stationeats

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ferrante- Jazz, Friday June 29

Last Saturday night, Felix & the Cats entertained a crowd of patrons, and they will be back for another great performance Friday night, starting at 9:30 PM. There will be a group of 10 performers to entertain Stamford Downtown and its jazz fans. Bring your special one for a night of unforgettable jazz!

Felix & the Cats was formed by Felix Endico who has studied with the likes of “Wild Bill Davis”, the Duke Ellignton musician and arranger of the Count Basie classic “April in Paris”. He also has had the honor of sitting in with Erskine Hawkin’s band, of “Tuxedo Junction” fame and the last to play the Savoy Ballroom. Felix has also been influenced by both R&B legend Jimmy “Preacher” Robins as well as Red Blazer regular Sol Yaged (“The Benny Goodman Clone”). Needless to say these influences have been incorporated into the Cats’ repertoire that is guaranteed to delight.

  Presently, the Cats’ Big Band musicians have also joined with young Swing Turks from the Juilliard Jazz program, transporting audiences back in time to the New York and Chicago jazz clubs of the 1930’s. Their book includes arrangements from the Henderson Brothers, Jimmy Mundy and Sy Oliver, originators of the Big Band sounds of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw. While their passion is Swing, Felix’s band has built a diverse catalog over the years to include Blues, R&B, Latin and Rock. They have charmed audiences at venues such as Well’s of Harlem, The Rainbow Room and Swing 46, which have claimed Felix and the Cats as their house band over the past 15 years. They were also featured in the Spring 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. So plan on coming to Ferrante’s (9:30 sharp) , June 29--to be transported to another time and place. Visit: http://www.felix-jazz.com/node/8 for a little taste of their music.
Reservations are highly recommended as tables are limited. We look forward to see you on Friday, June 29.



Ferrante
Phone: 203-323-2000
Fax: 203-323-2002
$$$191 Summer Street A classic Italian restaurant with friendly staff, attention to detail, a unique menu and exceptional wine list. Invitingly decorated in classic elegance. Private party room available

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ALIVE @ FIVE CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 WITH G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE!


ALIVE @ FIVE CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 WITH G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE!



ALIVE @ FIVE
CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
WITH G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE!                                                                                                                            

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
TO PERFORM IN COLUMBUS PARK on JUNE 28, 2012

  Alive@Five on the Heineken Light
Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax continues with G. Love &
Special Sauce on Thursday, June 28 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.  The Concert begins at
5pm.
  
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
The alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia is best known for its “sloppy” and “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. Founder of the band Garret Dutton aka G. Love was 16 when he discovered folk music, the blues and Bob Dylan — which have been the backbone for everything that has followed for him musically. The group’s current album Fixin’ to Die is its ninth studio album and was produced by the indie rock band, The Avett Brothers.
www.philadelphonic. 
JAY LOFTUS
Jay Loftus, a Jersey native, began playing guitar for the same reason any 9 year old kid would: to be cool and get girls. Since then, life happened and the music evolved into his own personal sound influenced by his favorite 90s rock bands. www.jayloftusmusic.com
LAWRENCE TRAILER, winner of Stamford Downtown’s Bandapalooza Battle of the Bands, will begin the evening on June 28.  Lawrence Trailer is a Singer/Songwriter Pop Rock artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. His debut album, "Declaration", is a musical stand for a new dynamic style and unique sound; offering the substance of a singer/songwriter but the movement and dynamics of a pop rock group.
www.lawrencetrailermusic.com
ails.
  
Stamford Downtown Special Services District
Alive @ 5 Summer Concert Series 2012 Schedule
Thursday Evenings, June 21 through August 2
5:00pm in Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown
Go to www.stamford-downtown.com for all the det

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Stamford with Love...


For Release:
contact: LinaMorielli.com


The Mayor's Gallery presents


Stamford with Love

a collection of atmospheric impressions of the City of Stamford by artist, Inna Linov

acrylic, ink and collage, paintings and drawings

July 2 - September 4, 2012
Artist's reception: Wednesday, July 18th, from 5 - 7pm
Mayor's Gallery, 10th floor, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT. Gallery hours: Weekdays 9 - 5pm




Award winning artist, Inna Linov received her BFA from Svediovsk Art School in the USSR and her MFA at The Ural's State University, USSR. She has had solo exhibits in Israel and the Ukraine and group exhibits in the Czech Republic, New York City and locally in Stamford. She was awarded Best in show at the 62 Annual Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, and Honorable Mentions at both the Stamford Art Association for Faces and Figures and at the Firehouse Gallery in Milford, CT for Abstractions.


Statement
Stamford has become my home since 2008; it inspires me and energizes me.
One finds history, innovation, and technology here. Those who know me, know that I prefer walking through town than riding a car and when I walk my eyes feast on points of interest which I try to capture in my paintings and drawings. My paintings are not a literal recording of what I see but are an atmospheric impression of what I feel about what I am documenting. I express my feelings through line, color, and texture. This collection of work is a tribute to the city of Stamford and its people, and also a thank you to Stamford for making me feel welcomed.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

EOS Greek - another Favorite Dish - Watermelon and Feta Salad

EOS is sharing another recipe--Watermelon and feta salad.  Again, just one of their restaurant's favorite dish.  Check it out below.
Watermelon and feta salad
1/2 a watermelon
1/2 a pound of feta cheese
20 Fresh Mint leaves
1 small Red onion
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 whole Lemons

Use a melon baller to scoop out the watermelon, thinly slice the red onion, chop the fresh mint leave. Combine watermelon, red onion and fresh mint in a bowl. Crumble the feta cheese on top. Drizzle the oil olive and lemon juice and mix all together. Garnish with a fresh mint leave. Serves 4.

EOS Greek Cuisine
Phone: 203-569-6250
Fax: n/a
$$$ 490 Summer Street Authentic Greek cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Outside seating, catering, delivery and private parties available. Reservations recommended.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Tengda outdoors...

Lunchtime at Tengda.  Guess what I ordered... 

Tengda Asian Bistro
Phone: 203-353-8005
Fax: 203-353-8684
$$$ 235 Bedford Street Innovative Pan-Asian cuisine, the freshest sushi and great cocktails. Great service and edgy, industrial décor complete the hip, lively experience.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bar Rosso lunchtime pics...


 



  
The crew celebrating summer birthdays












Bar Rosso
Phone: 203-388-8640
Fax: 883-8696
$$ 30 Spring Street Bar Rosso features a wood burning pizza oven set behind a 50 ft. bar serving an Italian tapas style menu with small plates. Outdoor patio or private dining.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Morton's Steakhouse - Favorite Dish - Morton’s “Million-Dollar” Hamburger

Morton's Steahouse  is sharing their recipe for
Morton’s “Million-Dollar” Hamburger, one of their restaurant's favorite dish.  Check it out below.

Years ago, before Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch really knew one another, they both worked at the Playboy club in Montreal. They were in the process of changing the menu, and Klaus cooked a hamburger that he sent out for Arnie to try. A few minutes later Arnie burst into the kitchen, demanding in no uncertain terms to know “Who cooked that hamburger?” As Klaus stepped forward to claim responsibility, he wasn’t sure if Arnie was pleased or not. To his relief, Arnie exclaimed that it was the best he’d ever tasted. From that day forward, Klaus and Arnie worked together and eventually opened Morton’s Steakhouses. Hence the name, the “Million-Dollar Hamburger”!

Morton’s “Million-Dollar” Hamburger
Serves 6
4 pounds coarse-grind ground sirloin
4 large eggs
¾ cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 large hamburger buns
3 tablespoons clarified butter
Six ½ – inch thick slices tomato
Six ¼- inch thick slices Spanish onion
6 large leaves iceberg lettuce
Ketchup or another topping, for serving

1. Preheat the broiler. Lightly oil and position the rack as close to the heat source as possible.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sirloin, eggs, tomato juice, salt and pepper. Use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. Divide the meat into six equal portions and gently form them into patties. Transfer to the broiler pan, and using a small sharp knife, make a crosshatch mark on the top of each burger about 1/8 inch deep. (This lets the juices percolate through the burger, and we also like the way it looks.)
3. Brush the inside of each bun with the butter. Toast the buns in the broiler for about 30 seconds on each side, or until lightly browned; be careful that the buns don’t get too browned. Remove the buns and cover to keep warm. Reposition the broiler tray so that it is about 6 inches from the heat.
4. Broil the burgers for 3 to 3 ½ minutes on each side for rare, 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare and 4 ½ to 5 minutes on each side for medium.
5. To serve, put the bottom half of each bun on a plate. Top with a burger and then a tomato slice, onion slice and lettuce leaf. Add the top of the bun. Repeat to make five more burgers. Serve with ketchup, if desired.  At the restaurant, we offer ketchup, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, and cheese (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss and Blue Cheese are the most popular).



If you’d like leave the cooking to us, the Morton’s Hamburger is available on our lunch menu, our To Go menu, as well as in our bars. If you want a smaller sample of this tasty burger, try our Miniature Prime Burgers on the Bar Bites menu.
 
Morton's, The Steakhouse
Phone: 203-324-3939
Fax: 203-324-4336
$$$ 377 North State Street The nation's premier steakhouse, featuring Wine Spectator's award winning wine list, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster, and chicken entrees. GPS users, please use the following address: 1 North State St, Stamford, CT 06901

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Beautiful Morocco Festival - June 23

The Beautiful Morocco Festival
Columbus Park
June 23, 2012 1 - 8 pm
In partnership with Wafin.com and the Mayor's Office of the City of Stamford, Connecticut, USA, the Saida Fikri Foundation is organizing the second annual Moroccan Festival, called Beautiful Morocco Festival, on the 23rd of June 2012, in Stamford. The return of this event follows the huge success of the first Moroccan festival held last April.
The Festival will take place at the Mill River Park at Archstone, in the center of Stamford, directly across the street from Columbus Park. In addition to the many activities throughout the afternoon, a multi-cultural concert will take place the night of the festival, featuring the world-renowned Moroccan singer/songwriter, Saida Fikri, as well as other local and international artists. The concert is free and open to the public.
   
The Beautiful Morocco Festival will open to the public at 1:00pm. The concert will follow starting at 8pm and ending at 10:30pm. ​
Admission fee for the festival : $5 Adults, Children under 12 FREE
The Concert is FREE FOR ALL

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LOS LONELY BOYS-Thursday, June 21 in Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown-Begins at 5pm

BEGINS TODAY -

Alive@Five on the
Heineken Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax kicks off with Los Lonely Boys sponsored by First Niagara on
Thursday, June 21 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.
The concert begins at 5pm.
LOS LONELY BOYS
Sponsored by First Niagara
The Texican Rock n' Roll trio of brothers debuted in 2003 with the multi-chart gold single "Heaven," for which they won a
Grammy and sold millions of albums. After proving themselves as one of the most stunning and wonderful musical
success stories of the last decade, the group is now carving out their legend wit their fourth studio album
Rockpango.
www.loslonelyboys.com
PANA!
A Fresh-Latin-Party-Rock band combining reggae, ska and funk. Influenced by bands like Sublime, Bob Marley and
Santana, PANA!
and living life positively.
s live performances are filled with energy and party tunes with messages of love, social consciousness,
www.facebook.com/panamusik
SECOND STREET SAINTS

Saints was named Best Band in The Hartford Advocate
Winner of Stamford Downtowns Bandapalooza Battle of the Bands, will begin the evening on June 21. Second Streets Grand Band Slam” competition in 2011. The band combines
their effortless, sunny pop hooks with feel-
good messages that provide a sonic tapestry for you to drift away upon.
www.facebook.com/Secondstreetsaints
Our Food Court includes:
Things you should know before you go!
Jenna Maries Deli, KOSH, Melt Mobile, Remos Brick Oven Pizza Company and Volta Gelateria Creperia.
NEW THIS YEAR: No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors! Everyone must Enter through single main
entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and
Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
• You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re
-enter.
If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm,
you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
• Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D.
with Date of Birth.
$10.00 fee to attend the Alive@Five Festival.
Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter.
Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with bicycles, coolers, chairs, weapons, Containers of any kind, liquid,
alcohol, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search. Please leave them at home.
Alive@Five is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening please

visit http://www.stamford-downtown.com/
OR GET SOCIAL WITH US:
Alive @ Five on the Heineken Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town
Downtown and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Crystal Rock,
Columbus Park Merchants including: 84 Park, Bar Q, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II Japanese Restaurant, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Laylas Falafel, The Original Pappas Pizza, Patrizia’s of Stamford and Tiernans Bar & Restaurant.

Enjoy the concerts, but Remember to drink responsibly.

Center, Reckson and BevMax is produced by StamfordEvent Management, Inc., First Niagara, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Photography, Hilton Stamford Hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Simply Signs, Skytop Lodge, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, and 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, 107.1 The Peak radio stations and ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bow Tie Movie Theater Kid's Club Film Series - June 19- Aug 15 Tues & Wed @ 10am



June 19 – August 15 at Bow Tie Cinemas!

Free Admission!
 Please select your theater below for printable flyer with dates and film titles
 Show Time 10AM
 Doors open at 9AM
 Absolutely Free Admission! In Stamford Downtown.
 Seating limited to theater capacity; tickets issued on a first come-first served basis

Just one of the selections:
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Station Eats - Favorite Dish - Station Burger



Station Eats is sharing their recipe for the Station Burger.  Just one of their restaurant's favorite dish.  Check it out below.

STATION BURGER

Ingredients:
1 x  4 oz beef burger - preferably grass fed
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
1 x hamburger roll - we use martin's potato rolls
1 x thick slice Yellow American cheese
1 x bun sized piece of fresh green leaf lettuce
2 x  slices of roma (plum) tomato
1/2 oz x  station sauce - recipe below


Preparation:
1. Pre-heat your grill or cast iron pan.
2. Place your burgers on the grill or cast iron pan. Should be searing hot!
3. Season generously with salt and  pepper.
4. Cook each side for 2 - 21/2 minutes
5. In the meantime, toast bun for about a 1 minute until lightly golden and toasted.
6. About 1 minute after you been cooking the second side of the burger, apply 1 slice of American cheese to cooked portion of burger. Leave cheese until it is well melted.
7. Transfer the cheese burger onto a toasted bun.
8. Build your burger as follows: 
          • 2 slices of roma tomatoes
          • 1 burger sized green leaf lettuce
          • 1/2 oz station sauce 
9. Carefully close up the bun, serve and enjoy!!

STATION SAUCE:
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup ketchup
1 oz pureed chipotle in adobo sauce
1 oz worcestershire sauce
1 tspn garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Mix ingredients well.
  
Station Eats
Phone: 203-588-0960
Fax: 203-602-8858
  $$
3 Landmark Square
Centrally located. Great prices. Good fun. Watch your burger, veggie burger or hot dog grilled to perfection in 90 seconds, then pick from 30 toppings to make your own delicious creation.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

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Alive @ Five - LOS LONELY BOYS - JUNE 21


TO PERFORM IN COLUMBUS PARK on JUNE 21, 2012

Alive @ Five on the Heineken Light
Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax kicks off with Los Lonely Boys sponsored by First Niagara on Thursday, June 21 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.  The Concert begins at 5pm.
.
Alive @ Five on the Heineken Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town
Center, Reckson and BevMax is produced by Stamford Downtown and the City of Stamford.
Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Crystal Rock,
Event Management, Inc., First Niagara, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Photography, Hilton Stamford Hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Simply Signs, Skytop Lodge, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, and 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, 107.1 The Peak radio stations and Columbus Park Merchants including: 84 Park, Bar Q, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II Japanese Restaurant, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafel, The Original Pappa’s Pizza, Patrizia’s of Stamford and Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant.

Our Food Court includes: Jenna Marie’s Deli, KOSH, Melt Mobile, Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza Company and Volta Gelateria Creperia.

Things you should know before you go!
        NEW THIS YEAR: No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors!  Everyone must. Enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and
         Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. 
        You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm.  Hands will be marked for under 21.  Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm,
        you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
        Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth.
        $10.00 fee to attend the Alive@Five Festival.
        Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and
        re-enter.
        Restricted Items:
Attendees cannot enter with bicycles, coolers, chairs, bicycles, weapons, Containers of any kind, liquid, alcohol, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search.  Please leave them at home.

Alive@Five is a seven week series.  For more information on each concert evening please
visit www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.

Talent Photographs can be downloaded from Media Fire at link below:

Stamford Downtown Special Services District

Alive @ 5 Summer Concert Series 2012 Schedule
Thursday Evenings, June 21 through August 2
5:00pm in Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

June 21
Los Lonely Boys
         Sponsored by First Niagara
PANA!
Second Street Saints
June 28
G. Love & Special Sauce
Jay Loftus
Lawrence Trailer
July 5
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
         Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
Running Late
All Banged Up
July 12
Matisyahu
Moon Taxi
Emergency Service
July 19
Hot Chelle Rae
         Sponsored by Reckson
Eytan & The Embassy
My Pet Dragon
July 26
Javier Colon
       Sponsored by Stamford Marriott, Hilton Stamford &
         Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Matt Beilis
Annie Minogue
August 2



Foreigner
         Sponsored by NBCUniversal & Skytop Lodge
Matt O’Ree
Frank Viele & The Manhattan Project


LOS LONELY BOYS
Sponsored by First Niagara
The Texican Rock n’ Roll trio of brothers debuted in 2003 with the multi-chart gold single “Heaven,” for which they won a Grammy and sold millions of albums. After proving themselves as one of the most stunning and wonderful musical success stories of the last decade, the group is now carving out their legend with their fourth studio album Rockpango. http://www.loslonelyboys.com/

PANA!
A Fresh-Latin-Party-Rock band combining reggae, ska and funk. Influenced by bands like Sublime, Bob Marley and Santana, PANA!’s live performances are filled with energy and party tunes with messages of love, social consciousness, and living life positively.
www.facebook.com/panamusik

SECOND STREET SAINTS, winner of Stamford Downtown’s Bandapalooza Battle of the Bands, will begin the evening on June 21. Second Street Saints was named Best Band in The Hartford Advocate’s “Grand Band Slam” competition in 2011. The band combines their effortless, sunny pop hooks with feel-good messages that provide a sonic tapestry for you to drift away upon. www.facebook.com/Secondstreetsaints

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