Friday, August 24, 2007

the last bit of summer...


Wow, who could have asked for a better summer. It's almost at an end, and school will be starting soon. The outdoor cafes have been so pleasureful. I am going to miss the people watching. One last chance to enjoy the outdoors by taking advantage of restaurant week. (8/20-9/2) Some great new places have been added to the list, like Ferrante. Try one of my favorite places, Zody's (23 Atlantic Street).

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Sunflowers














Can you guess where this is?

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Top Ten List: Alive@Five

The season is over and I am having Alive@Five withdrawal!!! Is anybody else?
In an effort to share my void, below you will find my...

Top Ten List of Things I will miss about Alive@Five :

10. Gazing at Lizard man (you know, the guy who walked around each concert with a bearded dragon on his shoulder)

9. Those fun and colorful Citibank beach balls

8. Listening to the Marriott spinning wheel buzz

7. Watching the SBC pizza guy walk by with 10 boxes stacked high--How'd he do that?

6. Chatting with the "Yellow" men giving away ID bracelets

5. Keeping clear of the scary pit bulls in the audience, and I mean dogs

4. Watching the recycle-can people gather so many cans they could barely walk through the crowd

3. Dining on the "Downtown Special" with potato cones--yum-o

2. Smiling at the friendly Heineken servers

and......

#1. Enjoying the music, of course!

See you next year at Alive @ Five in Stamford Downtown...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Quite grand indeed



So, last week I experienced the Grand Summer Night at UConn. That's right, it's quite grand. It's the event the Friends of Stamford Downtown put together as their annual public art fundraiser. It was aflutter with an indulgent silent auction, tasty hor d'oeuvres, spirits and friendly chatter. After Mayor Malloy thanked the organizers and attendees, and administered an exciting flat screen tv raffle, the participants were invited to dine at one of the Downtown restaurants of their choice. How exciting--this was my opportunity to try a new place. Everyone I spoke to had a fabulous dining experience: It was a huge success, and great fundraiser. Kudos to all those that supported the cause. I can't wait for the next "grand" event...

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Last one this year---Alive@Five- Don McLean!



LAST ALIVE @ FIVE THIS YEAR!
Don't miss it!







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycgegp0KdE4%20


Alive @ Five - Don McLean
Moonspank
Three Lane Change

Don McLean
Sponsored by Woodloch Pines
Emerging in the early 70s, Don McLean remains at legendary status due to his unforgettable hit, "American Pie." Over his remarkable career, Don has amassed over forty gold and platinum records world-wide and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

Moonspank
Sponsored by Citibank


White Plains based Moonspank is an Irish-fronted rock band formed in late 2001. The band boasts a great live show that changes nightly, with different songs and guest musicians.


Three Lane Change

Three Lane Change bring their pop punk sound to the stage with a fierce live show filled with an amazing amount of energy influenced by Green Day and Blink 182 among others.


Alive @ Five is presented by RBS Greenwich Capital on the Heineken Stage in Partnership with Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, Stamford Town Center, BevMax, Garden Catering and The Advocate. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Frank Mercede & Sons, Rolling Cones, Hampton Inn & Suites and RuLu’s River Café, State Farm Insurance, Woodloch Resort, 95.9 The Fox, The Coast 96.7, Star 99.9, WSTC/WNLK, Simply Signs, Wahstudio Photography, Event Management Inc.,The Fairfield County Weekly, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Keep Stamford Beautiful and the Mill River Collaborative.

Alive @ Five is sponsored by the Columbus Park Merchants including Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Hula Hanks Island Grill & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, The Palms, Twenty of Stamford, The Thirsty Turtle Stamford and Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant.

Stamford Downtown Special Services District. The District, established in 1993, is responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.

The Downtown offers a broad array of shops, services, restaurants, arts, education and events.If you work here, live here or visit here, we invite you to browse our website and then come downtown often to be a part of the scene.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

View of the Mill River.......

Have you ever spent time by the Mill River in Stamford? Yesterday I had the chance to dine at one of Stamford's newest little secrets--Rulu's River Cafe (26 Mill River St Stamford, (203) 325-3900. ) This delightful eatery is a classy little restaurant/bar that sits across the Mill River. Celebrating with a group of co-workers, we enjoyed a nice quiet lunch. We dined on, what else but, mostly salads. However, I had the crab cakes--which were super scrumptious! Yummy again. Quite a surprise, and a pleasant one indeed. What an enjoyable spot for lunch. The view of the river was relaxing and food and service was right on target. Rulu's won't be a secret for long.......

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