Looking for something to do tonight?

We’ve been posting what we now call “quick-hit” happenings on our Facebook page nightly.

What do we mean by ‘quick-hit’?

Well, we used to spend HOURS  each night, trying to find what was going on all around Stamford to post a nightly happenings list. Frankly, it got to be a little much.

However, after giving it a break for months and getting feedback from our loyal followers, we did want to start posting something again.  Especially with the busy season ahead.

So now we grab about 5 happenings, in no specific order that we know are going on around town. This way it gives you guys and idea of where to go, maybe inspires you to go out or try a place you’ve never been and also, maybe you didn’t know a place was having live music or a dj!

Be sure to ‘like’ our FB page to get updates on nightly happenings and so much more.

Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram too!! :D

Keep it Local Stamford!!!

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#wotm #keepitlocal #stamfordct #WOTMNation

Cinco de Mayo 2015

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Hey guys, we’re sure this list won’t be complete, but we wanted to put a little something together to get you in the festive spirit. Keep in mind, some of these celebrations start early and some, the party changes every hour.  (oh just tell the boss you’re leaving work early today) For the most part, we’re going to paste in just what they wrote as to not cause any confusion…so ladies and gentlemen…start your livers!

(and we encourage designated drivers and the use of taxis and uber)

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 List is in no particular order:

Lola’s Mexican Kitchen Stamford: Headquarters for every Cinco de Mayo! All day celebration complete with DJ Chevy…please see their link for more info: http://www.lolasstamford.com/site/cinco_de_mayo.php

 
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BarBQ: From 5-8pm…$3 Dos Equis, $3 Modello, and $5 Margaritas. https://www.facebook.com/barbqstamford?fref=ts
 
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McFaddens: From 5-8…$5 Patron Shots, 2 for $5 Corona’s, $5 empanadas, tacos, quesadillas, nachos grande and chips and guacamole. https://www.facebook.com/mcfaddensstamfordct?fref=ts
 
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Murphy’s Townhouse: $1.00 tacos, $5.00 Nachos and Burritos platters, $1.00 Corona’s at 1:00pm, $2.00 Corona’s at 2:00pm, $3.00 Corona’s at 3:00pm, $4.00 Corona’s at 4:00pm and $5.00 Corona’s 5pm-close. https://www.facebook.com/MurphysTownhouseCafe?fref=ts
 
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Casey’s Tavern: $2 Corona 4pm – 5pm, $3 Corona 5pm – 6pm, $4 Corona 6pm – 7pm and $3 Tequila Shots all night! https://www.facebook.com/events/760646594050962/ 
 
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Bar Taco Stamford: DJ Nick Pepe from 6-9pm. For more: https://www.facebook.com/events/394247017366748/
 
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Brick House: Perfect timing for Tequila Tuesday! 3 for 1 Bud Light Bottles + $4 Patron Shots + .50 Cent Boneless Wings + 2 for 1 Burgers Open to Close!! https://www.facebook.com/brick.house.16?fref=ts
 
Castle Bar & Grill: There was a post about food and drink specials for the holiday, visit their page for more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-Bar-Grill/575280502552574?fref=ts 
 
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Cinco de Mayo-ish:

 
Gastro Bar Stamford: Perfect day to try one of their new mojitos…coconut, watermelon and banana! https://www.facebook.com/GastroBarStamford?fref=ts  
 
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Plan B Burger Bar Stamford: Karaoke w/Chris Jack beginning at 9:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/planbstamford?fref=ts
 
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Tigin: Trivia night begins at 8pm! https://www.facebook.com/tiginstamford?fref=ts
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Remember to be safe, take a cab if you need to and have a great time!
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KEEP IT LOCAL STAMFORD!!!

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#keepitlocal #wotm #cincodemayo #stamfordct #tequilla

Derby Day & Fight Night!

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Kentucky Derby and Fight Night Venues in Stamford

 

KENTUCKY DERBY:
Hudson Grille CT: Derby party complete with the wearing of the hats! Best three hats win a prize and there will be champagne specials flowing.
Brother Jimmy’s Stamford: Showing the whole Triple Crown and doing $8 mint juleps all three races! And don’t forget your big hat!!
Cask Republic Stamford: Bulleit Party from 3-7pm $6 Bulleit Juleps, $12 Bulleit Flights. Dress to impress!

SHOWING  BOTH:

The Brick House Bar & Grill: Will be showing the Derby by day and the fight by night! Fight info: $20 cover includes a free pint of bud, bud light or shock top. Also, be sure to check out the Fight Night Burger- melted cheddar-applewood smoked bacon- avocado-fried pickles- lettuce- vine ripe tomato- chipotle mayo on an everything bagel style brioche bun. Goes great with beer!

FIGHT ONLY–all have a $20 unless otherwise noted–best to call ahead to make sure there is a spot for you:

Tiernans Bar: Call for Details and to reserve your spot. 1-203-353-8566
Buffalo Wild Wings: Be sure to call for info, (we believe) doors open at 8:30pm for this: (203) 324-9453
Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe: (203) 324-9453
Brick House Bar & Grill: 203-353-8892
Sign of the Whale: Tickets can be purchased ONLINE athttps://buyblitztickets.com/PMO9P. Space is limited, advanced purchase encouraged. Also, they have VIP packages available on the ticket site. (203) 883-8282
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Keep it Local Stamford! ‪#‎wotm‬ ‪#‎derbyday‬ ‪#‎fightnight‬ ‪#‎stamfordct‬

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Stamford!!

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Wanted to put a little list of some St. Patrick’s Day happenings for you guys. While this will in no way be a complete list, we wanted to give you a couple of ideas on where to you can go for LIVE music, drink specials and more!

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TIGIN:  (taken right from their FB page to prevent mistakes) Doors open at 9am. Free breakfast buffet: 9-10am and $5 breakfast buffet until 11am. LIVE music and $10 cover charge starts at 2pm. 21+ over starts at 1pm.  The Last Hoorah plays LIVE from 7-11pm!
www.tiginirishpub.com/stamford/st-patricks-day

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MURPHY’S TOWNHOUSE: Doors open at 11am. Celtic Fare from the kitchen: Lamb Sliders, Corned Beef on Rye, ‘Sir Guinness” Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Bangers and Mash! Then LIVE music with The Irish Band taking the stage from 6-10pm!! https://www.facebook.com/MurphysTownhouseCafe

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TIERNAN’S: The Tub Band plays LIVE tonight at 8pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/612337828902472/

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BRICK HOUSE: St. Patrick’s Drink Specials–$8 Green Bud Light Yards & $4 Jameson Shots! Plus, DJ Shamrock starts at 6pm!!  https://www.facebook.com/brick.house.16?fref=ts

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FIDDLER’S GREEN: (again, taking from FB) The Lock City Thieves and Headgun take over Fiddlers Green for St. Paddy’s! Entry is free and there will be a $5 ticket raffle for your chance to win prizes! https://www.facebook.com/fiddlers.green.1293?fref=ts

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PLAN B: Karaoke night at Plan B tonight with your host Chris Jack! Starts at 9:30pm. Great night for hoisting a few and singing some Irish drinking songs!! https://www.facebook.com/events/336971373173169/

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Ok  so that’s what we have for you. Again, we know this list isn’t complete but it’s a few places we found with stuff going on–although it IS St. Patrick’s Day so we have no doubt that no matter where you go, you can find some fun!

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Now, just in case you have too much fun, here are some numbers for local cab companies (for those who don’t use UBER):

Eveready Taxi: 203-655-8779

Stamford Taxi: 203-325-2611

USA Taxi: 203-487-0007

Leave the cars home and be safe–the cops WILL be out tonight!!

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Have a great time–SLAINTE!! :)

 

 

Winter Weather Info Guide for You Stamford

Hey guys, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s been one hell of a Winter around here.

And while we all are trying to just to make it to Spring, I thought I’d take a moment to post some info for you guys on where you can find out about local issues regarding local snow removal, weather advisories, school closings, warming centers locations and times, all the stuff you probably have memorized by now but should have handy for the rest of the season.

Thank you to the Stamford Government site for much of the information:

www.StamfordCT.gov — weather advisories, emergency info, updated news and more can be found right on their home page

Snow removal information: http://www.stamfordct.gov/road-maintenance/pages/snow-removal

Local Radio Stations/News sites to keep you updated on weather, school closings, etc:

Fairfield County Public Radio (WSHU) – 1400 AM (WSTC)
WSHU Stamford Radio – 91.1 FM
WGCH Radio – 1490 AM
Fox Radio 95.9 FM

News:

News 12 Connecticut, Channel 12

For local closings both school and otherwise: http://closings.news12.com/school_closings.jsp?region=CT

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/

http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/

http://patch.com/connecticut/stamford

To Prepare for and to Respond to Severe Weather visit:

Be Prepared Stamford: http://bepreparedstamford.org/ColdWeather.htm
CT Dept. of Public Health Cold Weather Safety Tips: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3115&q=472542
FEMA’s Ready.Gov: www.ready.gov
National Weather Service: www.weather.gov

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Hang in there, we’ll get through it. In the meantime, lots of cocoa and be careful on the roads!

Super Bowl 2015 — Stamford-Style!

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Super Bowl 2015 Stamford-Style

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It’s finally here–Super Bowl Sunday!!!  And we’ve rounded some up the spots in Stamford where you can go and watch the game.  So if you are looking to get out of your house, grab some wings and beer and watch the big game with some friends, get ready…
Please note: We are taking a lot of these directly from their own info–meaning–we are basically copy/pasting it all–so if there are questions, please call the respective places for more info. Also, we put the call out for the bars to give us their info…if we didn’t get it, or we didn’t find it, we didn’t post it.
Ready now? HERE WE GO!
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Bar-BQ: 3pm–Halftime: $3 PBR Tall Boys & Fireball Shots, $10 Bottomless Mimosas, $3 Bud Light Drafts, $1 New England Hot Dogs and Seahawk Sliders. There will also bea chance to win a 39″ flat screen TV. Plus, beer pong and cornhole! https://www.facebook.com/barbqstamford
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Bradford’s Stamford: Food and drink specials including beer bucket specials (ask server), plus this week’s special menu (in addition to their regular menu of course): http://bradfordsstamford.com/specials.html
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Brick House3 for 1 Miller Lite Bottles + $4 Bloody’s and Mimosa’s + .50 Cent Wings + $5 Nachos Open–Close!  http://www.brickhousebarngrill.com/
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Castle Bar & Grill: 10 cent wings, $5 Irish Nachos and Bucket and Draft Specials. http://www.castlect.com/
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Fiddlers Green:  Pre-game with the Heineken Brewlock Girls from 5:30-6:30pm then stay for the wings and more!  https://www.facebook.com/fiddlers.green.9?fref=ts
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Harlan Social: Gourmet Buffet, Unlimited Tap Beer & House Wine from 5:15pm to the End of the 3rd Quarter. Buffet including: Harlan Burger Sliders, Smoked Turkey Reubens, Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Brats & Krauts, Braised Lamb Tacos & More! $49 Per Person, All Inclusive Bar seating is limited, call Tel: 203.883.8000 for reservations. http://www.harlansocial.com/pdf/SuperBowlXLIX.pdf
 
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Hudson Grille CT $5 Wings and Beers starting at 5pm. http://hudsongrillect.com/ 
 
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Lola’s Stamford: DJ from 12-3pm and $10 Bottomless Mimosas, Sangrias and Bloody Marias. Plus, 50 cent wings, $2 Bud Light drafts and special giveaways! http://www.lolasstamford.com/ 
 
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McFadden’s Stamford: $20 Beer Towers, $10 Buckets, $3 Drafts, $4 Jame-O Shots all for the duration of the game. Plus, half-price apps until halftime and a chance to win a Bud Light Chair!  Oh yeah, and DJ RyFy will be in the house as well!!  http://www.mcfaddensstamford.com/  
 
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Murphy’s Townhouse$3.00 Sam Adams Drafts. Enter to win either a pair of Sam Adams Skis or a Flat Screen TVhttps://www.facebook.com/MurphysTownhouseCafe
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Rizzuto’s Stamford:  Watch the game on the 15 brand new large TVs while partaking in, $3.50 Coors Light Bottles,  Tailgate Menu, Drink Specials,and have a chance to win prizes! Including the Coors Light Cooler Chair (with built-in cooler and speakers!). https://www.facebook.com/RizzutosStamford?pnref=story 
 
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Sign of the Whale: The Whale has a limited number of tickets left so don’t forget to buy them today! $30 open bar, HD TVs, and live sound. https://buyblitztickets.com/aswl3 
 
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Tigin: Super Bowl Party at Tigin–game on ALL TVs with the sound on, so there won’t be a bad place to park. Lots of food and drink..and good times! http://www.tiginirishpub.com/stamford/
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Vinny’s Backyard: Large wings and a pitcher of Bud $18, $3 Budweiser, Or pick up some of our famous wings and ribs for your party! Vinny’s Famous Wings

(original, sweet & sour, BBQ, chipotle, Thai, bourbon BBQ or General Tso’s) Tray of 50 ~ $45.00, Tray of 100 ~ $90.00 (Blue cheese and celery included – extra sauces available for purchase) and Baby Back Ribs (6 “Racks”) with cole slaw $85.00. http://vinnysbackyard.com/fun_stuff.html 

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We know this is not a complete list for the city, but we hope this give you some great ideas on where to go! Thanks to all those who sent us their info this year and here’s to watching the commercials–um–we mean BIG GAME!  lol
Have fun and BE SAFE!!  (remember, cops will be out so have a designated driver)
 
Keep it Local Stamford!!!

Hey there!

No, I haven’t forgotten about WOTM.  No worries. :)

(if you follow our FB, Twitter & Instagram, you know this to be true!)

I’ll be getting some Super Bowl info ready over the next week for you guys but just wanted to check in, say Happy 2015 and thank you so much for being there!!!

We celebrate 4 years of What’s on the Menu? this month and we wouldn’t still be here without you guys. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough, but it’s sincere and from the heart.

So, THANK YOU WOTM NATION!!! :)

 

–Christie C.

(your fearless leader)

Veteran’s Day

Tuseday November 11th is Veteran’s Day. A day to thank those who have served in the past and I believe to thank those who still serve now.

As the proud friend, niece, cousin and especially, daughter of a Vet, I would like to personally say thank you to the service men and woman out there who have served our country. Thanks to all of you past and present for your service, your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your families back home. We have a Memorial Day for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we have Veteran’s Day for those who have served in the past and I say we should also honor those who continue to serve us now. So one more time, thank you.

For those military folk, we do have two things to tell you about for Tuesday.

One, Coalhouse Pizza will be donating 10% of their whole day’s sales on the 11th to the Wounded Warrior Project. A wonderful way to give back to those who have served. For more information: http://coalhousepizza.com/event/wounded-warrior-project-10-give-back/#.VGGHLPnF8xF

And second, Colony Pizza (all locations), will once again be offering FREE pizza to all past and present military personnel. This is for dine-in only and ID is necessary. For more information on this as well as Colony’s dedication to the military in our area, Stamford Magazine has written up a very nice piece on it: http://www.stamfordmag.com/s/In-the-Know-2014/Free-Pizza-For-Military-On-Veterans-Day/

We continue to update on our FB and Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there as well!!

facebook.com/onthemenuct

twitter.com/onthemenuct or @onthemenuct

Thanks for continuing to be with us here at WOTM and

Special look for Halloween and Halloween Happenings UP NOW!

Hey guys,

 

So it’s been a while but we wanted to let you know that we have posted a page of Stamford-only Halloween Happenings for you!!

 

Oh and we changed our look for the week.  lol

 

So check out our list, get those costumes ready and have a very Happy (and safe!) Halloween!!! :)

 

http://onthemenuct.com/stamford-halloween-happenings-2014/

We have a new look: Open Letter to Our Followers

Hey there guys,

 

As you can see, I’ve been working on the site a bit.  I know I’ve been all kinds of absent lately and while on one front I’m sorry and on another, well, things happen.  Priorities happen.  So WOTM has been on hiatus and I’m not quite sure when I’ll fully be back on it.

I know the site needs updating as far as links, menus, all that.  I’m fully aware of that.  While I stepped away, Stamford saw a surge of new openings and unfortunately, closings.  It’s been a hell of a Summer all around.  However I’m proud to say that I finally came through on my promise to change the look and feel of the site!!

As of this writing, I’m saying to you now that I’m not sure what direction this site will be going in the future. It is a very strong possibility that the daily happenings will no longer be posted.

Why you may ask?

I’m going to be very honest with you guys now because of your loyalty and support of this site.  Frankly it comes down to time and money when making this decision. What many don’t realize is that the daily happenings can on many days, take up to 2 to 3 hours to put together. And the more places that open in our fair city, the longer it takes to put the happenings together.  This is an incredible amount of work without getting one dime for it.  While I finally have a few folks interested in advertising once the new version gets up there, doing those posts daily may have to take a backseat for now.

Answering a popular question now…What’s on the Menu? despite our name, was never meant to be a ‘foodie’ site. I don’t do reviews, there are plenty of other (and awesome) sites that do that. What’s on the Menu? has always meant, “what’s going on?”  My friends and I used to say that all the time and that is where the title comes from. Stamford is a large city that has an incredible amount going on. Between nightlife, daylife and everything in between, there will always be a lot to write and post about.  I’ve tried to keep up with posts on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, adding pics to our Instagram here and there…but please understand that the time is not quite there to do regular posting.  But I’m working on it. :)

I can’t thank you guys enough for sticking it out while this is going on and hopefully, with the busy holiday season (yes, including HALLOWEEN!) we’ll be posting about where you can go and celebrate! In the meantime, I do hope you like the new look and feel of the site and will continue to follow us on FB and Twitter–we do try to add stuff there daily when we can.

http://facebook.com/onthemenuct

http://twitter.com/onthemenuct

http://instagram.com/onthemenuct

Thanks so much WOTM Nation!  We wouldn’t still be here without you and consider this a great big group hug!!

 

–Christie :)