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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 :)

Just a couple of things for tonight…

We’re not ‘officially’ back yet Stamford, but it IS Alive at Five Thursday and we wanted to tell you about a couple of things going on…

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Brick House:  Karaoke tonight with Chris Jack, 2 for 1 Bud Light Pitchers + $5 Pizza’s and $4 Honey Jack Shots and a great menu to keep you munching!   http://brickhousebarngrill.com
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Seaside: Seaside’s Electric Open Jam at 9pm hosted by Kwame’ Henry Jones. Full back line available–drums, bass and amps–and if you are a guitar player, you are welcome to bring your own amp! If you have keyboards, please bring your own amp.  For all the info or to ask any questions… https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaside-Tavern/53827971498
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Casey’s: Truffle Shuffle Thursdays are in effect with the one and only Big Sexy, Paulie C!  15% off your drink order if you dare to don an 80′s themed t-shirt!  https://www.facebook.com/caseys.stamford?fref=ts
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Lola’s Stamford: DJ Matty D is back in the house tonight–been a while–go say hi!  https://www.facebook.com/lolasstamfordct 
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SBC Stamford: Final Thursday of SBC Stamford and DJ Jonesy will be there! https://www.facebook.com/SBCBreweryStamford 
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BUtterfield Stamford: Fundraiser night for Joe Mazzo–they will be raffling off prizes and giving away stuff as well. Also, Bacardi Bar on the back patio with $15 Bacardi Buckets. And DJ Lou Mancini will be spinning tonight! https://www.facebook.com/bu8ct?fref=ts 
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Crabshell: Lefty plays LIVE at the Shack tonight! https://www.facebook.com/CrabShellRestaurant

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This is by no means a complete list, but we are easing our way back. Keep it Local Stamford!

 

We’re coming back slowly but surely Stamford…

Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know that we haven’t completely disappeared, there are some personal matters that need to be attended to and therefore, WOTM must be moved down on the priority list.

I’d like to apologize for this and hope to be back in full form soon!

I’ll still try to post here and there, will be working on the new site format and in the meantime, will be posting to our FB/Twitter pages when I can.

Please understand that doing this for over 3 1/2 years, I DO have a commitment to the site, to YOU and to Stamford. It  just gets hard to keep up with when it takes hours out of my day and there is no compensation at the end of the rainbow. Hoping the new format will help with that part.

I know that lately Stamford has been going through some strange (and scary) times as well as big events like Alive at Five and others going on and we again apologize for not being as on top of things as we normally are. Sometimes, life just takes a few twists and turns and we gotta go with what we’re dealt.

So with that I would just like to say THANK YOU for sticking with us. For being there. And I hope you are all enjoying your Summer!

 

Be SAFE and as always, KEEP IT LOCAL STAMFORD!!!

 

–Christie C.

:)

Update and Pork in the Park Info…

Hello all,

In case you missed our posts on FB, we’ve been taking a much needed break.  But we do apologize for not being around this week.  Sometimes you just gotta take some time to regroup.

 

We’re going to take a few more days off but while we’re here, wanted to remind you that the Pork in the Park is back at Mill River Park this weekend.  A food gorging fest of smokey goodness, LIVE music, activities for kids of ALL ages (so yeah, you can bring the little ones as well), pig races, bungee challenge, face painting  and more!!

 

For more info on the whole festival: http://www.porkintheparkbbq.com/

 

So while we won’t be posting happenings over the weekend, we still wanted to let you know that yes, we are still around and WILL be back. :)

 

Thanks for hanging with us and we’ll see ya’ soon!!!  Have a great time Keeping it Local Stamford!!!

And the 4th of July Weekend Continues…Fireworks tonight…Lots Going On After…

It’s Fireworks Saturday Stamford!  And while we know you are just focused on the big event, there ARE some things going on afterwards.  We’ll try to hit them all, but even we know we’ll miss something. Let’s get to it…
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LIVE MUSIC + DJs:
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Tiernans: The Last Hoorah LIVE tonight 10pm for your post-fireworks music!!  http://tiernansbar.com 
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Seaside: 1995 plays LIVE tonight at 10pm!  Think REM, Pearl Jam and more!! $5 cover https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaside-Tavern/53827971498 
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Crab Shell: Perfect spot to watch the fireworks and then…Otis and the Hurricanes LIVE tonight! https://www.facebook.com/CrabShellRestaurant?ref=br_tf 
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The Fez: Joe Sinaguglia, Thierry Arpino and Josh Sette play LIVE tonight! https://www.facebook.com/rockin.thefez?fref=ts 
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Bradfords Stamford: DJ Dan Mele working it upstairs tonight! https://www.facebook.com/bradfords.grill?fref=ts 
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G/R/A/N/D:  DJ Grant Ogren spins tonight! Plus, 1/2 cocktails 9-11pm, $150 frozen Belvedere bottle service and NO cover!! http://stamfordgrand.com  
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STILL NEED A REASON TO GO OUT??:
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Brick House: 2 for 1 Corona’s + $6 Shock Top Pitchers + .50 Cent Wings + $5 Pizza’s Open to Close, 20+ TVs and people watching is FREE!  http://brickhousebarngrill.com  
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Go and enjoy, be safe and a continued Happy 4th Weekend All!!!  Thanks for Keeping it Local!
    
 
 

HAPPY 4TH STAMFORD!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WOTM NATION!!!  We’re celebrating as well, but wanted to take a minute to let you know of some things going on tonight. Please remember that because of the holiday, there will be some cancellations of regular Friday happenings as well as additions. But we’re just throwing together a few things to get you out there. So let’s get to it…
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Crab Shell: The Last Hoorah LIVE at the Shack tonight! https://www.facebook.com/CrabShellRestaurant   
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McFaddens AND Bar Q: 4th of July party tonight–drink specials for those dressed in Red, White and Blue! DJ RyFy spinning all night PLUS, $100 cash prize for the best America outfit of the night!! https://www.facebook.com/RyFyOnline?fref=ts&ref=br_tf 

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Bradfords Stamford: DJ Dan Mele upstairs doin’ his thing tonight! https://www.facebook.com/bradfords.grill?fref=ts  
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G/R/A/N/D:  DJ Cristian Arango in the house tonight!  Doors open at 9pm – $15 cover!!  http://stamfordgrand.com
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BUtterfield 8 Stamford: DJ Dave Bern in the house! https://www.facebook.com/bu8ct?fref=ts   
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Seaside: NO music tonight but…..$4 Bud & Bud Light & Coors light bottles & $4 Fireball Shots right through close!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaside-Tavern/53827971498 
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Brick House: Fonte behind the bar all day, all night–go visit and talk her ear off–she likes that. And if you get bored with your friends, remember, they have over 20 TVs to keep you occupied!  Plus, Corona Light pitchers for $8 and Fireball shots $4! https://www.facebook.com/brick.house.16?fref=ts    

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Casey’s: NO PAULIE TONIGHT. Just letting you know.
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That’s all we have for you. We’re going back to our holiday and hope you enjoy the rest of yours! Keep the 4th Local Stamford!!!
 

It’s Thirsty Thursday and You Have Off Tomorrow!

It’s the Thursday before a long, holiday weekend Stamford. And while we’re sure every single place will be packed tonight, there are still happenings to tell you about. So grab an umbrella (going to be another wet, stormy night tonight) and some friends and let’s get this weekend started RIGHT!  Let’s go…
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Brick House:  Karaoke tonight with the one and only Chris Jack in the house! Thinking tonight he should mashup some Eminem with the Disney songbook, because, why not?   Plus, lots of stuff, will be playing on the more than 20 TVs!!   2 for 1 Bud Light Pitchers + $5 Pizza’s and $4 Honey Jack Shots and a great menu to keep you munching!   http://brickhousebarngrill.com
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Seaside: Seaside’s Electric Open Jam with the mics going live at 9pm every Thursday night! Hosted by the one and only Kwame’ Henry Jones–give that man a hug from us!  Full back line available–drums, bass and amps–and if you are a guitar player, you are welcome to bring your own amp! If you have keyboards, please bring your own amp.  For all the info or to ask any questions… https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaside-Tavern/53827971498
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Casey’s: Truffle Shuffle Thursdays are in effect with the one and only Big Sexy, Paulie C! Get him some honey jack and tell him that we love him!!  15% off your drink order if you dare to don an 80′s themed t-shirt! Plus, bucket of 6 beers of your choice for $20 and fire alarm shot special too!    https://www.facebook.com/caseys.stamford?fref=ts
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McFaddens: DJ RyFy back in the house tonight! https://www.facebook.com/RyFyOnline?fref=ts
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The Fez: Headgun AND Mantyhose LIVE tonight beginning at 9pm!!! https://www.facebook.com/rockin.thefez?fref=ts 
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BUtterfield Stamford: DJ Dave Bern on tonight plus, ladies happy hour til closing time and $5 22oz Bud Lights all night long! https://www.facebook.com/bu8ct?fref=ts 
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Bradfords Stamford: DJ Dan Mele is back upstairs tonight!  https://www.facebook.com/Djdanmele?fref=ts 
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Tiernans:  DJ Mike Schmidty spins tonight!  https://www.facebook.com/tiernans.bar?fref=ts 
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Crab Shell: Impluse plays LIVE tonight at the Shack–weather depending–call ahead. http://www.crabshell.com/bands-folder/bands.html 
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Lola’s Stamford: Senorita Thursdays–$5 drinks for the ladies from 7-close tonight! DJ too!! https://www.facebook.com/lolasstamfordct 
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Palms Stamford: Thursday Night Karaoke in the White Room!! https://www.facebook.com/palmsnightclub?fref=photo
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Ok, that should do it. Remember, cops are out everywhere this weekend so do us all a favor and don’t drink and drive!!! Keep it Local Stamford!!!
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