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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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
Cinco de Mayo-ish:
KEEP IT LOCAL STAMFORD!!!
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Kentucky Derby and Fight Night Venues in Stamford
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!
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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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!
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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!! :)
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 12 Connecticut, Channel 12
For local closings both school and otherwise: http://closings.news12.com/school_closings.jsp?region=CT
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
(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
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!!! :)
(your fearless leader)
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!!! :)
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.
Thanks so much WOTM Nation! We wouldn’t still be here without you and consider this a great big group hug!!