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Stamford Rest. Week Extended

Where would you go for lunch and dinner, why and what to order. Thanks.

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  1. Sadly, from the thread here last week on this, there just doesn't seem to be anything worth getting excited about for restaurant week: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/598726

    My issue is that of all the restaurants participating, only a few hold interest to me. And the special "deals" for restaurant week are actually more than I pay regularly since I don't drink and don't ever buy dessert.

    Not sure what restaurants around here are actually hoping to achieve with RW...

    1. Big yawn, stretch and shake the head.

      Week 1 was not worth the effort, extending it won't bring jfood into the place.

      BTW - Little jfood went to MArket and she loved the pasta with lobster.

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      1. re: jfood

        jfood: Went to the new bakery in NC and I loved it got so great bread and the best brownie around here. Thank you very much for the tip. I will defintely have lunch there very soon, sister lives close by.

        1. re: nbermas

          Is there a good new bakery in Norwalk? Only one I know is SoNo Baking Co (which, btw, does make some incredible bread). If there's another new bakery, I'd love to try it out.

          1. re: adamclyde

            Chocopologie in Norwalk and Le Pain Quotidien in New Cannan. Do you like coffee if you do and like chocolate, try the Chocoplogie Coffee it is GREAT.

            1. re: nbermas

              LE PAIN Q has been all over NYC for more than 5-6 years.

              1. re: Ora

                I don't get around to NYC that much but I think it is excellent in comparison to Crumbs that is awful. How is the food not just the breads and desserts?

                1. re: nbermas

                  They have decent salads and sandwiches. People I take there rave about the hot chocolate (I drink tea). The granola bars are great. Mainly I pick something sweet and quick from the front counter and carry out.

                2. re: Ora

                  yeah, I've been going to the one near Lincoln center for breakfast for quite some time, since I'm often in that area early in the morning. Good to hear they've got a branch around here. They may not be the best bakeries in the city, but they are definitely well above average for the burbs.

            2. re: nbermas

              Glad you liked the Pain Quotidien. Every weekend the jfoods buy two of those delicious brownies as the last time before the diet.

              1. re: jfood

                I'm assuming this is part of the chain by the same name? How do you feel it compares to SoNo bakery?

                1. re: adamclyde

                  Yes part of the chain and remember jfood loves SONO bakery.

                  The brownies are better at PQ, the cheesecake is better at SONO. The croissants at PQ are the right texture but jfood likes them a little more buttery and the pain du chocolate could use a bit more chocolate. The breads are both excellent. For jfood he lives in NC so for bread he does not find the extra drive to SONO a needed event any longer.

                  And given the crowds he sees there all the time, it is becoming a happenin' place.