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Stamford Rest. Week Extended

nbermas Mar 9, 2009 02:55 PM

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

  1. jfood Mar 9, 2009 06:25 PM

    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
      nbermas Mar 10, 2009 12:58 PM

      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
        adamclyde Mar 10, 2009 02:18 PM

        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
          nbermas Mar 10, 2009 04:24 PM

          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
            Ora Mar 12, 2009 05:11 PM

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

            1. re: Ora
              nbermas Mar 13, 2009 12:36 PM

              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
                Ora Mar 13, 2009 10:03 PM

                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
                adamclyde Mar 15, 2009 02:47 PM

                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
            jfood Mar 10, 2009 06:32 PM

            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
              adamclyde Mar 10, 2009 06:36 PM

              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
                jfood Mar 11, 2009 03:50 AM

                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.

        2. adamclyde Mar 9, 2009 05:34 PM

          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...

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