Wednesday, July 19, 2017

First Annual Sun Tequila Tasting at Mohegan Sun



Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting


Friday, July 28th, Mohegan Sun presents their First Annual Sun Tequila Tasting in the Uncas Ballroom.



ABOUT SUN TEQUILA TASTING

Friday, July 28, 2017
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Uncas Ballroom

It’s not a party without tequila and the festivities get underway on July 28th at Sun Tequila Tasting!

DJ Tom Macari mixes the beats while you hit the mixology and margarita bars, sample an array of tequilas and savor the memories with our fun photo booth.

The fiesta wouldn’t be complete without Mexican-themed favorites like tacos, guacamole and more to complement your cocktails!



TICKET INFORMATION

Price: $85 - includes samples, food and access to the photo booth

Tickets are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office & Ticketmaster!

Purchase Tickets HERE

A portion of all ticket sales will go towards the Southeastern CT United Way.

Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
General Information: 1.888.226.7711
Hotel Reservations: 1.888.777.7922


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mamma Mia at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Broadway Series at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Mamma Mia



Don't miss this fabulous show at Foxwoods Resort Casino!

Mamma Mia is such a wonderful finale to this incredible Broadway Series at Foxwoods!  I also know that Foxwoods' Fox Theater will undoubtedly have some equally great shows coming up soon!

Mamma Mia is one of the most successful musicals of all time. In fact, it's the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway.

The West End production is now in its eighteenth year.  Yowza! That's incredible!

To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages.

If you're a 70s or 80s fan, the musical is inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,”

You'll see that MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

The show runs Friday, July 14th through Monday, July 17th. 

Mamma Mia Showtimes at Foxwoods' Fox Theater


Friday, 7-14-17 at 8:00pm
Saturday, 7-15-17 at 2:00pm
Saturday, 7-15-17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, 7-16-17 at 1:00pm
Sunday, 7-16-17 at 6:30pm
Monday, 7-17-17 at 7:00pm

It simply can't be missed!

Purchase your tickets for the musical HERE

Or include a hotel stay with your ticket - see more HERE 

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
https://www.foxwoods.com/mamma-mia/

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wine Down on The Block in Norwalk CT


Here's a fun event happening at The Block on Waypointe!

Wine Down on The Block at Waypointe

The Block at Waypointe invites you to “Wine Down at the Block” next Thursday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Relax and enjoy some live music, delicious light bites, signature cocktails and special in-store promotions from the local merchants for an exclusive immersion of all that The Block has to offer.

With a purchase of the $25 ticket, you will receive the following food and beverages from The Block at Waypointe's featured restaurants:


  • Sedona Taphouse | Appetizer of choice + glass of wine, mixed drink, or martini
  • Colony Grill | Choice of a cold brew + hot oil pie bites
  • Barcelona | One glass of sangria + one tapa from a special chef's selection


And there's MORE!  Wine Down at The Block ticket holders will enjoy the exclusive in-store promotions / discount specials at the following merchants:


  • Endurance House | Free bike clinic + natural oil samples + muscle ache therapy
  • Pinot’s Palette | Open studio with a special $15 paint + prosecco class
  • Salons by JC | Wine + cheese mixer + express mani’s & blow out specials, plus the first (15) guests receive an exclusive gift

Purchase your ticket HERE or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-down-at-the-block-tickets

Check in with your printed ticket at the registration table located in The Waypointe’s Central Piazza | 515 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 


For more information on the shops and restaurants at The Block at Waypointe and to stay updated on news, events and happenings, please visit www.theblockatwaypointe.com


Wine Down at The Block

Where: The Block at Waypointe
Date: 7/20/17
Times 06:30pm-08:30pm
Location: The Block at Waypointe, 515 Merwin Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
Event website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-down-at-the-block-tickets

Questions?
Contact information: Melissa DiMercurio 
Event Phone Number: Ph. 202-696-1862
Event e-Mail address: mdimercurio@delucchiplus.com

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Plan B Burger Bar for Sunday Brunch

Social Media Promotion: Sponsored


Plan b in Fairfield for an Early Brunch


Last weekend I headed out to Plan b Burger Bar in the beautiful town of Fairfield Connecticut after being invited to sample their Sunday Brunch. 

The b restaurants bill this brunch as a Boozy, Bourbon-y, Burger-y Brunch.

Heck, yes. Now we're talking!



And what I love best is that on Sundays, this particular b opens at 10 a.m. to celebrate everyone’s favorite excuse for day drinking --- BRUNCH! Perfect for early get togethers - that allow you plenty of time to fit more fun into the last day of the weekend!

And hey! 
You've got to love a place that bills a portion of their menu as SUNDAY FUNDAY!

Plan b - Sunday Funday
Plan b Brunch Menu
(June 2017)

And every good brunch has some great brunch cocktails!

Of course, we started with their well known version of a Bloody Mary, the “Meat” Our Mary - made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka,  house-made bloody mary mix, lime, olives, tomatoes, half sour pickle and a mini cheese burger.

Yes, people. A cheeseburger slider size comes with the cocktail!

"Meat" our Mary  - Plan b Bloody Mary
"Meat" our Mary - at Plan b Burger Bar

Now that's what I call a garnish!


If Bloodies aren't your thing, there's lots more to sample, like the Hand Squeezed Salty Dog, the Modern Screwdriver, and the The American Cucumber Basil Gimlet. There's coffee specials like the Rejuvenator  (cold brew coffee, Myers’s rum, coconut water, simple syrup & almond milk on the rocks) and the Kentucky Coffee (making coffee very interesting with some bourbon & cream).

And there's always something special being offered, like this delicious Berry Sangria, that was the special of the day when we visited!

Plan b - Berry Sangria
Plan b
Berry Sangria


And then we were off to the brunch samplings!


Plan b Brunch



Who says you can't have an appetizer at Brunch? 

We certainly did! Like this amazing dish of Breakfast Tots!

Plan b Breakfast Tots
Breakfast Tots
Crispy tots, 
cheddar-jack cheese, bacon, 
scallions, gravy & a fried egg

How about this delicious duo of Hot Fried Chicken and Biscuits?

Plan b Hot Fried Chicken and Biscuits
Hot Fried Chicken & Biscuits “Nashville style,” 
country pickle & home fries

Or do it up right with this Breakfast Burger!

Plan b - Breakfast Burger
Bacon, cheddar cheese, 
fried egg, spiced maple aioli 
on a croissant bun

Is sweet more your thing? 

How about this Bourbon Soaked French Toast?

Plan b - Bourbon Soaked French Toast
Bourbon Soaked French Toast 
V Thick cut brioche & bacon maple syrup, 
with seasonal fruit

















Looking for something more traditional?

How about the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict:


Plan b - Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs, toasted English muffin,
Boursin cheese, chive hollandaise & home fries


Feeling like a little something more 'south of the border'?

Try this Breakfast Burrito on for size!


Plan b - Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Burrito
House-made sausage burrito,
crispy potatoes, cheddar cheese & pico de gallo

I mean, really. 

Just look at that fluffy light goodness backed in one crazy good burrito!

Plan b - Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Burrito
House-made sausage burrito,
crispy potatoes, cheddar cheese & pico de gallo


Be sure you visit participating Plan b Burger Bars for brunch soon!

These offerings are from Plan b Fairfield. Other participating b restaurants for brunch are located in Glastonbury and Milford CT.

Plan b Fairfield

1262 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

http://www.burgersbeerbourbon.com/fairfield/

Phone: 203-955-1208

Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am – 12:30am
Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 1:30am
Sun: 10:00am – 12:30am

Disclaimer: We were invited to this sampling by members of Plan b Burger Bar's marketing and management team, however all opinions expressed are our own.


© Home Place 2017


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer 2017 at Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point

Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Introduces Their New Summer Menu




Now that summer is FINALLY here in Connecticut we get to enjoy some of our shoreline favorites! Lobster Rolls, thick juicy steaks, and fresh seafood! And what's better than enjoying our favorite meals at a beautiful waterfront destination?

Just in time to schedule a trip to our favorite shoreline town of Old Saybrook, Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point announces their new summer menu that features some great new seasonal dishes inspired by the bountiful harvests of local farmers and fisheries. 

There's a reason why Fresh Salt was recently named Best Upscale Dining in Connecticut by the state’s restaurant industry association. You see, Fresh Salt works closely with its local farmers and day boats to ensure the highest quality of locally grown ingredients from land and sea go into its creative delights. 



I love that local partnerships include Medlyn’s Farm (from my hometown of Branford), Belltown Hill Orchard of South Glastonbury, Fair Weather Acres of Rocky Hill, Baggott Family Farms of East Windsor, and Rose’s Berry Farm of South Glastonbury. 

Fresh Salt has a commitment to its cool native waters and features oysters within a 99-mile radius. A catch-of-the-day from local day boats provides clams, oysters, mussels, shrimp, tuna, cod, swordfish, and salmon for the Fresh Salt menu. 

Herbs including basil, thyme, mint and tarragon are planted and picked by the Fresh Salt culinary staff in Saybrook Point’s custom herb garden. 

You can't get much fresher than that!

At Fresh Salt, you can savor fresh, seasonal and local cuisine served in Old Saybrook’s most spectacular setting – the spot where the fresh waters of the Connecticut River meet the salt of Long Island Sound. It's a treasured and historic place, rich in life, and the restaurant reflects that lively diversity. 



The new summer menu features the bounty of the season through unique pasta and vegan dishes such as Rotelle Pasta, which includes pine nuts, fava beans, radicchio, roasted cauliflower and Pecorino cheese served in a white wine sauce; and Cauliflower Steak, which is pan-roasted cauliflower served in a ratatouille sauce with sautéed escarole. 

In addition, Fresh Salt’s fresh seafood and day boats include Pan-seared Black Pearl Scottish Salmon served with Roasted Cherry Tomato-and Sweet Pea ($29.95), Bacon-wrapped Monkfish served with Sugar Pea Risotto and Red Cabbage Coulis ($29,95), and Grilled Swordfish Loin served with Quinoa, Barley, and Spinach in a Passion Fruit-Ginger Sauce ($29,95).

From the grill and oven, I can't wait to try some delicious new specials like Fresh Salt’s Free-range Natural Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Sundried Tomato-Spinach Risotto Filling, Pancetta Whole Grain Mustard-Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce ($28.95), as well as the 12 Oz. USDA Choice N.Y. Sirloin served with Sautéed Mushrooms, Pomme Frites in a Garnish Port Wine Demi-glaze ($39.95).

Other shoreline favorites include the Seaside Tempura Platter with Golden Brown Scallops, Oysters, Calamari Zucchini, Peppers, Fresh Salt Kettle Chips ($21.95), Custom-blend Hamburger on a Potato Roll, made with a half-pound outstanding combination of Short Rib Chuck and Brisket, topped with Lettuce, Tomato and Cole Slaw ($13.95) and Connecticut Lobster Roll made with warm buttered lobster on a grilled New England style roll and served with and Fresh Salt Kettle Chips ($29.95).  

Mmmmm! A warm lobster roll with some home style chips sounds delicious right now, doesn't it?

Fresh Salt is more than just a restaurant; it is a place to enjoy another’s company and experience the breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound – quietly intertwined with the Connecticut River. The venue’s fresh ingredients and vibrant tastes are available daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And if you're searching for a fun night out on the town, Fresh Salt offers light bites and handcrafted cocktails made to perfectly enhance an evening away. 



Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point

2 Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling 860. 388.1111. 

About Saybrook Point


Situated along the picturesque shores of historic Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Saybrook Point features a collection of 100 elegantly-appointed guestrooms, a rejuvenating full-service SANNO spa, and casual fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt, as well as a unique waterside Lighthouse Suite. In addition, the historic Three Stories and Tall Tales luxury guesthouses offer exquisite rooms that convey the story of famous local residents. The pristine Saybrook Point Marina, a landmark boating destination conveniently located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, serves as a focal point for the Inn. More information is available at www.saybrook.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nutmeg Summer Series by CT Repertory Theatre

Summer Series at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre


There's still time to see some great theater brought to you by the Connecticut Repertory Theatre!

Photo courtesy Connecticut Repertory Theatre


The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2017 Nutmeg Summer Series Lineup in Storrs CT with the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Artistic Director Terrence Mann and Executive Producer Matthew J. Pugliese version of "Newsies"!

Previous productions for the 2017 Summer Series included  “1776” (June 1 - June 10, 2017),  “Noises Off” (June 15 - June 25, 2017) and now the season will conclude with “Disney’s Newsies” running July 6 - July 16, 2017.

Tickets are available at crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486 2113.

The theatrical adaptation of Disney’s musical film, “Disney’s Newsies” directed by Tony Award-nominee Christopher d’Amboise. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, “Disney’s Newsies” tells the story of the “Newsboy Strike of 1899”. This fictionalized story explores themes of social injustice and exploitive labor, as the newsboys learn to harness their voice in this high octane, dance spectacular. CRT will “seize the day” and bring this fresh, new musical hot from Broadway and the National Tour circuit to Storrs.

Mann added, “Youth! Survival! Love! Politics!—all combine to make “Newsies” a tour de force musical story about the indomitability of the human spirit. It’s powerful, it’s passionate and full of heart!”

In his first year as Artistic Director, Mann says, “Six years ago Vince Cardinal brought me to Storrs for my first summer to do ‘My Fair Lady’ and ever since I’ve been trying to get back as often as I can. There is no greater joy than to be in a company of actors, young and old alike, whose sole purpose is to share the gift of great storytelling with folks who make it apart of their lives to support and nurture live theatre.”

You can see Newsies in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the campus of the University of Connecticut

Join us at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre as we view the "Newsies" and “seize the day” to watch this fresh new, musical — hot from Broadway to you at CRT!

General Performance and Ticket Information


  • Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • Matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 
  • Subscription package options range from $81-108. 
  • Student subscriptions are only $33. 
  • Single ticket prices range from $45 to $55, with discounted tickets available for students and seniors


Performance Times


  • Thursday July 6, 7:30 pm - Preview
  • Friday July 7, 8:00 pm - Opening Night 
  • Saturday July 8, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday July 8, 8:00 pm
  • Sunday July 9, 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 11, 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday July 12, 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 12, 7:30 pm
  • Thursday July 13, 7:30 pm
  • Friday July 14, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday July 15, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday July 15 2017, 8:00 pm
  • Sunday July 16 2017, 2:00 pm


For more information visit http://crt.uconn.edu/

Purchase Tickets HERE for NewsiesHarriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
2132 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268
(860) 486 2113


Sunday, June 11, 2017

3rd Annual Serendipity Golf Classic

3rd Annual Serendipity Golf Classic
Presented by Barbara Zaccagnini
To Benefit B*Cured


 The tournament you've been waiting for is back! 



The GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY, will host the 3rd Annual Serendipity Golf Classic presented by Barbara Zaccagnini on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017.

Philanthropic golfers will play in support of the B*Cured charity, enjoying not only the beautiful course and playing experience GlenArbor is known for, but also eating lunch on the club’s scenic terrace, sampling the course’s signature wood-fired pizzas and having a chance to win the hole-in-one prize. After their eighteen holes, foursomes will come together for a cocktail reception with a buffet dinner, awards & pitching contest, auction, cigar bar, luxury gift suite and more.

 For more information or to buy a foursome, go to https://serendipitysocial.com/serendipity-golf-classic-3/. 

About B*Cured

B*Cured is a non-profit organization working to end brain cancer by funding innovative research. The organization has awarded $1.5 million in the form of twenty-one grants for research being done across the country at top universities and hospitals.



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