Friday, October 26, 2018

The Stack from Bear's Smokehouse comes to New Haven







Barbeque, Brewery and Biergarten 

Opening at District

New Haven’s Campus

Such great news for New Haven! 

Bear’s Restaurant Group, which includes Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ in Windsor, Hartford, and South Windsor, Blind Pig Pizza in Hartford and Chango Rosa in Hartford, today announced its first location on the Connecticut shoreline.  

“The Stack,” featuring Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, a brewery and Biergarten, will be opening over the coming weeks at District, the revitalized 9-acre technology and innovation campus at 470 James Street in New Haven, formerly the site of the CT Transit bus garage.  

I go by this building every morning - so I'm super excited to be one of the first to find out what will be going here!

Jamie “The Bear” McDonald, Co-Owner, Bear’s Restaurant Group notes, “New Haven has been generating so much buzz for its vibrant food scene, so it was the obvious next step for the expansion of Bear’s Restaurant Group. He continues with,  “We will be bringing all of our barbeque favorite to this new location – pulled pork, brisket, ribs and “moink balls” – with a really unique twist – our own, in-house beer brewery and Biergarten.  We are working in collaboration with Jason Sobocinski, a veteran of the New Haven food scene with Ordinary and Caseus, who is providing not only his expertise of the food scene, but also his experience in brewing (Black Hog Brewing) when we open the brewery later this year.”

The food menu at The Stack will feature the brand’s celebrated barbeque favorites, smoked in the Kansas-City style that McDonald enjoyed growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, including Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Kielbasa, Turkey, Texas Sausage, Brisket and Burnt Ends served as a Sandwich, EntrĂ©e or Combo Plate.  

The Three-Meat Combo at The Stack in New Haven
The Three-Meat Combo at The Stack in New Haven

Other favorites served with a choice of smoked meat include Paw Paw’s Poutine (hand-cut fries smothered with cheese), Bear Bowl (cornbread topped with BBQ beans) and Super Spud (baked potato topped with mac & cheese, sour cream, bacon, red onion and cheese), as well as appetizers (including Moink Balls, bacon-wrapped meatballs), salads, classic side dishes and desserts.  

Moink Balls at The Stack in New Haven
Moink Balls at The Stack in New Haven

Family meals and meat by the pound will also be available, as well as a Cub Meal for younger barbeque fans.  The menu will also include items inspired by the Biergarten featuring local cheeses, sausages and breads.
The Wings at The Stack in New Haven
The Wings at The Stack in New Haven
The beverage program will complement the barbeque and Biergarten concepts, offering easy-to drink beers, BBQ-infused cocktails and wines on draft.  The bar will feature a combination of local and German Lagers, Pilsners and lighter Ales in cans and on draft, and when the Brewery opens later this year, will also offer five draft lines of house beers, in addition to selling the house-brews in cans.  

The CoCo Stout at The Stack in New Haven
The CoCo Stout at The Stack in New Haven

Creative cocktails include the Smoke Stack Manhattan (Brisket Fat-Washed Old Forester Bourbon, Smoked Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Smoked Maraschino Cherries), Bacon Maple Old-Fashioned (Bacon Fat-Washed Pinhook Rye Whiskey, Maple Syrup, Black Walnut and Angostura Bitters), Stack Fall Sangria (Cabernet Red Wine, Apple Brandy, Citrus Vodka, Allspice, Lemon, Bubbly) and All About Our Coco Stout (Old Forester Bourbon, Stillhouse Coconut Whiskey, Black Hog Coffee Milk Stout, Licor 43, Simple Syrup).
The Bacon Maple Cocktail at the Stack in New Haven
The Bacon Maple Cocktail
at the Stack in New Haven
The 6,700 square feet restaurant will feature indoor seating for 200; the 6,000 square foot Biergarten, which will be partially covered and house fire pits and heaters to make it a year-round destination, will add an additional 250 seats.  

In addition, the Stack will be open seven days a week: Sunday-Wednesday (11am-9pm) and Thursday-Saturday (11am-10pm).  The restaurant also offers take-out, catering, food truck and on-site event options.

The District campus features ample free parking and ease of access from I-91, as well as the Mill River Trail.  In 2019, a kayak and paddleboard launch will also be opened for those seeking ease of access from the Mill River, and an Amphitheatre will open offering both family-friendly and adult programming, with views directly from the restaurant’s Biergarten seating.

For more information, visit or call (203) 350-9060.

The Stack

470 James Street
New Haven, CT 06511

About The Stack:  

The Stack brings Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ to the District New Haven campus, located at 470 James Street.  The barbeque restaurant, brewery and Biergarten, opening in Fall 2018, features the award-winning cuisine of Jamie “The Bear” McDonald of Bear’s Restaurant Group.  Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the location offers free parking and ease of access off the Mill River Trail, as well as a paddleboard/kayak launch.  For more information, visit  The Stack can also be found on Facebook (coming soon) and Instagram (@thestacknh).

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Guilford Mooring - Football Sunday

Enjoy Football Sundays at Guilford Mooring!

Guilford Mooring is celebrating Football Sundays with their guests, offering beer, cocktail and food specials in the restaurant’s bar and lounge area from 1pm-close.  

Specials include 
  • $3 domestic bottles
  • $4 drafts
  • $1 Buffalo Wings
  • Sandwich Special
  • Cocktail Special

Watch the big game and order up some delicious food! 

Guilford Mooring

505 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437


About Guilford Mooring:

Guilford Mooring is located on the shores of the Long Island Sound at 505 Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut, honors its waterfront location by offering classic preparation of timeless seafood dishes, in addition to land lover’s favorite meat options.  

The seasonal menu includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options, and a special $5 children’s menu honors young foodies.  

The restaurant is open year-round, seven days a week for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch, offering unparalleled views from an outdoor bar and deck, as well as the newly-renovated indoor bar/dining area, featuring a rustic stone fireplace for the New England winter months and air-conditioning for the heat of summer.  

For more information, visit  The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (GuilfordMooringCT) and Instagram (theguilfordmooring).

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill - Game Day Take Out Package

Game Day Take Out Packages from Geronimo Tequila Bar

Having friends over for game day? 

Relax and let Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill do all the work for you!

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill is offering Game Day Take-out Packages to cheer your favorite team on in the comfort of your own home!  

The $60 package includes 
  • Guacamole with Housemade chips
  • Salsa
  • Wings
  • Chipotle BBQ Ribs
  • Hatch Green Chile Mac n Cheese  

Geronimo’s signature Margarita Mix can be added on for an additional cost.  

Packages must be pre-ordered and are available for pick-up in both the Fairfield (203.955.1643) and New Haven (203.777.7700) locations.

Geronimo Fairfield

2070 Post Road
Fairfield CT

Geronimo New Haven

271 Crown Street
New Haven, CT

About Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill brings the authentic taste of Santa Fe, New Mexico to Connecticut.  With acclaimed Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho at the helm, Geronimo’s cuisine is 100% Southwestern, even sourcing its Chile peppers directly from New Mexico, with the menu including tacos, award-winning chile, quesadillas, Navajo frybread, tamales and more.  In addition to its award-winning cuisine, Geronimo has received several accolades for its cocktails, as the restaurant features the largest selection of Tequila on the East Coast.  With over 400 options, the bar also offers more than 40 varieties of Mezcal, an extensive wine list and top-shelf liquors.  The restaurant recently became one of 40 establishments in the world to receive its CRT Award T Certification from the Mexican government’s Tequila Regulatory Council, recognizing their commitment and knowledge of Tequila.

With locations at 271 Crown Street in New Haven and 2070 Post Road in Fairfield, both restaurants feature indoor and outdoor dining, indoor fireplaces, private event space and catering services.  Geronimo is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and offers brunch on Sundays.  

For more information, visit  

The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwestern Grill) and Instagram (geronimotequilabar).

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Shell and Bones Halloween 2018

It's Halloween Costume Party Time at Shell & Bones!

Get ready for the Halloween Party of the YEAR when Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill hosts a Halloween Costume Party on Monday, October 29 at 9pm. 

Shell & Bones Halloween 2018

The evening will feature live music, cocktail specials and a costume contest.  Additionally, all guests who wear a costume to join in the fun will receive a Five Clams Token for their next visit to the restaurant.  

Shell and Bones Oyster Bar

100 S Water Street
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 787-3466

About Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill, located on the waterfront in the historic City Point area of New Haven, Connecticut (100 S. Water Street), offers the finest in seafood and steak, receiving accolades from Yankee Magazine (Best Waterfront Dining), Connecticut Magazine, New Haven Living Magazine and a “Very Good” review from The New York Times since opening in July 2015.  

Acclaimed Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho incorporates fresh and sustainable ingredients to present new takes on classic dishes, including his award-winning New England Clam Chowder, with all soups, stocks, sauces and desserts made in-house.  In addition to its cuisine, Shell & Bones offers an extensive wine and beer list and creative cocktail menu, with several beers, liquors and wines sourced locally in Connecticut.

The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor waterfront dining with an indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pits, complimentary parking and private event space.  

Shell & Bones is open for lunch Wednesday - Friday, and serves dinner seven days a week. Brunch is held on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:00am.  

For more information, visit  
The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (ShellandBonesOysterBarandGrill) and Instagram (shellandbonesoysterbarandgrill).   
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