Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Easter Bunny is Coming to the Westfield Mall in Trumbull CT

The Easter Bunny is Back!


from March 18 to April 3

Easter Bunny at Westfield Trumbull
Photo Source: Westfield Trumbull Mall

Hip, Hop, Hippity, Hippity Hop - the Easter Bunny is popping in for a visit!

Visit the Easter Bunny at Westfield Trumbull for family photos.  Photo packages start at $34.99.

For your health and safety, reservations are encouraged and walk-up visits will ONLY be available as space permits. 

*The Easter Bunny is located in the lower level JCPenney Court.

Make your reservation NOW at Easter Bunny Reservations

Westfield Trumbull Mall

5065 Main Street

Trumbull CT 06601

About the Westfield Trumbull Mall

Westfield Trumbull is a shopping mall located in Trumbull, Connecticut. It was the first enclosed shopping mall in Connecticut upon opening in 1964. 

Westfield Trumbull is proud to carry the SafeGuard™ Hygiene Excellence and Safety Certification by Bureau Veritas, the world’s most trusted name in health and safety testing, inspection, and certification. The SafeGuard™ certification verifies that a facility has met stringent requirements to minimize the onsite risk of virus spread and is adhering to best-in-class hygiene and safety protocols.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Chef Brian Lewis Brings The Cottage to Greenwich CT

Coming to Greenwich CT soon!

Chef Brian Lewis' "The Cottage" Restaurant!

One of my favorite Fairfield County chefs, Brian Lewis, the chef and owner of OKO and The Cottage, both in Westport, recently announced some great news - that he will be expanding and bringing The Cottage to beautiful Greenwich, Connecticut!

The Cottage Menu
Photo Courtesy of The Cottage

The Cottage will be located at 49 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, and the 60+ seat restaurant and bar will celebrate exceptional seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farmers through Chef Brian’s celebrated signature style of American cooking, delivered with casual elegance and coastal charm. The Cottage Greenwich is slated to open later this year. Stay tuned for their opening date!


We’ve always looked forward to the day that we can bring The Cottage to a new market after being so blessed with our devoted clientele and hardworking team in Westport, said Lewis.  As we experienced such continued support during COVID and after six successful years in Westport, the time was right to grow and find a sister location to complement the original Cottage.”


Chef Brian Lewis of The Cottage and OKO

Photo Courtesy of The Cottage

While the Greenwich location will feature several signature Cottage dishes and cocktails, the food and beverage program will reflect the team’s daily creativity inspired by the seasons, while staying in concert with the Westport Cottage location. Both the food and beverage menus at The Cottage Greenwich will be rely upon ingredients from local purveyors and farmers in the Connecticut and New York area.  The menu will feature Cottage favorites including Wagyu Beef Brisket Steam Buns, Duck Fried Rice, The Cottage Burger and Hot Fudge and Peanut Butter Sundae. In addition to these classics, Chef Brian is looking forward to yet another canvas to express his culinary passion and creativity.


The beverage program will also include local products in its seasonal menu. Cottage bar favorites such as The Smokey Peat and The Spicy Pear will be featured alongside both classic and signature cocktails. An international wine list will be curated of both new and old world favorites, offer a full selection of local craft beer, and provide low or no alcohol options.


The Cottage - Cocktail

Photo Courtesy of The Cottage

At our soon-to-be four restaurant locations of Full House Hospitality Group, the team will always be the heartbeat of our restaurants,” added Lewis.  “I’m pleased to be embarking on this location in a new market with the leadership and talents of both Chef Christian Wilki, who oversees all culinary operations as Executive Chef, and Ralph Leon, who oversees all front of house operations as our Director of Beverage and Hospitality. We thrive on bringing talented, hardworking, and dedicated team members up through the ranks of our restaurants.


The Cottage Greenwich will feature the same warm, comfortable aesthetic and color scheme found in the Westport location, but with several accents unique to the space.  Architect Rick Hoag from Frederick William Hoag Architect and Interior Designer Megan Zwick from MZ Interiors will oversee the build-out and design.


The Cottage - Beet Salad
Photo Courtesy of The Cottage

Since opening in Westport December of 2015, The Cottage has received numerous accolades for its locally sourced cuisine, including recently being named the #1 restaurant in Fairfield County by Hearst Connecticut Media/CT Bites, and earning an Excellent” rating from The New York Times.  


The Cottage Greenwich will be open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner service, expanding to offer lunch, Sunday brunch and to-go options soon after.  


For more information, visit or the restaurants new social media channels:  Facebook (@TheCottageGreenwich) and Instagram (@TheCottageGreenwich).


About Chef Brian Lewis:

Brian Lewis is one of the most celebrated chefs in the Northeast, lauded for his commitment to quality and seasonally driven American cuisine featured at his restaurant, The Cottage, as well as his love for Japanese cuisine at his newest venture, OKO.  The Cottage, with locations in Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut, was recognized with an “Excellent” review in the New York Times, after only being open for four months, commending Lewis’ sophisticated menu in a cozy setting.  With Forbes proclaiming that OKOs Westport location is competitive with the best in Manhattan,” the restaurant opened a second location in 2019 in Rye, New York.


Lewis was also honored in 2018 as a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards’ Best Chef: Northeast in the 2018.


He first received national recognition as the Founding Executive Chef of actor Richard Geres The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property that featured two destination restaurants, The Barn and The Farmhouse. There, he acquired national acclaim including Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list in 2009, and an Excellent” review in the New York Times for his thoughtful and consciously sourced cuisine. He launched his first solo venture in March 2012 with elm, where he was once again named to Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list, this time in 2012, before leaving to focus on launching The Cottage in Connecticuts Westport neighborhood.  Lewis has had the honor of being invited to cook three dinners at the historic James Beard House in New York City, most recently in January 2017 on behalf of The Cottage.  He has made appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, TODAY, Fox & Friends and Beat Bobby Flay.


Raised in Westchester, New York, Lewis discovered his love for cooking at a very early age. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors and went on to earn his Bachelors degree in business Management from Johnson and Wales University. Early experiences working under the guidance of legendary chefs like Jean Louis Palladin and Marco Pierre White strongly shaped Lewis’ culinary style to what it is today.


About The Cottage

The Cottage is the vision of chef Brian Lewis and represents his commitment to produce Connecticuts premier neighborhood destination for the finest, locally sourced cuisine. With locations in the heart of Westport, Connecticut and opening in 2021 on Greenwich Avenue in neighboring Greenwich, Connecticut, The Cottage elevates the standard for seasonal American cooking delivered with casual simplicity and coastal charm. Lewis’ award-winning dishes are hand crafted with exceptional ingredients procured from local purveyors and farmers responsible for growing, raising, harvesting, and producing within the region. Menus change weekly to reflect the seasons best bounty.  For more information, visit  


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Taste of Foxwoods Restaurant Week: Spring 2021

It's Restaurant Week at Foxwoods Resort Casino!

Foxwoods Resort Casino is hosting a Taste of Foxwoods Restaurant Week from March 15 - 21 and you can join the fun!

Taste of Foxwoods Spring 2021

A variety of restaurants across the resort, from ultra-luxe to laid-back and casual, will each offer unique dining specials throughout the week - all for just $20.21! 

See the full list of participating venues and menu choices below.


Veranda Café: 

Sit down here for a casual meal and enjoy a view of the Connecticut woods that is both stunning and inspiring.  

Hot Lobster Roll $20.21

Sautéed Buttery Fresh Lobster, Brioche Roll


Cedars Steaks & Oysters: 

Experience inspiring foods from Executive Chef Edward Allen highlighting the freshest regional ingredients while remaining faithful to the essential values of presenting the excellence of traditional American steakhouse fare.

Hot Lobster Roll $20.21

Sautéed Buttery Fresh Lobster, Brioche Roll


Golden Dragon: 

Enjoy a wide variety of Hong Kong and Cantonese cuisine with a tremendous range of flavors and spices.

Three Course Meal $20.21

Fried Spring Roll

Cabbage, Celery, Carrots, Bean Threads, Hot Mustard


Wonton Soup

Pork & Shrimp Dumplings, Chicken Broth


Hot & Spicy Chicken

Stir-Fried Chicken, Snow Peas, Celery, Baby Corn, Green & Red Peppers, Water Chestnuts, Onions, Hot & Spicy Sauce, White Rice


High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Sports Lounge: 

A premier entertainment destination with a nostalgic Vegas vibe offers glitzy fun on 20 bowling lanes and complete food and beverage service.

Cheeseburger Pizza $20.21

Crumbled Burger, Bacon, American Cheese, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Tomato, Shaved Lettuce, Secret Sauce


Scorpion Bar: 

Find more than 100 types of tequila and distinctive flavors of margaritas -- the perfect pairing while dining on authentic-innovative Mexican-inspired cuisine. 

Steak Enchilada $20.21

Adobo Steak, Corn Tortillas, Chihuahua Cheese, Salsa Roja, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Red Rice + Pinto Beans


Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar: 

Bold flavors from celebrity Chef Guy Fieri await you on the casino level of the Grand Pequot Tower. 

Cajun Chicken Alfredo $20.21

Cajun-Spiced, Blackened Chicken Thighs, White Wine & Parmesan Alfredo Sauce, Fettuccine Noodles, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Sun Dried Tomatoes + Scallion


Red Lantern: 

Take a trip to Asia as you step inside this ultra-luxe restaurant where you will be greeted by the aromas of far-east delights from the open kitchen. 

Sushi Combo $20.21

Chef selection; maki, nigiri and hand roll


Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn: 

The original beaded ice cream treat--a fun twist on the classic favorite! They share its location with Doc Popcorn, which offers a delicious and healthier snack alternative. 

Choose one $20.21:

1. Pop Party Pack of Better Butter

2. 4 Medium Dippin’ Dots

3. 2 Medium Dippin’ Dots, 2 small bags Caramel Bliss


Johnny Rockets: 

Home to the classic hamburger, fries and shakes! 

Two Cheeseburger Special $20.21

2 single cheeseburgers and 2 fountain beverages.

Additions and substitutions extra. Not valid with other discounts. Must ask for the offer when ordering.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338

About Foxwoods® Resort Casino 

Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit
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