Poll: Where Is The Best Ice Cream In Fairfield County? Vote Now Poll: Where Is The Best Ice Cream In Fairfield County? Vote Now
Poll: Where Is The Best Ice Cream In Fairfield County? Vote Now Here’s the scoop on where to find the best ice cream this summer. Daily Voice asked readers for their favorite ice cream spots in Fairfield County. The most popular responses are listed in the poll above. Vote on your favorite now! Voting ends Friday, July 26, at 11 p.m. Winner gets bragging rights. In the meantime, try not to get brain freeze with these fun ice cream facts, courtesy of Ben & Jerry's: Ice cream cones were invented at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, by concessions vendors as a way for people to eat ice cream easily while they enjoyed the fair. New Zealan…
Fairfield County Towns, Cities Move Fireworks Due To Approaching Storms Fairfield County Towns, Cities Move Fireworks Due To Approaching Storms
Fairfield County Towns, Cities Move Fireworks Due To Approaching Storms Don't worry; thunderstorms forecast for the weekend won't ruin planned fireworks displays in Fairfield County; they are just moved a day later.  Numerous cities and towns, including Stamford, New Canaan, Fairfield, and Greenwich, announced on Friday, July 5, that they have canceled fireworks scheduled for Saturday, July 6, to Sunday, July 7. All the details remain the same, such as time and place, just the date has changed. "Safety is always our top priority in making any decision to postpone," said Fairfield First Selectman William Gerber. "The weather for Sunday is expecte…
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Making healthy eating a part of your lifestyle will be a whole lot easier in Fairfield County when the plant-based eatery Green & Tonic expands with a new location in Stamford.  Located in the heart of downtown Stamford at 54 West Park Place, the store will open in August 2024.  G&T Stamford is the first of three forthcoming stores in Fairfield County, with new locations coming to Glenville and Old Greenwich this year, said spokeswoman Michelle Calarco.  The new Stamford Green & Tonic location.  Green & Tonic Green & Tonic is a plant-bas…
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
Popular, Sometimes Wild, CT Bar & Grill To Close For Good Popular, Sometimes Wild, CT Bar & Grill To Close For Good
Popular, Sometimes Wild, CT Bar & Grill To Close For Good A popular and sometimes wild Connecticut bar and grill has announced it will close for good this week. 75 Center, located in Hartford County in Southington, made the announcement on Facebook saying their last day of business will be Wednesday, July 3. "To our loyal and dear customers. Thank you for the years of memories, friendships, and celebrations along the way. Due to unfortunate circumstances we are going to be locking our doors Wednesday July 3rd for the last time.. The staff invites all of you to come down, have a drink, share some laughs, and, as always, have a great time! We will b…
Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch First CT Locale In Greenwich Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch First CT Locale In Greenwich
Popular Grocery Store Chain DeCicco & Sons To Launch First CT Locale In Greenwich Gourmet grocery fans will be ecstatic to learn that DeCicco & Sons is making its Connecticut debut with a new store in Fairfield County.  It will occupy a 20,000-square-foot space at 11 Glen Ridge Road in Greenwich. The store is slated to welcome shoppers in the Summer of 2025, pending town approval. A specific opening date has not yet been announced. Store officials said Greenwich residents can look forward to "an unparalleled selection of premium products," including their acclaimed beer selection, Italian bakery, fresh produce, and highly rated prepared…
Gift That Keeps Giving: Lucky For Life Lottery Ticket Worth $25K Sold At This CT Supermarket Gift That Keeps Giving: Lucky For Life Lottery Ticket Worth $25K Sold At This CT Supermarket
Gift That Keeps Giving: Lucky For Life Lottery Ticket Worth $25K Sold At This CT Supermarket A lucky shopper at a Connecticut supermarket walked away with much more than groceries, lottery officials announced.  A second-prize-winning Lucky for Life ticket was sold in Litchfield County for the drawing on Sunday, June 23 at the Big Y supermarket in New Milford at 1 Kent Rd., according to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.  The winning numbers were 3-5-23-43-46.  The winner will now receive "For Life" prizes for the rest of their life, lottery officials said, adding that at a minimum, 20 years of payments are guaranteed but that payments could last much longer d…
Popular CT Restaurant Closes After 30 Years: 'All Good Things Must Come To An End' Popular CT Restaurant Closes After 30 Years: 'All Good Things Must Come To An End'
Popular CT Restaurant Closes After 30 Years: 'All Good Things Must Come To An End' A popular Connecticut restaurant that has served thousands of devoted customers has closed for good after 30 years. Hartford County staple Staropolska Restaurant, located in New Britain on Broad Street, announced on Facebook on Tuesday, June 25, that they would close permanently.  "It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that after 30 wonderful years of culinary creativity, we have decided not to re-open Staropolska Restaurant," wrote owners Margaret and Bogdan Malinowski.  The Polish eatery has been closed since a fire in the basement on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. Th…
' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias ' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias
' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias He can be tough on chefs who run a less-than-perfect restaurant, but celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey also knows a good pizza and where to find one. Of course, that's New Haven, where the chef was found at not one but two of the area's favorites, Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and Sally's Apizza. Ramsey, who has been in Connecticut filming episodes of "Hells' Kitchen," has visited other famous restaurants in the area, but it seems pizza was on his mind on Tuesday, June 18. Both pizzerias posted photos and thanks on their Instagram pages to commemorate the visits. "BIG thank you to Gordon Ramsay @go…
First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps
First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps As temperatures soar across Connecticut on the first day of Summer, smart business owners across the state are offering free items to cool off, including bottled water and vanilla milkshakes. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index is expected to reach 101 degrees on Thursday, June 20, in Hartford County, while other areas of the state will bake with temperatures in the upper 90s to nearly 100 degrees. To help cool off and stave off heat stroke, cities and towns have opened cooling centers, including in Fairfield County in Bridgeport.  Meanwhile, savvy business owner…
Check Out This Hidden Gem In Region For Summer Beach Getaway Check Out This Hidden Gem In Region For Summer Beach Getaway
Check Out This Hidden Gem In Region For Summer Beach Getaway If you are ready for a little sun and sea but don't want to spend a fortune or fight crowds, a hidden gem on Long Island might be just the spot. In a recent survey of seaside communities to vacation in by "Conde Nast Traveler, they visited little-known spots and found what they called a hidden gem in Suffolk County: the village of Greenport. Often called the "anti-Hamptons," Greenport is known for its small boating community and Victorian architecture. "It's marked by a sleepy charm with all the benefits—great food, great wine, and great beaches—without the attitude or formality," the…
South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene
South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene Adding to the melting pot of dining options throughout Fairfield County, a new restaurant specializing in authentic Georgian cuisine opens this weekend. The much anticipated Cheese & Bread opens in South Norwalk on Friday, June 14 ( reservations are already sold out) at 68 Washington St.  The brainchild of seasoned restaurateurs Andrea Archvadze and Akaki Andguladze, who came to the US from Georgia (between Turkey and Russia), opened the original Cheese & Bread concept in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in 2023.  Their casual neighborhood eatery, which specializes in authentic Georg…
Wendy's Serving Up This Deal For Father's Day Weekend Wendy's Serving Up This Deal For Father's Day Weekend
Wendy's Serving Up This Deal For Father's Day Weekend Got a dad who loves bacon? Wendy's has you covered. Starting on Friday, June 14, and lasting through Sunday, June 16, national fast-food chain Wendy’s is offering up a buy-one-get-one Baconator deal for Father’s Day. The deal applies to all four types of Baconators — including the Baconator, Son of Baconator, Pretzel Baconator, and Breakfast Baconator — and is an in-app-only promotion, meaning customers will need to sign up for free, according to People Magazine. An original Baconator includes two beef patties (about a half-pound of beef total), American cheese, six pieces of Applewood …
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Attends Gala Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Attends Gala Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Attends Gala Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary Northern Westchester resident and iconic homemaker Martha Stewart was one of the attendees of an annual gala celebrating the 85th anniversary of a nonprofit dedicated to serving county youth.  The 82-year-old Stewart, a longtime resident of the hamlet of Katonah, was seen at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester's 29th Annual Humanitarian Award Gala on Friday, June 7.  The event, held at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, celebrated the 85th anniversary of the organization, which runs programs for youth aged six months to 18 years from more than 40 …
Deadlocked: Rivalry Between CT Buddies' Pizzerias Wages On With Identical Scores From Portnoy Deadlocked: Rivalry Between CT Buddies' Pizzerias Wages On With Identical Scores From Portnoy
Deadlocked: Rivalry Between CT Buddies' Pizzerias Wages On With Identical Scores From Portnoy Dave Portnoy did little to settle the competition between three rival Conecticut pizzerias on his latest One Bite pizza rating stint. The Barstool Sports CEO has been sampling pies from pizzerias in West Hartford, including Zephyr's Street Pizza on Farmington Avenue, owned by Dante and Stephanie Cistulli. Cistulli was in the shop when Portnoy dropped by, and became emotional, saying his visit couldn't have come at a better time. The pizzaiolo explained business has been tough lately, but seemed to be picking up for summer. He knew the momentum from Portnoy would do him a world of good. Cis…
Popular CT Restaurant Known For Its 'Huge' Portions Closing Popular CT Restaurant Known For Its 'Huge' Portions Closing
Popular CT Restaurant Known For Its 'Huge' Portions Closing This story has been updated. A popular Connecticut restaurant with a well-known sister on Martha's Vineyard is closing a year after its opening. Hartford County Jimmy Seas Pan Pasta, located on West Main Street in Avon, said on Facebook that its last day would be Sunday, June 9. The restaurant, known for mixing pasta with all kinds of fresh seafood, veggies, and more, didn't offer a reason for closing. Fans of the restaurant were dismayed and took to Facebook to express their sadness.  "So sorry to hear this .. your food is delicious!!!" said one. Another wrote: "Oh no! I’m so sorr…
Chip Away at Student Loans with Price Chopper & Market 32! Chip Away at Student Loans with Price Chopper & Market 32!
Chip Away at Student Loans with Price Chopper & Market 32! Sponsored by our friends at Price Chopper & Market 32 For many college graduates, student loans are a significant financial burden that can feel overwhelming. Whether you're juggling multiple loans or working with a tight budget, finding ways to reduce your expenses and make a dent in your student loan balance is essential. Thankfully, there's a resource that can help you save money on everyday essentials and stretch your budget further: Price Chopper and Market 32. While we are your local grocery store, we are so much more than that. We are your community partner and want to help famili…
Eatery Closes On Short Notice, Now Operating Food Truck In Bridgeport Eatery Closes On Short Notice, Now Operating Food Truck In Bridgeport
Eatery Closes On Short Notice, Now Operating Food Truck In Bridgeport A popular eatery known for its greens, mac-and-cheese, shrimp, and fried chicken has suddenly closed in Fairfield County. Everybody Eatz, located at 3927 Main Street in Bridgeport, was a restaurant whose slogan was "Where gourmet meets soul food."  It announced on Facebook and Instagram that it had closed and would launch a food truck and catering beginning in June.  "No more rent or landlords," the Tuesday, May 28 announcement said. "This year (is) about branding & ownership & next year about expanding." Owner Tyre Holman, who started with a food truck, did not provid…
Netflix's 'You' Shoots Scenes At NY Diner Netflix's 'You' Shoots Scenes At NY Diner
Netflix's 'You' Shoots Scenes At NY Diner The fifth and final season of a hit Netflix series took up residency at a Long Island diner to shoot some scenes. Lights, camera, action! The cast and crew of Netflix’s “You,” which began filming for its fifth and final season in early March 2024, popped by Long Beach’s Laurel Diner on Thursday, May 23. Find out why #joegoldberg aka #pennbadgley is #stalking the #laureldiner in #longbeachny in the 5th and season of #YOU on #netflix later this year! Posted by Laurel Diner on Thursday, May 23, 2024 Led by Penn Badgley (who also starred in “Gossip Girl” and “Easy A”), the show foll…
These CT Locales Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says These CT Locales Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says
These CT Locales Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says When it comes to putting down your roots, these Connecticut locales are among the best in the nation, according to a brand-new ranking. Two cities in the Constitution State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Places to Live in the US” ranking. Researchers pulled data from a variety of sources, including thousands of public survey responses, the US Census Bureau, FBI crime statistics, and school and hospital rankings to come up with the top 150 American cities. Cities were ranked using four key indicators: value, desirability, job market, and quality of life. The following Conn…
Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open
Hey Stamford, Shake Shack Is Now Open The long-awaited arrival of upscale fast-food chain Shake Shack has opened its latest location in Fairfield County. The restaurant opened its Stamford location on Thursday, May 23, at 64 High Ridge Road. The Stamford Shake Shack location will offer guests in-Shack dining and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  On opening day, the first wave of guests can expect to receive custom Shake Shack keychains.  The menu offers Shake Shack burgers, fries, chicken, shakes, and much more. Guests will be able to order directly "in-Shack" and via digital pre-ordering ahead for picku…
First Trailer For 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Drops; Hyped Movie Filmed In New England First Trailer For 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Drops; Hyped Movie Filmed In New England
First Trailer For 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Drops; Hyped Movie Filmed In New England "It's showtime" for the new Tim Burton-directed sequel to his 1988 classic "Beetlejuice." The first full-length trailer "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice," partially filmed in Massachusetts last year, was released on Thursday, May 23.  The new film returns viewers to the Deetz family after the death of patriarch Charles Deetz (Jeffrey Jones in the original movie). Jenna Ortega plays Astrid, who summons Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) despite the fears of her mother (Winona Ryder).  The trailer opens with Ryder's Lydia Deetz explaining, "Here's a preview. ... Be warned: it's intense." The off…
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Ridgefield: Here's When Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Ridgefield: Here's When
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Ridgefield: Here's When Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids A music video being produced in the region is seeking men, women, and kids to fill roles for extras. The video, about a major country star, will be filmed in New York City on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. A group of friends returns home for a friend's funeral. After the funeral, they have a fun night together around town. Lead roles are needed for men aged 18 to 23 and women ages 40 to 50 to play the mother of boys. Supporting roles are being cast for women aged 18 to 23 and boys ages 10 to 12 (to play the child versions of the lead male roles in a flashback scene). All ethni…
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk 'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk Together with a pair of Puerto Rican chefs, two family members have launched the fusion restaurant and bar of their dreams in a bustling Connecticut city. Costa Vino, located at 36 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, opened at the tail end of 2023. A collaboration between owners (and family members) Andres Diaz and Sandro Toro and Chefs Vladimir Tolentino Collado and Miguel Castillo, the restaurant and bar brings together Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. “We are thrilled to open our dream restaurant in the city of Norwalk,” Diaz said. Diaz and Toro spent time at nearby eateries such as Tabl…
Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In New England Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In New England
Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In New England A short film on the college admissions process being produced in New England is seeking extras. "Admissions," is described by its creators as "a darkly humorous fly-on-the-wall mockumentary that peels back the layers of university admissions in post-affirmative action America." The scenes will be filmed in Winchester, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Extras should be between the ages of 18 and 35. "The project will blend scripted and unscripted moments, requiring a cast adept at acting and improvisation, with a keen sense of humor and the abilit…
Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why
Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why Tom Brady took some hard hits during his 23 seasons in the NFL and always managed to bounce back, but he said the shots at his family were too much during the Netflix roast of the GOAT earlier this month.  Brady appeared on the Wednesday, May 15, episode of "The Pivot Podcast" hosted by former footballers Fred Taylor, Ryan Clark, and Channing Crowder to discuss his career, his future, his family, and the Netflix roast that became the talk of the internet for days after it aired live on Sunday, May 5.  The former Patriots great said he didn't mind the harsh jokes at his expens…
Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly
Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly A popular Connecticut eatery known for its LBGQ+ events and drag shows has closed suddenly. Tisane Euro-Asian Café, Hartford's iconic tea house and cocktail bar for over 24 years, closed for good on Monday, May 13, with a note on Instagram making the announcement. Owned by Locals 8 Hospitality Group, the group's founder and CEO, Allie Gamble, said Locals 8 is making every effort to relocate Tisane’s staff to positions at other Locals 8 restaurants in the Greater Hartford area.  Gift cards will be honored at all other Locals 8 locations. Any tickets purchased for upcoming events will b…
These Connecticut Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say These Connecticut Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say
These Connecticut Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say Connecticut is not one of the nation's biggest states -- by either population (at No. 29) or in size (at No. 48 in square miles). But when it comes to the best pizza, the Nutmeg State clearly punches above its weight. Three Connecticut eateries are among the Top 100 pizza spots in the nation, according to new rankings by Yelp. How did Yelp determine the rankings? "We identified businesses in the pizza category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite …
See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home
See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home Bill Belichick won't be on an NFL sideline this year, but that doesn't mean he's taking it easy.  The future Hall of Fame coach has signed on to appear on multiple outlets such as ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show" and the "Manningcast" as a recurring football analyst and commentator.  To deal with this hectic new schedule he'll need somewhere he can unwind and relax, and it appears he's solved that problem with his recent purchase of a $4.8 million home on Nantucket.  The Nantucket Current reported earlier this week that an LLC owned by Belichick had bought the house on Fair Stre…
New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell
New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell Lego maniacs rejoice -- a new store opening in Fairfield County specializes in buying, selling, and trading new and used Lego sets, bricks, and minifigures.  The store, Bricks & Minifigs (BAM) in Fairfield at 1929 Black Rock Turnpike, is the first store for local Fairfield residents David and Lindsay Orr and is set to open on Saturday,  June 8. In addition to thousands of bricks and sets, BAM will also provide an event space for birthday parties or special Lego-themed events such as after-school clubs, social events, Brick Derby races, and more.  The store…