recipe time!: harvest bruschetta

 

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Little Pub Harvest Bruschetta

This popular little pub appetizer combining sweet and savory flavors is being replaced on the menu with a spring version. If if you want it after April 1, you’ll have to make it yourself. Here’s how:

Prep time 10 minutes. cooking time 30 minutes.

Ingredients list

Candied squash apple ragout

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled,seeded and cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into 8 tablespoons
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Rosemary-garlic goat cheese

  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic

Toasted Crostini

  • 1 French baguette
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • pepper

Optional ingredients

  • sweet balsamic syrup
  • Chilled white wine

Step one: prepare the candied squash and apple ragout

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Pour the chilled white wine into a wine glass. Take a sip and set aside.
  3. Place squash and apple cubes on a baking sheet.
  4. Top with the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt pepper and cinnamon.
  5. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, remove pan from oven and use a spatula to turn ingredients, return pan to oven and continue baking for another 15 minutes until caramelized.

Step two: prepare crostini

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Slice baguette into ¼ inch thick slices and arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  5. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. If you only have one oven, crostini can be prepared first and kept at room temperature until ready to serve.

Step three:  prepare rosemary and garlic goat cheese

  • Combine ingredients in medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step four: Assemble Harvest Bruschetta

  1. Spread the rosemary garlic goat cheese on the crostini.
  2. Top with caramelized squash and apple ragout.
  3. Drizzle with sweet balsamic syrup
  4. Serve warm.
  5. Refill wine glass if necessary.

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it’s peanut butter jelly time!

hey neighbor, it’s peanut butter jelly time!

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 little pub greenwich has partnered with our neighbor, diamond hill church, for a peanut butter and jelly food drive to benefit greenwich’s neighbor to neighbor food pantry.

http://www.ntngreenwich.org/

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we’re collecting the jelly, diamond hill is collecting the peanut butter

so it’s a bit of a contest.

if we win we get everlasting salvation,

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if they win they get free wings

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and if you bring in some peanut butter or jelly you can add your name to the raffle to win one of these cool PB+J t-shirts

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so bring by some pb and/or j and join the fun. food drive ends easter sunday.

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BEER FIGHT II : Fuzzy Baby Ducks v. Grapefruit Sculpin

it's on! beer fight II

it’s on! beer fight II

BEER FIGHT II, New England Brewing’s Fuzzy Baby Ducks v. Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin, is set for 1:15 pm on March 16th at Little Pub Greenwich.

sip lost beer fight I in the 2nd round. but it was a delicious fight and everyone won.

sip lost beer fight I in the 2nd round. but it was a delicious fight and everyone won.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer fight fans will recall that Fuzzy made quick work of Lawson’s sip of sunshine at BEER FIGHT I.

we can't tell if this is the "eye of the tiger" part or "the part where rocky realizes  he has lost the "eye of the tiger". either way, very powerful and moving.

we can’t tell if this is the “eye of the tiger” part or “the part where rocky realizes he has lost the “eye of the tiger”. either way, very powerful and moving.

Insiders later reported that sip had been reading its own press and stopped training hard because it was not taking the fight very seriously. Kind of like Rocky vs. Clubber Lang in Rocky III.

rocky was so crazy the wind from his punch could knock you out

rocky was so crazy the wind from his punch could knock you out

We haven’t heard the last of sip, remember Rocky got the eye of the tiger back and came back to beat Clubber Lang in slow motion.

Grapefruit is the younger and hungrier of the two Sculpin brothers.

grapefruit sculpin is HUGE in japan.

grapefruit sculpin is HUGE in japan.

Grapefruit trained in Japan and has a huge following in the Far East. Grapefruit was also the fastest beer to crack the top 20 ipas in ratebeer and beer advocates top 50 ipas. it’s got a real punchers chance

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still, no one is giving Grapefruit much of a chance against fuzzy. Then again, no one gave Buster Douglas a chance against Tyson….

mike gets a little "love" (right cross to the temple) and peace (that left hook is loaded up and coming soon) from buster!

mike gets a little “love” (right cross to the temple) and peace (that left hook is loaded up and coming soon) from buster!

You remember Buster Douglas. He knocked out MIKE “FREAKIN” TYSON.

dynamite joe won in round 2, but that's just because our mom called us up to dinner and we left the Nintendo on

dynamite joe won in round 2, but that’s just because our mom called us up to dinner and we left the Nintendo on

Sadly buster was never the same after losing to Dynamite Joe in Nintendo Boxing.

This is a Sculpin. Forget swimming in the ocean, after seeing this we don't even want to go swimming in the pool anymore.

This is a sculpin. Forget swimming in the ocean, after seeing this we don’t even want to go swimming in the pool anymore.

Is that blood? This fuzzy thing is pissed!

Is that blood? This fuzzy baby thing is pissed!

All will be revealed  Monday March 16th at 1:15pm.

Winner moves on to BEER FIGHT III

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ah pilgrim-ahge to emm bee see (or you cahn’t get therh from heah)

yep, we're in maine allright.

yep, we’re in maine allright.

to prep for our maine beer dinner we thought it would be good to go up there and learn about beer right from them. so we hopped in the car and drove all the way up there. here’s what happened.

this is pretty common

this is pretty common

 

 

 

we saw lots of questionable pickup trucks, blue tarps and duct tape (blue tarp + duct tape = maine first aide kit).

 

 

Bubblegum-Moosewe didn’t see any moose, but that doesn’t mean the moose didn’t see us. moose are notoriously  shy.  they hide. we also heard that moose  smell like bubblegum, if you ever get close take a whiff.

if you see this, run.

if you see this, run.

luckily we did not see any bear either. bears are scary. we thought we did but it was just a large hairy guy that looked like the guy haggrid from the harry potter movies.

 

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this is where all the magic happens

we met some very nice people and talked about beer and other stuff like cold water and the use of the word “wicked” as in “wicked cool” vs. the use of the “hella” as in “hella good time”. wicked is more fun to say ( unless you’re from l.a.  of course).

maine-trip4we toured the facility. it was wicked.

 

can't see the hop room so look at this instead

can’t see the hop room so look at this instead

we looked in their secret hop room. (we can’t show you a picture of that. it’s wicked top secret!)

maine-trip3we got to drink wicked super fresh everything. as much as we wanted.

maine-trip9including a brand spankin new  super secret “marvel comicsesque”  ipa hop project called beer 1, and a new session IPA called pilot 6. can’t get that down heah.

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anyway. if you come to the beer dinner on 3/15 you’ll hear all about our adventure to maine. thanks again maine! you’re wicked cool.

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maine beer dinner line up set

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here ’tis….

 

MAINE BEER DINNER

sunday march 15 @ 7 pm

a six beer/five course tasting dinner

 

welcome and peeper pale ale

 

lime salt chicharróns and a tiny beautiful something apa

crispy chicharrón style pork rinds seasoned with lime salt and tabasco aioli

 

“et tu, brute?” crostini and another one ipa

chunks of chicken breast tossed in creamy caesar dressing with olives, red onions and tomatoes served on a crisp parmesan crostini

 

lobster mac and cheese and weez black ipa

maine lobster, four cheese sauce, cavatappi macaroni, breadcrumbs, drizzle of white truffle oil

 

thanksgiving meatballs and lunch ipa

ground turkey, sweet potato, stuffing and dried cranberry meatballs simmered in a rich herb roasted turkey gravy

 

bacon banana split and mean old tom stout

timbos  dark chocolate peanut butter stout ice cream with a deep fried, buttermilk pancake battered, bacon stuffed banana

 

 

 

 

little pub

26 danbury road

wilton, ct 06897

203.726.1122

 

 

reservation form

please fill out and email back to wilton@littlepub.com or fax to 203 702 5116

or you can call in your info to 203.726.1122

 

 

 

 

Name:_______________________________________________________

 

Address: _____________________________________________________

 

City: ____________________  State:_____________  Zip:______________

 

 

 

Tickets Requested: _____  X $65 = _______________

 

 

 

Credit card (circle one) VISA  AMEX  MC

 

Number:_________________________________________________________

 

CCV/CCID Code: _________

 

stuff you need to know

  • event starts at 7:00 sharp: please plan on arriving at 6:45
  • tax and tip are not included in the $65.00
  • space is limited to 36 people and we anticipate a complete sell out. if you are holding a reserved spot and cannot make it please give use 24 hours advance notice so that we may try to fill your slot from the waiting list. if we are not able to fill it, you will be charged for the reservation.
  • in the event of inclement weather ( a blizzard that closes the roads) we will reschedule.

helpful hints:

  • please carpool if possible
  • it’s a lot of food so eat a light lunch
  • pace yourself, some of these beers are “high octane”
  • have fun!

 

questions? call us on 203 762 1122 or email wilton@littlepub.com

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beware? get psyched for the ides of march!

ides of march beer dinner at little pub wilton is go!

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gotta catch ‘em all!

because a.) the “beer dinner to end all beer dinners” was so much fun, and

b.) we ended up with all this great maine beer,

so we figured,… well you know what we figured…

the maine beer dinner is set for sunday march 15th.

 

 

 

maine-beerhere’s what we have ready to go

peeper, another one,lunch, weez, mean old tom, zoe, and king titus

you’d typically have to drive to the brewery to sample all these on tap in one location, and that would essentially take you all day.

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WORCESTER = DANGER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

factoring in a few  stops to pick up beef jerky and salt water taffy (and some danger in worcester) it would take you 11 hours to drive up there and back. plus you have to spend a few hours there drinking beer, and a few hours getting over all that beer..

so we just saved you like 20 hours. what are you going to do with it?  you could read the holstee manifesto and ponder “life changes”….

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this is good advice, but so is a lululemon bag

or you could just watch tv all day. hey, it’s your life, do what you want. but if you’re interested in attending this maine beer dinner send an email to wilton@littlepub.com and we’ll send you the reservation form.

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don’t miss out!

 

welcome and peeper pale ale

 

lime salt chicharróns and a tiny beautiful something apa

crispy chicharrón style pork rinds seasoned with lime salt and tabasco aioli

 

“et tu, brute?” crostini and another one ipa

chunks of chicken breast tossed in creamy caesar dressing with olives,

red onions and tomatoes served on a crisp parmesan crostini

 

lobster mac and cheese and weez black ipa

maine lobster, four cheese sauce, cavatappi macaroni,

breadcrumbs, drizzle of white truffle oil

 

thanksgiving meatballs and lunch ipa

ground turkey, sweet potato, stuffing and dried cranberry meatballs

simmered in a rich herb roasted turkey gravy

 

bacon banana split and mean old tom stout

timbos homemade dark chocolate peanut butter stout ice cream

with a deep fried, buttermilk pancake battered, bacon stuffed banana

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drink beer, win prizes

 

 

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do you have a bucket list?

if you do you might have “go on a safari” somewhere on it. most people with bucket lists have that sort of thing on it.

the thing is, safaris are

a.) really expensive,

and

b.) you have to travel really far to do them.

 

 

 

Giraffes-little-pubof course you could always go to a lion country drive through safari down in Florida or new jersey,   but let’s face it, driving your honda civic through a bunch of over-medicated  farm animals is not really the same as a Hemingway safari.

out in the bush. guides beating the tall grasses, the snows of Kilimanjaro in the distance,  the lion roar. the crack of a gunshot. they really don’t do that kind of safari anymore either (and that’s a good thing).

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nowadays you go to africa and you try to see the big five. And if you go chances are you’ll see a hundred elephants and water buffalo, maybe a few lions. if you’re really lucky you might see a rhino or a leopard. it’s like they loaded the list with some easy to spot stuff so that everyone got a trophy. Come on.. water buffalo? those are like cows over there. might as well put zebra on the list. we heard from someone who went on safari that  zebra burps smell like scotch tape (how they found that out we don’t know- and don’t really want to know).

 

what if you could do a safari close to home?

what if you could win prizes for completion of the safari?

what if the safari involved beer instead of wild animals?

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well you can do all that. we’re having a beer safari through march 17. here’s how it works.

come in to little pub , get a game card, drink dogfish beer, get your card punched. once you’re all punched up enter your card to win prizes.

here’s our safari big 7

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the water buffalo

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the ostrich

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the leopard

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the elephant

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the rhino

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the lion

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the unicorn

 

we have limited supplies of dogfish 75, raisin d’extra, 120, and old school so only around 30 people will be able to complete the entire safari.

we have kegs of 120 and old school, so that’s a great way to get your card punched for those beers. stay tuned to facebook for when those go on. the contest ends on march 17th so come on in, get your card, and get started. good luck!

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do you smell scotch tape?

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the beer dinner to end all beer dinners*

(* because it will  be the most awesome thing ever that could never be replicated or a complete train wreck that will live forever in infamy. either way you won’t want to miss it.)

we’ve got some details trickling for the beer dinner on the 17th.

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it will be hosted by our own resident beer experts dave “mr. beer” newman and tim “fuzzy” foley.

it’s not dedicated to a specific brewery, instead we’re going to offer hard/impossible to get selections from some of our favorite brewers.

to that end  we’ve been in touch with  nebco, lawson’s, maine, and sierra and they all agreed to send us something special . like this..

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that said, we might go all ipa, or we might add in different styles.

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but whatever we do, capping it all off is a keg of dogfish 120 that was born on feb 17 2012 so we’ll have birthday cake with that particular pour. if it pours. it might be a 30% abv solid by now

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to reserve your space, email info@littlepub.com and we’ll send you out a form once we know what were doing. you’re just  going to have to trust us on this one.  but have faith, you’re in good hands. plus it’s fat tuesday. might as well make it one to remember.

what: beer dinner

where: little pub ridgefield

when: tuesday feb 17th 6:30 pm – ??

tickets: advance sale only.

 

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après-blizzard bread pudding

now that the blizzard is passed, what are you going to do with all that extra bread and milk you bought?

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empty mill aisle

empty bread aisle

empty bread aisle

a wise man named jose once said “when life gives you extra bread and milk – make bread pudding “ and based on the empty bread and milk aisles at stop and shop there’s a a bunch of  people out there with a lot of extra bread and milk. well those folks are in luck because here’s the recipe for  jose’s warm bread pudding with n’awlins sugared bourbon sauce.

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Jose’s Bread Pudding with N’awlins sugared bourbon sauce

Step one:  prepare bread and milk soak

  • 3lbs bread (French, etc) chopped into small pieces
  • Combine into bowl with 1 gallon of milk, let soak
  • Pre-heat oven to 350.

 Step two:  prepare the rest of the mixture

While bread is soaking, mix this stuff up in a separate bowl:

  • 20 whole eggs
  • 5 cups of sugar
  • 1 tbl spoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoon vanilla

Then add all that to the soaking bread. Mix that all up and set aside.

Step three: prepare the pans.

  • find two hotel pans or pyrex baking dishes that fit on top of each other. The pan with mixture should be able to fit over/inside pan containing the water.
  • Add 1/4 inch of water to bottom pan
  • Coat bottom and sides of top pan with butter, then add the bread mixture to the coated pan.
  • Place pan containing the mixture into/over the pan containing the 1/4 inch of  water.
  • Place both into oven at 350 for 2-2 1/2 hours until golden brown on top.
  • while that cooks it’s time to…

Step four: prepare the Sugared Bourbon Sauce

  • ratio of 1 cup sugar to 1 egg (depending on amount you need)
  • Mix together in bowl
  • Place bowl over boiling pot of water to cook. stir regularly.
  • once uniform consistency is achieved  remove from heat.
  • Then add desired bourbon. stir and taste
  • if necessary, add some more bourbon.stir and taste
  • okay stop, that’s enough bourbon. okay fine, take a small sip/wee dram for yourself.

 Step Five: time to eat!

  • Cut warm bread pudding into squares,
  • Drizzle sauce over top and serve.
  • serves about 30 so invite the neighbors over.bread pudd
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let’s face it. cooking super bowl chili isn’t all that much fun

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super bowl football is fun! cooking? not so much.

Admit it, cooking for a super bowl party isn’t that much fun*. (*neither is hosting, stay tuned for secret special offers at the end of this commercial)

you’ve got other stuff to do like go out and get chips, beer, a sleeve of red cups,

required by law at every super bowl party

required by law at every super bowl party

 

ice, limes, lemons, oranges for uncle “i tell ya, there’s nothing like a blue moon with fresh orange, blah blah blah” joe’s  blue moon  , salted peanuts, unsalted almonds for the vegan, cashews, free range kale chips for the vegan,

and the obligatory football shaped cakes that no one ever eats. one loaded with delicious life sustaining  gluten, one gluten free cracker shaped like a cake so we’ll call it a cake.

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look yummy?

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did you say futbol or football?

 

by the time you get all that stuff organized, there’s hardly enough time to make your “famous” seven layer dip, let alone hide the dog in the garage.

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what’s in your seven layer dip?

so why not skip all that silly cooking this year and just pick up some super bowl party food from little pub?

we’ve got chili in big pots

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our pot

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your crock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trays of wings and pulled pork.

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actual size! (depending on the size of your screen).

 

all you’ve got to do is fill out this form. or call us and we’ll fill it out for you.

 

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AP SUPER BOWL FOOTBALL S FBN USA NJ

SUPER BOWL SUCCESS!

 

still here?

forget about cooking, super bowl parties are even worse on your house. all those dishes and garbage plus your carpet gets ruined and we’re not even going to talk about what it does to the bathroom.

but what if there were a place, a magic place, where you could host a super bowl party and not have to worry about any of that stuff?  what if you could rent out little pub Greenwich of little pub Ridgefield for super bowl? interested? email lars@littlepub.com

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