Crawling through Old Greenwich

After reading about the recent success of dish crawls taking place in Fairfield County (Stamford, Greenwich), half of Foodie Pleasure (Allen) was in attendance Tuesday night for the Old Greenwich Dishcrawl to see what the buzz was all about. What’s a dish crawl you ask? It’s an event where participants go to four different “secret” locations to sample dishes over a two-hour period.

The first stop of the dish crawl was Applausi Osteria, one of three Italian restaurants owned and operated by the Marchetti family. It was great to see a large crowd of foodies (55 total) gather together to sample dishes and getting to know one another.

Small samples of Paccheri pasta alla fiorentina, Funghi ripieni (stuffed mushrooms) and Involtino Di pollo (chicken rollatini medallion) were served to the group.

Next, the crawl continued to the Beach House. Everyone gathered around the bar in anticipation of what dishes would be served. The group definitely kept the bartender busy with orders of drinks. Here are the plates that came out:

After the Beach House, we proceeded to cross the street to see the Cowabunga Food Truck waiting for the group. The truck served B-l-a-s-t (bacon, lettuce, avocado, swiss cheese and tomatoes) Burgers and fried Oreos to everyone! The burger was delicious as it was prepared fresh on the spot.

Here is a quick video of the Cowabunga team in action:

The final stop on the dish crawl was Yoforia. What better way to end the night than with frozen yogurt! I had the opportunity talk briefly to the storeowner, Aaron Eiges, to learn more about the brand and concept.

Strawberry Sorbet with Kiwi and Blueberries
Strawberry Sorbet with Kiwi and Blueberries

After finishing my fro-yo, I realized sadly enough that there wasn’t a next stop. The whole night was a blast as I was able to get a taste of the food scene in Old Greenwich, CT. In addition, I met some great people including Marisa Baletti aka Sassymouth Photo who was covering the event through her camera lens. You can see her photos from the event here.

A big thank you to Dishcrawl Fairfield County Ambassador Jesse Leeds-Grant for being a great host and making sure everyone was well fed and having a good time! The next Fairfield County dish crawl will take place in Stamford on June 26. If you don’t have your tickets, make sure you purchase them here before it’s sold out!

If you enjoy eating food with a bit of suspense of what’s next and love meeting new people, make sure you attend a dish crawl in your area soon! Hopefully, a dish crawl will come to Westchester County in the near future!

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