CT Public’s new culinary show will feature Fairfield County spots along a ‘road trip’

Plum, the co-host of Connecticut Public Radio’s Seasoned show and podcast, will feature Fairfield County restaurants from Newtown to Stamford to highlight unique menu offerings, according to a press release.

The digital and TV series will premiere on Connecticut Public’s platforms as a series of digital shorts, up to five minutes each, which will air weekly on Thursdays starting April 28. Three 30-minute TV episodes will premiere on CPTV May 5, June 2. and July 7 at 8 p.m.


The digital shorts will feature several Fairfield County restaurants including Gruel Britannia in Fairfield, Good Old Days Pizza in Newtown and New World in Sandy Hook, Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield, Match Burger Lobster and Kawa Ni in Westport, Brewport in Bridgeport, Judy’s Bar & Kitchen in Stamford, Oar & Oak in Stratford, El Segundo and Washington Prime in Norwalk and Grounds Donut House in Danbury.

Each restaurant will also be included in one of three 30-minute episodes, with themes including “Best of Restaurant Road Trip on CPTV”, “The Queen, The Judy and the Good Old Days” and “Donuts, Lobster and. . .DUCK!”

Chef Plum is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with more than 25 years of culinary experience, according to his Connecticut Public bio, and he’s worked in everything from five-star hotels to small neighborhood restaurants. He’s been featured multiple times on Food Network on shows like “Chopped” and “Guy’s Grocery Games,” and he also hosts a popular food podcast, Plumluvfoods. In January, he was on a list of celebrity chefs at Mohegan Sun’s annual Sun WineFest.

The episodes will also be available to stream starting May 5 at ctpublic.org/roadtrip, as well as Connecticut Public’s YouTube channel and CPTV’s streaming platform.

“I am thrilled to have Restaurant Road Trip on Connecticut Public’s platforms,” ​​Plum said in a statement. “I’ve always made it my personal mission to grow and promote local restaurants and having Connecticut Public as a partner is honestly a dream come true. We can’t wait to show viewers the best our state has to offer.”

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