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D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery celebrates Local Celebrities featuring UDO Spreitzenbarth
On November 17th, 2022, D.Colabella Fine Art gallery hosted a spectacular opening of Udo Spreitzenbarth’s exhibit “Between Light and Dark,” a film noir inspired celebrity photo art series. Currently, Spreitzenbarth’s stunning photography remains on display and has been gaining attention and acclaim.A private reception for guests, both local and from New York City, kicked off the night. The exhibit opening included a spectacular reveal of local “celebrity” portraits sponsored by Dee Braaten of Keller Williams Luxury Real Estate; Glass Jacobson Wealth Advisors; Debbie Heron, Senior Account Executive for Cross Private Insurance; Berkely One; Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP; Amanda Gabbard Beauty; and 109 Cheese and Wine. Thanks to the generosity of these sponsors, the portraits were donated to the “Light and Dark Local Celebrity Portrait Auction.” The four local celebrities included Allison Stockel, Suzanne Brennan, Rudy Marconi, and Chris Bishop. Each were chosen and celebrated for their dedication to the arts, culture, and community in the 068 area. Dee Dee Colabella, owner of D.Colabella Fine Art gallery said, “It was an amazing night with so much community involvement and support of this artist and the gallery.”
Proceeds from the “Light and Dark Local Celebrity Portrait Auction” will benefit local arts and community organizations including ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative, the Lounsbury House, and The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Good Times – New Menu, New Vibes at Bareburger in Ridgefield, CT
Big things are happening at Bareburger’s Ridgefield outpost. The brand is seriously delivering on its promise of a “New Menu, New Vibes & Good Times’’ — and the glow-up couldn’t be more exciting.
Recent renovations have given the restaurant an entirely new look and feel, and the reimagined space makes it unlike any other Bareburger. Beyond the standard fresh paint, new awnings, and updated decor, the most unique updates took place at the bar.
With its brand-new stone bar top, atmospheric lighting, and the addition of cozy booths, the bar area has been transformed into a space where guests can embrace a social, buzzy, energetic vibe as they enjoy the cocktail program — which has gone through a serious glow-up of its own. The Ridgefield location’s exclusive bar program features libations you can’t find anywhere else. With specialty cocktails like an Earl Gray Old Fashioned and a Hibiscus Margarita (along with renowned top-shelf brands), Bareburger is taking the concept of grabbing a burger and a beer to a whole new level.
Exclusive cocktails are just the beginning. The Ridgefield location is also cranking out specials that have yet to be launched at the brand’s other stores. Dishes like Chimichurri Steak Frites, Grilled Jumbo Mango Gochujang Shrimp, and a Loaded BLT (which is served on Sweet Earth Toast from Ridgefield’s own Ross Bread Shoppe) perfectly blend global flavors with local ingredients.
As remarkable as the new menu additions and elevated space may be, the most noteworthy element of the restaurant’s highly successful makeover is the staff’s reinvigorated positive energy — which can be felt in every aspect of this new and improved neighborhood favorite. The renovations, paired with the new menu launch, signal an exciting new era for Bareburger in Ridgefield.