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"Cute" inexpensive lunch spot in Southern Fairfield county?

from what I recollect EVERYTHING in that cafe was for sale. Furniture, art, everything had a price tag on it (even the table you had your beverage/food on)

"Cute" inexpensive lunch spot in Southern Fairfield county?

absolutely agree to meli-melo. Just try to get there during non-peak times unless waiting in a sea of people is something you enjoy.

Musings on the relatively low activity on Southern New England Board

wow, I remembered the lobster man the other day driving up rt 7 from wilton to danbury. Used to remember passing him all the time and was amazed he did business for so long.

One reason I think this part of the board is a wasteland is because of the shift from the metro NY board to "new england" and "new york".

Honestly I don't care about anything outside of fairfield and westchester county. The fact that my hometown board was forced to be generalized into "new england" threw that right out the window.

Anywhere in CT to buy local chicken or grass fed beef

bell and evan's is pretty local and readily available


Where to get Chinese takeout in Old Greenwich/Stamford/Norwalk?

The place off of exit 5 is Hunan Cafe (in the CVS plaza). I had dim sum there once and was pleased, but my opinion a little weighted as they are the only place in the area that does dim sum at all

Fairfield County Neighborhood Italian Restaurants-Solid Food with reasonable prices

Paper plates in the dining room of a restaurant? Even boston market serves your meal on a real plate with silverware.

Eats near Greenwich?

if you have access to a car I would suggest heading into port chester for at least a few meals. Acuario I feel is the best peruvian/seafood around (and incredibly well priced), Tarry lodge seems to be hyped up/popular (I have never been). Panang Grill off of Greenwich avenue offers nice lunch and dinner specials and is quite reasonably priced. Bar Taco is decent, parking on nights/weekends can be a little tricky. I feel there are more "authentic" places in Port Chester if you simply park and walk around (really nice in the current weather).

Q (BBQ) in Port Chester has weekday lunch specials and delivers in my opinion. They even have a hand washing station in the middle of the dining room to wash all that sauce off your hands.

I am not saying there aren't any good restaurants in Greenwich, but having lived there for a good 8 years left me jaded, and always willing to drive into Port Chester when I wanted something authentic and affordable

Ridgefield, CT dinner

I have always been sketched out by that indian restaurant in that motel on rt 7. How either of those places have survived since the 90's (grew up K-12 in wilton and moved back now being 30) is beyond me.

Simple Fish House in SW CT

Nola in norwalk or the Whelk in westport seem like appropriate places



el charrito if you're in Riverside or stamford (if the truck is open yet).


ISO, Asian Supermarket in SW CT

I remember that large asian mart in NJ, there was an asian department store in the same parking lot.

Nothing really in S/W CT (a few asian and japanese marts in Norwalk and Greenwich). If you want a full blown asian market I suggest H-Mart which is in Hartsdale NY. It's like the costco of asian markets but very fresh and quite reasonably priced

Great Food near UConn

wings over storrs


Lunch in Greenwich

if you can only walk there are a few nice places nearby. Douro (mediterranean)is a really nice, high quality venue for a great value.

Further down you have the Ginger Man (American, solid but not outstanding), Terra (Italian) which I feel is higher priced but quality

Penang Grill right off of the ave (chinese/etc) which is superb and a good value as well. Terra and Penang have lunch specials, the others I know serve lunch.

That's my spread for lunch within walking distance of library at least.

Live Crab in Fairfield County?

try Fjord fisheries (Cos Cob and Westport)


Looking for Fresh Crab [White Plains / Mt. Kisco]

agreed with H-Mart in Hartsdale/WP. They have super fresh everything and a quick hop off 287/684

Peruvian Restaurant in Harrison???

If you have a means of travel I'd recommend acuario in port chester for peruvian. Solid food, very reasonably priced and great atmosphere (can get loud at times).

Is El Charito still around

They still have their storefront location in that weird residential area, haven't seen the truck around much but I might just be driving by during off hours

Neri's bakery? [Port Chester]

I usually stop by to pick up a dozen kaiser rolls and 2 french breads ($2/$1, respectively each) as it's an incredible value. Have tried a few of their desserts but those are definitely higher priced in comparison. It's definitely worth trying out if it's within a reasonable driving distance, otherwise nothing to write home about.

They are cash only, BTW

Latin restuarant in Port Chester

Acuario is phenomenal in my opinion. The pricing is very appealing, the food even better. They have a large variety of food for every type of person from the conservative pollo saltado to unique, bold ceviches and other seafood. It can get a little loud (near the bar) but it's not that big of a deal at all. The aquariums throughout the restaurant are cool as well.

Pizza delivery to Suny Purchase

Sunrise all the way

looking for vg Thai tonite - Westchester

Little Thai Kitchen and Thai basil in Greenwich are pretty decent, don't think you'll find anything better in the area. LTK may be a better option as it's closer to PC and not at the bottom of greenwich ave. Also, although not technically Thai, Penang Grill is always a solid choice and has thai dishes

Restaurant.com gift certificates

wait until the end of the month to get them as there are promo codes for unused certs. Coupon code YUM gives you 60% off your entire certificate purchase (enter it after you select your cert). Makes that anastasio's cert $2.40 =)

China White (Greenwich) Closed

Drove by the other day and saw a for rent sign out front, restaurant is clearly closed. Co-worker said she saw the restaurant closed a few weeks ago. Any thoughts as to why?

Q Port Chester

I may get shunned for this but a Dinosaur BBQ is opening in Stamford, supposedly this month but only time will tell

Stamford - Kumo Japanese "Ultimate Buffet" Coming Soon?

is the lunch buffet $9.99 or $12.99 (no biggie)? Also, is it sushi only or a variety of japanese food?

Port Chester Peruvian - Acuario ?

Acuario is still alive and kicking strong, I highly recommend them as a port chester staple. They have the buy 1 get 1 free pollo/llomo saltado Mon-Thu (I believe) after 4PM.

I keep returning to this place because the food is phenomenal, the selection is huge (caters to everyone from plain jane chicken/beef to exotic ceviches and delights. The prices are also extremely reasonable for what you get.

There are a handful of Peruvian and other similar places in PC (Misti resto/take-out stands out the most) but the two just can't compare, and I would take Acuario over misti any day of the week. That's not to bash Misti in any way (they're great if you need food quickly and walk in). I have a review over at yelp here:


We beat boston, that's a plus, eh comrades? Other than that, this article holds no weight whatsoever.

Jade Gardens Gone

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Port Chester Peruvian - Acuario ?

Went to Acuario for dinner last night with a friend and boy were we amazed. The restaurant was somewhat busy for a monday night, but we were promptly seated and given menus to study (we'll get to that in a minute).

We had originally looked for places to eat on our iphones, but could only see their menu on another website because of compatibility reasons (damn flash). Anyway, I had ordered the pollo a la parilla (grilled chicken) with salad and veggies (broccoli) and my friend ended up with small ceviche (shrimp) and pollo/steak saltado (one order of each because it was a 2 for 1 special).

The restaurant itself was beautiful. Fish tanks everywhere! So much activity/livelihood in each tank the closer you look. Seating was ok, easy to hold a conversation with others in your party as long as music isn't playing. This was one drawback. they need to look into or professionally hire someone to correct the acoustics and resonance of the speakers on the walls. Enough of this though, lets move on to food.

Everything was great! We were served lightly toasted kaiser rolls with ahi (or something like that) sauce. The rolls were meh, the sauce awesome. The ceviche was tasty and fresh. My pollo a la parilla order was incredibly seasoned and with the ahi sauce, made it a great dinner. the pollo and llomo saltado were great as well (my buddy combined 2 plates back2back and made a respectable large dinner out of 2 of 2 meats and 1 of the rice/fries order.

we are definitely going to return. the back of the menu has even MORE seafood, and a positive surprise (turns the menu into a longer story book). for $47 and change plus tip for the both of us (2 crystal beers the only alcohol consumed) it was an INCREDIBLE value and as said, we will both be returning to explore the menu even deeper.

Because of it's current location, there is going to be a bittersweet moment. I live less than a mile from Acuario, but my store's moving locations from Mill st in to Greenwich ave, so I won't be able to take advantage of their weekday specials as much as I'd like to.

I may update this with 5 stars, however it wasn't a mind blowing experience, and there were some draw backs. Acoustics like I said earlier, there was a windy draft coming from a few directions every once in a while even though we weren't near the door. Neon lights of the cooler directly next to the fish tank in the back right was displeasing to the eye. Things like this shouldn't detract you from going, this place is absolutely worth it. Might need to think of a reason to pass by port chester this afternoon...