I was disappointed to see that "The Cookhouse" in Branford has closed. It wasn't fancy but was a fun place to go and we enjoyed the brisket and pulled pork (both very good) and other menu items. There were other things there I wanted to try. Sadly I won't be able to.
Auberge D' Asie (Vietnamese) has also closed. When the first owners ran it, the food was excellent. With the second owners, it was still very good and I was planning to go back soon. I was just there a month ago. Looks like an Italian restaurant is going in there - like the shoreline doesn't need another Italian restaurant since there are some wonderful ones here already.