Driving down Rte 34 today I spotted the sign for the River View BBQ in Seymour. The restaurant is set back from the street and is on a shady pleasant spot on the bank of the Housatonic. The building itself is quite small, but there are a series of large and attractive patios underneath tall shade trees. The view of the river is lovely and there is a floating dock for boaters who might hanker for some Q.
The location is so charming that the food would only have to be pretty decent for it to be worth a trip on a summer afternoon or evening. Sadly, it was closed. Well, it is Monday. And another thing that made me sad is that the menu made no mention of beer, only soft drinks. Barbecue is one of those meals that really does call for a nice crisp beer like an IPA. (No, don't give me that sweet tea piddle. I am too much of a yankee to drink that stuff.)
I would hope that one could, at least, bring one's own beer.
So, has anyone tried it? If so, what did you think? Do tell. I so want it to be good. In New Haven, we have fine pizza, but BBQily, we are lacking. This is not a long drive and it is such a pretty spot. One of the things that is kind of sad about our area is that we have so much coastline and so few restaurants where you can sit out by the water. It would make me so very happy if this place was GOOD.
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