After 34 years in NYC, most recently in Jackson Heights which was an amazing food neighborhood, I've moved to Norwalk with my wife. We're both unabashed chowhounds, always looking for the next great meal. She hasn't lived in CT in almost 9 years, and I don't know of anything that's around. So I'm asking my fellow hounds, what's your favorites in Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Rowayton etc? So far I really dug the burger at Rory's, enjoyed a great meal at River Cat Cafe, and have been treating Trader Joe's like my local corner bodega (I'm in there everyday after my train ride home). What are the places that you LOVE? That you get overwhelming, uncontrollable hankerings for. That you insist on taking visitors to?
We're pretty much open to anything except for offal (we've both tried, just not our thing). Also we'd like to keep it reasonable, but we're always up for an occasional splurge (We celebrated our anniversary by going to Lola and Lolita in Cleveland just for the hell of it, and because Michael Symon was a huge influence on me when I was in culinary school.) Looking forward to hearing from all of you, and deeply appreciate your help!