Monday, January 17, 2011

New Blog: Talk About Norwalk!

I am so happy to introduce you to a new blog about... NORWALK! Talk About Norwalk is written by a former coworker of mine who grew up in Norwalk and currently lives there with her family. Suzanna's posts so far are the perfect balance of interesting (busting on a restaurant!) and informative (recommendation for where to take stir-crazy kids). Please check it out and pass the link on to any one you know you lives in Norwalk. I am confident that Talk About Norwalk is going to be THE blog about Norwalk.

You can also follow Suzanna on twitter at @talknorwalk. And follow me as @stamfordtalk!
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Snow: Were We On Our Own?

Did the city of Stamford not hear about today's snow? After I saw a school bus skid off a side road in Greenwich, I figured I'd go 95 and Wash Blvd home. The bottom half of Wash Blvd was slushy, but above Bridge Street, it appeared to be a sheet of slushy ice. Surely not, I thought as I crept along behind a line of traffic at a turtle's pace. I must be imagining that! Why would the biggest north-south artery in Stamford be a sheet of ice!?! And then I saw the van in front of me fishtail. Indeed, it was ice.

(See closeup of ice below, and see ice in front of my car in photo above.)

I don't get it. Where's the sand?

One side road near my house was fine. The road my house is on: a disaster, and it's kind of a busy cut through.

I did not see a single plow, sander or salter on my 25 minute drive through Stamford. Maybe I missed them, but the response to snow that I saw- at the exact time most children in the city were either riding a bus home, walking home, or being driven home- was not good at all.

My Twiend (twitter friend) reports that her road was plowed and salted, and I know we're in the same 'hood, so maybe it was just an uneven response by Stamford?
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Duo Reincarnated as Kokoro on Greenwich Ave!

I was SO excited to see, on a Kokoro postcard that my coworker brought back from her sushi run, the phrase "WE HAVE MOVED TO GREENWICH- FORMERLY DUO & PLATEAU (STAMFORD)".

My coworker said it was the best sushi she's ever had in Greenwich. Kokoro is somewhere on the bottom half of the Ave.

I assume they moved because more people are spending money on sushi on the Avenue?

A quick glance at the website shows a resto that looks a lot like Duo and a menu that's a mix of both Plateau and Duo. Happily, the amazing Spicy Tuna Pizza appetizer is still served!

Duo was one of my favorite restaurants and I'm happy to see its owners- and amazing food- are still around.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Burgers Shakes and Fries, Darien: Good

We hit the new BSF in Darien and were pleased.

The good:

  • Burgers nicely cooked, bread delightfully buttery. The baby liked both, so I had to order him his own burger.
  • The onion rings were crunchy and yum.
  • The staff was prompt and helpful.
  • The manager responded kindly and positively to my comment about them needing to order child seats ASAP. (They're ordered but haven't arrived.)
  • Parking is easy.
  • Huge bottle of ketchup on every table.

The not as good:
  • Fries were the teensiest bit too soft.
  • I found the sweet tots (sweet potato tater tots) way too sweet.
  • Your husband can't read your mind, so he didn't get you cheddar and pickles on your burger.
  • Your kid will eat too much of the burger and shake you were supposed to share.

Definitely worth a revisit. Bring friends so you can share the side dishes and sample everything!

BSF is right across from the Starbucks on the other side of the Post Road, but you go to the next light so you can park behind BSF.

Thanks to Chris Preovolos of Lunch Break Chronicles for alerting me to the opening of BSF! See his post for nicer pics.
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