BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar

3074 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605   “One of the best clam casinos I’ve ever had and I’ve had my share, believe me.” BRYAC is an upbeat bar and eatery with a comfy feel that features seafood and steak bites, plus live music and Sunday brunch. Blackrock is full of restaurants. I can’t believe it…

Station House Wine Bar and Grill

2520 Main Street, Downtown Stratford at the Train Station   “Who would have figured this place would feature such an extensive sushi menu, even more prominent than their seafood and Italian specials.”   It’s the Station House Wine Bar and Grill but all the regulars know it as the Station House since it sits within…

The Smithy

171 Main Street, Monroe   “My baked potato came with the works, melted sour cream and butter, just the way I like it – and wrapped in aluminum foil like at home.”   The Smithy is a hidden gem. Any place that has a CHEESE bar is where I want to go –followed by a…

Star of Istanbul

  29 Markle Ct, Bridgeport, CT I have a new friend, Eddie. He’s the owner of Star of Istanbul in downtown Bridgeport. When I stepped into his place for the first time, it was love at first sight. I had the most amazing food at this little Turkish gem. And thanks to Eddie, I also…

Harborview Market

218 Harborview Ave. Bridgeport, CT What started as a Swedish goods market dating back to the late 19th century has turned into a vital part of Black Rock, a social networking bonanza with really good food. From its original grocery store and butcher shop, Harborview evolved in the early 1990s to a popular breakfast and…

Barnum Publick House

1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT Come One, Come All! You can almost hear the blustery voice of Bridgeport’s biggest claim to fame, P.T. Barnum. And now that the Barnum & Bailey Circus has lowered its last tent, the Barnum Publick House may be the closest we’ll ever get to the “Greatest Showman on Earth.”  The…

BODEGA (corner store)

I love this place for more reasons than tacos. Bodega gets it right! The food. The ambiance. The great service. The space. The margaritas. The GUAC! And, reasonable prices. I mean, what keeps you coming back to your favorite restaurant? Exactly. My favorite part of this restaurant is their sign above the kitchen defining what…

Funchal Café On the Green

  211 State Street Bridgeport, CT Coffee is always a good idea. If it is a latte you crave or a wake-me-up espresso, Funchal has you covered. Their drinks are made from fresh coffee/espresso beans that are ground on the spot. Talk about fancy!   Located on the McLevy Green, Funchal’s fast become one of…