Take Two >>> Visit to CT

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I rescheduled my visit to CT and arrived yesterday in the remains of Tropical Storm Lee as it moved out of the south and up the coast. Lee seems to be hanging around with plenty of clouds and patches of rain happening throughout the day....  enough of a nuisance to even cancel the last 2 days of tennis at the US Open. However, I'm making the most of it, hitting a couple of places that have recently opened in the area and that are on my list to try.

First things first, a must visit to Danny Meyer's Shake Shack...  the new location opened this summer in Westport. Taking over a former nondescript restaurant space, the remodeled exterior incorporates new roll up style doors, outside deck, and the interior received a fresh redesign. Our burgers and fries were tasty and the chocolate milk shake was creamy and delicious!

You can choose pickles, lettuce, tomato, and/or onion as toppings for your burger -- they are not considered an additional charge

Next stop, the brand new Whole Foods. The store is huge and seemingly designed to accommodate every imaginable detail of cooking & health needs. I couldn't get over the eye catching displays of product and the abundance of local purveyors featured as well. Plus, in addition to shopping carts, shoppers can use a pull around basket on wheels - super clever!

1 of 2 displays featuring an assortment of dried peppers & mushrooms

Self serve olive oil station

An abundance of coffee beans

Local Brooklyn, NY bean to bar chocolate makers -- Mast Brothers

An aromatic display of bath salts

I haven't noticed these baskets in our Atlanta Whole Foods....

Following a couple of stops at local consignment stores, we headed for a much needed afternoon cappuccino at our long time favorite Port Coffeehouse, serving organic and fairly traded coffee.

Ahhhh....  Cappuccinos
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