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Only In Your State: July 25, 2018

WC-Press-OnlyInYourState-07252018Featured as a key restaurant in Bridgeport’s status as a “Foodie Town”

“Our largest city has begun emerging as a culinary powerhouse during recent years with the development of the Black Rock area. Visit Walrus + Carpenter for upscale BBQ, Bereket Turkish Cuisine for a little ethnic flair, and Taco Loco Mexican Restaurant for margaritas and Mexican fare.”

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The Vivant: July 14, 2018

WC-Press-Vivant-07162018“A good barbeque makes for a great picnic, but let’s face it, it’s time-consuming and messy to prepare, and to do it right, it’s an all-day process that has to start early in the morning. Getting some of Fairfield County’s best ‘cue to go is really the way to go. “There’s really a bit of everything in Fairfield County,” said Schlack [Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Senior Editor Layla Schlack]. “There’s that ethos of finding your favorite spot for individual items, just like in the city. Walrus and Carpenter in Bridgeport has legit barbecue, with that pan-Southern Yankee sensibility,” she says.”

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Simple Most: July 4, 2018

WC-Press-SimpleMost-07042018“There is way too much to love when it comes to Walrus Pie at Walrus + Carpenter, as it’s full of bacon-chocolate chip cookie crust, bacon crumble, bacon candy & peanut butter ice cream, for good measure. Come for the amazing BBQ, but you’ve definitely got to save room for dessert.”

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Best Things CT: July 2018

WC-Press-BTCt-07012018Named one of the Ten Best Places for a Bloody Mary in Connecticut

“For yet another boozy brunch spot, visit Walrus and the Carpenter in Bridgeport. Their typical meat-centric menu follows to their Sunday brunch, with options like pulled pork Eggs Benedict, Kansas City Breakfast, and chicken and waffles. As far as drinks go, their bottomless Bloody Mary will keep you sated until long after brunch. And, if you’d like to level-up your drink, opt to add a rib or two, and you’ve got yourself a meal.”

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Stuck in CT: June 21, 2018

WC-Press-StuckInCT-06212018Named one of 6 Best BBQ Joints in CT

“Tucked away in Connecticut’s very own Bridgeport lies a gastropub treasure. Located in Black Rock’s neighborhood, Walrus + Carpenter has been serving up high-quality food and beer to its locals since June of 2013, when it was first opened. With it’s southern-inspired smoking technique, it’s hard not to fall in love with meat all over again. Indecisive on what to get? Bring 3 friends with you and take on the Notorious P.I.G.! Serving four hungry patrons, the Notorious P.I.G. is a 3 course dinning experience offering a variety of what makes Walrus + Carpenter such a hotspot including baby back ribs, pork shoulder and maple pork belly. If you’re coming for the meat, then you’ll have to stay for the live music held on Thursdays and their great selection of craft beer. If brunch is something you’re after, fret not. Here brunch is served on Sundays from 11:30am to 3pm. You’re definitely going to want to try some of their “brunch-ified” dishes such as the Breakfast Poutine. Is your mouth watering yet?”

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Food & Wine Magazine: November 7, 2017

WC-Press-FoodWine-112017“This accessible gastropub dedicated to the celebration of smoked meat has become a Black Rock institution in the few short years it’s been around, a bold entry into Connecticut’s surprisingly vibrant ‘cue scene. A smoker out back yields great baby backs, pork shoulder and spares; for dessert, the Walrus Pie is the stuff of local legend: a chocolate chip cookie crust studded with smoky bacon pairs with creamy peanut butter ice cream, showered in candied bacon and chocolate.”

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