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Connecticut Magazine: March 19, 2017

WC-Press-CTMagazine-031920177 of Connecticut’s Best Barbecue Joints

“But that’s just scratching the surface. A lengthy list of small and large plates aim to please. Sides include baked mac and cheese, creamed kale and asparagus. Start your meal with a few scrumptious snacks for the table like deviled eggs or deep-fried, blue cheese-stuffed olives. And of course there are a wide variety of craft beers on tap, a nice wine list and a full bar.”

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Vacation Idea Magazine: March 15, 2017

WC-Press-VacationIdea-03152017“This lunch and dinner serving establishment has a fresh and modern take on an East Coast gastro pub. With American centered offerings boasting an emphasis on seafood and barbeque, Walrus + Carpenter blends Atlantic Ocean fare with a rich selection of meats to create an innovative and unique menu. Located in a historic building in downtown Bridgeport, the ambience is casual, rustic, and warm. A large ornate bar runs down a sidewall of the shop, and brick feature walls, large arched windows, and dishes served on platters add to the building’s quaint atmosphere.”

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@HeyBigMike: March 14, 2017

WC-Press-HeyBigMike-03142017“I actually went for brunch but I was blown the f away by what happened. We started off with these little cinnamon muffin things that made me want to scream out in happiness. Moved on to the Breakfast Poutine (fries, slow poached egg, mozzarella curds, smoked bacon, gravy) and was equally impressed.

But the most noteworthy dish, hands down, was the Fried Chicken and Waffles topped with sriracha-honey butter. Everyone that knows me knows I’m a sriracha ADDICT. So that was a wonderful touch. Tender, juicy everything. Highly recommend this place for brunch.”

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Greenwich Time: October 10, 2016

“Choosing the top 100 restaurants was a challenge. CTBites’ goal was to provide a diverse view of cuisine in our region. An initial list of about 200 restaurants suggested by contributors provided a starting point. After a series of rankings and discussions, additional visits and cups of coffee, the list was whittled down to 100 options.

The “Top 15″ picks posed an even greater challenge.”

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The Bluegrass Situation: August 24, 2016

wc-press-bluegrasssit-08242016“Roadside Diner: Walrus and Carpenter wouldn’t be considered a diner — it’s a gastropub — but it’s a “must” every time we are on the East Coast. It’s in Black Rock, Connecticut, by the water and it’s the best BBQ we’ve ever had. I know that sounds crazy because that’s not what Connecticut is known for. Joe, the owner, has taken good care of us on numerous occasions. We even played a show there this year. Their maple-cured pork belly and their hush puppies are so good. Also … they have CRAZY pies and a full bar. GO THERE.”

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