Stephanie, perhaps in the eight months since you wrote
your note you have found some great Westport places;
please tell! Okay food at high prices is a Westport
problem. Have you tried Gold's Deli or Pal Joey's in
the Compo Shopping Center? Gold's has decent matzoh
ball soup and brisket sandwiches. Their desserts,
particularly the rugelach, are quite good. Pal Joey's,
an old-fashioned luncheonette that dates back to the
fifties, has good omelettes; the restaurant also makes
that Greek soup that sounds similar to egg drop soup.
I haven't had it, but hear it's one of the favorites
at the place. Coffee An' on Main Street has great
doughnuts; the Sterns (Jane and Michael, the food
writers) mention this one in several of their books.
And there's always the Silver Star diner, in nearby
Norwalk (on Route 1, near I-95 Exit 14). I had their
spinach pie on Sunday and it was really tasty. Good
luck and happy dining.