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Where to eat in Bridgeport, CT?

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Have been hearing of good ethnic cusinine in Bridgeport. Can anyone recommend spanish, mexican etc? Also are there any trendy spots with new american? Thanks

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    1. Plenty of good eats to be had in Bridgeport. Have you seen the "Best Of" edition of the Fairfield Weekly?

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      1. I'd file this place under new american: you can find some of the best brunch east of California at Home on the Range on Fairfield Ave. The specials on the weekend are always interesting.

        Some of my fav from when I was back east include:
        1.) fig and chevre omlette w/ homefries & toast
        2.) roasted root veg omlette with asiago cheese
        3.) july 4th pancakes- blueberries, raspberries, strawberries with some berry puree/compote and vanilla yogurt. this one was really cool to look at- they took the yogurt and puree and it looked like a swirl-a-whirl painting that you used to be able to do at fairs with the squeeze paint

        The "mom and pop" that own this place aren't BnT trendy in the Manhattan sort of way, but it is a cute kind of diamond in the rough in B-port. Definitely worth a visit!

        1. I was told by a Yalie (by way of rural Alabama) and certified Asiaphile that there were some excellent Vietnamese restaurants in Bridgeport. He has gone to Hong Kong and I never got any specifics. Is it true - and if yes, where!?


          1. ralph & richs on Main Street old school Italian

            1. Bridgeport is a great, diverse city and if you are looking for Latin cuisine there are plenty of places to try. Here are a few:

              La Poblanita Restaurant - 1660 Park Ave

              Mi Ranchero Deli -2754 Fairfield Ave.

              Peruvian Corner - 4 Crescent Avenue

              Restaurante Sabor Peruano - 300 PUTNAM ST

              Terra Brasilis 1282 North Ave (They also have a branch in Danbury)

              Somebody mentioned Vietnamese food. I know Bpt has a decent sized Vietnamese community(Laotian as well), but I don’t know where the good restaurants are, it would be great if somebody could post and give us some tips. I have found in the case of the Laotians, that since CT doesn’t have one large centralized Laotian community their restaurants generally offer Chinese “fast food” but if you ask they have a menu with some dishes from Laos. Thus you need somebody “in the know” to school you on where to go.

              The city used to have a large Slovakian population. They have for the most part moved out, but their Russian-Greek Orthodox church remains and sometimes Slovakian chow can be had at church functions. Dobre!!!

              There are a few jerk chicken places around town that are decent. And a vegetarian restaurant with an interesting menu and events called Bloodroot.

              Any other chowhounders with knowledge of BPT please join in and post.

              1. Rootsman Kitchen on Park Avenue just south of the Metro-North viaduct has great jerk chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                1. Check out Micalizzi's on Madison Avenue for excellent Italian Ice. Merritt Canteen on Main Streets for burgers and dogs.