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  • wohc Apr 10, 2009 10:43 AM
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Chavin Peruvian Bistro, where Zody Cafe used to be, looks ready to go. Grand opening supposedly on Monday (Apr 13). I wonder how it will compare to Fiesta, right down the street.

Buffalo Wild Wings now has a big banner draped over the entrance, announcing a grand opening on Apr. 18th. The banner also proclaims "Free Wings for a Year" to the first 100 customers. (?)

The former Zinc's location, next door, had the doors opened today, but there didn't appear to be much construction going on. I can't tell what this is supposed to be -- there's just that sign with a picture of a bull and toreador, and "Coming Soon". What is coming?

Butterfield 8 (former Temple Bar) has continued activity -- I peeked inside and the interior is still rough, no floor yet but the booths are almost finished. For a while it seemed like there was a lull in construction, so I'm pleased to see something happening again.

"Thai Chi" is still signed as Plateau, even though they have Thai Chi fliers sitting outside their door. Identity crisis...

"Little Buddha", a new Thai restaurant, is coming, but I don't where. Does anyone know? It is mentioned on Little Thai Kitchen/THAI Spice's website. I heard about it from that article on corkage fees in the April 5th New York Times. In particular, Little Buddha will be BYOB with no corkage fee!

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  1. <The former Zinc's location, next door, had the doors opened today, but there didn't appear to be much construction going on. I can't tell what this is supposed to be -- there's just that sign with a picture of a bull and toreador, and "Coming Soon". What is coming?>

    It used to have a Barcelona - Coming Soon sign. Last time we were across the street we noticed that the sign is now gone and construction seems to have stopped. This has been going on for a while now, so it's anybody's guess as to whether or not it is still coming....I'd have to guess not...

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    1. re: sibeats

      Ugh. Buffalo Wild Wings...

      Chavin must be related to Chavin in Port Chester. While I hear mixed reports at times, I'm pretty sure it will be better than Fiesta.

      I'm glad more single-focused asian restaurants are coming (thai or any other cuisine) rather than the all-too-common pan-Asian. As far as I'm concerned, pan-Asian are necessarily mediocre and are the bane of the Fairfield County restaurant scene...

    2. Little Buddha appears to be open in the space across from Ridgeway Shopping Center, in the space formerly occupied by Emack & Bolio. Haven't been in to check it out yet.

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      1. re: cteats

        sounds like a major change in Stamford - will have to try them all out. anyone been to any of he above yet? Even tho it was a chain I already miss Houlihan's....

        1. re: cteats

          2270 Summer St
          Stamford, CT 06905-4503
          (203) 356-9166
          http://littlebuddhastamford.com
          See review in NY Times