Carole Peck to open Zee Burger, a new burger and sandwich shop in CT.
- junescook Jan 20, 2011 06:54 AM
Carole Peck, the chef/owner of Good News Cafe in Woodbury, CT, recently announced plans to open a new buger and sandwich shop in the area behind behind her flagship restaurant.
The following appeared in the local newspaper:
WOODBURY — Carole Peck of Carole Peck’s Good News Cafe shared plans for Zee Burger Restaurant with the Zoning Commission at its Tuesday, January 11 meeting.
The location for the restaurant is the former location of Sandwich Construction Company at 670 Main St. South.
Commissioners felt the use was the same as the former restaurant on-site and as such, a change of use application was unnecessary.
Ms. Peck said the restaurant will serve burgers and sandwiches and potential hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The days of operation are not yet determined.
“That whole end of the shopping center is vacant right now, so this will give some life again into the building,” said Ms. Peck.
Good News Cafe
694 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798
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Last week we happened to be down in S'bury and tried Denmo's again -- the first time had not been very good. This time we had fish sandwiches and they were fine -- except that people sitting in the truck parked right adjacent to our table kept it running throughout out lunch blowing hot air in our faces.
So, on Friday to celebrate having completed the shearing of our animals for another year -- stressful for everyone invoved -- we decided to try Peck's new Zee Burger. Of course first week, still a line out the door around noon. DW had a regular burger ($6.50), I had a Blue cheese stuffed burger (6.75). Burgers are all grass fed etc. and come on brioche rolls -- personally I prefer hard rolls but these absorb the juices well. We also split an order of fries (hand-cut, thin) more than enough for two and hot and crisp, and a slaw, tiny. DW had a big glass of wine (there were about 7 choices listed on chalkboard) and I had a beer. Everything I guess is house made including ketchup and mayo. There were 7 tables outside and maybe the same plus booths inside. Bugers were delicious and juicy (if not pink inside though ordered medium); I'm guessing that will improve when the pace settles down. Also I usually don't order medium, etc., I usually order "pink in the center" for beef and let their cook figure out that. We'll go back to try other things on the menu, chicken, dogs, salads. Bill came to $26 and change including tax, not bad considering the drinks. No tip except for the change since it's counter service.
went there this afternoon. unfortunately, they were having a serious problem with their ventilation system and the whole place was thick with burger exhaust. we were lucky to get a table outside. we tried a monster burger, a "shroom stack" (portabella with red pepper & zuke), regular fries & sweet potato fries. also ordered a ginger milkshake but somehow ended up with strawberry. gotta say, everything was okay to good but we weren't blown away. our fries were not crisp at all. shroom needed a little extra punch. housemade ketchup was fun though, and the many young women working there were friendly and helpful.
Woodbury is a hike for us and we can get great burgers closer to home, so we probably won't be back unless we happen to be in the area.
Such a dissappointment for a Carol Peck restaurant. We went there today, and agreed the entire restaurant was filled with smoke. Burgers are small, more bun than burger, all three burgers were well done, and one was even burnt. Really long wait for 3 burgers, fries were soggy and cold, beyond dissapointing, 3 burgers, 1 order of fries and one wine was close to $40 - really now. I live in the area and won't be back.