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Carole Peck to open Zee Burger, a new burger and sandwich shop in CT.

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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  1. Looking forward to trying it. Not cheap but not awful, ca $10 for burger & fries if they're all really good.


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    1. re: junescook

      Another burger concept...I can;'t wait...

      I hear that there is another company coming out with a drugstore/convenience store concept to compete with Walgreens, RiteAid and the others...

      I love the creativity of todays world.

      Maybe CP will surprise us.

    2. If I'm in the area and craving a burger, I always head to denmos.....a few miles away in southbury

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      1. re: BiscuitBoy

        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.

      2. 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.


        1. 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.

          1. 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.

            1. So, anybody have any updates from mid-May? Going to be passing through the area Friday and might be interested in giving this place a try, but the posts here are not encouraging. I've been to their website and for the life of me, I can't find their hours. And the fact that they seem to serve wine should be also indicated in the site. Seems pretty amateurish for a supposedly accomplished operation. But a good burger is a major draw,

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              1. re: sbxstr

                By chance we had lunch there this noon. This was our third visit, and while most of their problems have been resolved (they've been open only for a couple of months after all, and it is not a fast food joint) they're still a bit disorganized, primarily at the counter.

                First let me say that their grass fed burgers are really delicious in our opinion. Today I had the blue cheese juicy lucy burger, the same that I had on my initial visit. DW had a 1/4 lb with sauteed mushrooms etc. They have a nice flavorful char and in spite of the fact that there was no pink inside -- though ordered medium -- they were nice and juicy. We were going to split an order of sweet potato fries, but then I saw that they had German potato salad as a special today so we had that instead. It was tasty though I would have preferred it a little moister.

                So when we sat down we noticed that the gentleman at the counter had charged us $6.50 for a salad rather than the $2.75 the potato salad was supposed to be. My wife went to explain this to him and he could not figure out how to fix the error. So she told him just to $3.75 and forget the tax.

                Last time when we went there I had ordered a Tweety Burger (c'mon Carole) and received a rather bland turkey hot dog aka Tweety Dog. So it seems that the counter staff is either not well trained or simply rushing too much to pay attention. So you need to do that for them.

                So the good news (so to speak) really first rate food at OK price (burgers $6.50+). The smoke is gone, the long lines are gone so there is much less wait for your food. Everything is hand made and they have Arathusa Farm ice cream.

                The bad news: pay attention when you place your order and make sure they are entering exactly what you want. Btw, hours of operation are Tuesday through Sund

                    1. re: junescook

                      june, did you happen to edit your post and the end was cut off? I was having that issue...

                      1. re: invinotheresverde

                        Didn't edit myself. Just noticed it when someone else posted that the times were missing so I added them. As far as I know Z burg is open Ts - Sun.

                        1. re: junescook

                          Thanks for replying. I was curious if the editing issues were still going on.

                1. Happened to stop by this weekend - my husband got the regular burger and said it was one of the best he's had in recent memory (but followed that up by adding that it should have grilled onions on it). I had the mushroom burger which was good but really greasy. The sweet potato fries were alright, probably wouldn't get them again.

                  1. We stopped by here today. 2 burgers one a 1/4 lb and the other 6 oz, 1 order fries and 2 sodas came to $25.00. My burger was good and my partner's cooked too well after asking for medium. I thought the fries were ok but not spectacular. Wouldn't mind trying a shake but they were $6.95. Ok, I tried it once and will not be in a hurry to go back.

                    1. I live in Southbury and go by there fairly often and have stopped in several times. I am neither impressed with the quality of the food nor the service and atmosphere, especially at the prices they charge. There are other nearby burger joints with better food at lower cost. If they cooked the meat to the requested doneness, and gave you exactly what you ordered in a timely manner, I might go easier on them, but until then, I'll spend my money elsewhere.

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                      1. re: DavidA06488

                        Zeeburger is not bad but definitely overated ...the fries are fantastic try a sampler....spicy, regular and sweet potato

                      2. Zeeburger is no more. Replaced with BuildaBurger or Bildaburger... haven't tried it yet.

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                        1. re: meinNYC

                          We went to Bilda last weekend, I thought the fries were excellent, fresh, skin on, crispy and hot. My bacon cheese burger was good. I asked for medium rare, and while there was no pink to be found in the center, it was nice and juicy. DW's grilled mahi-mahi was ok. It was juicy but not very flavorful. Prices were a buck or two cheaper than Zeeburger's were, but I still miss Z's juicy-Lucy blue burger. Still, we'll certainly go back to Bilda and are glad to have them in town.

                          1. re: junescook

                            Went to BildaBurger the other week. Good food, no fancy prices. Fries were excellent. and burger good. Bildaburger took over in May. Owner seems determined to run it to give good value at a good price.