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Danbury CT, hipster food lover's paradise?

TrishUntrapped Feb 16, 2011 04:32 AM

First it was Stew Leonard's, then Trader Joe's, then Pepe's Pizzeria, and now Whole Foods and Sonic are coming to Danbury.

All of a sudden I feel like I am in the middle of a hipster food lover's paradise. Well, maybe Sonic doesn't qualify as food lover's paradise... but it's hipster cool.

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  1. saturngrrl RE: TrishUntrapped Feb 18, 2011 10:28 AM

    SONIC??? Wahoo! I don't know how hipster cool it is, but it is THE source for diet cherry limeades, my favorite thing to drink EVER. And tater tots. I had access to Sonic back in college and then for a while when I lived in Arizona. And the last time I had Sonic was about six months ago in the Atlanta suburbs. I can't ever get enough diet cherry limeade... where is this Sonic going to be, do you know?

    Edit: nevermind... I looked it up. In the parking lot between Xpect Discounts and Bertucci's. Near the brand new Nardelli's. Sweet. I cannot wait.

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    1. re: saturngrrl
      TrishUntrapped RE: saturngrrl Feb 18, 2011 01:07 PM

      Oh yeah, I need to add Nardelli's to the hipster cool list.

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      DMW RE: TrishUntrapped Feb 18, 2011 11:33 AM

      Is the Whole Foods going to be near TJs?

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      1. re: DMW
        TrishUntrapped RE: DMW Feb 18, 2011 01:05 PM

        The Whole Foods is going in the recently vacated Marcus Dairy Bar space in the vicinity of the Danbury Fair Mall. Trader Joe's is one exit further off I-84. Not a bad distance between them.

        Marcus Dairy Restaurant
        5 Sugar Hollow Rd, Danbury, CT 06810

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        jtrct RE: TrishUntrapped Feb 19, 2011 03:07 AM

        Hey! What about Stanziato's? In my opinion, amazing, artisanal pizza is pretty up there on the cool meter as well!

        Sorry to be ignorant, but can you tell me what Nardelli's is? Never heard of it.

        Does anyone know what else is going in next to Whole Foods?

        I am just so grateful that we will be able to get real bread and fresh fish within 2 minutes of home. YIPPEE!

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        1. re: jtrct
          TrishUntrapped RE: jtrct Feb 19, 2011 04:15 AM

          On your advice, I'll try Stanziato's, it sounds good.

          Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe has been around for many years in Connecticut. According to its Web site it's been voted the #1 grinder in the state for 11 years in a row... Now I am not saying it is the best or anything like that... it's just something special that's new to Danbury.

          In this economy, with things not going so well, it's inspiring to see new things coming our way.


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          lovesublime RE: TrishUntrapped Feb 20, 2011 06:08 PM

          You think these are hipster places? They existed long before the hipsters did...so Im confused...you DONT want these places in Danbury?

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          1. re: lovesublime
            TrishUntrapped RE: lovesublime Feb 21, 2011 01:52 AM

            I think it's way cool these places are here/coming.

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