Lunch in Stamford, Ct
My co-workers and I are looking for new places to go out to or order in.
In our current rotation is:
Fiesta (love the green sauce. Not sure what it is, but so delicious)
The Fez (good, but not the best I've ever had. Service was very slow for a workday lunch)
K&S Top of the Hill Jamaican (The only Jamaican I've ever had, but I liked it!).
Crabshell (Way too expensive, but worth it on a beautiful day for sitting outside)
...And a Chinese place in old Greenwich whose name I can't remember. It's across from the fire station (Veggies are always crisp, a plus in Chinese food).
I will pledge my firstborn to anyone who can point me to a good Vietnamese place. I've been craving pho for the past year since I moved to NY from Los Angeles.
There is almost literally no pho within miles of Stamford, although you will find fusion Asian bistros every 1/2 mile. For real pho, it's either Pho Vietnam in Danbury, or Pho Saigon in Bridgeport. As noted, Pho Saigon is not in the best of neighborhoods.
In CT, you'd have to travel up to the Hartford area to get any pho that approaches what you had in LA. Best in CT is Pho 501 in East Hartford, IMO. There's probably decent pho as you get closer toward NYC, but I'm not familiar with that area.
501 Main St Ste 5, East Hartford, CT 06118
Pho Garden is at 1620 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. I went last year because I had never tried Pho and had read about it. The server suggested the special which had Tripe among other meats. It wasn't my thing. 3.5 on Yelp with 7 reviews.
we order in from:
athens pizza- gyros, salads, paninis
casa villa west main for mexican
ocha for sushi
navaratna for veg indian
little thai kitchen for thai
coop kitchen for soups & sandwiches
ricos for pizza
arcuris for salads
eatalian for italian gourmet specialties
enzos for italian sandwiches, paninis
to go out, we happen to frequent
casa villa east main
The chinese place in old greenwich might be 'oriental gourmet' which I've heard good things about. (it's right up the road from ReNapoli, which has some nice gourmet pizza and delicious Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwiches)
As for your Pho craving.. I can relate.. I'm having one myself. Indeed Pho Saigon in Bridgeport is very good, but it's far and it's not in the nicest of areas. I used to hit Pho Mekong in Fairfield regularly, but they closed down (I think Shake Shack is in their place now, though, so not a big loss :D)
There is another pho place in the Fairfield area, called Pho Garden. I haven't been yet, but chowhounders seem to put it on the same level as Pho Mekong, which is 'good but not great.'
If I'm still without power tomorrow, I'm probably going to take the time to go up there for lunch. Thanks Irene, over 100 hours of no power has been really swell.