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Windmill in Stratford...closed?

djf76 Oct 14, 2012 10:06 AM

Drove by the other day. There was an orange sticker from the state of CT saying it was closed. I assume (and hope) this is temporary. Windmill is one of a dying breed: neighborhood bar w/ food..in fact great German food which if hard to find. Any info?

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    barbaract RE: djf76 Oct 18, 2012 12:39 PM

    Vazzy's has "coming soon" in their ad today. Still called the Windmill Tavern. WindmillTavernRestaurant.com. " Our latest addition to the Vazzaro Family".

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      LorenV RE: barbaract Oct 19, 2012 05:20 AM

      Interesting...I can't believe Rudy finally sold the place! Hope nothing changes though. Talk about a nostalgic local haunt that should remain that forever. My Mom and Dad met there over ~40 years ago.

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        chervil9 RE: LorenV Oct 19, 2012 05:51 AM

        We used to go in the late '70's to play pool and eat roast beef sandwiches on rye.

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        bagelman01 RE: barbaract Oct 19, 2012 09:11 AM

        just what the greater Bridgeport area didn't need, another Vazzy's. Ordinary, mediocre Italian American red sauce food.

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          barbaract RE: bagelman01 Oct 19, 2012 10:36 AM

          The ad says hot dogs, hamburgers, German knock wurst, potato pancakes, pastrami, corned beef, and turkey club sandwiches, French dip roast beef, hand cut fries, soups, salads, chili, and daily early bird specials 5-7 pm. So I guess they are trying to keep up the old ways. I don't see onion rings. I could speculate, but didn't their cook retire? And the loss of French's bakery ( but that's another story).... At least Rudy can retire.

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        freshlycured RE: djf76 Oct 19, 2012 08:34 AM

        I spent a few memorable Sundays eating great hot dogs there, drinking beer and watching football on their horrible TVs. Good times.

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          LorenV RE: djf76 Nov 15, 2012 05:47 AM

          Re-opening in a few weeks. The renovations look pretty impressive.


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            bagelman01 RE: LorenV Nov 15, 2012 06:24 AM

            Yes, it appears they are gutting the place. I'm anxious to try the food, but the thought of 19 TVs could keep me away. Brats and Kielbasa sound good, Vazzy's pizza, no.

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              LorenV RE: bagelman01 Nov 15, 2012 06:39 AM

              With the Windmill it's all about the Porchetta. If they keep that...

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