The Dish - Greenwich Time

Scene " Mount Kisco, N.Y., resident and singer Rob Thomas, lead singer for Matchbox Twenty, and his wife Marisol were seen having dinner last Thursday night at Terra Ristorante in Greenwich. Full Story
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NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#1 Aug 16, 2009
I guess it makes me an old geezer but Manero's and the Clam Box were the two places to eat when I was a kid, North Castle was the place to drink if you were not 21 yet. I also remember HJ's and the White Castle in Cos Cob's 10 cent hamburgers. I guess those days are gone forever. Progress??
eagle

Bronx, NY

#2 Aug 17, 2009
NORTHIDAHO wrote:
I guess it makes me an old geezer but Manero's and the Clam Box were the two places to eat when I was a kid, North Castle was the place to drink if you were not 21 yet. I also remember HJ's and the White Castle in Cos Cob's 10 cent hamburgers. I guess those days are gone forever. Progress??


The Clam Box's "Belly Burster" was the best
Mak

Clifton, NJ

#3 Aug 17, 2009
Does anyone think this whole "report a celebrity sighting" column to be a bit creepy/stalkerish? Do we HAVE to have a column devoted to this kind of childish activity?
The Trinity

Wantagh, NY

#4 Aug 17, 2009
What would we do without THE DISH? The report about the no-name actor having a hotdog at a little league game was riveting. This area is CRAWLING with celebrities. OMG!
Tuff Tissues

Bristol, CT

#5 Aug 17, 2009
Who?
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#7 Aug 19, 2009
GHS 55, youngster!! I could be your daddy.
Vox Pop

Waterbury, CT

#8 Aug 19, 2009
NORTHIDAHO wrote:
I guess it makes me an old geezer but Manero's and the Clam Box were the two places to eat when I was a kid, North Castle was the place to drink if you were not 21 yet. I also remember HJ's and the White Castle in Cos Cob's 10 cent hamburgers. I guess those days are gone forever. Progress??
I've heard so many denials of the White Castle in Cos Cob that I can't count them.
It's a relief to have someone else remember it.

Manero's declined before its demise, too bad on both counts.
And the Clam Box - a roadside institution, sorely missed.
Throw in the bar at the Pickwick Arms as another of the lost great watering holes.
Town Resident

Wappingers Falls, NY

#10 Aug 19, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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I've heard so many denials of the White Castle in Cos Cob that I can't count them.
It's a relief to have someone else remember it.
Manero's declined before its demise, too bad on both counts.
And the Clam Box - a roadside institution, sorely missed.
Throw in the bar at the Pickwick Arms as another of the lost great watering holes.
Don't forget that we also lost another great watering hole in the Horseneck recently.
Dana

Norwalk, CA

#11 Aug 19, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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I've heard so many denials of the White Castle in Cos Cob that I can't count them.
It's a relief to have someone else remember it.
Manero's declined before its demise, too bad on both counts.
And the Clam Box - a roadside institution, sorely missed.
Throw in the bar at the Pickwick Arms as another of the lost great watering holes.
I remember all of those and agree. The Pickwick Arms was one of a kind, too original and with too much personality to survive in Greenwich.
TOWNIE

Warwick, NY

#12 Aug 19, 2009
Wasn't there a Burger King where Balducci's is now??? It didn't last very long. But Steak and Brew was there for awhile. And what about Charlie Brown's in central Greenwich?? AND who could forget Wetson's at BANG'S location.
Vox Pop

Waterbury, CT

#13 Aug 19, 2009
The Banned One wrote:
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But, it was the Lil Spot, correct?
Yes, later.
Vox Pop

Waterbury, CT

#14 Aug 19, 2009
Dana wrote:
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I remember all of those and agree. The Pickwick Arms was one of a kind, too original and with too much personality to survive in Greenwich.
So very true. A place where you could leave the world at the door...
Vox Pop

Waterbury, CT

#15 Aug 19, 2009
TOWNIE wrote:
Wasn't there a Burger King where Balducci's is now??? It didn't last very long. But Steak and Brew was there for awhile. And what about Charlie Brown's in central Greenwich?? AND who could forget Wetson's at BANG'S location.
Wetson's - now there was a place that served fresh hand cut potatoes as its french fries...

Charlie Brown's seems like a disant memory - and much too low-brow for the Greenwich of today...
Retired GPD

Spring Valley, NY

#16 Aug 19, 2009
TOWNIE wrote:
Wasn't there a Burger King where Balducci's is now??? It didn't last very long. But Steak and Brew was there for awhile. And what about Charlie Brown's in central Greenwich?? AND who could forget Wetson's at BANG'S location.
I'm pretty sure that Charlie Brown's (across from Horseneck Liquor) was also named Jonathan's Other Brother at one time....early 80's maybe!
Retired GPD

Spring Valley, NY

#17 Aug 19, 2009
What was the name of the seafood restaurant on River Rd. in the condo complex behind the indoor tennis courts?
Tony E Neuman

Meriden, CT

#18 Aug 19, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
What was the name of the seafood restaurant on River Rd. in the condo complex behind the indoor tennis courts?
was it Jardine's?
Tony E Neuman

Meriden, CT

#19 Aug 19, 2009
TOWNIE wrote:
Wasn't there a Burger King where Balducci's is now??? It didn't last very long. But Steak and Brew was there for awhile. And what about Charlie Brown's in central Greenwich?? AND who could forget Wetson's at BANG'S location.
when I was a kid, I believe there was a Nielsons restaurant where Balduccis is. I used to get the rock candy from there once a week.
Tony E Neuman

Meriden, CT

#20 Aug 19, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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I've heard so many denials of the White Castle in Cos Cob that I can't count them.
It's a relief to have someone else remember it.
Manero's declined before its demise, too bad on both counts.
And the Clam Box - a roadside institution, sorely missed.
Throw in the bar at the Pickwick Arms as another of the lost great watering holes.
my father remembers the White Castle. He is an octogenarian and has lived in Cos Cob his whole life. He thinks it closed sometime in the early to mid 1950s
Duh

Centereach, NY

#21 Aug 19, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
What was the name of the seafood restaurant on River Rd. in the condo complex behind the indoor tennis courts?
The Chart House.
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#22 Aug 19, 2009
I spent little time in Greenwich after 1955.
Tiny white bldg.
Wafer thin meat patty with holes in it, onions.
Other side of the Post Road from Cos Cob Grade school.
Might have become the Lil Spot or been a rogue White Tower but it's gone now!!! We did spend lots of time at the Dairy Queen down the road too.

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