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The other day, I posted a story about Anne Craig and the “yarn bomber.”
Anne — a former Fox 5 New York reporter and Channel 8 New Haven news anchor — is familiar to Westporters. She’s now a Westport mom, no longer working full-time. But she loves reporting stories about our town.
The “yarn bomber” is familiar too — though not by name. Ever since the COVID crisis began, she’s decorated Westport with beautiful designs. Trees, utility poles, light stanchions — they’ve all been transformed in the dead of night, from something we never looked at to works of art. She brings inspiration, color and hope to us all.
The “06880” story deepened Westport’s interest in the mysterious artist.
It also caught her attention.
Stealthily, anonymously, the knitter contacted Anne. She left a note at the reporter’s home, using kidnapper-style letters cut out of magazines.
They continued their super-secret conversations. Anne still did not know who the yarn bomber was. But — this time using a message in a (wine) bottle — she invited Anne to come along on her next mission.
Which is how she made her next video: a mini-documentary on the yarn bombing of Amis restaurant, in Bedford Square.
It was the knitter’s 25th project.
She’s still anonymous. But Anne’s film — complete with music, cut-away scenes and foreshadowing — is every bit as artistic and cool as the yarn bomber’s own gifts to Westport.
Now you can see it. Just click below.
Then keep your eyes open, all over this beautiful, yarn-bombed town.
As part of “06880”‘s new feature, registered dietician Heather Bauer offers tips on the best, healthiest dishes to order at local restaurants.
Today she talks about Amis. The popular Bedford Square trattoria offers indoor and patio dining — and many options. Heather says:
Amis is very accommodating for specific dietary needs. There’s even a key in the right corner of the menu specifying gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian.
With my recommendations, you will not have to make any substitutions or special requests. As always: Skip the bread and dessert, and enjoy your food the way the chef has prepared it for you!
Fish Lover Options
Grilled octopus appetizer (make sure you specify you want this to arrive with entree) + asparagus (share with table)
Whole branzino (recommended for fast eaters; you’ll have to “work” for your food)
Mussels (another good working food option; great for faster eaters)
Meat Lover Options
Grilled chicken paillard (bufala mozzarella as starter)
New York strip (arugula salad to start)
Sal’s meatballs (arugula salad to start)
Vegetarian options (vegans must stick to vegan options listed on menu)
Asparagus “alla plancha”
Spinach ricotta meatballs
Kale and quinoa salad (if you have this for an entree, start with asparagus)
Bonus dining tip from Heather
Be Prepared with A,B,C: Researching the restaurant beforehand is great, but have 2 backup meal choices in case your first choice isn’t available. A lot of clients get discouraged when they can’t order what they planned on. They end up making a choice they regret.