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Anne Craig Unravels The Yarn Bomber Mystery

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.

One of the yarn bomber’s first works, at fire headquarters. (Photo/Molly Alger)

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.

The first note from the yarn bomber to Anne Craig.

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.

Working quickly late at night, 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.

From the video: The yarn bomber at work.

Now you can see it. Just click below.

Then keep your eyes open, all over this beautiful, yarn-bombed town.

Menu Moments: What To Order At Amis

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.

Amis Trattoria.

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

Appetizer:

Arugula salad

Ccucumber salad

Entree:

Grilled octopus appetizer (make sure you specify you want this to arrive with entree) + asparagus (share with table)

Grilled salmon

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

Appetizer:

Arugula salad

Bufala mozzarella

Entree:

Grilled chicken paillard (bufala mozzarella as starter)

New York strip (arugula salad to start)

Sal’s meatballs (arugula salad to start)

Sal’s meatballs at Amis.

Vegetarian options (vegans must stick to vegan options listed on menu)

Appetizer:

Arugula salad

Cucumber salad

Asparagus “alla plancha”

Entree:

Spinach ricotta meatballs

Bufala mozzarella

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.

Pics Of The Day #503

Dining al fresco last night, at Rothbard Ale + Larder …

… and Amis, across the Post Road in Bedford Square. (Photos/Doris Ghitelman)

Pic Of The Day #92

Open windows help Amis patrons feel like they’re dining al fresco. (Photo/Dan Woog)