We avoided torrential rain. The 50-mph wind gusts never came.
Still, Westport did not escape today’s rains. And — with the moon nearly full — floods were reported all over town.
This is the new normal.
There was no outdoor dining today at Arezzo restaurant. (Photo/Scott Rownin)
At Parker Harding Plaza, flood gates seem not to have been deployed. Water poured in to the nail salon. (Photo/Chip Stephens)
Old Mill Beach got pounded … (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)
… as did nearby Hillspoint Road. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)
This was the scene at South Compo Road, near Bradley Street … (Photo/Chip Stephens)
… and around the corner, Bradley Street and Fairfield Avenue. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)
Additional flooding was reported at Wilton Road and Post Road West; Imperial Avenue near Baker Avenue, and Harbor and Canal Roads on Saugatuck Shores.
Tomorrow should be partly cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds will be 5-10 mph.
There are many ways to describe the location of last week’s Photo Challenge.
Post Road West, right over the bridge. The 2nd floor apartments over Arezzo restaurant, Winfield Street Deli, Stephen Kempson and Age of Reason. The Hunt & Downs Building. Across from National Hall.
All are correct. It’s a familiar sight, even if the angle was different. Click here for the photo.
Congratulations to Tom Ryan, Elaine Marino, Rich Stein, Fred Cantor, Seth Goltzer, Bruce Salvo, Linda Amos, Rosalie Kaye, Bobbie Herman, Martha Witte, Joelle Malec, Yvonne Ferris, Joyce Bottone and Michael Calise. No matter how they identified it, they nailed the challenge.
Here’s this week’s photo:
We’ve all walked by it — often. But how many of us actually notice it?
If you have, click “Comments” below.
Last week’s photo challenge — showing an Old World grotto — could have been taken in Italy.
But it was shot right here in Westport, at the highly regarded Arezzo restaurant. The waterfall and window are tucked away in the back, on the way to the riverfront patio.
Only 2 alert readers knew where this secluded spot was: Stephanie Mastrocciolo and Breno Donatti. Of course, Breno has an inside track: Arezzo shares a rear wall with his Winfield Street Deli. (Click here for the photo.)
This week’s challenge is also water-related. If you think you know where in Westport you’d see it, click “Comments” below.
There is only one Arezzo.
It’s in Westport. Since opening nearly 2 years ago at the corner of the Post Road and Riverside Avenue — a location that over the years had seen many restaurants come and go — the Italian place with a killer patio out back has become one of our town’s most popular spots.
The caponata earns raves. The sauces are fantastic.
So owner Juan Ceballos is making a smart move: He’s including them in a new multi-item product line. They’ll be available at retailers in the tri-state area — and nationally soon after that.
For 15 years — at his Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in New York, then at his New Canaan restaurant — customers have asked Ceballos to package his signature items.
But he worried about quality control. Now — assured of full control over the ingredients, preparation and production — he’s good to go.
In addition to the caponata and sauces (garden tomato, classic marinara and fra diavolo), Arezzo Authentic Fine Foods will include biscotti and lemon sauce (great for salads, vegetables and fish).
Westporters who know restaurants know Arezzo. Soon, the rest of the country — at least, those who love fine Italian food — will know it too.