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Friday Flashback #218

Opening a new restaurant in Westport is never easy.

Opening in the midst of a pandemic is especially tough.

But Hudson Malone did it. The steakhouse-and-more is drawing raves with its menu, Westport-themed decor, and comfortable, COVID-conscious ambience.

Hudson Malone took over the former 323 restaurant — named for its Main Street address, across Canal Street from Coffee An’.

That’s been the site of many restaurants. Before 323, it was Bogey’s. And before that, Oliver’s. And before that …

… well, that’s this Friday’s flashback. If you can name all of Hudson Malone’s predecessors — or even any of the others — click “Comments” below.

BONUS QUESTIONS: How about all of the restaurants that once occupied Shake Shack? Or the Sotheby’s real estate office at the Post Road East/Myrtle Road intersection, which for many years housed many eateries? Dig in!

(Hat tip: Steve Crowley)

323?

Last May — 9 months after Hurricane Irene forced Bogey’s to abruptly close — I posted this photo:

323 restaurant, Westport CT

Eight months later, the building looks like this:

323 Main Street, Westport, CT

The sign promising a new restaurant is gone. The exterior has been painted a duller color.

Other than that: nothing’s changed.

Looks like diners will have to wait several more months for “323.” Or any other place.

Meanwhile — coupled with the recent demise of V Restaurant — Westport’s casual dining options have dwindled to a precious few.

Ships, Glynn’s and Bunyan’s, anyone?

Food, Glorious Food

Can’t decide where to eat?

This spring and summer, Westport’s options get a whole lot more interesting.

Here’s what I’ve heard:

  • The Spotted Horse is about to open in the Federal-style Sherwood House on Church Lane.
  • A couple of doors down, the recently closed Manolo will become Sweet Basil.
  • There’s a new restaurant coming into the basement (former jail, then a vault) level of the old Town Hall, next to Restoration Hardware.
  • Bogey’s — shuttered since last summer — will reopen as a steak-and-burger place.
  • An Indian restaurant (Rasoi) and Asian place (Bistro 88) are moving into Bridge Square.
  • Jasmine — the long-ago Arrow — is returning to life as a new restaurant.
  • Terraine — the eco-friendly shop rising on the site of Curran Cadillac — will  feature “locally sourced and prepared artisan foods.”

Fairfield:  “Eat” your heart out!