This afternoon’s severe thunderstorm brought much-needed rain, cooler temperatures, scattered power outages — and an instant flood in Saugatuck.
This was the scene on Charles Street next to the old Jasmine Restaurant, and in the commuter parking lot adjacent to Luciano Park.
Seconds after I drove away, emergency personnel were racing to the scene.
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!
Jasmine is closing.
October 1 is the restaurant’s last day of business. A note directs Chinese food and sushi customers to the new takeout location a short distance away: 67 Saugatuck Avenue.
“06880” reader Chip Stephens put it best: “Bring back the Arrow.”