One of my favorite New Year’s traditions is the SyFy channel’s “Twilight Zone” marathon.
It airs December 31 and January 1 — one great, thought-provoking, stand-the-test-of-time episode after another.
Rod Serling began writing and introducing his stories while he lived in Westport — right down the street from my family, in fact, on High Point Road.
Some were influenced by this suburban, post-war town. And “A Stop at Willoughby” — with a train conductor calling out to a time traveler, “Next stop: Westport!” — is on tomorrow (Thursday, December 31) at 9:20 p.m. Click here for the full schedule.
Congratulations to The Cottage and Kawa Ni — and their owners, Brian Lewis and Bill Taibe respectively. Both are included in Connecticut Magazine’s list of the Top 15 restaurants in the state.
That means our town includes more than 13% of all the best restaurants!
Did you miss last night’s full Full Cold Moon?
Wendy Crowther sure didn’t.
And finally … influential bluegrass and new acoustic singer/guitarist Tony Rice died Saturday in North Carolina. He was 69.
It hasn’t been easy to score a reservation for The Cottage — chef Brian Lewis’ highly acclaimed restaurant featuring locally sourced cuisine, dedicated to seasonal American cooking with casual simplicity and coastal charm. Menus change weekly.
It’s a bit easier now. And for a very good reason: An additional 800 square feet in Colonial Green.
The Cottage’s next-door expansion includes seating for parties of 10 at a window seat banquette. Reservations are required.
There’s also full-service dining at the 10-seat bar, with a new cocktail menu, local draft beers and an expanded wine program. Bar seating is walk-in only.
If your New Year’s resolution is “Get a meal at the Cottage,” you’re in much more luck now.
“Hamilton” tickets, however, are still pretty much out of reach.
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