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Jul 25, 2013
12:59 PM
The Connecticut Table

Redding Roadhouse Rises: Fine Fare, Thursday Movie Nights, Saturday Cookouts

Redding Roadhouse Rises: Fine Fare, Thursday Movie Nights, Saturday Cookouts

There aren’t too many places we know of where you can have a drink or two in an atmospheric taproom, then amble out to the patio and watch a (free) movie. But that’s exactly what you can do on Movie Night at the Redding Roadhouse  every Thursday. The series kicks off tonight with an 8 o’clock showing of Goonies. Next week, it’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed by The Third Man, Stand by Me and Casablanca.

But that’s not all. Every Saturday (through Sept. 7), there’s a Summer Cookout out back at 3. This weekend they’ll be cooking up succulent ribs; next week, it’s a clambake. For $25 per person, you also get hot dogs, chicken, coleslaw, grilled veggies, potato salad and baked beans, plus watermelon and fruit cobbler for dessert. The price also includes one beer or a glass of sangria. (It’s $12 for kids under 10; and free for 5 and under.) Reservations are recommended.

 If you haven’t been by this great roadside tavern of late, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit. New owners—Wirt Cook (the chef), his wife Karen (manager, beverage director/baker) and brother-in-law Ted Stonbely (operations director)—took over a year ago and seem to be doing everything right. They’ve spiffed up the place, given it a new coat of paint and introduced a new sustainable American menu. The place still oozes New England charm, and it’s still one of the best places in Fairfield County for live music, with bands and singer/songwriters every Friday and Saturday night.

Be there or be square. 405 Redding Rd., Redding, 203/938-3388, reddingroadhouse.com.

 

 

Redding Roadhouse Rises: Fine Fare, Thursday Movie Nights, Saturday Cookouts

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