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Wahlburgers lands in Connecticut

Wahlburgers lands in Connecticut

March 2, 2018

By Chris Andrews ’18 Actor, Mark Wahlberg, and his family opened a restaurant just outside of Boston in 2011 serving the comfort food that is frequently served at their own family dinner table. Since then, they have opened up restaurants in 14 U.S. states and Canada. One of their most recent loc...

[Sept. 2016 Arts] Parker Mansion boasts fine river dining

October 11, 2016

By Megan Doyle '18 Web Opinions Editor and Kaya Leitner Parker Mansion claims their dishes “are known to impress and inspire” and that they are serving some of the “finest food in town, in a luxurious setting, for the best possible experience.” Fortunately, their food is at a much higher ...

Flipside delivers mixed reactions

The $13 mac n’ cheese burger included a layer of bacon.

Margaux MacColl, Managing Editor

October 27, 2015

Tucked away in downtown Fairfield, at the end of a winding brick alley, is Flipside Burgers and Bar. Upon entering, the restaurant immediately gives off a casually cool vibe. The menu is printed to look like a chalkboard; the light above my table dangled from inside a kitchen strainer. A grou...

Wreckers shine in rainy conditions

Wreckers shine in rainy conditions

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

October 4, 2015

The Wreckers continued their undefeated streak in a commanding fashion Friday, Oct. 3, defeating a winless Fairfield Warde team 35-15.   The game was originally scheduled to be Staples’ homecoming game; however, due to the potential of Hurricane Joaquin, homecoming was postponed to Oct. 16 aga...

Speed and Burger Lead Wreckers To Opening Night Win

Speed and Burger Lead Wreckers To Opening Night Win

Jason Streiter, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

The Staples Wreckers football team opened its season Friday night at home with a 21-14 win over the Danbury Hatters. Andrew Speed ’17 got his first start at quarterback,becoming the first non-senior quarterback for Staples in three years. “It was really exciting to get out on the field with th...

Once You Go “Shack,” You Never Go Back

Once You Go “Shack,” You Never Go Back

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015

With both establishments located on Post Road in Westport, the rivalry between Shake Shack and Five Guys Burgers and Fries is never ending. It is almost impossible for me to hold back when the “Shack Burger v. Five Guys Burger” argument is brought to the table because I myself am a dedicated Shake...

Wreckers dominate to shut out Wilton

Wreckers dominate to shut out Wilton

Adam Kaplan, Sports Editor

September 23, 2014

Coming into Friday night there were a lot more questions than usual for the Wreckers (1-1). Could a backup quarterback be thrusted into the spotlight and succeed; could a sophomore running back be given a senior’s responsibility; and could a team rebound from heartbreak? Luckily for the navy and blue, none of that seemed to hurt Coach Marce Petroccio’s smash-mouth attack as the Wrecke...

Shake Shack to Open in Westport in 2011

Shake Shack to Open in Westport in 2011

October 25, 2010

Shake Shack, a contemporary roadside burger and hot dog stand, will be opening new doors in Westport during the second half of 2011. The Westport Planning and Zoning Commission, along with Shake Shack itself, plan to open the restaurant at 1849 Post Road East, the site of the recently closed Pho Mek...

Five Guys: Good, But Not the King

March 12, 2010

Isaac Stein '12 Staff Writer After Totally Kool went “totally out of business,” the arrival of a burger chain at 534 Post Road East was definitely something to be welcomed. After Burger King left the Westport area a few years ago, McDonalds was given unquestioned domain over the local ham...

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Five Guys Opening Day Arrives

Hundreds of Westporters stopped by the grand opening of Five Guys today to grab a burger. | Photo by Victor Hollenberg '10.

January 12, 2010

Victor Hollenberg '10 Editor-in-Chief After its long-awaited opening on Jan. 12, Five Guys Burgers and Fries began operation with hundreds of curious eaters, many of them Staples students, lining up for a meal. The fast food restaurant, which will employ 47 people, is one of three Five Guys franchise...

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Comes to Westport

Photo Courtesy of SXC

January 8, 2010

Devin Skolnick Web Features Editor The long-awaited opening of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Westport is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12. The space at 534 Post Road East has been renovated and transformed from a former retail store to a red and white tiled themed restaurant. The article clippings ...

Taste of the Town, the Best Burgers Around

The Black Duck Cafe emerged as the best place to get burgers in Westport after a tough examination | Photo by Victor Hollenberg '10

December 22, 2009

Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor With the opening of Five Guys soon to come, it’s the perfect time to review Westport’s best burgers. Westport actually has some really good burger joints. I am not one to normally crave a burger around Westport, but after today, I may have to reconsider...

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