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 Ernie's Roadhouse (Danbury, CT) Closed?

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nrwayne

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Ernie's Roadhouse (Danbury, CT) Closed? Fri, 04/20/07 6:57 PM (permalink)
When we called Ernie's this evening, we got a recording saying that the number was disconnected. Quite a surprise, unless it was due to some problem with the adjoining waterfall resulting from last weekend's deluge. Even so, I wonder why the phone would have been shut down.
 
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    nrwayne

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    RE: Ernie's Roadhouse (Danbury, CT) Closed? Wed, 06/27/07 4:29 PM (permalink)
    Mystery solved. We drive by the old Ernie's and discovered that it morphed into a Japanese restaurant about a year ago. The view of the waterfall has been preserved, but we can only wonder whether the "new" place will survive. Our visit was at about 9 p.m. on a Saturday night and the place was largely empty. It's still a spectacular location. Probably will recycle again into a more widely appreciated cuisine. javascript:insertsmilie('')
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      doggydaddy

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      RE: Ernie's Roadhouse (Danbury, CT) Closed? Wed, 06/27/07 4:48 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by nrwayne

      Mystery solved. We drive by the old Ernie's and discovered that it morphed into a Japanese restaurant about a year ago. The view of the waterfall has been preserved, but we can only wonder whether the "new" place will survive. Our visit was at about 9 p.m. on a Saturday night and the place was largely empty. It's still a spectacular location. Probably will recycle again into a more widely appreciated cuisine. javascript:insertsmilie('')
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      There is a weird phenomenom in Connecticut during the Summer where many restaurants are at their slowest. It seems that the residents go somewhere else and there is no real attraction for visitors to come here except for the casinos. Face it, most of this state has very little to offer in good food or attractions.
      Driving around last Saturday, I could get a seat in any of the usually busiest restaurants in town.

      I went to a new and excellent Japanese restaurant here in Waterbury and there were plenty of seats. Both your town and mine do not have real adventurous eaters. How many Thai place are in Danbury? We have one.
      Where I work will be closed for the whole first week of July. This is something I have never experienced before.

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        efuery

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        RE: Ernie's Roadhouse (Danbury, CT) Closed? Thu, 06/28/07 11:49 AM (permalink)
        I think it's more that people are eating at home in the summer during the week and heading out of town to play for the weekends. It's so easy to grill up something at home when the weather is nice. I also think that restaurants with al fresca seating fare better in the summers.
         
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          doggydaddy

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          RE: Ernie's Roadhouse (Danbury, CT) Closed? Thu, 06/28/07 12:18 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by pdxyyz

          I lived in Norwalk and Stamford and never saw a reduction in the people frequenting restaurants. Every place was packed, even the Red Lobster.

          Might just be that the folks in Danbury all head to the coast to catch a breeze off Long Island Sound when the temps go up.


          I did not mention cities in lower Fairfield to New Haven as the coast is busy and there are real cities and beaches, along with good food to be found. I lived in Wilton and I did not see any places closed in this area.

          === I think it's more that people are eating at home in the summer during the week and heading out of town to play for the weekends. It's so easy to grill up something at home when the weather is nice. I also think that restaurants with al fresca seating fare better in the summers.===

          It is too hot and humid to cook inside and I do see good enough business to justify where I work to be open. I think that outdoor dining is not any improvement as it isn't pleasant until when the sun is going down. People do want to dine out where there is air conditioning that doesn't drain their electrical bill.....

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