Sunday, March 27, 2011

Huntington Street Cafe, Shelton CT

Located in the Huntington section of Shelton is a hip cafe where you can find noteworthy sandwiches like the steamed cheeseburger.  Here you order up your food at the counter and grab a seat in their cool casual lounge area.  The prices are reasonable and you can also get coffee, espressos, wine, and bottles of beer.
If you like music this is a great place to check out in the evenings.  The walls are decorated with records, guitars and speakers, but not all just for show - there is a small stage area where you can see some great rock, blues, jazz, and modern local bands in the evenings. Check their website for list of events:
Since we got there late on a Saturday, we were unable to get any steamed cheeseburgers. We went with a "Don't You Want Me Baby?" pulled pork sandwich and a "Bella Luna" portobello sandwich.  All of their sandwiches are served up with a pickle and some fresh pasta salad which is excellent.
Don't You Want Me Baby?: I am a sucker for pulled pork, especially with some cheddar, onions, and cole slaw.  The pork is great and the hickory BBQ sauce is nice and tangy.  Their cole slaw adds a nice bit of a crunch.  It's even better with the crispy pickle and fresh pasta salad they serve with all their sandwiches.  9
Bella Luna: This portobello sandwich is no ordinary veggie sandwich. Gorgonzola, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto mayo come together for a perfect, punchy complement to the juicy, meaty portobello. 8.5 

They have shortened hours during the winter, so check their website for the latest. We sure can't wait until it's season again for tunes, beers and delicious sandwiches.

Overall Experience: 8.5