Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cinderella at Foxwoods - Broadway Series

Foxwoods Resort Casino
Presents
Cinderella

This May, as part of Foxwoods Broadway Series, the Fox Theater is celebrating everyone's favorite musical, Cinderella!



Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award® – winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific. This musical has been delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. 

The lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!



You have to see it to believe it!

Be transported back to your favorite childhood memories as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible and Ten Minutes Ago, in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

There are still great seats available - and there is a matinee on BOTH Saturday and Sunday!

Take the entire family to see Cinderella at Foxwoods, May 8th - 13th, 2018!

Tickets:

$35.00 
$55.00

Dates and Times:


     Tuesday, May 8, 7:30pm

     Wednesday, May 9, 7:30pm

     Thursday, May 10, 2:00pm

     Friday, May 11, 8:00pm

     Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm
     Saturday, May 12, 8:00pm

     Sunday, May 13, 1:00pm
     Sunday, May 13, 7:00pm


Press the play arrow below for a preview!

Cinderella from Foxwoods Resort Casino on Vimeo.

Get your tickets now!

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
Tickets: 800.200.2882

Tickets: www.foxwoods.com 

Note: The most convenient event parking available is in the Grand Pequot Self Park Garage and Valet, located off Grand Pequot Boulevard.

For more info: https://www.foxwoods.com/Cinderella/


About Foxwoods® Resort Casino 


Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Wall Street Theater in Norwalk - One Year Anniversary

Wall Street Theater Company



Celebrates Their One-Year Anniversary
with
Connecticut’s Got Talent 

The Winners Show



This historic 'next generation' theater continues to develop an unbelievable entertainment schedule! Historical Next-Gen Theater Continues to Develop a Robust Entertainment Schedule  

 This past winter, eighty eager and talented performers took to the stage of Norwalk’s newly revitalized Wall Street Theater, embarking on a showbiz journey, called Connecticut’s Got Talent

The riveting month-long production had audience members and judges laughing, foot-stomping, and cheering on contestants as they left it all on that stage. The March 2nd finale not only set the winners on an upwards career trajectory, it solidified the Wall Street Theater’s standing as a premiere and ground-breaking entertainment venue.

On Friday, May 18, the first place winner, singer-songwriter Riki Stevens headlines Connecticut’s Got Talent – The Winners Show, along with runners-up, magician TJ Salta, and songwriter-rapper Khalil Williams.

Artistic Director, Billy Blanks, Jr. says :
“Working with the talent for CGT gave me such a sense of pride. Each contestant was individual with their talents but what they had in common was their excitement to represent their state,” It was so touching to see that moment where it all clicked - Riki the exquisite soul folk singer, TJ Salta the teenage magician with a stage presence to rival today’s biggest stars, and Khalil the diamond in the rough young rapper that stole everyone’s hearts. You won’t want to miss this show. It will be them in their truest form, no audition jitters, just them as winners doing what they love!”

 Also special on the agenda this year, on May 20th the Wall Street Theater has the honor of hosting Dance-A-Thon for Wigs & Wishes®, a three-hour dance-a-thon and flagship event led by dance studio professionals from around the world. 

Wigs & Wishes® is powered by Friends Are By Your Side®, a non-profit organization founded by Martino Cartier, which enlists salons and stylists throughout the world who empower women and children by providing them with complimentary services that allow them for a brief moment to forget about their fight. 

The fundraiser celebrates the life of a local young boy who lost his battle with cancer.

Wall Street Theater

71 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT
877.987.6487
www.wallstreettheater.com

Follow them on Instagram at @WallStreetTheater


Upcoming Wall Street Theater (WST) productions include:



April 20, 2018The Garcia Project is based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band from 1976 to 1995. Perfect for anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show!

April 27, 2018 - Norwalk's own Tim Currie & the Motown Band - A performance fundraiser for Al's Angels, an organization that provides support to children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases, natural disasters and  severe financial hardship in our communities.

April 28, 2018 - New York City Gay Men's Chorus, The Big Gay Sing, a world-class, world-renowned New York institution and a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ community with a vibrant sound and energy that audiences can feel and connect with. 

May 4, 2018Goose, The Heavy Pets, a Norwalk based group deeply rooted in an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.

May 19, 2018 - Milo Z with Special Guests Chapell and American Nomads, “Razzamofunk”, a combination of rock, rap, jazz, blues and funk with indie rock by Alan Chapell and pure Americana with the American Nomads.

June 8, 2018Back by popular demand, Australia's Hottest Import! Thunder from Down Under, the world’s most sought after male revue! The perfect girls' night outback!

June 15, 2018 - Norwalk Band & Brew Night, featuring performances by Hosemen, Atomic Unknown and Fingersleeve!


About the Wall Street Theater

The Wall Street Theater is the first, next-generation performance space in Connecticut showcasing professional music, comedic, dance, and stage performances from nationally recognized names as well as local talent and organizations. The 700-seat theater underwent a $10 million-dollar renovation to restore this national historic landmark to its original glory. Originally known as The Regent when the location opened in 1915 featuring Vaudeville performances, future incarnations included The Norwalk and The Roxy. During its tenure as The Globe in the 90s, the stage featured many up-and-coming performers until it shuttered in the late 90s. 71 Wall Street remained dark until it reopened as The Wall Street Theater in the summer of 2017.

Under the direction of president Suzanne Cahill, artistic director Billy Blanks, Jr., concert director Gene Morell, and an advisory board, the theater offers arts education for families, mentoring programs for youth in the arts, summer camp programming, and private space rentals for parties and events.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Chef Lewis Opens OKO Restaurant April 19th

Social Media Promotion: Feature Article    

OKO Restaurant to Open 

in Westport Connecticut

April 19th



This week we spent Friday evening at Chef Brian Lewis' friends, family, and media preview for his new endeavor, the OKO Restaurant in Westport CT. 

Located on Wilton Road in the former Vigilant Firehouse, the space is cozy, comfortable, with clean lines indicative of the Japanese influences of its cuisine.


OKO Restaurant Menu
OKO Restaurant Menu


Architect Rick Hoag from Frederick William Hoag Architect firm and Interior Designer Megan Zwick from MZ Interiors uncovered the original character of the historic firehouse, built in 1931, to create an enchanting dining space. 


Rick Hoag and Brian Lewis at OKO Westport
(L) Rick Hoag of  the Frederick William Hoag Architect Firm,
(R) Chef Brian Lewis of OKO Restaurant and The Cottage

Locals are already familiar with Chef Brian Lewis' dedication to the local community and flavorful influences of the artisan farmers and growers in our region by his menu at The Cottage, also in Westport. But Lewis' accolades are far reaching, having been honored in March 2018 as a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards’ Best Chef: Northeast in the 2018.

OKO Restaurant continues the tradition with a menu that boldly features the Japanese influences that Chef Lewis favors. Here the menu showcases Lewis’ innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi, in a lively and charming atmosphere.  

Chef Lewis notes: 
My team and I are delighted to bring OKO to the community, combining my love for Japanese cooking techniques and culture with fresh, local ingredients from Connecticut, the U.S. and the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.” 

The seasonally driven, Japanese-inspired cuisine is meant to be shared, encouraging the sampling of several styles of Japanese cuisine. In keeping with the communal sharing concept, the open kitchen allows guests to be educated on Japanese cooking methods.


OKO Restaurant -  Westport CT
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT

The food menu at OKO is unique as it features several styles of Japanese-influenced cuisine, including Sushi Nigiri, Sashimi and Temaki (hand rolls), as well as vegetable tempura, seasonally inspired salads and vegetable dishes, okonomiyaki (the restaurant's namesake), homemade tofu, hand-cut soba and ramen specialties and meat dishes from the tepinyaki grill.  


OKO Restaurant -  Westport CT
OKO Restaurant -  Westport CT


A traditional "Omakase" menu will also be available, offering a spontaneous, multi-course menu of the chef’s choosing, as well as a “Chef’s Selection” offering of Nigiri Sushi, Sashimi or Chirashi Sashimi.  

Dessert offerings will include house-made soft serve ice cream, build-your-own sundaes and crepes filled with matcha crème.

Here are some of the items we sampled at the preview event. Please note that menu portion sizes may differ as these were intended to be a tasting menu of small bite samplings and passed hors d'oeuvres.



OKO Restaurant - Deviled Ramen Egg
OKO Restaurant - Deviled Ramen Egg



OKO Restaurant - Kushii Oyster
OKO Restaurant - Kushii Oyster
Yuzu, Ginger Kosho



OKO Westport - Spinach Ohitashi Goma-ae
OKO Westport - Spinach Ohitashi Goma-ae
Hot Chili Oil, Sesasame Dressing
Box Cut Katsuobushi



OKO Restaurant - Westport CT
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT



OKO Restaurant - Westport CT
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT



OKO Restaurant - Westport CT
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT



OKO Restaurant - Westport CT
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT



OKO Restaurant - Westport CT
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT



OKO Restaurant - Edamame
OKO Restaurant - Edamame
Garlic Soy Butter, Gomashimo
Shio Kombu



OKO Restaurant - Shishito Peppers
OKO Restaurant - Shishito Peppers
Chick Pea Miso, Lardo,
Shoyu-koji



OKO Restaurant - Sweet Shrimp
OKO Restaurant - Sweet Shrimp
Brown Butter Nikiri, Togarashi


OKO Restaurant - Maine Uni Shots
OKO Restaurant - Maine Uni Shots
Shiro Dashi, Yuzu
Osetra Caviar



OKO Restaurant - Maine Uni Shots


The beverage program at OKO will also celebrate the Japanese culture with seasonal, local ingredients.  A robust offering of Sake, Japanese Beer, hot and cold iced tea, matcha and wine will be offered.  


OKO Restaurant - Bar Details
OKO Restaurant - Westport CT
Attention to Detail with Everything!

Custom cocktails and Highballs will integrate traditional Japanese ingredients – sake, barley shochu, Japanese craft whiskey and matcha – with spirits including gin, brandy, rye and tequila.


OKO Restaurant Cocktails, One Knight Only & Loosey Goosey
Cocktails at OKO Restaurant

I would be remiss if I didn't pay homage to the unique decor in the post-industrial color scheme of natural ash, concrete grays and black steel. The modern elements are asymmetrically juxtaposed against the symmetry of the building’s brick walls and large windows fronting Wilton Road.  


OKO Restaurant - Interior
OKO Restaurant - Interior
(inside, looking out)

Ash wood furniture is custom-made, with slender wood LED lights strategically placed in an irregular pattern on the ceiling. The design is complemented by an ash wood and fiber cement bar that surrounds and invites a full view of the working kitchen.  


OKO Restaurant - Wrap Around Bar
OKO Restaurant - Wrap Around Bar

A custom-designed steel and translucent resin structure is suspended above the bar, casting a soft play of light and shadow through its intricate design, inspired by the shapes of traditional Japanese scaffolding. (Rumor has it that staff tested the shelving's strength by doing pull ups!)  



OKO Restaurant - Bar Shelves

The atmosphere created for guests is clean, warm and sophisticated. featuring traditional and banquette-style seating for a cozy thirty-four patrons in the main dining area, as well as fourteen bar seats that wrap around the bar into the open kitchen. In addition, there is a single "tucked-away" high-top table that seats four in its own semi-private nook. 

OKO Restaaurant - Westport CT
OKO Restaaurant - Westport CT
Interior 

OKO is open Tuesday-Saturday from 5:00pm to close and in the coming months, will be adding Sunday service.  

The restaurant will also be offering take-out in the coming weeks.

 OKO accepts reservations via OpenTable.com or by contacting the restaurant at 203-557-8404.


OKO Cocktails One Knight Only & Loosey Goosey
Left: One Knight Only:
Kyoto Gin, Lychee, Yuzu Sake, Lemongrass Sho-chu
Right: Loosey Goosey:
Tequila, Dark Rum, Gooseberry


Be sure to visit them soon in Westport Connecticut!


OKO Restaurant

6 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
203-557-8404.
https://okokitchen.com/ 

Follow them on social media at ... 


About Chef Brian Lewis:

Brian Lewis is one of Connecticut’s most celebrated chefs, lauded for his commitment to quality and seasonally driven American cuisine featured at his restaurant, The Cottage, as well as his love for Japanese cuisine at his newest venture, OKO.  

Chef Lewis first received national recognition as the opening Executive Chef of actor Richard Gere’s The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property that featured two destination restaurants, The Barn and The Farmhouse. He launched his first solo venture in March 2012 with elm, before leaving to focus on launching The Cottage in Connecticut’s Westport neighborhood.  Lewis has had the honor of being invited to cook three dinners at the historic James Beard House in New York City, most recently in January 2017 on behalf of The Cottage.  He has made appearances on “The Martha Stewart Show” and “TODAY.”

About OKO:  

OKO is the heartfelt interpretation from Chef Brian Lewis of Japanese ingredients, cooking methods and cuisine, paired with seasonal, local ingredients from Connecticut, the United States and the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.  Located in Downtown Westport, Connecticut in the historic Vigilant Hose Company Firehouse, OKO showcases Lewis’ innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi, encouraging casual, small plate dining meant to be shared, in a lively and charming atmosphere.  Open five days a week for dinner, with brunch service launching in the coming months, the restaurant is located at 6 Wilton Road.  For more information, visit www.okokitchen.com.  

Disclaimer: We were invited to the friends, family, & media preview by members of OKO's management and marketing team, however, the opinions expressed are entirely our own.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Norwalk Now - The Norwalk City Hunt

Join Norwalk Now 
in a City-Wide Adventure

 -The Norwalk City Hunt -



Saturday, April 28, Meet-up 10:30 AM, 
Norwalk City Hunt 11 AM-1 PM, 
Norwalk Now After Party 1-3 PM

It's time for a community wide celebration of fun! Join the folks at Norwalk Now, the collaborative marketing group comprised of local Norwalk businesses who have come together to promote their city, in their "Norwalk City Hunt", an interactive, “amazing race” throughout the Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods of Norwalk, Saturday, April 28. Meet-up 10:30 AM, Hunt 11 AM-1 PM, After Party 1-3 PM 


YOU
can take part in this
entertaining and interactive afternoon 
of clues, challenges, and a 
RACE TO THE FINISH LINE
with an after party to follow!


Participants (adults only) are put into teams of four and are guided through the hunt on the City Hunt phone app. From there, a series of clues, challenges, and tasks are tackled with the successful completion of these activities being recorded or photographed on the team leader’s phone. 

Meanwhile, at City Hunt home base and the unknown location of the after party, City Hunt officials are monitoring everyone’s progress. Participants will be walking, running, or catching a Norwalk Now Circulator Van, shuffling them between neighborhoods. The vans will continue to run throughout the day/night as part of a special promotion and trial run for future use.

Norwalk Now Director Linda Kavanagh, a huge fan of City Hunts throughout the country, views Norwalk as an ideal location for such an adventure. “I have participated in these crazy mad dashes across cities such as New York, Boston, and Charleston. You really get to know a city and find yourself doing things that only social media should be allowed to capture!”

Destinations are comprised of Norwalk Now businesses, supporters, and public domains. The final destination is found by solving the clue. 

Upon completion of the Hunt, winners will be announced and the after party begins! Prizes include a $500 Norwalk Now gift card package and Free Parking gift bundles. Norwalk Now Circulator Van will continue service throughout the night and discount parking for the day will be offered. Go to the Norwalk Now Facebook to obtain the code.


How can you participate and sign up for Norwalk Now? 

Tickets are $40 per person and include the City Hunt challenge and phone app, NCH swag, and the after party. 

Sign-up solo and form your team at the meet-up or sign-up your foursome at www.norwalknow.org


About Norwalk Now:

*Norwalk Now was launched in October of 2017. Sponsored by the Norwalk Parking Authority, Norwalk Now is a non-profit organization with vested participation from Norwalk businesses. Norwalk Now is managed by MaxEx Public Relations, LLC. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Get Ready for National Burger Month with Plan b Restaurants

National Burger Month at Plan b Burger Bar -

Plan b Announces Multiple Events 

to Launch National Burger Month

National Burger Month at Plan b Restaurants
Photo Courtesy Plan b Restaurants

You know them. You love them. 

They're the staple of every great picnic and barbecue, and restaurants that do them well need to be appreciated and celebrated!

We're talkin' 'bout the burger, baby! 


Because May is National Burger Month!


And nobody knows burgers better than Plan b Restaurants! They know that burgers are special and so are YOU, the people who love them. So Plan b is celebrating both YOU and THE BURGER throughout the month of May with a series of events designed to honor the burger lover while also honoring our nation's veterans.

It all starts April 16th, when guests will have their chance to “Build a Better Burger” by submitting their best burger recipes in-store and online. 

Four recipes per store will compete online and and via social media from April 30th through May 6th for a chance to go head-to-head the following week.  

The burger that has the highest in-store sales and online votes will be featured on the menu from May 18th - May 28th (one winner per location). 

The winner will also receive one free burger per week for the remainder of 2018, in addition to having their name and photo displayed on the wall of that location.  Say What!?!

Along with the “Build a Better Burger” contest, Plan b will partner with Budweiser to celebrate veterans.  

A $10 “Big Mini” and Budweiser special will be available every Monday at all CT and MA locations for the entire month of May, with a portion of sales going to Folds of Honor.  

Limited edition t-shirts will also be on sale for $20, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Folds of Honor charity.

In addition, Plan b and Budweiser will be hosting a Vets Day Out at the Ball Park on May 6th! Kicking off with a BBQ tailgate at sister restaurant, Butchers & Bakers, a group of 30 veterans and their guests will be hosted for a tailgate party, party bus, and Yard Goats game.  


Nominate your Favorite Veteran!

Plan b is accepting nominations for deserving vets from April 20-29 at: 


About Plan b Restaurants: 

Plan b Restaurants is an award-winning casual restaurant chain focused on quality burgers, beer, and bourbon. The company was founded in 2006 around the simple belief that great food and drink brings people together. Over the last decade, it has expanded to nine locations across four states as part of the Hartford-based Locals 8 Restaurant Group. It has been voted Best Burger, Best Restaurant, and Best Beer Bar by numerous local and national publications and was recognized globally for excellent job creation. 
For more information, please visit 
www.burgersbeerbourbon.com

Plan b Restaurants has six locations across CT, as well as Springfield, MA, Ashburn, VA, and Washington, DC. 
For menus and specific locations visit their website:
http://www.burgersbeerbourbon.com/

About Folds of Honor:

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled in combat while serving in the United States armed forces. Their educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 10,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 2,200 in 2015 alone. 
For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit www.foldsofhonor.org
.

National Burger Month at Plan b Restaurants

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Tree House Arcade - Family Friendly Entertainment at Foxwoods

The Tree House Arcade Returns to Foxwoods Resort Casino!


Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the premier resort destination in the Northeast recently celebrated the grand reopening of  their Tree House Arcade, which is now located in the Great Cedar Hotel lobby. 

Tree House Arcade at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Photo Source: Foxwoods Resort Casino

The arcade opened its doors in mid-March 2018, welcoming guests of all ages to enjoy a wide range of exciting games, from arcade classics to the latest interactive games featuring mind-blowing graphics and interactive controls. At Foxwoods, gaming doesn’t always mean blackjack and roulette. The best video games of yesterday and today are all there at the Foxwoods Tree House Arcade. At the Tree House Arcade you can play the games you grew up with, including arcade classics and pinball ... or try the latest interactive games with all the mind-blowing graphics and interactive controls. You can even win tickets to redeem for prizes. It’s perfect for the kid in all of us!

Get your game on at the arcade during your next visit.

This family-friendly spot is where you can try your hand at popular games such as Jurassic Park, Big Bass Wheel, Wizard of Oz and many more. 

Best of all -- The renovated arcade also features a bigger redemption area for players to redeem tickets, as well as an impressive new selection of the hottest prizes. Additionally, you can enjoy the benefits of their upgraded FunPass, which is among the most generous bonusing programs in the country. 

Hours of operation are:

Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., 
Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. 

For more information and details on special FunPass promotions, please visit www.foxwoods.com/arcade/.  


FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338

1-800-FOXWOODS 

Tree House Arcade at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Photo Source: Foxwoods Resort Casino

About Foxwoods Resort Casino


Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

OKO Restaurant to Open in Westport

OKO Restaurant - Westport CT


Great news for residents of Fairfield County! 

A new restaurant is coming to Westport CT  this spring! 

The OKO Restaurant. a Japanese inspired restaurant from Chef Brian Lewis, will be located in the historic Vigliant Firehouse.


Photo Courtesy OKO Restaurant


Chef Lewis notes, “I have been really inspired by Japanese cooking techniques, culture and ingredients for a very long time, studying and layering Japanese influences into my cooking for many years, but it was the introduction of the Okonomiyaki at The Cottage that was my real ‘a-ha’” moment in defining the direction for my next restaurant."

For those not familiar, the Okonomiyaki is a savory, Japanese pancake filled with seasonally-inspired ingredients, and was was a whimsical addition to the Cottage menu. It's better known as a Japanese street food with some rarefied touches. Guests as the Cottage absolutely loved this dish and it quickly became a Cottage favorite, which will likely stay on the menu as a Cottage Classic.

 However, ordering the Okonomiyaki had proven to be a bit of a tongue-twister for guests and staff, and anyone calling or responding to the ticket would add their own personal ‘flair’ to the word, so Chef and his team finally gave the dish a nickname which really just stuck, calling it simply “oko,” - the dish nickname was used often and with affection, and sometimes a chuckle.  

To pay homage to the spark behind this entire concept, Chef Lewis  excited to share with you that the new restaurant is named OKO. 


Photo Courtesy OKO Restaurant

Since making the announcement last summer, Chef Lewis and his team have been busy focusing on this new concept. and truly feel that OKO is a heartfelt vision and interpretation of the ingredients, cooking methods, cuisine and culture of all things Japanese, paired with both amazing local ingredients from Connecticut and throughout the United States.  

Be on the lookout for OKO to open shortly!

OKO Restaurant will be opening in the treasured Westport landmark, The Vigilant Hose Company Firehouse!


OKO Restaurant

6 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880


Stay tuned for updates at https://okokitchen.com/ and via the restaurant’s new social media pages, which are now live:


Facebook:  OKO Westport

Instagram:  OKOWestport

Twitter:  OKO_Westport

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