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‘SE Uncorked’ on Elm Earns High Marks from New Canaan’s Health Inspectors

SE Uncorked has earned an average score of 94 out of 100 on health inspections since opening two years ago, records show. Occupying a prominent and longtime restaurant space at 15 Elm St., the cozy bar and small-plates eatery from Nick Martschenko has scored as high as 97 on unannounced inspections conducted by sanitarians with the New Canaan Health Department since earning a food permit in 2015, according to a review of the organization’s files at Town Hall. Sanitarians use a state Department of Public Health standard, citing eateries for violations that range in seriousness and corresponding weight from 1 to 4 points. A “failed” inspection is triggered either by one or more 4-point violations or a total score of less than 80 points. Owned by Martschenko, who also is chef and owner at South End on Pine Street, SE Uncorked consistently has earned the equivalent of A’s and A+’s on its inspections (article continues below):


The intimate SE Uncorked space on Elm previously had been occupied by Picador. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: 2015 New Canaan Sidewalk Sale

The 2015 Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale from the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce overcame a bit of rain Saturday morning to draw thousands for deals, family fun, live music and food. Anchored at either end of Elm Street by New Canaan mainstays Walter Stewart’s and Karl Chevrolet, and running for segments of Main and Forest Streets, the 50-year-old New Canaan tradition saw scores of local and nonlocal businesses and organizations alike set up tents in all-pedestrian zones in the heart of the village. launched a Facebook contest, asking locals to don wigs, sunglasses and boas and pull a goofy face. Our three winners are:

Gavin Tong—Gavin and his family win a gift card to Connecticut Sandwich Co. on Pine Street. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

Many New Canaanites by now have seen a rendering of the Midcentury Modern-inspired commercial building that John and Melissa Engel have planned for the lot at 215 Elm St. The architect on the project is Westport-based Frederick William Hoag. Some time after John Engel explained what he had in mind to a University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation professor, a document that included some truly fascinating concepts came in from students (see above). The Maryland architecture program been called the only one in the nation that includes professional Masters programs and related PhD-level studies in planning, preservation and real estate development within the same school. ***

Bill Egan, the newly hired principal of New Canaan High School, has gotten into the spirit of the job very quickly: At his formal introduction at the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, board member Sheri West astutely noted, Egan was sporting a NCHS Rams tie. Continue Reading →

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