The most fun bridge closing you've ever seen

We love it when someone takes a setback and turns it into a party. Such is the case with our friends at the Fair Haven wine shop Grand Vin and the 11-day closing of the Grand Avenue Bridge. Rather than just take this as a major inconvenience, they're making it into a special occasion: the Brews, Bridge Blues & Food Truck Block Party. (That's the Facebook page where you can get directions and check for all of the official updates.) Of course, we immediately said yes when they asked us to be a part of it. The fun happens tonight outside the shop at 28 East Grand Avenue, starting after 5:30.

Come hungry. We'll have our usual egg sandwiches—they're not just for breakfast— and some specials. The Meat Truck and the Cannoli Truck will be there as well. Please also visit the wine shop, where Stony Creek Brewery will be pouring samples; be sure to check out Grand Vin's excellent wine selection and bring some home with you. You can also ask about their regular crafty gathering, the Wooly Grape. Oh, and they'll be music, too. We can't wait to hear the Hartford Hot Several, which seems like one of the most fun brass bands around. (Stop what you're doing and watch this video right now.)

As always, all of our produce, meat, and dairy come from Connecticut farms.

Here's the story...of a lovely sandwich...

Egg and cheese 3

Goat sausage, egg and cheese 5

Tomato, egg, and hollandaise 4

Shredded squash, egg and cheese  4

Burrito with egg, black beans, corn, peppers, onion, fresh tomato salsa, and cheese  4

Pesto (contains nuts), tomato, egg and goat cheese 4

Veggie patty (mix of fresh vegetables and beans) with lettuce, tomato, and onion (vegan) 4


Let's talk about sausage and peppers, baby.
Pork sausage, sweet bell peppers, and onions 7

Sir Mix-A-Lot
Oh my God, Becky, look at her burger.
Grass-fed beef burger, apples, hot poblano peppers, and goat cheese 7

Speed Racer
Go! Go!
Grass-fed beef burger, bacon, roasted garlic and cheese 8

Richard Simmons
No sweatin'. No oldies. All beef. 
Hot dog 4

Sonny and Cher
I got you(r sandwich), babe. 
Steak (pastured raised beef) and farmstead cheese 7

Tom & Jerry
Cat and mouse? Nope. Fruit and vegetable. 
Cucumber and melon gazpacho 3