Breaking bread is a bonding experience, encouraging new friendships while testing the strength of communal sledgehammers. Swing into sustenance with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of café fare at Huntington Street Café in Shelton.
Huntington Street Café's resident chefs harness culinary traditions to conjure a menu of classic café fare with contemporary twists. Reward an appetite for rising with the nearest star by indulging it with offerings from the breakfast menu, including breakfast pizza ($4.50), which snuggles scrambled eggs beneath a blanket of mozzarella cheese on a toasted pita futon and a choice of toppings ($0.50 each). Chefs channel East Coast practices to heat up steamed cheeseburgers ($6.95), a specialty staffed by a cast of hormone-free ground beef and aged Vermont cheddar. Sandwiches named after new-wave tunes include Huntington Street's take on the hot ham-and-cheese melt, the I Melt With You ($7.50), as well as the Don't You Want Me Baby, piled high with saucy pulled pork, melted cheddar cheese, onions, and hickory-smoked barbecue sauce ($8.50). A gourmet personal pizza ($7.50), like a studio apartment, offers the freedom to arrange toppings however you'd like within 8 inches of personal space. Others may opt for a pre-furbished pie, such as the Katiska, adorned with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and green peppers ($7.50).
Huntington Street Café's desire to bridge tradition with modern panache extends beyond the menu to the stage with live music, including an eclectic mix of bluegrass and blues. A guitar mounted on the wall also attests to the eatery’s musical bend and inability to locate a guitar case.