Mag: Westport rules local dining scene

Connecticut Magazine “experts” selected four Fairfield County restaurants among a baker’s dozen statewide for overall excellence, with a host of other local venues picked among the best for the varied cuisines they offer.

Connecticut Magazine posted its annual “Best Restaurants in Connecticut” edition online Tuesday, awarding citations for overall excellence to Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield, South End in New Canaan, Thomas Henkelmann in Greenwich and The Whelk in Westport.

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The publication listed among the best new restaurants Brick + Wood in Fairfield, Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield, Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich and Rothbard Ale +  Larder in Westport.

Westport led all Fairfield County municipalities with a dozen inclusions on the list, with Norwalk landing 10 entries and Stamford and Fairfield with eight each.; 203-964-2236;