The Dish: The Homestead Inn in Greenwich changes owners, who plan to close for renovations in winter

Scene… The Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann in the Belle Haven section of Greenwich has been sold. The popular restaurant and inn that has been owned and operated by Theresa Carroll and Chef Thomas Henkelmann for the past 20 years is a favorite among locals and celebrities, including actress Susan Lucci and her husband chef/producer Helmut Huber. The new owners, the McDevitt Company, a property development and brokerage firm, and the Glazer Family Office, founders of the Inn at GrayBarns on the Silvermine River in Norwalk, say they plan to refurbish the inn, restaurant and grounds. Henkelmann and his team will continue to operate the restaurant and inn through New Year’s Day. The property will be closed for renovations after Jan. 1.

Out there… The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association’s 60th annual Awards Dinner takes place on Nov. 18 at the Stamford Hilton. The event, which honors national and local athletes, will feature an open bar cocktail reception, sports raffle and silent auction. This year’s national honorees are two-time Super Bowl Champion and XXV MVP Ottis Anderson and 2004 Stanley Cup Champion and Hockey Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis. Local honorees are Lisa Hurst and Fritz Hohl, and Pat Bria will receive the Coaches Award. For more info and tickets, contact Jim Loughran at 203-223-0485 or dinner@greenwicholdtimers.org.

Scene… NFL Network analyst and host Steve “Mooch” Mariucci was seen having dinner with his wife Gayle and son at Tony’s at The JHouse in Riverside on Thursday night. Mariucci served as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions. Grammy-winning rapper Lil Nas X was also seen at the popular spot, where he stayed overnight after performing during Rolling Loud New York at Citi Field.

Out there… Children of Fallen Patriots will hold its 12th annual Greenwich Gala, honoring those who were lost on 9/11, at the Riverside Yacht Club on Nov. 6. This year’s event will honor Lt. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas with the Patriot Award. Poppas, who serves as the Director of the Joint Chiefs Staff, will address the room followed by words from Caitlin Rowe, a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient. For more information and tickets, visit www.fallenpatriots.org/events/ or call 866-917-2373.

Out there… The Greenwich YWCA’s fourth annual Women Who Inspire Awards virtual event takes place on Nov. 11. CNN co-anchor Alisyn Camerota of Westport will host the event, which recognizes exceptional women in the community who have excelled in philanthropic, professional and volunteer pursuits. The 2021 Recipients are Wendy Block, Anna Cerra, Dr. Andrea F. Douglas, Deirdre Shay Kamlani, Clarena L. Mcbeth, Elaine Ubiña, Yonni Wattenmaker, Allison J. Wolowitz and Jacqueline D. Woods. The Next Generation honorees are Lauren Harteveldt from Greenwich Academy and Ella Moore from Greenwich High School. This year’s Corporate Honoree is Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. For more info and tickets, visit www.ywcagreenwich.org or call 203-869-6501.

Scene… Singer John Legend was seen having dinner with his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen, and their children Luna and Miles at Caputo Trattoria Italian Restaurant at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket recently. “The Voice” coach brought his “Bigger Love” tour to the resort’s Premier Theater on Oct. 16.

Celebrations… The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Fall Gala takes place on Nov. 5, with a special appearance by rock visionary and Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett and her band The Blackhearts. The event will feature a silent and live auction, a photo booth and an open bar with small plates by local restaurants including Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar, The Cake Box, Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, Dimitri’s Diner, Eddie’s Pizza & Pasta, Gallo Ridgefield, The Lantern, Nature’s Temptations, Parma Market, Some Things Fishy Catering, Southwest Cafe, TerraSole and Whistle Stop Bakery. For tickets and more info, visit www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call 203-438-5795.

On stage… Christian rock singer, songwriter and “American Idol” Season 11 runner-up Colton Dixon will perform at The Palace Theatre in Stamford at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Ticket are $20 and $30. For more info and tickets, visit www.palacetheatre.org or call 203-325-4466.

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”

― Paula Curan

And that’s all for now.

Happy Halloween…

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