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Tuesday
Feb162010

Openings: Grass Fed Organic Burgers @The Filling Station

It seems these days that burgers and fries are all the rage. Burger joints like Five Guys, BSF, and Flipside have cropped up all around Fairfield County and have been greeted with long lines of hungry comfort food seekers. In this classic American tradition, the retro-modern Filling Station Company is due to enter the scene in the next few weeks. Another burger joint you ask? Not exactly. Sure, the prices are right, and the milkshakes will be flowing, but The Filling Station will be offering our community a $4 burger made with locally raised organic beef, $3 nitrate free dogs, and antibiotic and hormone-free shakes. Their commitment to serving local and organic fare will make many customers smile (I'm smiling right now), and if the food is as good as the tasting I experienced last Spring, New Canaan may have themselves a winner.

The menu is simple. Burgers come in veggie (actually falafel) or grass fed beef. Hot dogs can be ordered up in the beef, chicken, or veggie variety, and let's not forget the Sloppy Joes. If you haven't had one of these since your High School lunchroom, these should be worth another try. Toppings include chili, crunchy fried onions, cajun seasoning, blue cheese sauce, and sauerkraut to name a few. Fries? Of course...regular, cheese fries, and chili cheese. Oh....and did I mention they serve Pabst Blue Ribbon by the bottle? 

The Filling Station will have about 20 seats, so be prepared to take your food to go if you can't grab a table. If you happen to be in New Canaan, keep an eye on their front door at 19 South Avenue. We don't know when they are going to turn on those grills, but we hope it's soon. 

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Reader Comments (6)

I'm so happy to see local, sustainably grown food at yet another Fairfield County eatery and really excited that it's a casual, everyday, reasonably priced menu. Bravo and you know we'll be there! Wondering whether they'll put the name of the farms on the menu like LeFarm does.

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreenfoodgal

The beef is from Wolfe's Neck Farms. Here are the facts:
• Raised from birth without antibiotics.
• The cattle never receive added hormones, steroids, or animal by-products.
• Not "Withdrawal Compliant" or "Residue Tested". Cattle requiring antibiotic treatment at any points in their lives may not be marketed through our program.
• The cattle are fed a strict vegetarian diet.
• Source verified to BIRTH!
• Raised in pastures and grass-fed until finishing stage.
• Committed to sustainable agriculture.
• Animals receive humane treatment throughout their entire lives.
• USDA Prime and Choice grade beef, raised with highest attention to consistent taste, texture, and marbling.

February 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterStephanie Webster

I am so looking forward to dining at The Filling Station. At last, a restaurant we can be assured the quality of food. Good Luck.

Arlene

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Sparaco

Stephanie, I know Wolfe's Neck from a program I did with Whole Foods Market Westport, which sells their meat. I'm happy to report that they passed my standards with flying colors and there's a CT farm that forms part of this farmers' cooperative.

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergreenfoodgal

Filling Station in New Canaan is open now..................Went today. Its a winner!!

March 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterctnyeater

Amazing place!! Because of this article, we stopped by The Filling Station on the way back home...all we can say is WOW!

Burgers (Beef & Turkey):
10 out of 10
Fries (Reg. & Cheese):
10 out of 10
Shakes (Vanilla, Chocolate, and Peppermint):
20 out of 10!!!
Atmosphere:
10 out of 10

Their sloppy joe and hot dogs were delicious as well. Only thing we didn't like is that we didn't get more!
An all-around wonderful experience. We will be back!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFamilia DuBois

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