Barbecue and Crab. That may not be a combo found in nature, but the two do live together, albeit on separate sides of the menu, at the new B.an.C House of Norwalk, a restaurant packed with flavors and patrons, (The name is an acronym for BBQ an' Crab.)
B.J. Lawless and Buckley Ryan -- founders of the popular Norwalk pub BJ/Ryans -- believed Southern Connecticut needed a great crab and seafood house. However Northern seafooders have trouble surviving the winter, so BBQ not only winterproofs the menu, it conveniently taps into America's hottest food trend. The ribs also serve as a sentimental salute to the late Norwalk Rib House, Cogburns, which once occupied the same space and where B.J.and Buckley first met and began hatching their restaurant concepts.