Slice of Saugatuck Festival on Westport's Waterfront

Stephanie Webster

On Saturday September 17, 2011 from noon - 3pm three dozen of Saugatuck's finest restaurants, shops and galleries will be opening their doors and inviting the community to come and sample their offerings. Walk the streets of Saugatuck Center and enjoy sampling some of the area's restaurants, caterers, and liquor stores. Participants include: The Boathouse, CakeSuite, Tarry Lodge, Julian's and Saugatuck Grain & Grape. Plus...Ryan Fibiger of Craft Butchery will be demonstrating how to butcher a pig in front of his shop (opening soon) at 1:00 pm. And it's not just food. Retailers will offer kayak rides, gym work outs, fly fishing lessons, Environmental tips, discount coupons and martial arts demonstrations - all free. Come see what's going on in Westport's Saugatuck area. See below for complete event details: 


Participating Restaurants/Catering 

Black Duck
Blue Chip
Cake Suite
Cocoa Michelle
Commuter Cafe
Dunkin Donuts
Julian's Brick Oven Pizza
Mansion Clam House
Marios Place
Quatro Hermanos
Reed Collyer Catering & Market
Rollie Pollie
Tarry Lodge
Viva Zapata
Westport Chinese Takeout 

Liquor/Wine Tasting

Saugatuck Grain and Grape
Saugatuck Wine & Spirits

Walk the Slice!!!

From Riverside Avenue to Railroad Place, to Charles Street, to Saugatuck Avenue each venue will have something special to offer. Try some brick oven pizza, a specialy soup or a dish from Mario Batali at his new locale. Watch a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do demonstration by Westport's award winning martial artists or learn to fly fish. Listen to some music and stroll along the boardwalk at the newly built plaza overlooking the river. Maybe even take a paddle on a SUP or kayak. There is so much to do for the whole family. Bring the kids and check out the Fire Department's antique fire engine, the fire safety trailer and tour the historic Fire House which will be open to the public. 

Grab a map and see if you can taste everything being offered. Your stomach will be full before you get to the end. Restaurants / Caterers, 22 and counting, will offer free tastings of their signature dishes right in front of their locations. Liquor Stores will offer free wine tastings.

Band: A New York City band, formed by a couple with a kid. They play music with the parental exerience in mind. Both young and old will enjoy their rock & roll take on bringing up children in the 21st century. 

Parking is on Riverside Avenue under 95 in the RR lot #5, right next to the new plaza. 

The goal is to have you see Saugatuck for what it is, where it is. Come and Walk the Slice!