breakfast plates and hearty, two-fisted sandwiches,
made from top-notch ingredients, are consistently
satisfying. Add to those a casual atmosphere, and
you’re likely to find yourself popping in
even when you’re not that hungry.”
New York Times,
The Huntington Street Café serves Shelton and surroundings with standout food, drinks and live entertainment. Under owner Peter Vouras, the café has a revamped menu and an energized outlook. “There was so much that was already fantastic and well-loved about the café,” Peter says, “from its interior warmth and independent vibe to the quality of the food, that we didn't need to make major changes. But while we celebrate and host all types of music, we’ve shifted from an emphasis on classic rock in our décor and menu to modern music, from alternative roots through the present day, because the present is a very exciting moment. It's a challenging time, but it's during times like these that people, especially our fellow New Englanders, are at their best and most resourceful. Growth happens in new directions. Ideas bloom. Amazing new music is being composed and shared through technologies we barely dreamt of years ago. And traditionally a café is a familiar place where people come to connect, share a meal and news of the day, and also to encounter new friends, new ideas, new music. The café is a bridge from the best of the past to the excitement and potential of the new. And we have a wonderful community in which to serve as that bridge. I love coming in and opening the door every day.”
about the owner A Meriden, Connecticut native, Peter
Vouras has restauranteurship and music in his blood.
Both of his grandfathers owned restaurants in Hartford and
Meriden. His mother, an accomplished vocalist and mandolinist,
filled the house and her children with her love of music,
and his father, a dentist with a passion for his reel-to-reel
deck, made frequent recordings of a home alive with song.
Peter learned to play violin, piano and guitar and attended
Fairfield University, where he studied economics. In
the early 80s Peter and friend Bill Arciprete founded VoxPop
Magazine, a free zine that captured the vitality of Connecticut's
new wave and alternative music scene and attracted readers
through rare original interviews with bands like The Clash,
R.E.M. and Depeche Mode. Later he and Arciprete hosted
a freewheeling cable access variety show under the VoxPop
name that launched Peter's career in acting and comedy.
He has performed stand-up in renowned venues nationwide from
New York to Vegas and L.A., and abroad in Europe, and his
acting highlights include Spider-Man 2 and the Barrow
Group's 2005 Drama Desk-nominated New York production of Pentecost.
Peter supplemented his performance career with a hearty helping
of waitering and restaurant management, thus he brings
to HSC a lifetime of experience in live entertainment, food
service, irreverence and humor.
Delicious food & live music in a warm indie atmopshere