I don’t know about you, but when I’m craving foods from my childhood (aside from the sweets I’m always writing about) some of the foods I will occasionally indulge in are hotdogs, fries, and milkshakes. For my husband it’s burgers and occasionally sloppy joes. So one rainy Friday afternoon not too long ago, my husband looked at me and said, “I really want sloppy joes for lunch.” The wheels started turning; my association with sloppy joes have always been horrible school lunches from grade school and I was turned off pretty early on in life to the messy, meaty goodness he fondly remembers from time to time. It was like a light bulb went off – STATION EATS!
Station Eats, also called the Filling Station, is a place we accidentally found a few years ago when we were scouting out a location to have our engagement photo shoot. Located in downtown New Canaan, this cozy little burger joint offers something you don’t see very often – sloppy joes. Served on a potato hamburger bun, they’re messy and tasty, a perfect combination. The sloppy joe at Station Eats has elevated sloppy joes to a whole new level for me; the ground beef is fresh and has a slightly sweet taste that reminded me almost reminiscent of a sweet barbeque sauce.
What I also like at Station Eats is that they use all organic ingredients, from grassfed beef to hormone free milk.
Aside from house-made sloppy joes, Station Eats offers several options for burgers and hotdogs: grassfed beef, chicken, and veggie. You can build your own burger or dog, or opt for the burger or dog of the month.
My personal favorite since I was a kid has always been the hotdog so I absolutely built my own hotdog: grassfed beef, thick cut bacon, onion crunch, and cheese sauce.
Station Eats has two locations in Connecticut:
19 South Ave
New Canaan, CT 06840
3 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901