One of Danbury’s newest eateries is not to be missed.

The Midtown Cafe, located directly across from the White Street campus of Western Connecticut University and opened in January of 2010 is already booming,and deservedly so.

In the words of one of the partners, Jason Cancro, the café is a “high-end burger joint”. For lack of a better description, I guess that would fit but it’s really a lot more.

With over 30 menu items, all cooked to order, Cancro along with partner Dan Serafini really seem to have nailed the recipe for what I predict will become a classic Danbury establishment.

Their signature “Midtown Burger” is just the right size with all the right fixings and is cooked along with most other hot sandwiches over an open flame on their charcoal pit. For burger lovers, like me, this is the only way to do it.

In addition to burgers and chicken sandwiches, just to name a few items,they also have a daily soup choice and a daily pizza choice. Even the pizza dough is smoked on the charcoal before it is topped and finished in the oven.

Cancro, a long-time Danbury resident was formerly in the deli business and Serafini was trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Dutchess County, NY

Open every day for lunch and dinner they also serve breakfast daily except Sunday. Their selections include the traditional items in addition to serving Bagelman Bagels which are delivered fresh each morning.

One section of the “joint” is a lounge for reading, chatting, emailing or Tweeting using the free Wi-Fi. The lounge is also hosting coffee-house music one night a week.

If you’re anywhere in Danbury at meal time, it’s worth heading over to White Street to check this place out.

Midtown Cafe is located at 172 White Street Danbury (203) 791-1119.

This is a review of Cor’s Restaurant on West Street in Danbury from Melissa Bruen of the News-Times.   Melissa’s Blog, “What’s Bruen?”  covering the Danbury area social scene can be found HERE


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GOTHAM AUTO WORKS – Auto Detailing Center

Making the world shine – one car at a time!

Gotham Auto Works, Danbury CT

Got $20?  Got $1,000?      Gotham Auto Works has something to offer.  From a simple but thorough Hand Car Wash to full Auto Detailing, pin-striping, headlight restoration or just about anything to make your car look and feel better,  Gotham does it.  “Anything your car needs to look better – right up to the point of needing a body shop”

Owner Kevin Awalt Gotham Auto Works Danbury CTKevin Awalt had been doing mobile Auto Detailing for several years when, about a year ago, he decided to open a permanent location in order to be able to serve his growing client list year round – regardless of the weather.  He opened his doors in 2008 at 9 South Street in Danbury, on the Bethel Line, just by the Railroad Crossing on Great Pasture Road.

A long time Danbury resident, Kevin’s love of cars is matched by his business sense.  Instead of just opening his doors and waiting for business, Kevin knows that to be successful, a business must become a contributing member of the community.

As part of this effort , he has provided needed car washing supplies to a number of local fund-raisers in an effort to help make the community a little better.

One of the cool things about the shop is that because the location is a former auto dealership, instead of garage doors, the work floor is accessed through a set of glass doors, so good weather or bad weatheFront doors at Gotham Auto Worksr, you can stop by and see the Gotham team in action.  It’s one of the cleanest shops I’ve ever been in.

Always looking to bring his clients the latest and greatest, Kevin recently added high-end Hüper Optik® nano-ceramic window tinting into his product line.  “Expensive,” Kevin adds, “but worth the money“.   Stop by the shop for more details.


Special events and promotions are another way that Gotham Auto Works differentiates itself.  Here is a photo from last month’s Camaro Day.

Camaro Day at Gotahm Auto Works Danbury CT

For an appointment or questions reach out to Gotham Auto Works:

Telephone: 203.885.1070


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