New Canaan's Station Eats Now Fueling Customers in Stamford

The owners are now serving high-quality burgers, dogs and shakes at a second location at 3 Landmark Square.

Two years after establishing business in New Canaan, is now fueling customers in Stamford. The boutique burger restaurant with the vibrant colors and roadside station-feel, recently opened its second operation in 3 Landmark Square, moving the owners a step closer to realizing a dream.

"We wanted to see how Station Eats would work in a more densely populated area," co-owner Nicholas Type said. "It also created a unique opportunity for us because there is nothing like it in Stamford. We generated a buzz in New Canaan and are excited about seeing how it will do here. Our goal is to become a franchise."

Everything is made-to-order at Station Eats with organically raised beef and veggie burgers, nitrate-free hot dogs, sloppy joes, organic fries, antibiotic and hormone-free milkshakes. It's a hearty menu, but the economy is still a little soft as it tries to recover from a severe downturn. However, that didn't stop the owners from cutting the ribbons to their new place.

"You have to worry about it," said Type, a London, England native and Darien resident. "I think we are a relatively recession resistant. We can basically ride the wave up and down. But our price point is very fair. You can have a high-quality meal for a very good price."

There is another thing at Station Eats that its customers might find unique. The burger boutique will soon be serving high-octane milkshakes that will have more than just a little kick to them.

"It'll be fun for the grown-ups," said Type. "We put a nice spin on the classic American milkshake. We have one with vodka, Kahlua, strawberry and graham crackers all mixed together. There is one with bourbon, chocolate, Oreos and ice cream blended together. We're going to start with three, then [branching] out from there."

Station Eats in Stamford covers 1,800 square feet, doubling the size of the restaurant in New Canaan. It also has a patio that overlooks Atlantic Street, "It has a beautiful setting and I think people will enjoy the atmosphere, especially after work."

NewCanaanVoter February 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I generally like this place, but my my one issue with it is that they advertise their hamburgers as being grass fed. This term is generally used to trick people, as all beef is grass fed. Is the beef actually 100% grass fed (aka grass finished), or is it finished conventionally in a feed lot?
Lorenzo Colella February 29, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Had a great burger & fries this week in the new location loved it.
spraytanman February 29, 2012 at 03:49 AM
McDonald's advertises their burger is 100% real beef. Is that something to be proud about? If it isnt 100% beef what could it be? Any chance they are trying to trick people?
Station Eats February 29, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Station Eats proudly serves grass fed natural angus beef. The cattle, after weaning, only eat grass, or grass-hay in the winter months. Here are our suppliers grass fed attributes: The cattle are raised exclusively on unconfined pastures. 
 They are not fed any grains, corn, animal by-products, bakery by-products, potatoes or sugar beets – just 100% grass and hay. 
 The cattle are never given any growth hormones or antibiotics at any point in their lives. 
 The cattle are all Angus to ensure tenderness. 
 The farmers use humane handling techniques to put as little stress on the cattle as possible. 
 Grass Fed beef is lower in total & saturated fat. 
 Grass Fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium & potassium. It is higher in vitamins A, B, E & riboflavin. 
 Grass Fed beef is higher in total Omega-3’s and CLA. It has a healthier ration of Omega-3’s to Omega-6’s. The angus beef cattle is finished in two ways - solely on grass or on granola. The meat takes on differing flavor profiles and fat contents depending on which method is used. This finish period gives the beef a rich, buttery taste and wonderful tenderness. Stop by for a burger soon!
NewCanaanVoter February 29, 2012 at 02:04 PM
So in other words it's not actually grass fed, as I suspected.


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