Who could blame them for trying? The location, after all, was ideal: midway between Preston City and Jewett City, just off Route 395, in Griswold, Connecticut. Sometime around 1976 or 77, the Stott Brothers, known for selling run-down cars on their even more run-down farm property, launched their "food famous" restaurant. The place was dirty, the cooks large, the food terrible, the ice cream edible. I'm not sure how long the business lasted. A single review from 2005 shows up on the internet, but I suspect it closed years before. That's the latest "food famous" sign above; an older one--not the original, that, I believe, was a trailer sign with moveable black letters--stands mute in front of the boarded up homestead. The propery is for sale, if you'd care to have a go.
|Chocolate or sprinkles 10¢|
About mile down the road, my older brother totaled the family's Chevy Nova. And walked away, as we said in those days.