Restaurateur Dan Meiser sees a bright future for eastern CT's dining scene
21 May 2021
When I sit down to talk about food in Connecticut with Dan Meiser, he starts by chatting about Hemingway. I’ve asked about 85th Day Food Community Marketplace, the online provisions shop which draws from the same farmers, artisans and fishermen as his Mystic restaurants Oyster Club, Engine Room and Nana’s Bakery & Pizza.
The concept seemed like a natural outgrowth of the meat and pantry supplies at his Grass & Bone butcher shop, before taking on a new importance during the pandemic shutdown. For a restaurant group whose theme is “our food has a story,” a tale of belief during a long disappointment leading to success is appropriate in 2021.