I have received and read a few different news stories about The Beach Burger in Norwalk losing their stools. Well, not exactly losing, more like they were taken away. Even though the burger joint has its two required parking spaces to qualify as a full-service restaurant, the stools were a violation of some sort.
Really? Are stools that big of an issue? They serve food, people like to sit and eat last time I checked. The City obviously has nothing better to do, since there is no crime in Norwalk whatsoever, and no other government issues. Sense the sarcasm there? I hope so. You think they were sitting around saying, “Hey, let’s take some seating away from a burger joint.” “Sounds like a plan to me!”
The gossipy part of this story that I would like to sound off on is the competition near The Beach Burger, namely Harbor Lights and Overton’s, a Norwalk staple. If they really did complain and had something to do with The City taking away customer seating, I would not be shocked.
I cannot speak for all Norwalkers, nor am I trying to, but who goes to Overton’s anymore? I went there when I was a kid. It’s not culinary genius. It’s more like get six fried shrimp for eight bucks. Yes, people like their seafood, and they also must enjoy getting ripped off with those outrageous prices. And there is an undisputable fact that their hot dogs and burgers just plain suck. If you think they’re good, you should get out more. Harbor Lights, I can’t say anything. I have never been there. I don’t even know anyone that has.
Once The Beach Burger moved in, I was sure Overton’s would not be happy. Turns out I was probably right. I know many people that have been to The Beach Burger and enjoyed it the way I did when I wrote a review there, and when I went back a week later for more. The Beach Burger’s well thought out burgers and shakes beats anything at Overton’s any day of the week.
It’s clear that some people can’t handle the competition. If you think like I do, I would rather go to The Beach Burger for real food over a place that throws everything in the deep fryer. So maybe there isn’t any competition at all.
Let The Beach Burger run their business. With stools. If not, I would rather stand up and eat a good burger, then sit down at a place I think has crap food.