Bill Taibe to open second restaurant in Westport

By ROBIN KAMINSKI Hour Staff Writer

WESTPORT –The Whelk — a carnivorous sea snail housed inside a colorful spiral shell, is abundantly found along the East Coast.

It is also associated with the name of chef Bill Taibe’s latest restaurant in Saugatuck.
“Whelks are the most sustainable seafood in the ocean, and they also eat oysters,” Taibe said. “So, I thought for an oyster bar, it was a pretty cool name to have.”
Located at 575 Riverside Avenue, the waterfront restaurant is in its final stages of design and construction, with an anticipated opening date of Jan. 27 or Jan. 28.
With wall-to-wall windows, the bright airy room features bead board paneling, a fresh sage green hue saturating the rustic bar area and industrial meets farmhouse-style seating for 56 guests. Read the entire article.