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A Southwestern Successor to Bistro 22?

A new restaurant took the first steps to replace a longtime favorite in Bedford Village.

After won conditional approval from Bedford planners this week, a proposed Bedford Village restaurant, a successor to , has just started the regulatory rounds.

In Bedford Village, where Vasco Cabral has been a fixture at for 30 years and its owner for the past 12, change is making its way through the planning process.

Connecticut restaurateur Nancy Roper is buying the property and planning to install her own take on quality Southwestern fare, based on locally available ingredients.

Now a resident of New Canaan, Roper calls on her Albuquerque roots to prepare a New Mexico-casual cuisine—including enchiladas, burritos and margaritas—served up family-style for lunch and dinner.

Roper, who still faces a date with the zoning board of appeals, will host Bedford planners when they make a site visit in late September. She must still compile figures on water usage and present specific plans for a patio expansion and exterior lighting.

Naomi Talmadge September 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Wonderful News! I have missed excellent South Western food in Bedford! Good Luck!
Elizabeth R Baecher July 12, 2012 at 09:08 PM
We don't eat in "dumps" here and Bistro was anything but. The food and wine were excellent, and the establishment was packed during every visit. Are you sure you weren't referring to the local McDonalds, or is it possible that's the kind of food you enjoy. We will greatly miss the "old" Bistro. Best of luck to the new owners, but some of us prefer French cooking and will have to find a good substitute elsewhere.
Bev Kezsbom July 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Bistro 22 was great and Cabral was wonderful

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