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Change is afoot!

DSCF2292The Fairfield food scene continues to move and shake with more comings and goings. The former Shack (or, as many of us still remember it, Sidetracks), is undergoing some extensive changes to transform into Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill. The flagship Geronimo is in New Haven and has a big menu that includes things like tamales, quesadillas, mac ‘n cheese, sandwiches and entrees. Word is that they will be opening in late fall.

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The quaint and popular Café Lola seemingly disappeared overnight and has been replaced by The Grilled Cheese Eatery. The name is rather boring and unenticing for what is actually a very cute restaurant with a nice menu. Appetizers range from $6 to $18 and include things like wings, mussels and clam fritters. Each day there are several homemade soups available, and the sandwiches ($6.50 to $12) are anything but your typical grilled cheese. Options range from Gruyere, short ribs, truffle oil, caramelized onions and mushrooms on sourdough to a crab cake, roasted peppers, panko crisp and dill Havarti on an English muffin. (57 Unquowa Road, Fairfield; 203-292-8014;

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Some more south-of-the-border cuisine is coming to Fairfield near the Metro station at Rio Bravo. The previous building went through several restaurant incarnations, including the most recent The Fairfield Café. The new restaurant, adorned with colorful awnings and giant flower sculptures, will offer tacos and tequila as the main draw.