Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from First Selectman Tim Herbst and Economic Development Director Ed Lavernoich.
Trumbull-resident-owned Parker's Steaks and Scotch, announced in spring, is officially open.
Owners Pat Fahy and Al Barbarotta and Gov. Dannel Malloy christened the new Trumbull Center restaurant Sunday night at 921 White Plains Road. The site formerly housed a video store, carpet store and Dunkin' Donuts.
"The menu is an amplified version of his Stratford location, boasting a variety of superior steaks and an endless selection of premium scotches. The restaurant will have an upscale feel, without the pretentious vibe. Diners are able to enjoy their meals and malts indoors or outside on the beautifully covered patio," the owners said in a statement.
Several town officials said they were unavailable to attend the opening. Ed Lavernoich, director of Economic Development, and First Selectman Tim Herbst were out of town at the time.
But Lavernoich emailed Fahy: "I can't make it, unfortunately. I hope it goes well, the business gets off to a great start, and you are continually busy. Good luck with everything."
Herbst said he was attending the wake of the mother of Town Councilman David Pia Sunday night.
The restaurant's hours will be Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will be closed on Sunday.