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Sherman’s Pit Stop open in West Wilton

WILTON – Sherman’s Pit Stop is the newest incarnation of the long-time eatery at 944 Gibbons Highway (Route 101) in West Wilton. The establishment has changed management several times in the past few years, each priding a different flavor.

“I see it as a kind of roadside grill,” owner Steve Yurish said. “Offering a menu from all across the county, sort of like Route 66.” For instance, he said, a New Orleans-style poor-boy, North Carolina pulled pork, Philly cheesesteak, Cape Cod Reuben, Cajun chicken, and a Saratoga club.”

He explained, “Saratoga is reportedly the birthplace of the club sandwich.”

Yurish and his wife Diane owned Moulton’s in Amherst from 2002 to 2018. “We decided it was time for a break, to try something different.”

Although this is their first venture into a full-service restaurant, Yurish has been in the industry for much of his life.

“I grew up in the business,” he said, “beginning as a teen-ager in New York working in an Italian Restaurant. He is a native New yorker, he said, growing up in Westchester County.

Moulton’s offered a deli and take-out service, but no sit-down dining.

The current menu is seasonal, he said. “We have a full barbeque menu for the summer, ribs, smoked chicken, and we marinate our own beef brisket. In the fall we will offer more comfort food like home-made soups,” which were popular in Amherst.

Sherman, he explained, is a rescue pit bull “and the name is kind of a play on that.”

Sherman’s has an outside dining, “backyard seating along the river,” with live entertainment on weekends. “We serve dinner out there.”

Sherman’s is open Wednesday through Sunday; the take-out window opens at 11 a.m., the dining room at noon. It closes at 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

“We would like to be open on Tuesday,” he said, “but there is a shortage of workers.”

There is a lot of traffic on Route 101, he said, and very few eating establishments on the highway between Milford and Peterborough. “We are hoping to attract working people, and the the trucks, to our window service.”

Parking is something of a problem, he said, “and we would like to enlarge it, but that will be difficult.” It would require Planning Board approval.

For information check their website, or call 654-2600.

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