11th Edition of the Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich Has Arrived

Photographed with the newest guide is the Anderson Associates team from left to right: Monica Collins, Cecilia Fernandez, Carolyn Anderson, Katie Bookser and Amy Zeeve. Contributed photo

The 11th edition of the popular Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich has arrived.

Known as the “Zagat” of Greenwich, the 647-page guide book will not disappoint. It is chock full of things to do in town, 260 restaurant reviews, over 360 store reviews and useful tips for Greenwich natives and new residents alike.

The first edition of the Anderson Guide was published in 1998 after the Anderson Associates team had been writing up where to eat in town, about local nursery schools, etc. “Over the past twenty years the Guide has established itself as a must-have reference for new and long-term residents,” says Carolyn Anderson, President of Anderson Associates Real Estate.  “This eleventh edition continues that tradition, making it indispensable for enjoying Greenwich to its fullest. “ This is the largest volume of the Anderson Guide ever with 640+ pages of resources and activities.

The 11th edition will be the first Guide to also include digital efforts such as reviews and tips from the book expanded upon in video interviews and photos posted online and on social media channels. “We’ve already created videos interviewing and visiting with renowned pastry Chef Raphael Dequeker of Valbella and tasting his incredible desserts. We’re interviewing many of our supportive local stores that sell the Anderson Guide like Diane’s Books, Splurge, Packages Plus and more. This new digital aspect to the Guide will only add to the detailed information and fun that the book has to offer.

The restaurant reviews, covering over 260 restaurants, in the 11th edition of the Anderson Guide are always a popular section of the guide.  Carolyn and Jerry Anderson visit every reviewed restaurant anonymously, several times, to honestly comment on each restaurant’s food, service and ambiance. The Guide has gained a strong reputation for integrity in its restaurant reviews and to be listed in the book with a favorable critique is important to the area restaurants.  Most Greenwich restaurants are included in the Guide and for those that are “worth the drive,” particularly special restaurants in surrounding towns are included as well.

The 11th edition of the Anderson Guide to Greenwich can help readers discover and learn about over 360 stores that sell antiques to clothing, sporting goods to gifts, and everything in between – some on Greenwich Avenue and Sound Beach Avenue, and many tucked on side streets in all sections of town.

One of the best parts of the Guide is unrelated to food and shopping! The Anderson Guide is a super handy directory to all town resources including information about town government, schools, libraries, museums, beaches, sports, and playgrounds. “If you need services for seniors, want to know how to join a country club, where to go for a fun family outing, who are the best caterers, where to swim, fish, or play ball, or how has the best doggie daycare – just open the Guide,” says Carolyn.  “We’ve spent hours upon hours over several months researching and vetting the information in the Guide to offer the absolute best guidance possible.  There is nothing else quite like this Guide.”

The eleventh edition includes “Tips” written to launch residents swiftly into the status of “Greenwich Insiders”.  Every resident should learn the etiquette of crossing a Greenwich Avenue intersection when a policeman is directing traffic, how to place an item on the Representative Town Meeting, how to get a beach pass, how to join a newcomers club, and a myriad of other useful pieces of information.

The 11th edition of the Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich is available at local shops throughout the town including Diane’s Books, East Putnam Variety, J Papers, Packages Plus and More and Splurge.

For additional information, call Carolyn Anderson – 203-629-4519, visit www.greenwichliving.com and follow Anderson Associates on Facebook and Instagram: @andersonassociates