SKAL Restaurant Group Marks 10 Years at Cask Republic, May 18

SOUTH NORWALK, CT – Christian Burns, principal and founder of SKAL Restaurant Group, the parent company of The Ginger Man and The Cask Republic, proudly celebrates the restaurant group’s 10-year anniversary in South Norwalk. Open to the public, Cask Republic is hosting a 10-year community anniversary party on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00p.m – 10 p.m. (rain date is 5/19/17). 

Their spacious patio will host a pig roast, a Two Roads Brewing Company tap takeover hosted by cofounder/brewmaster Phil Markowski, as well as serving up Bulleit Bourbon and Tito’s Vodka signature cocktails. In addition to the a la carte menu, guests can purchase a $30 ticket (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and enjoy a pig roast, two side dishes, one beverage (Bulleit Bourbon, Tito’s Vodka, or Two Roads anniversary beverage) and a raffle ticket for gift card giveaways. Ten-percent of the ticket proceed sales will benefit the Norwalk-based, non-profit STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way (www.starct.org) that has served our neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1952!

Ten years ago, when South Norwalk was at the beginning of its current transformation, Burns opened the doors of The Ginger Man in the heart of Washington Street. Burns joined a group of landmark restaurants, including Match, Pasta Nostra and Barcelona, that began SoNo’s restaurant scene transformation over the previous decade. The addition of The Ginger Man made a notable mark on the community by offering guests a beer-forward menu and elevated fare.  

Upon the success of its sister restaurants in New Haven and Stamford, Burns continued to grow the brand by upgrading and transitioning The Ginger Man space and concept into today’s Cask Republic. The globally inspired chef-crafted upscale American fare, premium beverage program, outdoor patio and sidewalk café has resulted in a thriving hot spot for both locals and tourists. The SKAL Restaurant Group employs 140 people today and is an avid and ongoing contributor to a variety of community causes and nonprofits.

“To have the opportunity to celebrate 10 years in the restaurant business is in itself a unique and remarkable feat,” said Christian Burns. “However, I believe our 10-year anniversary is more reflective of SoNo’s growth and the success our community has achieved in attracting and supporting innovation and redevelopment. We are so proud of the roots and patronage we have developed in SoNo and look forward to another 10 years of continued growth and success.”

The “innovation” Burns is referencing is not only SoNo’s exponential residential and commercial growth, but also SoNo’s food evolution as it has become destination for those seeking unique, high quality food experiences. While tourist dollars are an important part of the restaurant group’s success, it’s the local support of the restaurants that has been the most exciting. “Without local support, we would not be celebrating our tenth year and the subsequent successes of SKAL Restaurant Group’s sister restaurants and bars,” said Burns.

Cask Republic is located at 99 Washington Street in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. Parking is available in neighboring lots as well as the SoNo Pearl Apartment garage conveniently located next door to Cask Republic. For more information about the anniversary party, please call (203) 354-0163 or visit caskrepublic.com.


SKÅL Restaurant Group, the talented team behind The Ginger Man of Greenwich and The Cask Republic of New Haven, Stamford and South Norwalk embodies a simple concept; exceptional globally inspired food, a world class beer program, a notable brown spirits collection and the wine is all housed in an atmosphere befitting that of a sophisticated urban respite. SKÅL Restaurant Group artfully fuses the

familiarity of an American-style tavern with the authenticity of European taverns of yesteryear. www.skalrestaurants.com


ABOUT STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way

As they celebrate their 65th year, STAR is proud to be an important and responsive partner in the Mid-Fairfield County community, serving infants, toddlers and adults who have developmental disabilities in the focus towns of Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Weston, Darien and New Canaan.  STAR was established in 1952 by parents who believed that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities were entitled to the same basic opportunities as other children. Today, STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization that has grown to include a full array of services for over 600 individuals with disabilities, from birth to their senior years and their families. STAR’s mission is to create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals.  Services include: early intervention services for infants and preschoolers; family support services; job assessment and training; recreation and leisure activities; and support to adults in group homes and apartments. www.starct.org


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