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The Po’s OutPOst Delivers Lakeside

By Charles Dubow

There you are, sunning yourself on your dock on Lake Waramaug and you feel a bit peckish. What do you do? Well, you could maybe go inside and fix yourself some lunch or, better yet, order a lobster roll and wait for it to be delivered. By boat.

A fantasy? Not any longer. That’s because this summer Margaret Colangelo, owner of The Po Café on the Washington Green, has opened The OutPOst in Lake Waramaug State Park. All you need to do is go online, select your order, make your payment, and then sit back and wait for her son Nic to drive over in his motorboat with your food. 

In addition to lobster rolls and burgers, The OutPOst will also be offering a slimmed-down version of The Po’s regular menu—think pastries, cold salads and sandwiches—as well as fresh-squeezed juices and mixers for your favorite cocktails. (Sorry, state law prevents them from selling alcohol.) Planning a get-together with friends? With their partners New Curds on the Block and To the Gills, The OutPOst can also provide charcuterie and cheese boards, shrimp cocktail, oysters, and more. 

Of course, you don’t need to live on the lake to take advantage of The OutPOst. If you want to drive yourself there, by car or boat, that’s fine too. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closes at sunset.

30 Lake Waramaug Road, New Preston

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