Boaters on Long Island Sound have another option for lunch this summer as Bull's Head Market owner Clyde Ripka has launched his "food boat" for a second season.
The 20-foot "floating deli" sells everything from sandwiches to drinks to chips to ice cream, according to a report in The Hour of Norwalk. It also offers hot items including hamburgers, hot dogs and steamed clams, as well as mixers, ice, side salads, chips, guacamole, five layer dip, cheese and crackers and more.
Ripka, owner of Bull's Head Market in Stamford, and his crew of two power the food boat around to various busy harbors, inlets, marinas and islands in Norwalk and neighboring towns. The vessel, based out of Norwalk Harbor, reportedly offers both dock-side and boat-side service. Boaters can contact the vessel and arrange for delivery using VHF channels 9 and 72 or by calling 203-956-6060.
Ripka said even though it is expensive to offer the on-the-water service, due to the overhead of owning, docking and maintaining the vessel, it gives Bull's Head Market and the two other delis he owns in Stamford and Norwalk good publicity, which in turn should boost sales.
For more, check out The Hour of Norwalk report.