Litchfield couple Bill and Peg Weigle opened C.R. Sparks Kitchen in Londonderry earlier this spring. Bill Weigle spent several decades working at the original C. R. Sparks, which closed its doors in 2010. (APRIL GUILMET PHOTO)
New restaurant in Londonderry has a familiar C.R. Sparks look
Three months ago, Litchfield resident Bill Weigle and his wife, Peg, opened the new C.R. Sparks Kitchen at 27 Buttrick Road, which is next door to Mr. Steer's butcher shop.
"Familiar" seems like an understatement.
The Londonderry incarnation is much different than the original 200-seat eatery and function hall — customers order at a counter and enjoy lunch and dinner in a casual location or carry out orders to bring home — but there are plenty of familiar aspects.
"People come in, and they remember," Weigle said.
Guests can also enjoy order some of the favorites they'd once enjoyed at the former C.R. Sparks.
The menu also features sandwiches, soups, a fresh salad bar and homemade desserts, along with comfort foods like macaroni and cheese.
The Weigles rent the site from Mr. Steer owner Chris George, who also sells some of the café's frozen meals inside his adjacent store.
"Our mantra here is everything is made fresh and from scratch," Weigle said. "We're so happy to be back in Londonderry. We raised our kids here and for us, this is like coming home again."
For more information visit www.crsparkskitchen.com or call 216-5800.