Stone & Paddle Restaurant
About The Stone and Paddle
Neil Sharp, President and Owner
Neil has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years. He started as a cook, bartender, and waiter with a small restaurant on the shoreline of CT. After 5 years with that company, Neil worked for the largest casual dining chain in the world for several years as a manager. For the 10 years prior to opening The Stone and Paddle, Neil worked for the largest casual dining Mexican chain on the east coast. In those 10 years he held the position of General Manager and Multi-unit Operator. Neil Currently lives in Coventry, CT with his family.
Michael Swanson, Vice President and Owner
Mike owns and operates several companies in the Hartford area. He is a self proclaimed “Foodie” that has a passion for dining out and trying new foods. Mike currently lives in Ellington, CT.
The Stone and Paddle was started by Mike and Neil when Neil had decided to leave his job in late 2008 and found that the job market was not very friendly. Mike and Neil had done business together for the past 6yrs and became friends, so they decided to open a restaurant. The first restaurant was opened on 2/05/2009 in Vernon, CT.