Christopher Martin’s: Far More than a Local Pub

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If you’re like me, you think of Christopher Martin’s as a great pub. You also might think about it as a community partner when it comes to charitable events – over the last 30 years their Road Race for Charity has given more … Continue reading

Barcelona: Spanish Tapas with Local Flavor

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One of the first things you discover about Barcelona is that it’s hard to discover. The entrance has no sign, no menu in a window, no clue that there’s a restaurant behind that slatted screen. It helps to know the restaurant faces Temple Street, at … Continue reading

Mambo Cocina Latina: American Food with a Latin Twist

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New Haven is bursting with Latin-themed restaurants. The latest addition is Mambo Cocina Latina on State Street, with the 2014 Elm City Iron Chef Alex Morales at the helm. Another pearl on the Gennaro “Gerry” Iannaccone family string of restaurants (Cafe … Continue reading

Temple Grill: The Choice is All Yours

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It’s a gorgeous day in New Haven, you’re downtown and hungry. You feel like something low-key, casual, but maybe customized a bit for your taste. And you’d love to sit outside and soak up the sunshine. You’d better head to … Continue reading

Da Legna: Stellar Pizza, and More, for All

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You might wonder why New Haven needs another pizza restaurant, but a visit to Da Legna will convince you there’s always room for one more. Da Legna co-owner Daniel Parillo comes to Italian cooking honestly. His parents, Maria and Anthony, … Continue reading

Bella’s Cafe: Westville’s Daytime Destination

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No matter what time of day, I love breakfast. Say “French toast” and I salivate. There was a lot of drooling when I visited Bella’s Cafe. Opened in 2000 by chef Rose Foote, Bella’s has become the breakfast, lunch and … Continue reading