Three Sheets: Fresh Food with Bar Atmosphere

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It may come as a surprise to find the freshest local shellfish in town is being served at an Elm Street bar called Three Sheets, at the original site of the neighborhood fixture, Rudy’s. Rick Seiden and Ed Turschmann of Milford have been … Continue reading

Cedarhurst Cafe: Natural Light and Natural Food

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If it weren’t for an online dating service, there would be no Cedarhurst Cafe in New Haven’s Ninth Square. In 2009, Match.com brought Teri Bernet and Tom Panzella of Milford together, creating not just a romantic partnership, but a business one as well. … 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

Sixpence Pie Company: Cornish Pasties Right in Westville

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One of my favorite culinary memories is of being introduced to pasties, a kind of savory turnover, in England. They’re hard to find on this side of the pond, and when you do they can be, well, a bit bland. … Continue reading

Meat & Co. – Sandwiches with character

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New Haven is blessed with a number of inventive, young restaurateurs whose ideas for new restaurants can’t be contained in just one establishment. Their minds continue to work overtime, and the need to create additional culinary options has kept downtown … Continue reading

Oak Haven Table & Bar: Farm to Table on State Street

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The vibrant mix of State Street restaurants has now expanded to include a new farm-to-table venture: Oak Haven Table & Bar. Owners Albert Greenwood and Craig Hotchkiss opened a gastropub in the snug space that was once Dolce, then Press. The … Continue reading

Roia: A Renovation Returns Glory

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I can’t tell you how many people have said I should do a blog post on the new restaurant Roia. Seriously, I’ve lost count. They ooh and aah about the food. They go on and on about the renovation. They … Continue reading