Oaxaca Kitchen – Spicy Deliciousness

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New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He … Continue reading

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

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

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation New Haven 2013: No Kid Hungry

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Imagine, if your taste buds are up to it, gorging on the offerings of 40 local restaurants and bars, all on one night and all in one place. That’s what happened May 22 at the Omni Hotel when Taste of … Continue reading

L’Orcio: A Taste of the Italian Countryside

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You don’t need an airline ticket to find yourself transported to that perfect little Italian  restaurant. You can find it right on State Street at a place called L’Orcio. From the bubbling lion’s-head water fountain under a wisteria arbor, to … Continue reading

briq restaurant – lower case but high class

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266 College Street as a restaurant space has not been idle for long. This March, owner Leon DeMaille and chef Mike Hazen launched a new restaurant, naming it to reflect the building materials throughout the space: briq. DeMaille and Hazen had … Continue reading

Chestnut Fine Foods – Hint: It’s on State Street

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Chestnut Fine Foods… not ringing any bells? You probably have had their food without ever stepping into their cozy cafe since they cater events all over the city for all the usual institutions: Yale, the museums, arts and cultural events. … Continue reading