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

Tikkaway Fresh Indian Grill: Affordable, Light, Indian Takeaway

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Quick, light, healthy, flavorful. These all apply to meals you can take out in a hurry or eat in at your leisure at the Tikkaway Fresh Indian Grill on Orange Street. Launched by Gopinath “Gopi” Nair, the Tikkaway Grill is … 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

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

Kitchen Zinc Artisan Pizza and Bar

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Some of New Haven’s most highly coveted pizzas aren’t where you might expect. After you’ve prowled Wooster Street for its rightfully famous pies, check out a former fur vault on Chapel Street, tucked behind renowned Zinc restaurant. It’s Zinc’s baby … Continue reading

Istanbul Cafe: Full Bellies and Belly Dancing

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You don’t have to join in the belly dancing at the Istanbul Cafe, but sometimes the spirit is hard to resist. Opened at its current Crown Street location in 1999, the Istanbul Cafe was Connecticut’s first Turkish restaurant. The original owner, … Continue reading