New Day Dawns For Mobile Food Vendors

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 24, 2017 11:06 am | Comments (4)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoFood carts line the sidewalk from near the corner of Prospect and Sachem streets like a food court with no walls. The operators work busily to feed the summer trickle of hungry lunch goers while keeping one eye on the traffic at their back.

Welcome to the new way of mobile food cart life near Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and its new Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin residential colleges.

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A New Haven Boy Meets Big-City Pizza

by Staff | Aug 24, 2017 10:59 am | Comments (17)

Contributed PhotoGrowing up in New Haven, I came to love and appreciate coal fired brick oven pizza at Sally’s, Modern, and Pepe’s as a major foundation of my city’s food identity.  The pizza is historic, critically acclaimed, but most of all, delicious.  It’s always worth the wait and makes our city stand out amongst the rest.

The white clam pizza at Pepe’s has a perfectly charred and erect crust when you take to the slice away from the pizza pie and fold it in mid air.  When folded, this flavorful crust deliciously bundles up the littleneck clams, garlic, oregano, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese when it enters your mouth.  So fresh, so pure, and so New Haven! 

After high school, I brought my enthusiasm for New Haven pizza into many conversations I had with outsiders in college at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.  I felt they needed to hear the truth, so if they ever wanted to have the best pizza, they knew where to go. 

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