by Brian Slattery | Jul 22, 2016 1:23 pm | Comments (7)
Miya’s chef Bun Lai stood before a group of friends in the backyard of his house on Thursday night. Behind him was a table, ready to have sushi made on it. Behind the table were a couple cameras.
The group was there to forage for food that they’d then make for dinner. The cameras were there to record it all for an episode of Vice TV’s Munchies.
“Everything that you do with food is about people,” Lai said to the group before him. He also laid out another idea that resonated throughout the evening: The way you change how people eat is to have fun doing it.
Continue reading ‘With Weeds And Machetes, Bun Lai Makes Dinner’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 14, 2016 4:27 pm | Comments (5)
Robin Willoughby was determined to find the man with the ribs.
Continue reading ‘Ricky D’s Gets A Shack’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 13, 2016 7:33 am | Comments (2)
East Rock Brewing Company can set up shop on Nicoll Street, after sailing through the zoning process.
Continue reading ‘East Rock Brewery Approved’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 6, 2016 2:22 pm
Bob Sweeney could see that something was wrong: A neighboring food truck had placed three water coolers on a rectangular strip of tarmac reserved for cars that drive past the line of vendors every day.
Continue reading ‘50 Years Later, Hot Dog King Reigns’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2016 7:23 am | Comments (1)
The sign read: “Free Rice Bowl Day: From 2-4 p.m. Get a free Chicken Shawarma Rice Bowl With The Purchase of Any Beverage.”
“Now how does this work?” a skeptical woman asked a black t-shirt clad employee.
Continue reading ‘Turning 2, Pitaziki Shows Some Food Love’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 20, 2016 12:09 pm | Comments (19)
Continue reading ‘At Pizza Fest, Newbies Commit Sacrilege’
by Allison Lazur | Jun 17, 2016 7:06 am | Comments (1)
It was perfect weather early Wednesday evening for 32 bicyclists, of all ages, backgrounds, and experience, to hit the streets. After gathering at the New Haven Green, they set out to explore the city on the New Haven Picnic Basket ride — in search of local food.
As Laura Burrone, one of main guides responsible for the tour reviewed the rules of the road, riders saddled up like a troop of comrades.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 15, 2016 12:04 pm | Comments (14)
East Rock neighbors may soon be able to walk to two new locations to grab a pint of locally brewed beer.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 13, 2016 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
Jenah and Jack Yeung both will go from helping run family stores as children to owning their own store of the popular franchise “The Halal Guys” coming this fall.
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by Brian Slattery | Jun 6, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (1)
Last year I went to New Haven’s inaugural food truck festival with my son, Leo, and we proceeded to eat about as much as we could. This year we returned with my sister, Jill, visiting from New York City, to find not just another big crowd walking the length of Long Wharf Drive to sample everything from pulled pork to arepas to Italian pastries, but a first-ever New Haven “dragon boat” regatta in full swing.
Continue reading ‘2 Arepas, 2 Black Pugs, & 1 Pulled Pork Sandwich Later ...’