by Paul Bass | Sep 3, 2015 3:33 pm | Comments (1)
Miguel Xicohtencatl needed a hot seller to get his dream businesses going. He found it in a cold cup of mango.
by Allan Appel | Aug 27, 2015 3:57 pm | Comments (8)
The people on line at Wooster Square’s remarkable new breakfast spot, most of them homeless, are asked these questions: Your name? Your table number? And would you like banana or pineapple for your homemade smoothie?
by Allan Appel | Aug 25, 2015 1:45 pm
If downtown won’t come to the Latino artists of Fair Haven, the artists are going to take Fair Haven downtown.
by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Aug 21, 2015 12:09 pm
Sonia Salazar, 36, is the owner of Barracuda, a popular new restaurant and bar at the corner of Park and Chapel. She is from Barranquilla, Colombia, and has been living in different cities across Connecticut since she immigrated to Stamford when she was 18, including several years on Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven. Now she lives in Milford with her two sons, ages 14 and 16.
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 19, 2015 12:29 pm
For Eva Geertz, it was a six-minute raw tomato sauce adapted from Nora Ephron’s Heartburn, dumped with panache over a pot of still-steaming noodles at the end of a long day. For Alisa Bowens, collard greens, summered with a pork rear (but not this) and spooned with care beside a springy, soft-but-crunchy mess of macaroni and cheese. Jason Sobocinski found joy in the clean burst that came from a home-grown tomato at its cusp of summer ripeness. Brian Slattery preferred that tomato summering in a sauce. And for me it was a hippie-dippy adaptation of Mollie Katzen’s ratatouille from The Moosewood Cookbook, a recipe I can now make in my sleep.
by Staff | Aug 18, 2015 3:30 pm
Gopi Nair grew up in Kerala, India. He came to the U.S. in 2001, pursuing a career as a chef. Two years ago he opened Tikkaway Grill, a healthful fast-casual Indian restaurant on Orange Street. Offering economically priced, “fast, fresh, healthy Indian food” to order with gluten-free and vegan options, the outlet (which is halal) became a big hit. Nair has since opened a second branch at 2 Howe St. Customers build their own dishes from a menu of choices. He lives with his wife, Deepa, and children Arjun, 7, and Diya, 4.
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 18, 2015 10:24 am | Comments (2)
Juan Diaz, a onetime radio and TV journalist in Santo Domingo, brought a sense of performance to the kitchen as he fried green plantain to make mofongo.
by Alessandro Powell | Aug 13, 2015 3:33 pm | Comments (6)
“The beauty of New Haven is I can sit at a table with three people with almost nothing in common, but we invite each other into one another’s’ lives,” said Ryan Howard (pictured in the tie), managing partner of Elm City Social, a new gastro pub that opened its doors at 266 College St. last Saturday.
by Paul Bass | Jul 29, 2015 4:34 pm | Comments (12)
The late, lamented Anchor restaurant and bar will rise again—with the same name, without a touch of its history.
by David Sepulveda | Jul 24, 2015 8:37 am | Comments (90)
A heated tête–à–tête between Westville Alder Adam Marchand and Carol Frawley, owner of Deja Brew Cafe, over bike lanes versus parking spots drew both recriminations and apologies in the wake of a public meeting held at the coffee shop.