by Michelle Liu | Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am | Comments (9)
“When I started on Long Wharf, it was the seagulls, the pigeons and me,” Bob Sweeney said. “There was no people.”
Now he has swarms of human company — and he asked city lawmakers to “go easy” on them.
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by Brian Slattery | Dec 23, 2016 12:10 pm | Comments (4)
On Friday morning, cars lined State Street all around the #1 Fish Market. Cars were parked on side streets, and people hustled across the state thoroughfare with grocery bags full of seafood. The market’s own small parking lot was completely full. A line snaked out the door and stretched across the entire front of the building. Some people would be there for hours. But everyone was in a good mood.
They were part of an annual ritual that has been going on for years. The #1 Fish Market — which many consider the best in the New Haven area — becomes the epicenter not only for anyone who wants seafood for their holiday meal, but also specifically for the Italian-American tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which stipulates that a family serve an enormous meal of, you guessed it, seven fishes on Christmas Eve.
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by Lucy Gellman | Dec 23, 2016 7:30 am
Friday’s programs on WNHH radio go full steam ahead into the end of 2016, exploring last-minute local shopping, recapping a crazy year of news, and looking at how New Haveners get their holiday season on.
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by Lucy Gellman | Dec 22, 2016 12:17 pm | Comments (1)
Standing before a hot plate and sacks of sugar, semolina flour, and ground nuts, A (who asked not to be identified by her name) prepared to perform culinary magic. Her hands flew through the still air, 30 pairs of eyes following her every move. The swift flick of her wrist. A spoon stirring slowly through simple syrup.
As she spoke, a fast thread of Arabic running from her to the audience, translator Malak Nasr stepped forward to distill her sentences. Two cups of sugar. Four cups of coarse semolina.
Continue reading ‘Students, Refugees Cook Up Acceptance’
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 20, 2016 12:15 pm | Comments (1)
Thanks to a new business venture by the founders and co-owners of Elm City Social, a new spot for “electric Italian” dining has come to the corner of Crown and Temple Streets.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 5, 2016 4:07 pm | Comments (2)
With the sounds of New Orleans-style brass bands heralding her arrival, Queen Zuri began her reign on College Street.
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by Sophie Haigney | Dec 5, 2016 7:46 am
If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll ask for some milk. If you give someone a cookie during On9’s Downtown Cookie Crawl, he might ask for 17 more.
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by Erica Pandey | Nov 28, 2016 3:02 pm | Comments (1)
Running late, in pain, Tyler Foggatt had to rush to the hospital for an appendectomy. But she first she had a stop to make on Broadway — for one last chun bing.
Continue reading ‘Bing! Junzi Kitchen Looks Beyond Broadway’
by Staff | Nov 21, 2016 12:06 pm | Comments (3)
The state Department of Labor agreed with New Haven immigrant-rights demonstrators that a downtown restaurateur was ripping off his workers.
Continue reading ‘Thai Taste Owner Ordered To Pay $36K In Back Wages’
by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2016 3:01 pm | Comments (18)
Peter Gremse’s first Westville restaurant burned down. His second burned through money.
Now he’s heading to California.
Continue reading ‘Last Call At Stone Hearth’