Dining

3 Kitchens, 3 Recipes For Paying Bills

by Lucy Gellman | Apr 21, 2017 2:21 pm

Allan Appel, Lucy Gellman, Markeshia Ricks Photos Jason Sobocinski was struggling with the toughest financial quarter Caseus has had yet. Downtown at Zinc New Haven, Donna Curran was applying lessons learned from the 2008 recession. Half a mile away at Ninth Square Caribbean Style, Elisha Hazel and her partner Qulen Wright were planning new recipes with vegan macaroni and cheese, jerk tofu, and tender jackfruit — and wondering if running a restaurant would get any easier. 

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Money Wins Out Over Sleep In Zoning Votes

by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 13, 2017 3:05 pm | Comments (6)

Markeshia Ricks Photo How late should restaurants with bars be allowed to stay open? What should matter more in the decision — the bar’s need to make money, or nearby residents needing sleep?

The Board of Zoning Appeal considered those questions, then decided to allow two proposed restaurant/bars on different sides of town to serve alcohol and provide a reduced amount of parking.

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