With Weeds And Machetes, Bun Lai Makes Dinner

by Brian Slattery | Jul 22, 2016 1:23 pm | Comments (7)

Brian Slattery Photo 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.

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Cyclists Tour New Haven, One Bite At A Time

by Allison Lazur | Jun 17, 2016 7:06 am | Comments (1)

Allison Lazur Photo 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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2 Arepas, 2 Black Pugs, & 1 Pulled Pork Sandwich Later ...

by Brian Slattery | Jun 6, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery photo 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.

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