by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 26, 2016 12:29 pm | Comments (1)
For 10 years, Christy’s Irish Pub has lived up to the Irish in its name. But as it celebrates its first decade in business this weekend, the pub is looking to a future with a little more Irish-American.
The pub has been running special promos in celebration of its 10th anniversary, including a nightly customer appreciation open bar.
Continue reading ‘As Downtown Changes, So Does Christy’s’
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 24, 2016 12:41 pm
Chef Alex Blifford was 8 or 9 years old when his mom gave him a simple set of directions over the phone, delivered on one of her 10-minute breaks at work.
Continue reading ‘From Mom’s Kitchen To Zinc’s’
by Staff | Aug 24, 2016 7:11 am
Young people were fed in two ways in the Hill Tuesday.
Continue reading ‘Food For The Mind, Food For The Stomach’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 15, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (10)
Olive pits, grape skin, almond meal.
Historically, those waste products — and the billions of pounds of other unappetizing refuse left behind during the food production process every year — have gone straight from the factory to the dump.
Continue reading ‘Local Start-Up Turns Waste Into Food’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 8, 2016 2:06 pm | Comments (7)
Jack Flagge and his family held the inauguration of their new pizza restaurant in East Rock during a blizzard. They were shocked when customers started rolling in.
Continue reading ‘Piemakers Find A Fit On Foster’
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 3, 2016 8:13 am | Comments (25)
Nick Laudano didn’t just want a reminder of the Grand Apizza pies he grew up eating as a kid in Fair Haven. He wanted to recreate the entire experience, and move it downtown.
Continue reading ‘Say Ah ... Beetz!’
by Paul Bass | Aug 1, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (18)
An experiment in bringing downtown’s G Cafe to Dixwell has ended.
Continue reading ‘G Cafe Outpost Closes’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 1, 2016 8:12 am | Comments (4)
Leamond Suggs has been vending oils and natural soaps downtown for 15 years under a distinctive red awning. Because of a city regulation, he makes sure to keep his stand on wheels.
Continue reading ‘Vending Rules Overhaul Advances’
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 Aliyya Swaby | Jul 12, 2016 11:58 am | Comments (1)
Mateo Cruz hadn’t even started his second birthday party at the Cityseed Fair Haven Farmers Market, when thunder rumbled in the distance.
Continue reading ‘Farmers Market Gets Thunderous Welcome’