Osmany Hernandez had his Predator 8,750 generator cranking on his Sandwiches El Cubano food truck Monday — but thanks to a newly announced $400,000 upgrade of the Long Wharf vending district, he’ll soon be able to save on the gas and the pollution.
Fans of comic actor, playwright, and humorist Steve Martin will no doubt find something to like in his latest play, now at the Long Wharf after a successful run at the Old Globe in San Diego. Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, bases its appeal on Martin’s celebrated gift for the non sequitur. There are jibes at the pretensions and insecurities of married couples, moments of uncanny or absurdist humor, ironically erotic scenes, actual pyrotechnics, and gestures toward an all’s-well-that-ends-well faith in normalcy.
Martin’s approach works when it works, but viewers might find themselves wondering what purpose this walk on the mild side serves, beyond fitful amusement.
Henry and Shawn Carey Monday morning slowly lowered a two-ton purple double-epoxy coated rebar form over one of 50 20-foot-tall columns that will support the second floor of Long Wharf’s newest/old attraction, the Canal Dock Boathouse.
Bob Sweeney could see that something was wrong: A neighboring food truck had placed three water coolers on a rectangular strip of tarmac reserved for cars that drive past the line of vendors every day.
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.