by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2018 11:37 am | Comments (3)
The story of how Fussy Coffee at Science Park came to be named is a joke between David Negreiro and his brother-in-law and business partner Joe Ballaro.
On one level, it’s a tongue-in-cheek riff on how pretentious some coffee shops can be. On another level, it’s about the two men’s love of a good coffee after a meal.
Continue reading ‘What The Fuss Is All About’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 17, 2018 8:16 am
Low-income New Haveners can still use food stamps to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at city farmers markets, even though 1,700 other markets around the country are temporarily unable to process government-subsidized payments.
Continue reading ‘CitySeed Dodges SNAP Snafu’
by Allison Park | Jul 13, 2018 8:26 am | Comments (1)
Step aside, Stop & Shop and Big Y: There’s a hotter spot to buy produce near the Brookside housing development.
Continue reading ‘Common Ground Hits The Streets’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 4:57 pm | Comments (14)
More vegetables. Less cheese. And more take out.
Jason Sobocinski is banking on that formula as he prepares to close his popular decade-old Trumbull Street restaurant and fromagerie Caseus and reopen under a new name, ownership, and menu.
Continue reading ‘Caseus Closing; Successor Planned’
by Allison Park | Jul 10, 2018 12:41 pm | Comments (1)
With soul music filling the air, Chocolate Pear squared off against Apple Crumb outside Mitchell branch library Monday night — and the community was the winner.
Continue reading ‘Battle of the Pies’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 5, 2018 8:12 am | Comments (17)
Mike Zullo tossed a ball of pizza dough in the air, rolled it flat, and topped it with sauteed mushrooms and slices of yellow summer squash that had been prepared in an adjacent kitchen earlier in the day.
As he lifted the pizza into a massive wood-fired oven, customers just a few feet away flipped through a drinks menu that contains cocktails infused with syrups and infusions made in that very same kitchen.
Continue reading ‘Humphrey’s Reborn With Pizza, Craft Beer’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 2, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (6)
New Haven’s school cafeterias will no longer use ovens to warm up breakfast foods that are still wrapped in plastic thanks to the advocacy of an incoming student Board of Education representative who spoke up after tasting plastic in his chocolate chip muffins.
Continue reading ‘Student Rep Rivera Rescues The Muffins’
by Allison Park | Jun 19, 2018 4:50 pm | Comments (4)
Zainab Al-Qaderi had a satisfied smile on her face as she presented her guests with her sweet Iraqi specialty called kanafa. The guests dug in, with their forks gently cracking the crispy outer layer of shredded phyllo dough, to reveal creamy layers of baked goodness: a filling of sweet cheese and clotted cream, with a dainty pistachio garnish. She motioned her guests towards a small jar full of syrup and urged them to drizzle the sugar-water concoction over the dish to enhance the flavor.
Continue reading ‘Refugees Unite One Dish At A Time’
by Serena Cho | Jun 4, 2018 9:01 am | Comments (5)
New Haven held its largest food truck festival yet at Long Wharf Pier last Saturday with 50 food trucks and a dragon boat regatta along the Quinnipiac River.
Continue reading ‘Food Truck Fest Fills Long Wharf’
by Thomas Breen | May 29, 2018 7:17 am | Comments (17)
Come back next month, Delroy May and Sylvia Stephens promise, and you’ll see organic vegetables starting to grow.
Right now, a city inspector ruled, he sees a blighted mess and a potential safe haven for rodents — and has ordered it cleaned up.
Continue reading ‘Nature — Or Blight?’