by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 22, 2019 5:09 pm | Comments (2)
By the time U.S. House Rep. Rosa DeLauro left the Davenport-Dunbar food pantry, all that was left on the table were a few peach probiotic drinks.
Every one of the 80 bags that volunteers had prepared were gone, feeding Hamden’s growing demand for food assistance with dwindling federal dollars.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 22, 2019 12:35 pm | Comments (6)
Outside the bathroom in a downtown basement, Barry Nalebuff slipped me a palm-sized clear plastic packet filled with product.
Try it, he urged. It’ll blow your mind.
Continue reading ‘Prof. Honest Tea Dives Into Oats’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 18, 2019 3:23 pm | Comments (6)
The city has moved to foreclose on a Mill River spaghetti sauce manufacturing plant due to unpaid taxes.
Meanwhile, the plant’s third-generation owner owes over $430,000 to a Morris Cove neighbor whom he took to court six times over 15 years over who owns the beach abutting their properties.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 14, 2019 7:48 am | Comments (16)
Marissa Vaspasiano wants to make it easier for you and your family to enjoy healthful fresh meals. Her secret weapon? A mason jar.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 27, 2019 8:55 am | Comments (1)
Loosen your belt and get ready to eat.
A cornucopia of fried, spicy, savory, and eminently portable international street food is about to hit New Haven, courtesy of a host of new food startups run by local immigrants with fare ranging from Dominican Republic-style spinach-and-feta empanadas, chutney from Mauritius, and social justice-flavored Salvadoran pupusas.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 22, 2019 2:00 pm | Comments (7)
The cafe owners and managers taking over the shuttered East Rock Pharmacy are promising not only more coffee and baked goods for the neighborhood, but also fewer parking headaches for the cafe’s immediate neighbors.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 21, 2019 8:38 am | Comments (3)
Three Neapolitan brothers plan to open their own pizza restaurant later this spring in the heart of the city’s Little Italy.
How will they compete with Pepe’s and Sally’s, not to mention the many farther flung famed local pizza joints?
With personal pies. Wood-fired stoves. And decades of experience.
Continue reading ‘Neapolitan Brothers Take On Wooster Square Pizza’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 5, 2019 6:19 pm | Comments (33)
A new restaurant has opened on Whalley Avenue. No officials cut a ribbon to launch it. No jubilant developer hired a p.r. firm to celebrate a multimillion-dollar private investment, the creation of dozens of jobs, and a boost to the city’s tax rolls.
Continue reading ‘How Wendy’s Came To Whalley’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 5, 2019 8:33 am | Comments (16)
Cafe Romeo has closed after ten years of selling coffee, pastries, and pizza from the corner of Pearl Street and Orange Street in East Rock.
The owner has sold the cafe to another local coffee shop, though he would not confirm which coffee shop that is.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 1, 2019 9:01 am | Comments (3)
Gastronomical delights and libations awaited the brave soul willing to withstand breath-stealing, teeth-chattering cold Thursday night. You just had to know where to look.
Continue reading ‘Cold Night, Hot Town’