by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2019 7:40 am | Comments (9)
Jimmy and Sara Wang have been operating the Wooster Square Coffee Shop ever since they took over the Chapel and Chestnut corner caffeinating institution in 2017 from the former popular Fuel Coffee Shop.
Business is good, Zhiming “Jimmy” Wang said, but to make it better the couple came before the Historic District Commission to seek approval for larger. more welcoming windows, removal of the canvas canopy, installing new lights, and other modest aesthetic improvements.
The commissioners listened, and asked politely if they would also consider tilting back the entire upper facade of their building to recreate the “beautiful ensemble” of three structures that was there before.
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by Simon Bazelon | Jan 9, 2019 2:07 pm | Comments (7)
A vacant Yale-owned building at the edge of Dixwell and downtown may soon house a convenience store that gives culinary students a chance to show their stuff — and peddles local food but not alcohol or tobacco.
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by Thomas Breen | Jan 8, 2019 7:32 am | Comments (1)
A new business that builds and installs garden beds. Another that converts garden plots into greenhouses. Yet another that turns locally grown herbs into incense. All from a program that grows New Haven high school students into local entrepreneurs.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 4, 2019 12:41 pm | Comments (6)
If your knowledge of sushi starts and ends with a Philadelphia Roll drowned in soy sauce and wasabi, Chef Sunny Cheng wants to help you up your sushi game and welcome you to the world of omakase.
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by Thomas Breen | Dec 20, 2018 12:14 pm | Comments (5)
A mountain of cheese has given way to a river of baked goods, as the late restaurant Caseus’s much anticipated successor is now open for business.
Continue reading ‘Schmear Madness: Olmo Opens’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Connect local restaurants with nearby farms. Remove regulatory hurdles for food-related micro-businesses. And build an incubator kitchen and community center that caters to New Haven’s culinary entrepreneurs.
Officials proposed those and other food-related economic development initiatives at a food sector-focused meeting of the Development Commission.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 7, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (5)
For the love of tequila: That’s why successful restauranteur Sonia Salazar has brought the drink and her popular food to Temple Street.
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by Lary Bloom | Nov 29, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (1)
Supporters of Gateway Community College got a taste of French cooking from Connecticut’s Shoreline past, in the interest of a good cause.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 26, 2018 2:13 pm | Comments (6)
Beefy baked ziti? No thanks, moms told the schools superintendent. We’ll send our kids with a packed lunch.
Cheese pizza? Now we’re talking, kids told cafeteria workers. We’ll give it a taste.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 22, 2018 9:55 am | Comments (3)
Pair a Navy vet-restaurateur with Kansas City barbecue roots with a brewery owner who also runs restaurants with a sense of whimsy and a flair for fun — and you get a match made in brew-hog heaven.
Continue reading ‘Brews & BBQ Stack Up’