by Thomas Breen | Sep 14, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (5)
Tamales made with fermented pork sausage and farina. Coal-roasted vegetables served with housemade ricotta. A 32-ounce dry-aged ribeye steak.
Oh yeah, and one-dollar bagels, baked in house every morning and available seven days a week.
Those are a few selections from the eclectic menu of Olmo, the new restaurant, catering service, and take-out spot that will replace the recently closed Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro at the corner of Trumbull Street and Whitney avenue downtown.
Continue reading ‘Caseus Morphs Into Olmo’
by Staff | Aug 20, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (2)
Peter Schaller of the United Way sent in this write-up about a mobile food pantry event in Fair Haven:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Feed Neighbors’
by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2018 7:57 am
Shanda Ferrucci grew up on a farm in the South and likes eating fresh produce, preferably grown by her family. She also likes bargain prices on name brands for paper goods and cleaning products.
She’s going to have both close by at the new Family Dollar store at 1168 Whalley Ave. near the corner of Dayton Street.
The new Family Dollar, which replaces an old CVS, is marking its grand opening week with a partnership with the local Boys and Girls Club to grow veggies and then sell them at a grand farmers market day in front of the new store later in the year.
Continue reading ‘They’ll Grow Their Own’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 2, 2018 2:26 pm | Comments (5)
A homespun, Connecticut-based chain is putting out a shingle on Chapel Street and adding chicken nuggets to New Haven’s foodie landscape.
Continue reading ‘Chicken Nuggets Coming To Chapel St.’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 31, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (2)
New Haven will feed thousands of children meals this summer. It may be harder to do that next summer, thanks to potential changes to the federal funding that helps pay for the food.
Continue reading ‘Summer Meals Program Thrives — For Now’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 23, 2018 3:24 pm | Comments (15)
A four-block stretch of Whalley Avenue that already has a McDonald’s, a Burger King, a Subway, and a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will soon add a Wendy’s to the mix, solidifying the area just west of Downtown as the city’s fast food row.
Continue reading ‘Wendy’s Coming To Whalley’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2018 11:37 am | Comments (4)
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’