Little Robots


by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 12, 2018 7:13 am | Comments (3)

Thomas Breen PhotosPoké is the latest trendy dish to sweep into Downtown New Haven, with the fourth spot in a year about to open.

Three intrepid New Haven Independent reporters went on a mission to find out more about New Haven’s new yen for a bowl of fresh veggies and raw fish.

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Caseus Morphs Into Olmo

by Thomas Breen | Sep 14, 2018 6:49 am | Comments (5)

Thomas Breen photoTamales 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.

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They’ll Grow Their Own

by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2018 6:57 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.

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