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Downes Street, New Haven

The family reunion happened at Sandra’s Next Generation Soul Food, in The Hill. The first to arrive were Tank, Eros, Prim and Big Swerm. …

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Think ’Fast

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes at The Pantry

Lenny Fritz opened The Pantry in 1987 with every intention of starting a full-blown food op: breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering. But as the work days got longer, he cut out the dinner. As family obligations became more consuming, he …

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Crafty

Have you heard the legend of the Sea Hag?

In 1783, the self-knighted swindler, Sir Robert Henway, arrived in New Haven …

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This World, and the Next

It looks like a spaceship that touched down on Dixwell Avenue in the ’60s and never left. As you walk around it, the structure seems to change shape. Its cut-stone walls …

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Good Form

Wesley Kavanagh flipped a switch and illuminated a small city. It took me a moment to understand what I was seeing, or where in the world this was. …

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Dream Come True

After three intense days decorating wedding cakes in her New York City shop, Ana De Los Angeles’s father came to her while she was falling asleep. …

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No Smoking

At The White Buffalo, billowing plumes rise up from the bar and lounge, curling around a seemingly ironic “No Smoking” sign. But to staff and patrons, the sign isn’t all that ironic, because no one smokes at The White Buffalo.…

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Milky Way

Since May, waffle cones with wiffle balls of ice cream have become frequent sights on Chapel Street.

A rustic yet elegant sign marks the source: Arethusa Farm Dairy, spelled in gothic …

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Walk and Talk

One day in the 5th grade, Beatrice “Bea” Dozier Taylor was walking to school, “very much a troubled spirit,” when she says she heard God’s voice ask her what was wrong.

A self-confessed smart aleck, Taylor replied, “What? You don’t …

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Lords of the Ring

Ring One Boxing

Brian Clark of Ring One Boxing has a knack for taking young kids and turning them into fast-fisted, prize-winning pugilists. …

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