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Roll-in’ on the River

Lobster Roll at the Lobster Shack

In summer, the search for a great leisure-time lobster roll becomes a serious business. The classic seaside sandwich is a point of obsession for some, but for Arlene and Nick Crismale, it’s something more: a way of life. …

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Saw and Flame

Urban Wood & Steel

When Mike Copela was starting his own eatery, he noticed a lack of taste.

Not in the food, but in the furniture—specifically, the furniture restaurant suppliers were trying to sell him. …

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Mountain ’Due

Temperatures have risen, but there’s a place on Whitney Avenue that recalls the heart of winter—not in New Haven, but in the Swiss Alps. …

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Rhode Trip

You can make reservations, firm up dinner plans and pack as much sunscreen as you want, but there’s no controlling the weather. …

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Body of Water

Driving along Whitney Avenue on a clear morning, you might see a mysterious flash off to the west, just over the Hamden border. …

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Sweet Dream

Chocolates at Chip in a Bottle

Darrell Nurse opened his Westville confectionary, Chip in a Bottle, last November, right down the street from a dentist’s office. Over the course of the last few months, more and more dental employees have been …

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Summer Lovin’

Erron Crawford as Cleopatra in Yale Summer Cabaret's Antony + Cleopatra

Cleopatra—the glamorous, irresistible queen at the heart of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra—famously “makes hungry / Where most she satisfies,” and the same can be said about Yale Summer Cabaret’s effervescent and erotic production…

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Capitolists

Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein at the New Haven Museum

While accomplished photographers Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein are longtime friends, they’d never worked together on a project—until a couple of years ago, when they jumped straight into the deep end. …

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Helping Hands

A white acrylic counter is covered in lustrous gold flakes, flashy Swarovski crystals, shimmering pots of glitter and tiny plastic hillocks painted with unicorns, pentagrams, dinosaurs, rainbow streaks, gold checkering. …

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Fixer-Uppers

In a warehouse strung up with Christmas lights, John Martin is drinking coffee, listening to Drake and doing surgery. …

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