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Elm City Party Bike

You can hear it echoing off the buildings of downtown, through the alleys and across the Green. It rings off the arches of the Temple Street Garage, sounds faintly through the windy corridor of Federal Plaza and bounces off the …

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Tropical Zone

Baked Chicken at Collado Restaurant

At 4 p.m. on a sizzling summer Wednesday, Collado Restaurant was hot. …

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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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Well-Stocked

Duffy's Tavern in West Haven, CT

Behind the bar in West Haven’s Duffy’s Tavern, there’s a refrigerator carved entirely out of wood, with no gaskets or modern touches. The vintage cooler is still in use, and, putting his hand inside to feel the chill, owner Chris …

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Into Place

Banh Mi at Duc's Place

For Duc Nguyen, making a delicious bánh mì isn’t just an art, it’s a science. And Nguyen knows a lot about science. …

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Green House

When Travis Pittman, founder and owner of The Salad Palace, thinks back to the beginning, he gets a little emotional. “Wow,” he says, “I gotta dig deep.” …

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Double-O

John Brennan, the restaurateur behind Elm City Social and the new Olives and Oil, where he’s also the executive chef, says he doesn’t believe in curses. …

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Kicking and Screaming

New Haven Gooners

Last Sunday, Christy’s Irish Pub was so dark you could barely see your beer in front of you. The only light came from giant televisions tuned to a soccer game—Arsenal versus Burnley. …

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Ice Age

Diana's Ice House

As recently as the 1950s, according to Gary Donaldson, the ice trade in New Haven depended on saws, sledges and brute force. “They used to cut ice off of [Hamden’s] Lake Whitney and bring it here.” …

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Saucy

Brisket Sandwich and Cajun Fries at Bull & Swine

“One thing I’ve learned is that everyone has a lot of opinions about barbecue,” Paul Cordero says. Cordero is the culinary director for Goatville Restaurant Group, which owns Oak Haven Table & Bar and, a couple of blocks away, the …

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