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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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With a Twist

House of Naan

Harry Singh, the co-owner of House of Naan, says his new restaurant is an attempt to modernize Indian cuisine. …

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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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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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Smoothie Factories

Shortly after the invention of the electric blender came the invention of the smoothie. Unrelated to the old Smoothie factory, which once made undergarments and was turned into apartments some 15 years ago, this family of …

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Gold, Plated

Scallop Ceviche at Le Petit Cafe

French bistro Le Petit Café is one of the most lauded restaurants in the country. Zagat rates its food the best in Connecticut, and the New York Times has bestowed its highest rating…

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Good Game

Relic's The Huntress at Barcade New Haven

Opened seven weeks ago near Orange and Crown, Barcade’s immediate stroke of brilliance is its name, which is quick, catchy and self-explanatory.

Its deeper genius is that it’s actually full of unexplained surprises. …

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