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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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Spring Mix

Springtime—when what came in like a lion and went out like a lamb gives way to showers and flowers. When the sun shines longer and the wind blows warmer and color returns. And most importantly: when skinkers across the Elm …

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Coffee Machine

The Jitter Bus

There’s a new cafe in town, and it just won’t sit still.

It’s The Jitter Bus, and it debuted in February with help from The Happiness Lab, which hosted the launch party, and Kickstarter backers, who pitched in $5,000 last …

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