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Evening Service

On Temple Street, just south of Chapel, there’s a chapel. It has a pulpit, intricate woodcarvings, even a Madonna of sorts. And best of all: it serves vodka.…

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Dive In

Three Sheets pool table

In 2013, fishermen Rick Seiden and Ed Turschmann, who’d sailed the Long Island Sound catching shellfish for twenty years, ran aground—and not by accident.

Seiden and Turschmann had…

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Roll-Play

Hamden Roll at Sushi Palace

Instead of chewy, charred dough, a corn chip with vinegared rice. Instead of tomato sauce, spicy mayo. Instead of sausage, a slab of tuna. Instead of mozzarella, a four-ribbed fan of avocado.…

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What are the Odds?

Sports Haven

East of Ikea on Long Wharf Drive, not far from where the Mill and Quinnipiac Rivers spill into the New Haven harbor, a semi-industrial hinterland of Interstate flyovers, oil infrastructure…

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Rum-Raisin’

Lechon Asado and Ron Zacapa rum at Zafra Rum Bar, New Haven

As a boy, Abel Zekiel Ramirez would watch and wait.

He’d watch the big cruise ships come into port at Key West, Florida, then wait for their passengers to make wishes, tossing coins into the clear…

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Take Cinco

Food and drink at Mezcal

If you ring up a Latin restaurant over the phone and find that English is a bit of a struggle and your rudimentary Spanish can’t keep up, odds are good you’ve found a place with roots.…

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Greener Pastures

Known for its green color, black licorice taste and supposed hallucinogenic properties, absinthe goes by many clashing names. Is it the green fairy, or the green fiend? The green muse, or the…

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Home Plates

Even in New Haven, where Italian food looms large, Skappo Italian Wine Bar manages to be eccezionale. For one thing, there’s no apizza, or even pizza, on the menu. For another, strangers often find themselves sitting together…

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Rye Candy

Walking into the new G Café Bakery on Orange is like being a kid in a candy store—only you’re an adult, and you’ve learned that a well-made, fresh-baked loaf of bread is more desirable than a bag of gummy bears.…

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Outside In

CitySeed Indoor Winter Farmers' Market

Winter means hardship, and maybe that’s why CitySeed’s Indoor Winter Market, held in the Metropolitan Business Academy lobby each Saturday, feels counterintuitive. It makes life too easy.…

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