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Rise and Shine

As the sun rises on New Haven, a crowd gathers at Sunrise Cafe. …

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Middle East Rock

Nestled in the shadow of East Rock, perpetually shaded by trees, lies a small gateway to the Middle East…

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Hole Food

Ask a New Havener where to get a good bagel in town, and you might well be told, “Nowhere!” Unlike pizza—perhaps the only food New Haven diners are pickier about—bagels aren’t yet a point of pride in the city’s cuisine.…

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Kindred Soul Food

I was lucky enough to set foot in Mama Mary Soul Food on a Wednesday, because Wednesday is meatloaf day. …

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Requiem for a Pizza Joint

Dark wooden tables carved with decades of initials, doodles and sports allegiances. Cinnamon toast. Pizza slices. A seemingly perpetual stream of ’80s power ballads on a tinny radio. …

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A Fine Pairing

For Joan Fitzsimmons, it began with a shirt box—the shallow, rectangular kind you might get from a department store. Only this one was full of food. …

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New American

Simple, classic American food is how chef Emily Mingrone describes the menu at Tavern on State, a new eatery on—you guessed it—State Street. But none of those adjectives could have prepared me for…

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Real Deal

One of New Haven’s newer Asian eateries serves its food pickled, fried, braised and—as its name will tell you—Steamed. …

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Food Prep

Like any professional restaurant, The Owl Café’s kitchen is clean and well-stocked. …

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The Producers

Down on the main floor at fourth-generation produce distributor Carbonella & DeSarbo, workers are moving with purpose. …

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