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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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Meal Ticket

Arepas con Carne y Queso and Bandeja Paisa at Saoco

Food can channel distant lands, and if you’ve ever wanted to go to Colombia, a meal at West Haven’s Saoco is a good place to start. …

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Gangster’s Paradise

Goodfellas Restaurant

“I don’t know nothing about the restaurant business. Nothing. All I know is how to sit down and order,” says Paul Cicero, a high-ranking mafioso, before taking a draw from his cigar. …

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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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Adults’ Menu

Jordan's Hot Dogs & Mac

Many childhood pleasures—like eating paste, or playing leapfrog—lose their luster as we age. Others don’t, and Jordan’s Hot Dogs & Mac, located on upper State Street, proves it. …

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Flour Power

Durante's Pasta

In a quiet residential neighborhood in West Haven, a few hundred square feet of Italy lie tucked away under a green, white and red sign that reads “Durante’s Pasta.” …

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Cast Away

Dozo Asian Bistro & Sushi

When it comes to sushi joints in downtown New Haven, there are plenty of fish in the sea. …

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Wet Noodles

Mecha Noodle Bar in New Haven

If the talking heads on the Food Network can be trusted, we eat with our eyes. And if that’s the case, then your meal at Mecha Noodle Bar begins the moment you walk in the door. …

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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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