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Twist of Plate

While arepas aren’t new to New Haven—High Street’s Rubamba and its ¡Ay Arepa! cart have been the vanguard—newcomer SOMOS specializes in the Venezuelan style. …

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Busy Bees

In a community garden on Arthur Street in the Hill, Dillan, a junior at High School in the Community, kneels on the ground and feeds grass into a smoker to “cool” the fire inside. …

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A Call to Farms

Six months ago, CitySeed farmers’ market regular Waldingfield Farm, located in Washington, Connecticut, had neither the resources nor the demand to run its own farm stand. Now, months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Waldingfield boasts…

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New Kids on the Block

Wooster Street’s newest pizza has Albanian roots and Brooklyn chutzpah, but it comes straight from Naples, Italy, and the Zeneli brothers intend to keep it that way. …

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Bringing It

With foot traffic dried up, local businesses are increasingly willing to meet customers more than halfway. …

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Delivering the Goods

Next to the insta-pot on my kitchen counter sits a one-and-a-half-pound bag of Jimmy Red Grits and a silver box about the size of a wallet…

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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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