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A Piece of the Pie

Breaking My Meatballs at One 6 Three

There’s no gamble like starting a small pizza parlor in New Haven, where established heavy hitters suck up most of the air in the room. But if anyone could make a successful go at it, it would probably be Alexa …

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Roll-in’ on the River

Lobster Roll at the Lobster Shack

In summer, the search for a great leisure-time lobster roll becomes a serious business. The classic seaside sandwich is a point of obsession for some, but for Arlene and Nick Crismale, it’s something more: a way of life. …

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Mountain ’Due

Temperatures have risen, but there’s a place on Whitney Avenue that recalls the heart of winter—not in New Haven, but in the Swiss Alps. …

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Tropical Zone

Baked Chicken at Collado Restaurant

At 4 p.m. on a sizzling summer Wednesday, Collado Restaurant was hot. …

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‘S’ Marks the Spot

The beachy corner where Stowe’s Seafood sits seems like it’s slipped out of time. …

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Sweet Dream

Chocolates at Chip in a Bottle

Darrell Nurse opened his Westville confectionary, Chip in a Bottle, last November, right down the street from a dentist’s office. Over the course of the last few months, more and more dental employees have been …

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Open Seasoning

The Spice & Tea Exchange - Guilford, CT

For hundreds of years, New Haveners have prized spices and herbs from far-off lands.

If our forebears were plopped into The Spice & Tea Exchange in Guilford, their heads would spin at the sight…

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Jazzed Up

Elm City Jazz Brunch

Entering Elm City Market from the Pitkin Plaza side, it seems like a normal morning at the grocery store. …

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Dinner Service

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Just north of the city green, on Temple Street, the Center Church Parish House is a handsome two-story brick building, with chalk-white detailing and an imposing air.

But it’s actually quite welcoming. …

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Worth the Wait

Bella's Benedict at Bella's Café

On weekends, when the brunch crowd emerges in search of poached eggs and mimosas, “people wait outside for nearly an hour” to eat at Bella’s Cafe, founder-owner Rose Foote says. We’ve personally waited longer. …

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