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A Fine Brewmance

MiKro Beer Bar

When Mike Fox answered a job posting on Craigslist calling for a chef at a new restaurant in Hamden, he interviewed at a bare-bones space in a plaza on Route 10, sawdust covering every surface.

Still, he had a grand …

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It’s a Hoot

The Owl Shop

The door opens on a dark, wood-paneled room. What seems like a thousand liquor bottles neatly line the shelves behind the bartender. Smiling patrons relax with cigars in leather chairs or chat with one another over tumblers of whiskey at …

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Having a Ball

New Haven Meatball House

“Four types of meatballs, four kinds of sauces and three ways to eat them.” That’s the simple (yet genius) core concept of New Haven Meatball House, the newest eatery opened by restaurateur Bob Potter, who also brought us downtown’s craft …

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Between the Wines

Cave À Vin Wine Bar

Pick a number, but not just any number. “I would hate to have someone just pick blindly and not love it,” owner Linda Fitzpatrick says of her customers and their wine choices at Cave à Vin.

“Wine can be intimidating,” …

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In Topping Form

Kitchen Zinc | In Topping Form

I’ll admit it: when Kitchen Zinc first opened, I was skeptical. New Haven seemed on the verge of pizza saturation, so it was with much grumbling about a missed opportunity to do something different in this pizza town that I …

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Holy Oaxacamole

Oaxaca interior

Is guacamole-making an art? And if it’s created tableside in a molcajete, does it qualify as performance art? At Oaxaca Kitchen, the answer is yes to both, and it isn’t the only art to be found. Deep flavor, soulful textures, …

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Kindred Spirits

The Winchester

It’s become a bit of an urban myth that The Winchester, a young gastropub in Woodbridge, was named after the infamous watering hole in Shaun of the Dead—a place presumed safe from zombies, where the antique rifle over the …

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The Friendliest Rock Show on Earth

Seth Adam and friends at Stella Blues

“Thanks for coming out to my favorite New Haven bar,” welcomes Seth Adam, local-rock nice guy and ever-gracious host. “I used to host to the open mic here on Tuesdays.”

Mr. Adam has been a fixture in the local music …

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After the Parade, There’s Still St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day revelers

O’Driscoll scattered the cards
And out of his dream awoke:
Old men and young men and young girls
Were gone like a drifting smoke;

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