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Watch This Space

Rick Omonte and Carlos Wells inside The State House

The State House feels like a place where almost anything creative could happen. That’s the way co-owner Carlos Wells and talent buyer Rick Omonte like it. …

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Cup and Up

Fussy Coffee

Don’t let the name fool you: Fussy Coffee offers much more than a typical coffeehouse.

But let’s start with the headliner. …

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Prost!

Beers by East Rock Brewing Company

A banner advertising the new East Rock Brewing Company has had neighbors buzzing all summer, waiting for greater New Haven’s newest zymurgists to open for business on Nicoll Street. Now East Rock Brewing’s bottled pilsner, weisse bier and hopfen lager …

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Counter Offerings

Counter Weight Brewing Company

Not many people can claim they’re always making headway. But Matt Westfall can. The owner of Hamden’s Counter Weight Brewing Company, Westfall always has his flagship beer, Headway American IPA, on tap …

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Good Game

Relic's The Huntress at Barcade New Haven

Opened seven weeks ago near Orange and Crown, Barcade’s immediate stroke of brilliance is its name, which is quick, catchy and self-explanatory.

Its deeper genius is that it’s actually full of unexplained surprises. …

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B&B

The Smoker at Prime 16

At Prime 16, the name says it all. “Prime”: meat from young, well-fed cattle. “16”: the number of ounces in a pint. Still unclear? Check the logo: a minimalistic drawing of a bovine head, in which the face and snout …

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Road House

In 1975, Brad Hittle stood where college ends and the ‘real world’ begins. He opted to go halfway around that world on a one-way ticket to Indonesia where, for a year, he worked on a cramped, dangerous oil rig alongside …

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A Rare Bird

Stony Creek Brewery

Located near rail, freeway and river, Stony Creek Brewery receives visitors every which way: train, car and boat (also kayak and paddle board).…

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The Early Beers

On a recent Saturday afternoon, each miniature glass lining the bar at the Branford-based Thimble Island Brewing Company (where the public is invited to enjoy free tastings and tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) offered a couple gulps of frosty …

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Bottle Opener

Ajit Patel, owner of OddBins Bottle Shop

The stacked wooden boxes and tall shelves at Odd Bins Bottle Shop are filled with an international array of wines, from delicate whites to outspoken, robust reds.

But which to choose? “Finding a good wine for the best price, that’s …

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