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Spice Is Right

Brunch items at Thali Too

Entering Indian restaurant Thali Too, the fragrance is fresh and pleasant, as if there are live cumin and turmeric plants just under your nose. And when you’re at a vegetarian restaurant, plants are what you’re there for.…

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Good To Go

Gopi outside Tikkaway Fresh Indian Grill

Gopinath V. Nair, better known as Gopi (pictured above), is a gale-force wind. He has a plan to reinvent the Indian dining experience, and New Haven—“the only location that made sense,” he says—is ground zero.

Tikkaway Fresh Indian Grill (135 …

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Restaurant Revue

Michael Sayers at Consiglio's Restaurant

If you’ve never ventured into Consiglio’s Restaurant on Wooster Street, now is a particularly dramatic time to do so.

For the past three years, the restaurant—family-owned for 75 years and now run by a third generation of the Consiglio…

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Grinning from Beer to Beer

Cask Republic taps

If you’ve already discovered New Haven’s The Cask Republic, chances are you’ve found a new favorite place. Opened last year, the handsome, clubby tavern, with lots of wood, low lighting and expansive booths, specializes, as the name implies, in beer. …

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Small Plates, Big Tastes

Nini's House of Tapas in New Haven

Nini’s Bistro, the cosmopolitan hide-away in New Haven’s Ninth Square, has for years occupied a specific niche as our city’s only prix fixe, BYOB restaurant. With an ever-changing, multi-course menu, Nini’s has served as a showcase for the mighty cookery …

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Malaysian For All

A midday meal at Bentara, an authentic Malaysian must-try on Orange Street, proves to be the perfect choice. This ethnic cuisine is scrumptious. Upon devouring plate after plate of deliciousness*, I visit with the man behind the magic, Chef Hasni …

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