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Surf and Surf

Sage American Grill

When I hear stories of old-time prisoners in Maine revolting over their steady diet of lobsters, I imagine myself committing crimes just to get thrown behind bars and into a bib. Trouble is, unless you know where to look, it’s …

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Currying Flavor

Inderjit Singh | Sitar Restaurant

Indian culture is so sensuous. Its colors are vivid and madly saturated. (“Pink is the navy blue of India,” fashion deity Diana Vreeland once observed.) Its religious paintings feature blue-faced gods chasing after bare-bellied ladies draped in silk and jewels; …

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Will Power

Will Talamelli, chef of 116 Crown

When 116 Crown opened its doors in 2008, it inspired shock and awe among even the most jaded sophisticates. Writers described its retro-modern interior as “James Bond’s rumpus room” and “space-age meets the stone age;” the New York Times raved …

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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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Tequila, Guacamole, and a Nice Ass

Cucos at Geronimo

Cucos the donkey was tired. It had been a long night for the celebrity beast of burden; saddled with a blanket and a decorative tequila cask, he’d been the “it” quadruped of the party, and everyone wanted to have their …

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Cafe Nine’s Encore

Paul Mayer, owner of Cafe Nine in New Haven

Some long term loungers at the New Haven nightspot renowned as “The Musician’s Living Room” are still reeling deliriously from last year’s major renovations to the intimate club space.

The bar counter got cut down so it no longer runs …

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Kickin’ It Olde School

Olde School Saloon and Bistro in New Haven

Olde School is so well named. Those two little words capture the warmth of a bistro/saloon that, although only two years old, is so comfortably broken-in, it feels as if it’s been on the New Haven map for decades. Beloved …

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An Evening in the Park

Tom and Jason Sobocinski, co-owners of Park Central Tavern

For Jason Sobocinski, 2011 was a great year for babies. In August, he and wife Kelly welcomed son Tavin into the world – he’s ridiculously adorable – but there were figurative babies, too. It was the year that saw the …

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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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