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Crust Me

Abate Apizza and Seafood Restaurant

When it comes to pizza, I might live in the wrong town. Eating New Haven’s signature thin-, charred-, bubble-crusted apizza leaves a void in my mouth only one thing can fill: more starch. …

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Think ’Fast

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes at The Pantry

Lenny Fritz opened The Pantry in 1987 with every intention of starting a full-blown food op: breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering. But as the work days got longer, he cut out the dinner. As family obligations became more consuming, he …

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Dream Come True

After three intense days decorating wedding cakes in her New York City shop, Ana De Los Angeles’s father came to her while she was falling asleep. …

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Seaworthy

In Fair Haven, whose history is tied to the pursuits of river and sea, and whose current population is increasingly Hispanic, it’s only fitting that a restaurant like La Molienda should exist. …

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Grand Tradition

Over the door of a milk-white, sky-blue building on Grand Avenue, letters styled after a western saloon read “Grand Apizza,” pronounced “Grand Ah-beetz.” And while it doesn’t seem to get the ink New Haven’s other established pizzerias do, Grand Apizza …

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Island Kitchen

Food at El Coqui

If you’re looking for some of the most authentic Puerto Rican food on Grand Avenue, your best bet might be a place run by a Chinese couple. …

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See-Food

“You eat with your eyes first,” chefs on TV like to say. As a metaphor, it seems basically right, though it doesn’t quite square with the fact that your nose often beats your eyes to the punch. …

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Falafel-ful

Mamoun's Falafel

When the bars are closing and there’s a rumble in your stomach and maybe a stumble in your step, you can count on Mamoun’s, a BYO Middle Eastern spot with dim lighting and rugs on the walls, to be there for …

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Nuevo Haven

On the first floor of the multi-story restaurant Pacífico, the ceiling is painted with blue ripples, as if everything—bar, tables and diners themselves—were sitting at the bottom of a calm but colorful tide pool. To the right of the entrance, …

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Scaling the Wall

Bao buns at Great Wall Restaurant

The closest thing New Haven has to a Chinatown is a group of Asian storefronts on a half-block of Whitney Avenue: a massage parlor, a restaurant/wine bar, a grocery store and a Great Wall. …

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