Tag Archives: ROÌA


“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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Happy Fry Day

Snack. Side. Add-on.

The humble French fry is used to being called such names. (Also chip, wedge and frite.) Yet it would be much easier to count up the people who don’t enjoy its company than the…

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College Education

College Street bird's-eye view

You don’t have to go to college to learn about New Haven.

Just go to College Street. Downtown, the thoroughfare runs between the first and second columns of the city’s…

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Feast Your Eyes

The ceiling at ROÌA

If you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time upon entering the young downtown restaurant ROÌA, it’s because, in a sense, you have.

Before its grand opening in March, ROÌA, located in a…

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Fall, off the Wagon

The Monsieur Valentino at ROÌA

Sandals one day, sweaters the next. Greenery last week, autumnal confetti this. Breezy cocktails and refreshing ales a month ago, rich concoctions and dark brews now.

As New Haven advances…

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