Tag Archives: spirits

Mixing Things Up

The CT Cocktail Car is like a magnet. Everyone who passes by on a recent afternoon feels compelled to ask owner Dave Blomberg a question. Did you build it yourself? Can you drive this thing? What model year is it?…

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Raising the Bar

Ordinary isn’t just any old bar. It isn’t just any new bar, either.

Originally part of a mansion erected circa 1646—less than a decade after New Haven’s founding—at the corner of Chapel and College Streets downtown, the space was once …

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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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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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