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A Rock in East Rock

Christopher Martins

The early Sunday morning of June 3rd wasn’t the customary closing for Christopher Martins Restaurant and Pub. Or any restaurant for that matter. At 1:45am, an irate young man—having commandeered a brand-new Volvo across town, and with police in pursuit—attempted …

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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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Holy Oaxacamole

Oaxaca interior

Is guacamole-making an art? And if it’s created tableside in a molcajete, does it qualify as performance art? At Oaxaca Kitchen, the answer is yes to both, and it isn’t the only art to be found. Deep flavor, soulful textures, …

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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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Making-Up Is Hard To Do

d.d.Nickel, photographed by Steve Depino

Ask make-up artist d.d. (of d.d.Nickel) about her favorite era, and she’ll answer in a heartbeat: the 1940s. “That’s when women looked like women and men looked like men,” she says with a twinkle. A look around her little shop …

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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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Love Actualized

Peter Indorf Jewelers

Peter Indorf is everywhere. He’s on the wrist of the woman waiting in line behind you at Elm City Market; he’s on the left hand of your radiologist; he’s dangling from the ears of that dazzling presenter at the benefit.…

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Frocks, from Funky to Fela!

Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea, co-owners of Fashionista in New Haven, CT

Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea, the retro-trendsetting founders of Fashionista Vintage and Variety, want their customers to understand the difference between “used clothing” and “vintage.”

Fashionista doesn’t carry clothes which you can easily find…

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