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Equal Terms

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On January 29, 1864, a “large, well-formed and dignified man” stepped onto a “sort of rude balcony” at Grape Vine Point, where the Mill River meets the Quinnipiac. …

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Double Duty

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When it comes to preferred restaurant style, David Oricchio and his wife represent a case of opposites attracting. …

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Sweet Ride

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It’s common these days to claim fall as one’s favorite season, with its leaf-peeping and apple-picking, its sweater weather and pumpkin spice. But for summer fans like me, these fleeting final weeks before fall are precious. And there’s no better …

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Flying Starter

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At this point, I imagine most pandemic-era home bread bakers have soured on their sourdough experiments, relegating their oozing starters with cutesy names to the compost bucket of recent history.

Charlie Negaro Jr. isn’t one of them. …

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Taking the Cake

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The day before I left New Haven for a trip to visit family, I found myself in Ives Main Library, seeking a good summer book—something satisfying, easily digestible. Perhaps I was hungry, but I took those beach-read criteria literally…

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Gaining Flavor

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TOKA Asian Kitchen’s menu overwhelmed me at first glance. There were 22 starters alone, and none in particular stood out. The State Street restaurant offered many familiar-sounding dishes: satay, spring rolls, teriyaki, fried rice, beef and broccoli. But make …

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Equal Terms

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On January 29, 1864, a “large, well-formed and dignified man” stepped onto a “sort of rude balcony” at Grape Vine Point, where the Mill River meets the Quinnipiac. …

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Anchors Down, Bottoms Up

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Armada Brewing is on a quest. After five years docked at The Beeracks, a collaborative brewery in East Haven, the company has found new harbor at 190 River Street, in part of the historic Bigelow boiler factory. Armada’s …

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Home Fried

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“Y’all are gonna be put through the wringer,” New Haven author Tochi Onyebuchi warns readers of his new novel, Goliath. …

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Minor Miracles

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As a kid, the first day of baseball assumed a mythic quality. …

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