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Rising Tide

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In a neighborhood where, for untold centuries, people could simply wade out into the water and return with a meal of oysters, a young upscale restaurant is bringing back the pride, if not the rustic tradition.

Arriving at the Quinnipiac

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Gather Up

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Even in a town with no shortage of quirky perk, GATHER, established in late 2021 at the corner of State and Hine (map), hooks you with its pleasant, lighthearted weirdness and makes you rethink what a coffeeshop …

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Open Season

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Need a pumpkin spice fix but want to skip the chains? Check out these homegrown options.

Announced with cheerful signage, Claire’s Corner Copia’s pumpkin spice drinks feel perfectly at home in a place named for a cornucopia. The Pumpkin …

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Food for Thought

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Christy’s Irish Pub, may she rest in peace, overwhelmed the senses. Its replacement, Hachiroku Shokudo & Sake Bar, refines them. From the richness of simple surfaces—brick, wood, metal, plaster—to fussy-unfussy plates and pours, the vibe inside is monastic yet …

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Spiritual Journey

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August the month is just about over, but August the bar, founded in 2014 as a matter of wine, unequivocally, has been getting something started for all of 2022: a cocktail program. …

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Axed and Answered

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“This is my effort to broker global peace between jocks and nerds,” jokes Akari Roudebush, guest relations coordinator at Pine & Iron Axe Throwing. She’s talking about Trivi-Axe, a…

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Looking Up

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Even in the high-achieving culinary capital of Connecticut, meals tend to happen close to the ground. You can count on one hand the rooftop spots to dine or drink—Elm City Social, High George, Goodfellas—and still have …

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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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Fare Is Fair

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As the sun peeked out after a day of drizzle, I popped into Pedals Smoothie & Juice Bar on the corner of State and East Streets. …

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Loose Cannon

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Along Chapel Street east of Dwight Street, the sidewalk repeatedly swells over the roots of the trees someone planted there. …

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