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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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New Leaves

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When I stopped by Savvy Tea Gourmet in Madison, I had a feeling my tea-drinking was headed for a paradigm shift. …

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Beer in Mind

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“We started off four years ago with about thirty-five hundred bucks each in our bank accounts and a dream of making some beer,” Hoax Brewing co-founder Sean Ricci says. As bartenders and drinkers, he and business partner Austin Scott had …

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Up the Road

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Walking into Crossroads, an eco-conscious coffeehouse and bakery in North Haven, the smell of coffee welcomed me as sunlight poured across a wall of framed mirrors. A painted map in back had Crossroads at its center, and real and faux …

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Viva VIA

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Italian street food may be the inspiration at VIA Gastrobar, but Instagram is the theme. Influencer bait is visible from every table: a black and white mural of a grrrl fiercely eating her spaghetti, an Italian ice cart/graffiti installation, a …

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Miracle on Chapel Street

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All things, even ancient and enduring ones, eventually perish. Old Heidelberg, the city’s oldest restaurant and bar when it closed in 1991 after an astonishing 234 years, was one more piece of evidence to the point.

Now, somehow, it is …

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Mix and Matcha

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“Don’t Teas’ Me,” pleads a neon sign inside Looseleaf Boba Company, but the menu will do just that. …

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Young Wine

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Summer ease was on Stappa Vineyard’s menu last Saturday even as Hurricane Henri loomed offshore. …

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