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Pop Art


As popsicle weather blazes forth, Victoria DeCristofaro, owner of PopCentric Gourmet Ice Pops, has options—35 or so at any given time, from a repertoire of about 70 total. In her cheery North Haven shop, freezers display both vegan (fruit-based) …

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Curation Story


At the southwest corner of State and Edwards, the words “Flynn’s Grocery / Specialty Foods,” printed on the window, might get lost in what’s behind or before them, but you can’t miss the black and white-striped awning around the corner …

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Cream Vacation


At Milford’s Walnut Beach Creamery, colorful signage outside and tubs of artisanal ice cream inside made good counterpoints to a drizzly day. As friendly staff gave samples to the three teen taste testers accompanying me, a line quickly formed …

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Fare Is Fair


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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Realm of Possibility


In 1985, Yoon-Ock Kim opened Oriental Pantry, New Haven’s oldest Asian market, and has been offering up house-made Korean food and specialty groceries ever since. …

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Loose Cannon


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

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Up the Road


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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Full Pockets


Opening a takeout box from Madeline’s Empanaderia was like unwrapping a birthday present. …

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Early to Bread


On the discarded grounds of JoJo’s Coffee, half a block from the departed Four Flours bakery, a new location of G Café has stepped in to make sure Chapel West is both caffeinated and carbed. …

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Give and Takeout


One of the most interesting takeout menus in town doesn’t come from a restaurant. …

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