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Student Aid


Roughly one of every seven Americans—44 million people—are going hungry some of the time, the nonprofit food assistance network Feeding America estimates. According to Best Colleges, college students are particularly hard-hit, with a food insecurity rate of 23 …

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There’s a phenomenon I call “the bubble,” where a restaurant’s food, drink, service and atmosphere are executed so seamlessly that you forget about everything beyond your table. This immersion is what hospitality professionals strive for when they subtly dim the …

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Cool Fusion

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Blink and you’ll probably miss Seymour’s Agave Diner, but only if you’re an out-of-towner. Seymour residents have been frequenting this prefab charmer at Route 67 and Columbus Street, skirted to the west by an elevated Route 8, since 1951, …

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Coffee Medicine


Nestled behind the Yale athletic fields in a mostly residential part of Westville, there’s a corner garden called BLOOM, whose many growing things include a cozy little coffeeshop called Café Flora. Owned and operated by Jacob McElligott, the …

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Appetite Spot


Bright, splashy greens, blues, pinks and purples declare the sweet treats to be found at Cositas Deliciosas: the ice cream, the shakes, the snow cones, the fresh fruit. But for me, it’s the savory regional Mexican dishes that speak …

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Field Day


The fall festival at Woodbridge’s Townline Farm last Sunday was one of those golden October occasions that remind us why we love the season. …

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Doctors’ Orders


One benefit of having a world-class medical campus on our doorstep is the world of food trucks that have sprung up to feed it. Today, roughly three decades after the trucks began to congregate between the Yale School of Medicine …

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Something in the Water


New Haven: the birthplace of the hamburger and, arguably, home to the finest pizza in America. But for centuries it was Crassotrea Virginica—the eastern oyster, a.k.a. the Atlantic oyster—that was the pride of New Haven’s food culture. …

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Seoul Searching


The “open” sign was lit. The hours taped to an outer door said noon to 9. And yet, at 2 p.m., the inner door was locked. I jiggled the handle, then noticed a white doorbell and a red instruction: “call.” …

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Third-Time Charms


I closed my eyes as the wash of gin and honeydew hit my tongue. It brought me back to June, when the first rays of the season were crowning our little inlet city. The rush of Aperol carried me through …

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