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Consumed by thoughts of tomorrow’s big meal?

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Small Business Saturday with The Shops at Yale

Maybe some of these local dishes can help tide you over.

Written by Dan Mims. Images (and dishes) by @tavernonstate, @villaluluct, @sherkaanct, @olivesandoil, @rockfishsushi, @unionleaguecafe and

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Come to Papa’s

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It’s easy to love the thin crust, blackened along the edges and smothered with impressionistic colors…

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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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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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Salad Ground

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In a back corner of P&M Fine Foods on Orange Street, a hanging chalkboard menu offers 10 curated salad choices—a Caesar, a Cobb, a “Black and Blue” with steak and blue cheese. Not listed on that menu is the …

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Berry Treasure

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There’s just something about raspberries. …

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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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Hitting the Spot

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Located in a beachside residential neighborhood next to Milford’s Silver Sands State Park, The Greek Spot (map) is easy to spot with its palm trees, string lights and bright blue awnings shading beachy white-and-woodgrain tables. Also notable is …

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