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Soup’s On

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On cold winter days, nothing beats a bowl of hot soup. Here are some of our favorite local heat sources.

With a name like Ladle and Loaf, you know a soup’s on. I recently ordered the Moroccan Vegetable Soup …

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Fish Out of Water

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When you order an omakase box from Rockfish Sushi at East Rock Market, you’re literally telling the chef, “I leave it up to you.” …

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Mouth to Mouth

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“We have a favorite saying here: ‘You’re not famous until your head is on a PEZ dispenser,’” says Shawn Peterson, manager of the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange. …

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Hot off the Griddle

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In a time of rampant inflation, Bulldog Hotdogs is the rare New Haven restaurant whose entrees start at $3.50. The branding of the establishment, opened about a month ago on the Broadway median, is of course a nod to Yale. …

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For Breakfast

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The title of Breakfast Served Any Time All Day, a 2004 book of essays on poetry by the late US Poet Laureate and Hamden native Donald Hall, is a metaphor for the rich and comforting ways poetry can fill …

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Holy Shito

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At Atticus Market, P&M Market or the Wooster Square Farmers’ Market, you might come across a selection of jars shouting a colorful message: “Oh Shito!” …

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Farm Candy

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Flux is inevitable in the orchard business. John Lyman, the executive vice president of Lyman Orchards and an eighth-generation grower, can trace the history of his family’s land to 1741…

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Thyme Zone

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When Thyme & Season opened in Hamden in 1997, many people still saw health food as “some weird old hippie thing,” longtime employee Vicky Parslow says with a laugh…

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Family Meals

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El Salvadoreño occupies the first floor of a multi-family house on Campbell Avenue in West Haven, its frontage transformed by a commercial brick buildout. The surrounding stretch of state road is dominated by convenience stores, repair shops, institutional campuses and …

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Win at Liu’s

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Liu’s Lunch is an open book, with colorful lists of Chinese dishes wrapping three sides of the food truck’s quilted metal frame.

Liu’s Lunch is also an enigma. …

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