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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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NOA Wonder

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New downtown Thai place NOA is both solid and dreamy, with neat wire chairs, a ceiling of floating umbrellas, pulsing loungey house music and nightlife-style lighting animating a cavernous space. Beams and sweeps of that lighting dance and disperse like …

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Taking the Cake

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The day before I left New Haven for a trip to visit family, I found myself in Ives Main Library, seeking a good summer book—something satisfying, easily digestible. Perhaps I was hungry, but I took those beach-read criteria literally…

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Jam-Packed

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Damian Clarke and Taneisha Young, the married owners of takeout spot Jammin Jamaican Cuisine, credit hard work, friends, family, neighbors, community and God with their success. But it all started with their cooking…

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Gaining Flavor

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TOKA Asian Kitchen’s menu overwhelmed me at first glance. There were 22 starters alone, and none in particular stood out. The State Street restaurant offered many familiar-sounding dishes: satay, spring rolls, teriyaki, fried rice, beef and broccoli. But make …

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Top of the List

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Considering “a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews” on its site, the business directory and crowd-sourced review aggregator Yelp just named its top 25 places to eat in Connecticut—and the owner of the top spot …

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Looking Up

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Even in the high-achieving culinary capital of Connecticut, meals tend to happen close to the ground. You can count on one hand the rooftop spots to dine or drink—Elm City Social, High George, Goodfellas—and still have …

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Pop Art

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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

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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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