Tag Archives: drink

T(hr)ee Totals

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All mocktails are mock cocktails, but only a few, in my experience, are good enough to mock cocktails.

Three of those can be found in downtown New Haven…

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Well Done

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Though it has a good name for a dive bar, The Well is not a dive bar. It’s a wine (and beer) bar with dive bar prices, a circular pad burrowed into the lower level of Yale’s still-new Schwarzman Center. …

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Natural Selection

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Being natural is messy. B-Natural eats clean. The restaurant offers bowls, sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies, juices and all-day breakfast, with an open kitchen in back where, during a recent visit, made-to-order components sizzled and simmered.

As I placed my order, …

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Like Fine Wine

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I trust the proprietors of Hamden’s Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits Co. more than I trust my doctor. In decades of frequenting the store, the suggestions I’ve gotten, no matter the price, have never disappointed. The staff—currently including Bob Feinn, …

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Bar Kept

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I think of Delaney’s as Westville’s Cheers. It’s a friendly neighborhood bar with a notable history, low-key vibe, steady stream of regulars and…

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Big Drink

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Though the Manhattan has been a bar staple for well over a century, its origins remain cloudy. One popular legend is that it was invented in the 1870s at New York City’s Manhattan Club for a party hosted by Jennie …

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Airport Bar

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For our vacation this week, we’re traveling back to some favorite recent stories, including this grounded flight experience.

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Merry Time

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There’s a bar I’ve really fallen for. She’s beautiful, confident and an expert in her field. Though Michelin guides tend to give me a terrible case of the eye rolls, I’ve always secretly appreciated their 3-star standard: “exceptional cuisine, worth …

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Airport Bar

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There’s a handsome and desolate stretch of road between downtown Stratford and its coastal neighborhood of Lordship. It’s bounded on either side by protected wetlands and runways for the largely forgotten Sikorsky Memorial Airport. And though untold airfields have similar …

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Sip ’n’ Slide

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Good places to drink usually give you something to set your eyes on—an interesting crowd or a view of the water. They also tend to privilege conversation—a quiet booth to catch up with an old friend, the comforting din of …

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