Shell & Bones, New Haven, CT - May 27, 2016

I returned to New Haven for a bridal shower, and wanted to stop in at the new Shell & Bones that opened after I moved away. We had a 7 pm reservati…

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill - August 22, 2015

As you enter Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill on the waterfront (the old Sage American Grill…), you are welcomed by wide-open walls of win

Tarry Lodge, New Haven, CT - August 20, 2015

Tarry Lodge seemed like a good place to meet friends for a birthday celebration. After all it’s the positively reviewed new Mario Batali…

Solun Tapas Bar, Woodbridge, CT - March 1, 2015

I recommend a visit to the happy hour at Solun Tapas Bar in Woodbridge. They offer flavorful tapas ($5 each), decent wines ($4 per glass) with ext

Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven - January 29, 2015

My dear friend Claire Criscuolo called one weekend morning when I was packing to move asking me to meet downtown New Haven at her eponymous veg

Lenny & Joe’s, New Haven, Revisited - July 7, 2014

Lenny & Joe’s in the harbor of New Haven is worth the visit when you can sit on the deck, weather permitting.
I revisited recently and d

Tolli’s Apizza, East Haven - July 2, 2014

Tolli’s is an 60-year-old neighborhood Italian restaurant, where most patrons are well-known by the staff, including my friend Clair

Mickey’s Happy Hour, Hamden, CT - June 29, 2014

Mickey’s — on the corner of Whitney and Dixwell in Hamden — offers quite a bargain for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:

Bangkok Gardens, New Haven - June 15, 2014

I noticed a huge plate of veggies served to the table next to us and told the waitress that I would like what they had, but without the tofu, with chi

Thali, New Haven + Long Wharf’s The Last Five Years - May 21, 2014

Before heading to the opening of The Last Five Years… at Long Wharf theatre, I stopped in for a meal at Thali, New Haven’s innovative Indian

The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel, Revisit, Madison, CT - March 5, 2014

During my previous visit to the Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel, I sat on the deck enjoying the summer breeze off the sound. This time  it was in winte

Saray Turkish Restaurant, West Haven, CT - March 4, 2014

After a couple years of asking me to join my friend Ruby at her favorite Turkish restaurant in West Haven, I finally made a date to go to Saray Turki…

briq, New Haven, Revisited - February 11, 2014

I stopped back in at briq on Chapel, on the way to Bow Tie cinemas to see Dallas Buyers Club — which reminded me of Philadelphia… where the stars (M

Mambo Cocina Latina, New Haven - January 19, 2014

I stopped in for lunch at the newly opened Mambo Cocina Latina, on State Street in New Haven — a collaboration of Chef Alex Morales with the owne…

The Beach & Barn Bar and Bistro, to Open Branford, CT - January 8, 2014

Suzette & Franco Camacho, the creative minds behind Roomba, The Suburban, Swill, Tacuba Taco Bar, Seawich and Waterhouse…  just opened a ne

The Coffee Pedaler, Opens, New Haven - January 4, 2014

The Coffee Pedaler, a new coffee shop, has opened at the corner of East and State streets in New Haven. 
Self-described as “an artisan

Ludal’s, North Haven, CT - January 3, 2014

Ludal’s is a neighborhood Italian place, find to stop by for a bite after the movies. Nothing special, but friendly service and decent fo

New Haven’s The Taste of China - November 28, 2013

Stopped in recently at the Taste of China on Chapel Street after seeing Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine… — the powerful drama featuring Cate

Oaxaca’s New Menu in New Haven - November 10, 2013

Not only does Oaxaca… have a new menu, but they’ve added additional street-side seating with many heaters to take away the fall chill.
I kn

Archie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant, New Haven - October 31, 2013

Just say Archie Moore’s in the New Haven area and people think wings, as the restaurant had been known for their hot and spicy chicken wing

New Haven (CT) Restaurant Week Nov. 2013 - October 28, 2013

New Haven’s fall restaurant week runs Sunday, November 3 to Friday, November 8, 2013, featuring 30 restaurants that are offering three…

Caseus, New Haven - September 17, 2013

Cheese is the star on the menu at Caseus (pronounced KAY-see-us…) fromageria and bistro.
I met some friends there recently for dinner on “

ROÌA Restaurant and Cafe, New Haven - August 22, 2013

Our visit to sample Rioa… (pronounced ROY-uh), the newly opened restaurant in the Taft Hotel formerly Hot Tomatoes, had an ominous beginning

Palmeira Brasil Re-Opens - August 16, 2013

After shopping downtown, a friend and I decided to pop into Palmeira Brasil on Orange Street for a cocktail and a snack.
The restaurant opened

The Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel, CT - July 31, 2013

There’s nothing more perfect on a warm summer’s night than alfresco dining on a deck of a hotel, as at the Wharf-Madison Beach Hotel on t…

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