Tag Archives: New Haven

A preview of summer: Jenelle’s Waterfront Cafe

There’s a warmth in the air that carries the undeniable scent of spring and it has locals ready to shake off the last of winter. One such group of New Haveners – my Sunday brunch companions and I – thought … Continue reading

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Home cooking goes south: Cast Iron Soul

For a humble city, New Haven offers a surprising variety of cuisines for the average gastronomic explorer. But a foreigner to southern cooking myself, the prevalence of mutations like Popeye’s and KFC, or even Stop ‘N Shop’s ‘fried chix’ that … Continue reading

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That old chestnut

When I walk into Chestnut Fine Foods one weekday to ask if I can have a mosey around with my camera, co-owner Patty Walker suggests to me, “You must come inside the kitchen and see my mother, Eleanor. She 89 … Continue reading

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Lunch and a show

Dining at Israel Campos’ Mexican food cart outside Yale’s ‘Whale’ is as much about the food as the experience of watching Israel create your meal. As the queue lengthens outside ‘El Poblano’ at lunchtime on a Wednesday, Israel’s hands and … Continue reading

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