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The ‘real New England’

On a lazy Saturday afternoon, sun sinking low over the hazy sound, we let the warmth of the day slowly niggle at us until one of us declared, “let’s go jump in the water”. From New Haven, many people either … 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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Savour the Latin flavour

“What are you making there…pupusas?” I inquire in broken spanish to a motherly-faced latina, vigorously patting batter into shape with her hands. “Arepa. Son diferentes,” she quips cheerfully and continues patting and placing each round on the grill. Of course … Continue reading

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A little taste of home

It seemed almost criminal that I had been in Montreal near on a year without reviewing Parc Avenue café, Tourtiére Australienne. A store dedicated to all things Australian surely deserves to be celebrated, even if it is run, not by … Continue reading

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Not just the corner store

Pinned on the wall of Dépanneur Prince Arthur is a worn old black and white of two small children and a man, clad in 80’s getup, standing outside the red brick corner store with nothing but a modest sign leant … Continue reading

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Sandwich sampler

The sandwich. It’s name is universally comprehensible and almost every culture has some incarnation of the meal-wrapped-in-bread. I thought this week, rather than focusing on another ma-and-pa food story, I would do a little recap of some of the tasty … Continue reading

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A bite in the Whites

On the final leg of my trip with my folks, I wanted to show them a little more of New England while we had the chance. So the three of us piled into our rental car bags and bags of … Continue reading

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Saucy Sojourn: Wiscasset, ME

It seemed something like fate that on my first day driving up the coast of Maine I stumble upon the state’s most prized lobster shack. Who would have thought that a tiny candy-stripe hut propped up next to a bustling … Continue reading

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Leave the guns…

On a recent trip to Boston I stopped off at Hanover Street in the city’s North End for my italian fix. The area is a bustling mix of past and present – rich history told in the red brick of … Continue reading

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Saucy Sojourn: Brooklyn, NY

Trying to pick just one local gem to write up in New York is an exceedingly difficult task. Whether you want to eat from a shopping trolley, truck or full-blown restaurant, New York is the city that has got anything … Continue reading

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