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Savor Modern Italian Cuisine at NOLO

It might be hard to believe that the stunning building in which NOLO now resides was inhabited by a local dry cleaning business for more than six decades. The striking, modern mix of concrete and glass was actually designed and constructed specifically for the family that ran the beloved small business.  As of a few

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Put Your Heads Together to Beat the Odds at Elm City Escape

This winter, shake up your weekend plans with a 60-minute adventure at Elm City Escape. They have a unique — and tough — escape room designed to be anything but your typical night out.  Gather up a few friends and book an escape room with a plot and clues straight out of a Hollywood action

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Sip Local Beers at East Rock Brewing Company

New Haven’s East Rock neighborhood has a rich tradition of beer brewing, with German immigrants setting up breweries along the Mill River over a century ago. Much more recently, the East Rock Brewing Company officially joined that history.  This small, family-owned microbrewery and beer garden is located in the newly refurbished industrial building on Mitchell

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Embrace Your Inner Artist at Art Plus Studio

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or haven’t ever taken an art class, Art Plus Studio probably has something that’s right for you. This New Haven shop is a paint-your-own ceramics studio that also offers private art lessons and group classes.  If you’re serious about improving your craft, consider signing up for individualized painting or drawing

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Find Hummus, Kebabs and More at Roaa Lebanese Cuisine

When Chef Marwan first conceived of Roaa Lebanese Cuisine, he wanted to share Lebanese-style food and culture with West Haven locals. Today, his restaurant does just that, as it’s one of the city’s most popular and affordably priced Lebanese restaurants.  Roaa is tucked into a strip mall on Campbell Avenue.The menu features a range of

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Enjoy Live Music or Record Your Own at Firehouse 12

Music and food have one happy marriage at Firehouse 12. This massive building in the heart of New Haven has a little something for everyone, whether you want to check out a show, have a great meal, or record some music of your own.  Firehouse 12 consists of four parts: a record label, performance venue,

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Enjoy Homestyle Italian Fare at Carmines Di Vega

Carmines Di Vega has only been open for a few months, but this New Haven restaurant has already gained a loyal following, thanks to its home-like atmosphere and chef Miguel "Mikey" Vega's traditional-yet-modern menu. If you visit for dinner you might start with a plate of broccoli rabe with fennel sausage, or maybe grilled eggplant

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Enjoy the Best of the City’s Culinary Scene at Taste of New Haven

The incredible food and drinks of New Haven take center stage at Taste of New Haven tours. True foodies will tell you that New Haven has so much to offer, and there is no better way to learn all about this great city from a food-lovers perspective than with a tasting tour. Taste of New

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Pay a Fascinating Visit to the Peabody Museum of Natural History

A few years ago, Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrated its 150th anniversary, and even after all these years, the Peabody is still developing new ways to make their impressive collections available to the public. Folks who grew up in Connecticut almost surely have memories of taking a school field trip to see the

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Pay a Fascinating Visit to the Peabody Museum of Natural History

A few years ago, Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrated its 150th anniversary, and even after all these years, the Peabody is still developing new ways to make their impressive collections available to the public. Folks who grew up in Connecticut almost surely have memories of taking a school field trip to see the

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