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Find One of the Best Gyros in Town at Freskos

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the new Fresksos in New Haven has been building up a loyal clientele since opening its doors a few weeks ago — after all, the franchise’s Hamden location has been a big hit for years. Owner Peter Vouras came to the restaurant business after a successful career as

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Add Some Flavor to Tonight’s Dinner at Toro Brazilian Steakhouse

The popular all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse concept has arrived in New Haven. Toro Brazilian Steakhouse is located on Church Street, and serves rodizio grilled meats in a family-friendly, comfortable setting.  If you’re here for a premium steak, they have about a dozen choices, from top sirloin and skirt steak to pork loin, ribs, and sausage. True

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10 Ways to Refresh Your Apartment in Time for Spring

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, so it’s a great time to apply these concepts to your home. You likely already have some ideas about spring cleaning, but there are lots of other ways that you can refresh your apartment just in time for spring. Here are a few great tips for cleaning

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Grab a Bite and a New Read at Book Trader Cafe

Tucked away in the midst of Yale’s campus, Book Trader Cafe fittingly delivers literary knowledge with a side of grub. The cafe and bookstore debuted more than 20 years ago as a place for students and the public alike to come and pick up a fresh read and grab a sandwich or salad. Regulars rave about

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Warm Up Your Dinner Plans at iishin Ramen Bar

There’s nothing more warming and satisfying than a steaming bowl of hot ramen, and West Haven has a new spot to get this authentic Japanese specialty. iishin Ramen Bar serves appetizers, a few rice dishes, and their namesake ramen soups in a cozy, intimate dining space.  Choose from seven different noodle bowls, including a vegan option,

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Find Upscale Seafood and Handmade Pasta at Hamilton Park

It’s not easy to stand out in the sea of fine dining options in New Haven, but Hamilton Park’s New England style bistro fare is already a front runner. Here, you can expect a fresh concept of house-made food with simple accompaniments from Michelin-starred chef Matt Lambert.  The restaurant itself is one of the high

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Feed Your Whole Crew at Bear’s Smokehouse at The Stack

Great barbecue can be hard to find, but New Haven residents say that Bear’s Smokehouse at The Stack always hits the spot. This eatery is a relative newcomer to the local dining scene, but has already developed a devoted local following thanks to its generous helpings and reasonable prices.  You can order any item on

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Foodies Will Love the Grab-and-Go Fare at Olmo

Olmo is a fresh, new conceptual restaurant in New Haven that caters to both on-the-go diners and those who want to enjoy a sit-down meal. The first floor is grab and go, with the freshly made bagels as the specialty of the house. The Shop, as they call it, is open for breakfast and lunch,

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Find Your New Favorite Taco at Te Amo Tequila Bar & Tacos

New to New Haven, Te Amo Tequila Bar & Tacos is a modern Mexican restaurant and tequila bar with a selection of margaritas, tequila tasting flights, and unique tacos made over an open-flame grill. Try the sweet plantain tacos with crispy pork belly, julienned romaine, pico de gallo, and a horseradish cilantro crema. For vegetarians,

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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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