A Taste of Grano Arso

I’ll never pass up a dish of expertly made fresh pasta. The yolkier and more golden the pasta the better. I like the classics; I’m talking a deeply flavorful Bolognese, cacio e pepe, spaghetti carbonara. And I’ll always swoon for creative, new age cheffy preparations, too. Grano Arso is one of those Connecticut restaurants that…

Daytrippin’ at Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery

At the peak of COVID lockdowns I was pretty bored. Normally, boredom isn’t a problem for me with all the writing, photography, and martial arts as both a career and as hobbies. One of the things I’ve always been interested in is bartending. While I may not be behind the stick anytime soon (but not…

Under the Lights at Goosefeather

From when it opened in the summer of 2019, I had Goosefeather near the top of my “must-try list.” And for good reason, actually, lots of reasons. One, it’s owned by chef, restauranteur, and Top Chef contestant Dale Talde. Two, it’s a modern, cheffy take on the cuisine from Hong Kong with aspects of dim…

Brunchin’ at The Blake

At the start of 2019, The Blake Hotel opened in Downtown New Haven. In the spring, a rooftop lounge, High George, and a restaurant, Hamilton Park would open. Normally, hotel restaurants garner a reaction of “Meh,”—this is Connecticut, not New Orleans—but when the restaurants are under the direction of Tyler Anderson, chef Ashley Flagg, and…

A ❤️’s E

This is easily one of the most incomplete blog posts you’ll ever see here, but ya know what? Don’t care. Sometimes you just have to shout-out something you love, especially when it’s focused on pizza and what’s a no-doubt great NYC cheeseburger. City folks likely know it, but for those in Connecticut and Westchester that…