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…

Lulu, My Love

I’ve mentioned before on CTbites how difficult it is for me to find a solid Asian takeout spot in Norwalk. As you can imagine, that statement resulted in some comments, texts, singing telegrams, and even a carrier pigeon showed up with suggestions. “But have you tried…” Yes. Yes, I have. If it’s in Norwalk, I…

Happily Evarito’s After

Heartbreak comes in many forms. I’ve certainly experienced it when it comes to relationships, and I’ve felt it when a favorite haunt shutters. My heart was broken when Cask Republic South Norwalk closed. It was my spot back when it was The Ginger Man and that continued with it’s chic beer bar makeover. When the…

Bear’s Smokehouse at The Stack Opens in New Haven

Stellar BBQ and very beery things are happening at the DISTRICT As if I needed another reason to LOVE New Haven…now the Elm City can boast that it has a brand-new addition that smokes some of Connecticut’s best BBQ. In a state where very good BBQ isn’t common, there are two names that stand out….

Total Ko

Highlights from the bar experience at Momofuku Ko

Knot Yo’ Average Sammiches

It doesn’t take a sleuth’s eye to notice that we don’t post reviews as much as we used to. There are a couple of reasons for that. One is that we don’t think EVERY restaurant needs to be reviewed. Additionally, we agreed that as a blog, we want to ONLY highlight eateries that we very…

Sweet as a Peach(es)

There’s a rule of journalism that states you shouldn’t write about family or friends. Normally I adhere to it, but not always. I’ve broken in a couple times. Screw it. I doubt I’m the only rebel out there. Still, there’s pressure that comes along with it. If you REALLY like their restaurant, you hope they…

Full Haus in Downtown Bridgeport

Bridgeport has a cool new hangout. Yeah, you read that right. The “cool” comes from the good folks that brought Southwestern Connecticut a couple of very good restaurants, Harlan Social in Stamford and Harlan Publick in South Norwalk. This concept is very different from those two.

New Haven Pizza: A Pictorial

At the start of 2017, I started some fun research for Westchester Magazine. Fun because…PIZZA! The piece, titled “A ‘Haven’ for Pizza Lovers,” was a food/travel article that featured four (I would’ve included Da Legna in here if I was allowed) popular New Haven pizza places, and short write-ups on each, including the pies they’re…

My “New” LOCALi Pizza Joint

Earlier this year, I stopped by to chat with, and buy bread and pastries from local baker Rob Van Keuren, when I ran into Mogan Anthony. If you didn’t know, Mogan is the chef/owner of Village Social in Mount Kisco and Rye Brook, the newly opened Pubstreet in Pleasantville, and Locali in New Canaan. I…