Never Mind on Pinkberry

Boy is my face pink: Pinkberry Settles Suit Over Claims on Dessert —Sarah Wolf

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Deep-Fried Post-Election Glory with the new Taber

Rich Tao could not be convinced to make his first appearance at the Toad as YCC President, even despite the promise of scantily-clad Berzelius taps handing out milk and cookies. Instead, Tao went to his favorite booth at Yorkside with his new secretary, Jasper Wang. I’m not one to turn down a free chicken wing […]

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Curry Hill

Going to Manhattan anytime soon? Sure you are. You have a job interview, you have a class field trip, it’s reading week and you’re bored — anyway, whatever the alleged reason for your trip, you know that deep down you’re mostly looking for a good restaurant. It’s okay — that’s what we’re here for. The […]

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Backstory: Review of Louis Lunch

I had never been to Louis’ before I did this review. I always meant to, but it seemed like it was never open. I’d even tried going right after Easter during their regular hours, but it was still closed, I guess for some kind of post-Easter chocolate-digesting vacation. But when I came back with a […]

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Top 10: Classic

Most likely to be mentioned immediately after the sentence “Oh yeah, I’ve been to New Haven.” People will laugh at you if you don’t go to these restaurants at least once before you graduate. 10. Rudy’s 71, male and drunk according to their Myspace page — what more could you ask for? Go to partake […]

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Coffee Tales, Part 2: Koffee on Audobon

Probably the best coffee shop in New Haven (see #3 on Top 10 Underrated) for normal reasons like ambience and quality beverages, Koffee also happens to boast an endless supply of bizarre conversations. For a prime example of why writers hang out in cafes all the time, please refer to the following overheard exchange.

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Burning Down the Traif

As I briefly mentioned earlier, I stopped keeping kosher this summer while I was in Israel. It’s a long story. But since then, I’ve been enjoying all kinds of previously forbidden delights, from chicken parmesan (delicious) to pasta with mussels (delicious) to fast food cheeseburgers (unbelievably greasy and really not all that great).And so far, […]

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The Backstory: Review of Central Steakhouse

Faithful blog readers deserve to know the truth: As much as I try to cover for it in the article, I think it’s pretty obvious that I forgot to order steak when I was reviewing Central Steakhouse. It was not a strategic decision — it just didn’t occur to me or the person I was […]

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Top 10: Underrated

If they went to high school, they would have been the kids sitting ignored and alone in the cafeteria who actually had awesome secret lives where they were in rock bands and had hot girlfriends. Okay, maybe those kids didn’t exist, but these coffee shops and restaurants do. 10. Booktrader This bookstore-slash-coffee shop is undeniably […]

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Gettin all up in my grilled vegetables

My mom took me out to lunch at Claire’s recently, selected based on proximity and because my mom is a vegetarian. To be honest, it wasn’t my first choice. I haven’t had great experiences there in the past — some bland soups, and occasionally ridiculously slow service — though it’s never been terrible either. But […]

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Coffee Tales, Part 1: The Publick Cup

A new name apparently means new high school students working behind the counter. A few days ago, a friend ordered a mocha latte from an eager-eyed boy in a newsboy hat and tie-dyed T-shirt. “Oh, we don’t serve those anymore,” he said. “What?” said my friend, incredulous. “Just kidding!” said the young barista. “I like […]

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Don’t just judge this Kidd by his covers

Graphic designer Chip Kidd is a master of hidden complexity. Yet his fame is also deceptively one-dimensional. Best known for his book covers, Kidd’s work manages to feature simple, bold images that subtly comment on the text inside. But while Kidd, who gave a Master’s Tea in Swing Space on Wednesday, is best known for […]

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