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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
5.1
7.0
$20
A great pub for Sox fans and popcorn-fiends—but that’s about it

Some polls have listed Chip’s II Pub in Guilford as having the best burger arpund. It certainly has the usual characteristics of such an honor: it’s hidden in back of a strip mall on Route 1, with a sign whose ‘70s kelly-green font reminds us of Cheers.

Inside, there’s a hopping bar scene, complete with bits of free popcorn strewn all over the floor. Lots of license plates and other not-quite-memorabilia hang on the wood-paneled walls, and there’s a long, but… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.5
$20
Holding strong as one of the Big Four pizzas, with none of the attitude of the other three

This favorite is located right in a neighborhood that’s heavy with grad students, which partly explains its perennial popularity. The other part is the reliably great pies.

If each of the Big Four pizza restaurants has its own thing that it does extremely well, Modern’s thing has to be its blistered crust and red sauce combination. The crust isn’t quite as thin as its rivals’ on Wooster Street, but some might prefer it this way: it’s more like American-style brick-oven pizza at… [More]