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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
An unsung hero in New Haven’s world of fishmongers

Why doesn’t this humble Asian market get any respect? Is it the strong fish smell that wafts out the door? Is it the cheap-looking sign, or the dingy-looking windows?

Well, now you’ve heard it from us: State Fish Farm Market isn’t just one of East Rock’s most reliable purveyors of Asian packaged foods, Chinese vegetables, and Korean goods like kimchi. It’s one of New Haven’s best places to buy fish. People often complain that there are no good fishmongers in New… [More]

From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
A true Jamaican gem, best for take-out, hiding in the side streets west of downtown New Haven

This is an out-of-the-way find in a part of New Haven most Yalies probably don’t even know exists—it’s somewhat west of downtown, off Derby Ave. With a half-broken TV and ripped plastic upholstery, the atmosphere is so drab it’s almost a joke; but the place is so genuine in its lack of intentional aesthetic that it comes off as purely endearing. And take-out orders are the best choice anyway. Huge family-style portions make it a great option for a dinner… [More]