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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
4.7
6.0
$10
Cheap, sugary noodle soups and dim sum—something new, but nothing good

We were very excited when this place first opened. For one thing, it was so cheap. It also featured so many options. Unfortunately, we soon realized that, no matter how many options there were, everything seemed to come in two flavors: sickly sweet (avocado dressing on salads, rice noodle with combination—why don’t they warn you this is a dessert dish?) and generically salty-spicy. Not that there’s anything wrong with salty-spicy, especially if you’re just looking for something nourishing that warms… [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]