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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
It’s tradition...but does that mean it’s good?

Libby’s cookies are within reach no matter where you live. No, Libby’s hasn’t become a mega-chain overnight (there are only two locations—one on Wooster Street and one in North Haven). But, you can order cookies online from their website, and they’ll deliver them to you anywhere in the US.

And they will satisfy your sweet tooth. The Wooster location is populated by a genuine Italian-American crowd (along with a smattering of locals and tourists fresh from a Pepe’s or Sally’s… [More]

From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
The gold standard for pizza is going chain—get it while it’s still good

Frank Pepe, one of the two most famous pizzerias in New Haven and among the best known in all New England, is chaining it up. Branches in Fairfield and Manchester are already open, and branches in (wince) Yonkers, and (double wince) Mohegan Sun casino are on the way. Although we wish them the best, it’s hard not to feel a bit slighted by this news, like finding out from your brilliant humanities-scholar son that he’s decided to pursue a career… [More]