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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
5.9
7.0
$35
Unexciting Indian that doesn’t seem to have carved out a niche of any sort for itself

Sitar is one of the newer Indian restaurants in town, and the fact that it’s just about the only Indian joint in its neighborhood (Yale, government buildings, and banks) would seem to guarantee it a customer base. If you work around here, once you’ve cycled enough times through the more classic lunch/deli options—Judies, Zoi’s on Orange, and such—you’ll probably wind up here.

Or so one would think. It would be a stretch to call the tiny trickle of customers a lunch… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$10
Some of the best Jamaican food around comes out of a truck on the Boulevard

We were hungry, and we’d pulled into a parking lot on Ella Grasso Boulevard (still just “The Boulevard” to old-school locals), trying to turn around in search of—well, something. Then the smell crept in the car: a snap of smoke, spice and blackened meat. This was our something. But we hadn’t found it. The jerk chicken at Glen’s Bar-B-Q had found us.

The promise of wonderful food where you’d expected only pavement is a good reason to keep your eyes off… [More]