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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
5.8
9.0
$25
An authentic, subterranean Irish pub whose vibe is much more worthwhile than the food

We haven’t been thrilled with the Irish-American food lately at this classic local hangout. The place still feels as fun as ever, but ugh, that shepherd’s pie: not only does it taste obviously frozen, but it’s come with a center that was still icy—and topped with grainy instant mashed potatoes. And although it’s hard to complain about free food, the happy-hour chafing dishes are so bad that it’s warranted (cooling, congealing mozzarella sticks with marinara, for instance).

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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]