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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
A pleasant stop for tea and scones

Take a hint from the domain name: your Irish fetish will be well fed by the downtown Celtica store and its little tea room in the back, whose friendly service and calming vibe create a little world apart from the bustle of College Street.

This place is just as much store as it is tea room. The store itself, which you will walk through along the way, peddles all manner of Irish curios—Celtica, if you will. The tea room, too,

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From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
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]