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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Why do they call them convenience stores when they’re so small? This is much more convenient

With a wide selection of wines and liquors in two locations convenient to the main Hamden and Orange commercial zones, BevMax is handy if you need wine that’s better than grocery-store level at a steal. Because they order in such large quantities, they get a discount and can pass the savings on to the consumer. And there is a good range of regions and varietals represented. Within each, there’s plenty of the tried-and-true big names, plus a few surprises.

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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]