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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
7.8
6.5
$10
Casual downtown Middle Eastern that’s slowly improving

Temple Street, in spite of its relative centrality, has been a historically difficult place for restaurants. This has all changed lately, and Sahara, which has been here for a while now, seems to be improving with the neighborhood. This little restaurant delivers in a way you don’t expect from the font painted on the window, or from the category of fare on offer. Falafel is flavorful, crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside. It definitely rivals Mediterranea for the title of best… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.5
$20
Holding strong as one of the Big Four pizzas, with none of the attitude of the other three

This favorite is located right in a neighborhood that’s heavy with grad students, which partly explains its perennial popularity. The other part is the reliably great pies.

If each of the Big Four pizza restaurants has its own thing that it does extremely well, Modern’s thing has to be its blistered crust and red sauce combination. The crust isn’t quite as thin as its rivals’ on Wooster Street, but some might prefer it this way: it’s more like American-style brick-oven pizza at… [More]