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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
3.4
3.0
$10
Mediocre, large-portioned Chinese take-out peddled primarily to budget-conscious students

You can count on a basic take-out Chinese place to adhere to a particular format, whether it’s downtown, up Dixwell Avenue, in a nearby suburb, or even in another city. Main Garden, though, has a particular undergrad following amidst a sea of choices, which must be in large part due to location, given that its standard take-out Chinese fare is not particularly different from competitors’—that is to say, it’s not very good. At least prices are quite low, and service… [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]