Annual Manual 2011 - New Haven Advocate
The New Haven Advocate's Annual Manual 2011. Your guide to the greater New Haven area.
Record Stores Brass City Records, 489 Meadow St., Waterbury, 203-5747805, brasscityrecords.com. Famed rallying point for the counterculture in its corner of the state. Decades' worth of experience, extensive vinyl offerings, CDs and collectible stuff. Stuff to make collectors, hipsters, DJs and casual music fans happy. Performance space inside the store, too. Cutler's Records, Tapes & Compact Discs, 25-27 Broadway, New Haven, 203-7776271, cutlers.com. Diverse and comprehensive range of new releases, huge section of new and used vinyl, sprawling used discs bin, helpful and knowledgeable staff, plus a great classical section. DVD selection has blossomed in recent years. Exile on Main Street, 267 E. Main St., Branford, 203-4836228, exileonmain.com. The Hamden outpost may have closed, but the original location remains. Lively, knowledgeable staff. Services diehard music lovers from Deadheads to skinheads and all those pinheads and Beatle-haircuts in between. Extensive used CD selection, including imports, plus new and used vinyl. One of only a few shops where unsigned locals can sell their discs. Merle's Record Rack, 307 Racebrook Rd., Orange, 203795-9033, merlesrecordrack.com. New and used CDs and records, knowledgeable staff. Lots of collectible and hard-tofind oldies and classic pop-rock 45s and LPs. Also offering reconditioned turntables and audio transfer services. Recently moved directly across the street from its former location on Old Tavern Road. Mystic Disc, 10 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, 860-536-1312, themysticdisc.com. A staple of the Mystic/New London scene, where countercultural types 6 Annual Manual | meet to browse the bins and exchange ideas. Rarities, used stuff, CDs and copious vinyl to please collectors and novices alike. Records & DVD's The Record Shop, 35 E. Main St., Waterbury, 203-754-2659. Urban, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, Latin freestyle. Vinyl records, too. Redscroll Records, 24 N. Colony St., Wallingford, 203-2657013, redscrollrecords.com. Run by a couple of clued-in underground rock guys, specializing in punk, indie, hardcore, metal, avant-garde stuff and more, CDs and vinyl alike. Ever-growing selection of used music. Also sells demographically pleasing books and DVDs. Replay Records, 2586 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203-934-9999, replayrecordsct.com. A longrunning and reputable used record shop that sells mostly used stuff -- some CDs and tapes, but chiefly records. A treasure trove of vintage vinyl, LPs and 45s, rarities, vintage and affordably-priced discs. Collectors can have a field day. Knowledgeable staff. The Telegraph, 19 Golden St., New London, 860-701-0506, telegraphnl.com. New Londoners who don't want to travel far for new and used vinyl should head here. You'll also find music from local bands and musicians, books and other related items. If they don't have what you're looking for, they'll hunt it down for you. Tumbleweeds, 325 Main St., Niantic, 860-739-9018, tumbleweedsct.com. A wide assortment of rock, blues, jazz, roots, reggae and more, alongside tie-dyed shirts, bags, shirts, hats, jewelry and so much more. They'll special order stuff they don't have in stock, and keep your want list on hand. ith the vast network of torrent sites, SoulSeek and more, why should a budgetconscious student invest in records? The New Haven music scene is one that's built on a thriving network of independent cultural producers, all of whom are united under a bootstrapping, DIY mentality -- one that extends beyond Iron Hand 7", "Liquid Assets", from Safety Meeting Records shows and into record stores. If you're looking to get involved with the local scene, start with not just going to shows, but buying records. Safety Meeting Records (safetymeetingrecords.com) founder and "el jefe" Carlos Wells says he got into putting out records for that very reason, "When I was a kid, one of the reasons why I really liked going to shows was to buy records." Now Wells puts out an average of five to six records every year. The most recent is Mick Barr's Coiled Malescence, the sleeves of which are letterpressed by New Haven's own Dexterity Press (dexteritypress.com). (Dexterity operates a Universal Vandercook II letterpress, dating from 1934.) The majority of Safety Meeting releases take the form of 12" LP's accompanied by CDs. But some bands decide to start their own record labels. According to Rick Omonte of the Mountain Movers (formerly on Safety Meeting Records), "a few things kind of edged us to do our own records. Mostly feeling that we could do it ourselves and that we had complete control. For bands at our level, it kind of makes sense." The Mountain Movers' label, Car Crash Avoiders (carcrashavoiders.tumblr.com), may eventually release related side projects, but for right now, it's focused on releasing records, tapes, and tote bags, solely by the Movers. One recent release is Apple Mountain, which tells the story of two lovers that are separated during an unexpected blizzard -- not just through song, but in the accompanying liner notes, illustrated with watercolors by band member Dan Greene. Meanwhile, in between releases for Estrogen Highs, Iron Hand, Sudden Walks, and more, musician Stefan Christensen's effacingly-named Never Heard of It Records (myspace.com/ neverheardofitrecords) turned out Judge's Cave, a box set of cassette tapes by New Haven-based artists, also with an accompanying zine. Conceptual, narrative, and illustrated -- three things that are tough to find when downloading singles from iTunes, or ripping them from your roomie's laptop. You can find these records and more online, at shows, and in stores like Cutler's (27 Broadway, New Haven; 203-777-6271, cutlers.com) and Redscroll Records (24 N. Colony Road, Wallingford; 203-265-7013, redscrollrecords.com). --Alexis Zanghi W On the record COURTESY SAFETY MEETING September 1, 2011 Theatre Vaude-village ood theater is interactive, bringing the audience away from reality and into a story. New Haven's Lyric Hall Showcase, the area's newest venue for live theater, is all about doing that -- in creative, unique, and often sitespecific ways. The building, located at 827 Whalley Ave., was originally built in 1913 as a vaudeville silent film house. Many renovations and uses (including a automobile repair shop) over the years left the building in disrepair before 2006. That's when current owner John Cavaliere stumbled upon it. The man behind the curtain: Since then, Cavaliere Lyric Hall's John Cavaliere. has renovated the building extensively -- furnishing it with antiques, and furbishing it with custom gilt work. Cavaliere says, "the details you may not notice consciously, but subconsciously the details invoke you with the time, feeling and character of vaudeville." This feeling is most evident at Lyric Hall's monthly (and often sold out) screening of silent films accompanied by original scores. "When you're sitting there watching the films with the live musicians playing, you realize that this is surround sound at its best," Cavaliere says, adding that "Lyric Hall Showcase is a theater that is theatrical all on its own." In addition to the monthly silent screenings there's Groove Haven, a dance party featuring live music, guest DJ's and an interactive lightshow. Upcoming events include a burlesque show called TIKKI-AGO-GO on September 10 with performances by local surf-music all-stars The Clams. There's also Forgot to Laugh Sideshow and Animation Festival, presenting vaudevillian performances like fire-juggling and sword-eating during the weekend of October 23. On October 27 to the 31, the play Irma Vep will be performed. The types of performances at Lyric Hall Showcase change just as quickly as its antique furnishings do. "The building speaks to me and I listen; when theatergoers come here they will most likely bring something new with each visit," Cavaliere says. -- Luke Hammerman plenty of green space. G LUCAS HAMMERMAN PHOTO 360 State has redefined luxury living. A LEED Platinum design, 360 offers grand spaces, fabulous views and exceptional amenities, including rooftop pool and garden - all for half the carbon footprint of a conventional apartment building. 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BEST BBQ! in New Haven County! Try our smoked Mac & Cheese Burnt Ends, Cowboy Beans & Chicken & Ribs VOTED BY CT MAGAZINE'S READERS POLL Big Country's Hickory Pit BBQ 920 Colony Rd, Wallingford � 203-376-9529 12 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 ad excludes ew Haven's a college town, filled with college students on college student budgets. Fortunately, it's also filled with plenty of budget-friendly options. There are sale racks and discounted downtown shopping nights, thrift stores and dollar stores, big box stores and IKEA. And then there are the city's open air markets. Traders' Market, located at 86 Fitch Street, opened over the summer. Since opening, the market CitySeed's downtown farmers market. has been doing well for itself. "It is growing and getting busier everyday," Alyssa DiSpazio (a co-owner of Traders' Market) says. Traders' Market has an indoor and outdoor facility, so it runs all year round, Friday to Sunday. The market urges shoppers to "shop, swap and save," just for the fun of it. The variety of items is large, selling lots of antiques, jewelry, clothing and collectibles. DiSpazio explains that customers can trade items with vendors. Haggling is allowed, but you may not be able to cut a deal. "It's all up to the vendors," DiSpazio says. Traders' Market is also family-oriented. "We offer free popcorn, free admission and free parking," she said. "Also, we do our best to keep out illegal items and knock-offs." All-ages venue The Space operates a vintage clothing store on-site year round, but they host a flea market about four times a year. Vendors sell vintage clothing, records, cassettes, and more -- "anything from staple flea market regulars to somebody selling vegan brownies,"owner Steve Rodgers says. Each market hosts between 30 and 40 vendors, sometimes with live music. And over-21 shoppers not interested in vegan brownies can partake in beers and barbecue at The Space's sister venue, The Outer Space. The next two markets are September 23 and October 8. If you're looking to keep your shopping experience outdoors, feel free to check out any one of the open air farmer's market that CitySeed operates. More than just your average farmer's market, vendors sell everything from green bags to dog biscuits. And CitySeed's recently initiated a marketshare program -- like a farmshare, members pay $13 for a week's supply of health vegetables, picked fresh from an urban farm. Fresh, healthy food, and more, on a student budget? Sign us up! --Luke Hammerman N COURTESY OF CITYSEED pe D A V I D G O O D K I N D M D music A T C O N N E C T I C U T dance C O L L E G E theater Mary Foster Conklin The Melody Lingers On -- Three Generations of American Popular Song Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 -- 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 -- 8 p.m. Tansill Theater Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland `Moby Dick' Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 -- 3 p.m. Evans Hall Brentano String Quartet Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 -- 8 p.m. Evans Hall Lim�n Dance Company Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 -- 8 p.m. Palmer Auditorium Mingus Big Band AXIS Dance Company Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 -- 8 p.m. Palmer Auditorium Saturday, March 31, 2012 -- 8 p.m. Palmer Auditorium L.A. Theatre Works Asphalt Orchestra Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director "The Rivalry" by Norman Corwin Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 -- 8 p.m. Palmer Auditorium Thursday, April 5, 2012 -- 8 p.m. Palmer Auditorium CONNECTiCuT COllEgE, NEw lONdON CAll 860-439-ARTS (2787) OR viSiT ONSTAgE.CONNCOll.Edu FOR TiCkETS. September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 13 Clothing & Gifts American Apparel, 51 Broadway, New Haven, 203-6240120, americanapparel.net. Plain T's, tube dresses, spandex pants, sparkly duffle bags, scrunchies, body suits and more, in almost every color. April Rose Designs, 69 Boston St., Guilford, 203-453-1797, aprilrose.com. Bridal gear for eclectic, elegant tastes. Archetype Clothing, 265 College St., New Haven, 203-5626772, archetypeclothing.com. Upscale women's clothing boutique with an eye to New York City. Artifax, 17 River St., Milford, 203-878-2131, artifaxworld.com. Gifts, decor and global accents. Bijoux Accessories Boutique, 2311 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, 203-453-6500. Fine jewelry, accessories, handbags, scarves, handmade accessories by local designers. Campus Customs, 57 Broadway, New Haven, 203-7891608, campuscustoms.com. If you're looking for that special Yale visor, mug, key chain -- and virtually anything else you can imagine with Old Blue's name on it -- Campus Customs is the place to go. Carole's Creations, 344 Washington Ave., North Haven, 203-239-1861; 965 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, 203-453-CHIC, carolscreationsct.com. Shop the latest fashion trends with personalized service. Celtica, 1008 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-785-8034, gotirish.com. Waterford crystal, Celtic clays and Jerpoint glass, plus traditional wool aran sweaters and Alpaca hand-knits. Channel 1, 220 State St., New Haven, 888-SHOP-CH1, channel1online.com. Channel 1 is a gallery skate shop that also sells shoes, apparel, media and more. 14 Annual Manual | Ciao Bella, 36 Wall St., Madison, 203-245-1819. Fun, fabulous fashions and accessories for hip chicks. Don't confuse it with the line of gelato. Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20-A Killingworth Tpke., Clinton, 860-664-0700, premiumoutlets.com. If you just need to have that designer suit, why pay retail? Check online for a complete list of outlets. Coco's on the Green, 235 Montowese St., Branford, 203481-5300, cocosonthegreen.com. High-end designer styles and accessories. Consignment Originals, 959 S. Main St., Cheshire, 203-2710475; 320 Boston Post Rd., Orange, 203-799-8075, consignit.com. Current fashions in perfect or near-perfect condition, along with like-new housewares, appliances, jewelry, furniture, art and more. Selection varies by store. Dancers' Boutique & Down Under Tanning Salon, 224 Main St., East Haven, 203-4696637, thedancersboutique.com. Exercise clothes for dancers, swimmers, skaters, gymnasts, cyclists and yogis, in sizes ranging from Tot to Plus. Dava, 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 203-230-0039, shopdava.com. An easy-to-get-lost-in shop of eclectic clothing, jewelry, body products, incense and candles. Denali, 13 Broadway, New Haven, 203-495-9355, denalinewhaven.com. Specialists in North Face apparel and equipment and Merrell footwear. Derek Simpson Goldsmith, 1094 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-787-2498. A wide inventory of jewelry and golden accoutrements, with a big clip of custom business. Dharma Jewel Tibet Himalayan Handicraft, 1608 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, 860399-6082. Gift items include silver and beaded jewelry, books on meditation, pashminas, Buddhist prayer flags, sheep's wool rugs, Buddhist statues and antiques. clothing and accessories. Enclave, 23 Broadway, New Haven, 203-865-3470, enclavenewhaven.com. From the operators of outdoor outfitters Trailblazer and Denali comes this skate and snow emporium, packed with equipment and outerwear. English Building Markets, 839 Chapel St., New Haven, 203772-1728, englishbuildingmarkets.com. Vintage, antique and one-of-a-kind home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. Fairhaven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, 203-776-3099, fairhaven-furniture.com. Well-crafted hardwood furnishings, fine upholstered furniture and home accessories from craftspeople from around the world. Three floors. Fashion Footwear, 1020 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-562-3400, 1804fashionfootwear.com. Designer women's shoes for all occasions, with brands like Steve Madden and Nine West. Fashionista Vintage & Variety, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-777-4434, fashionistavintage-variety.com. Cool, chic and quirky fashions from decades past, all at your fingertips. You never know what you'll find. Flutterby, 55 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-458-1941, flutterby-ct.com. Unusual, often handmade fashion accessories and home decorations. France Ameriques, 685 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-3180352, franceameriques.com. French, Italian, German and Spanish imported women's Gallery 4, 2985 Whitney Ave., Mt. Carmel Ctr., Hamden, 203-281-6043. Handmade jewelry from around the world, plus a large selection of Native American jewelry from the Southwestern United States. Virtually everything is one of a kind. Gallery Raffael, 20 Church St., Guilford, 203-453-0496. Local and international art and artifacts, paintings, statuettes. Great Expectation, 1140 Main St., Branford, 203-483-0700, greatexpectation.biz. Extensive selections of European lingerie, dresses, sleepwear, jewelry, handbags and more. The Griswold Inn Store, 47 Main St., Essex, 860-767-0210, griswoldinn.com. Eclectic and unique gift items, and handmade one-of-a-kind crafts. Group W Bench, 1171 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-624-0683. Pleasing the senses since 1968 with tie-dyed Grateful Dead T-shirts, "water pipes" and reproductions of old pin, robot and tin wind-up toys. Guilford Coin Exchange, 69 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203453-9363. Longtime landmark on the Guilford Green. They buy gold jewelry, rings, wedding bands, coins and more. Hello Boutique, 1090 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-562-0204, helloboutique.com. An eclectic women's clothing and accessories store offering uncommon fashions from around the world. Idiom, 1014 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-782-2280, idiomboutique.com. A women's boutique featuring handbags, accessories, artisan jewelry and designer garb. J. Crew, 29 Broadway, New Haven, 203-624-7101, jcrew- September 1, 2011 Clothing & Gifts .com. Contemporary clothing and accessories for men and women, with a touch of preppy. birding, shooting and paddling. Jitterbugs, 572 Boston Post Rd., Milford, 203-882-0502, jitterbugsdancewear.com. The onestop shop for dance, gymnastic and skate wear. Jolie Boutique, 670 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-245-5828, jolieboutique.net. Exclusive lines of women's clothing. Khaki & Black, 22 Durham Rd., Madison, 203-245-8887, khakiandblack.com. Like an art gallery, with clothes. Kimberly Boutique, 71 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-4532554, shopkimberly.com. Fashions and handbags. Lady Olga's Lingerie, 3490 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203288-1133, ladyolgaslingeriehamden.com. Lingerie for every lady, even those not named Olga. Laila Rowe, 39 Broadway, New Haven, 203-773-3886, lailarowe.com. Affordable, colorful jewelry, scarves, handbags, clothing and more. La Moda Fashions, 2456 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203-2301710, mylamoda.com. Everything for a fashion-forward wardrobe, from lingerie to jewelry and designer clothes. Life of Riley Irish Imports, 881 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, 860-388-6002, lifeofrileyirishimports.com. Gifts, clothes and food from the Emerald Isle. Lulu's A Chichi Boutique, 75 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203453-6887, luluschichiboutique.com. The home of products that pamper, with lingerie, sleepwear and bath goods. North Cove Outfitters, 75 Main St., Old Saybrook, 866437-6707, northcove.com. Wide selection of all things outdoors: climbing, camping, fly fishing, Odeon, 918 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 203-389-8704. Their staple is Ugg boots; from there it's funky designers and the latest trends. Only for Her, 98 Main St., Ansonia, 203-734-0036. Eclectic selection of clothing, bath and body products and jewelry by Pandora and Brighton. Originals from Africa, 30 Lowell Terr., Milford, 203-877-8244. Botswana immigrant Liv Pikul offers handcrafted goods imported from southern Africa. Intricately woven baskets and scrap metal sculptures. Peter Indorf Jewelers, 703 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-245-5700; 1022 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-776-4833, peterindorf.com. What started out of the back of a truck in California is now a destination for seekers of unique, custommade jewelry designs. Raggs Fashions for Men, 1020 Chapel St., New Haven, 203865-3824, raggsnewhaven.com. You wonder why the mannequins in the window don't melt from their own sex appeal. Seychelles Dresses, 129 Church St., New Haven, 203745-5387, seychellesdresses.com. Up, up, upscale boutique providing dresses for fancy occasions. By appointment only. Skappo Merkato, 51 Orange St., New Haven, 203-773-1600, skappo.com. Imported Italian foods, samples of the deliciousness over at Skappo Italian Wine Bar, plus handmade clothing. SoundRunner, 1088 Main St., Branford, 203-483-8222; 762 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-318-8190, soundrunner.net. Stocking nothing but top-rated running shoes. Swish, 1044 Main St., Branford, 203-488-9515; 57 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-458-8121. Classy collection of hip Baby Boomer clothes for women; contemporary styles. can be found here. Tracy Brent Collections, 76 Broad St., Guilford, 203-4589100, tracybrentcollections.net. Casual to dressy clothes and accessories for women. Trailblazer, 296 Elm St., New Haven, 203-865-6244; 1004 Main St., Branford, 203-4880802, shoptrailblazer.com. Huge selection of outdoors-y gear, with massive selection. Trudy's European Shoes & Accessories, 71 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-458-3265, trudysshoes.com. Formal shoes are to be found, but the main goal of Trudy's is comfortable style. Urbanminers, LLC, 30 Manila Ave., Hamden, 203-287-0852, urbanminers.com. Salvaged, upcycled, and found objects for sale. Urban Outfitters, 43 Broadway, New Haven, 203-776-7444, urbanoutfitters.com. Warehouse-size space loaded with looks for young men and women, plus housewares and assorted kitsch. Village Vogue Boutique and Grey Barn Antiques, 163 N. Broad St., Milford, 203-2839400, villagevogueboutique.com. Find unique clothing, vintage jewelry, handbags and more. Wave Gallery, 1046 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-624-3032, wavenewhaven.com. Imaginative handcrafted gifts. Whispers from Lady Olga, 21 River St., Milford, 203-8767400, ladyolgaslingeriehamden.com. Intimate apparel, sleep- and loungewear. Why Not? Clothing, 19 River St., Milford, 203-878-8150. Referred to as "Milford chic," casual wear is abundant, particularly those oh-so-cute "Life is Good" T-shirts. Taken For Granite, 409 Leetes Island Rd., Branford, 203-4880557, forgranite.com. Antiques, gifts, patio accoutrements, jewelry, in a charming cottage in Stony Creek. Tanger Factory Outlets, 314 Flat Rock Pl., Westbrook, 860The Red Barn of Woodbridge, 399-8656, tangeroutlet.com/ 378 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, westbrook. Featuring more 203-389-2910, redbarnwoodthan 65 name-brand stores. See bridge.com. Unique and eclectic online for a complete list. selection of jewelry, handbags and clothes from well-known Ten Thousand Villages, 1054 designers. Chapel St., New Haven, 203776-0854, tenthousandvilRendezvous, 788 Chapel St., lages.com. Eclectic collection of New Haven, 203-624-8880. Super-trendy urban fashions for Third World art, artifacts, musical instruments and gifts. men and women. Thom Brown, 37 Broadway, Rock Garden, 17 S. 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Outdoor patio Specialty Panini Hot foods Pizza Fresh fruits and Produce Meats Flowers Gourmet Grocery Sandwich Prepared Meals to Go Grinders Deli Lunch 603 Orange St. � New Haven � 203.787.5919 � www.nicasmarket.com 20 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 Galleries & Museums JUDY SIROTA ROSENTHAL FOR ARTSPACE MIJOY 747 DEEP SEA FISHING No Saltwater Fishing License Required I f you're jonesing for an art fix, the months of October and November are sure to satisfy your craving. From October 12 to 30, for three consecutive weekends, New Haven itself becomes an exhibition space as part of Artspace's 14th Annual City-Wide Open Studios. Local artists participating in the month-long visual arts festival welcome visitors to their studios in New Haven, West Haven, North Haven and Hamden. Other hot spots include Erector Square (the former Erector set factory), and the Alternative Space, an empty building for temporary installations. Some new features this year include an iPhone urban search app, which will allow registered artists to post updates to their studio information, and visitors to download CWOS maps, a special passport for studio visitors to use and fill during the middle weekend, making them eligible to win a specially commissioned print, and a private closing celebration party at the Yale University Art Gallery. Overall, "We're trying to do some performances, and more activities in the studios," says Executive Director Helen Kauder. In November, Artspace hosts an exhibition, organized by New York-based guest curator Rachel Gugelberger and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts called Library Science. The title and premise of Library Science derive partly from conceptual artist Eleanor Antin's 1972 work in which "pieces of information" describing women artists were catalogued by the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings. The show also finds inspiration in the field of library and information science, which investigates library resource usage, human interaction with library systems, and information organization. Library Science extends beyond the gallery in New Haven's Ninth Square: Connecticut artists will display work commissioned specifically for the show in libraries within walking distance, like the Institute Library, Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts and Haas Arts Libraries, which house great visual resources. "We wanted artists to be able to have an opportunity to really establish connections with librarians," says Kauder of what she considers the "living, transformative aspect" of Gugelberger's show. "Artists often don't necessarily have the easiest time to find resource materials." Locals don't always know what's available to them either. 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It's the highestprofile gallery in town, thanks to its eye-catching location (the Chamberlain Building in Ninth Square), thought-provoking exhibits, handling of the ambitious annual City-Wide Open Studios (this year, weekends Oct. 12-30) and public art plot The Lot (on Chapel Street). The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum, 1188 Highland Ave. (Rte. 10), Cheshire, 203-699-3822, barkermuseum.com. A museum of collectibles, artifacts and memorabilia of American television lore. similar-minded painters. Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-4534162, greeneartgallery.com. The red barn behind Whitfield's Restaurant is actually an art gallery. Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St., Guilford, 203-4535947, guilfordartcenter.org. Neighborhood art center that fosters creativity and supports excellence in the arts through exhibits, educational programs for both children and adults and contemporary crafts sales. Hygienic Art Galleries, 79-83 Bank St., New London, 860443-8001, hygienic.org. Housed in a former diner, the gallery showcases new work by regional artists and hosts a free, unjuried festival every winter. senior and all-student juried exhibitions. Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, 860-434-7802, lymeartassociation.org. Now free and open to the public, it started out as a permanent exhibition home for the Lyme Art Colony artists in 1921. It hosts many exhibits throughout the year and counts more than 1,000 artists as members. Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 W. Main St., Waterbury, 203-753-0381, mattatuckmuseum.org. An American Association of Museums-accredited museum that hosts exhibits of documents and photos relating to the history of the Waterbury area as well as showing works by Connecticut artists. New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven, 203-946-8130, cityofnewhaven.com/library. The basement art gallery shows often fantastical contemporary works. New Haven Museum & Historical Society, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-5624183, newhavenmuseum.org. A cabinet of many curiosities. Ongoing exhibits on the Amistad and New Haven's maritime and civil history, plus three temporary galleries. Orbit Art Gallery, New Haven, ideatvillage.org. Passionately democratic gallery -- open to anyone and any art -- as part of the annual Ideat Village Festival in June; location varies. Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, 203-931-6065, newhaven.edu. Displays works by student artists and donated collections. Sponsors visual arts, performance events; provides scholarships. Spirit Gallery Tattoo, 207 Bank St., New London, 860-4430484, spiritgallerytattoo.com. Often displays tattoo-related art, or works by artists who often are tattoo artists or body modification artists. Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon St., 2nd Fl., New Haven, 203-772-2788, newhavenarts.org. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven exhibits new works by regional artists in its office space. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., New Haven, 203432-0670, yale.edu/whc. A Yale institution that's been known to show local artists in its gallery. Wunderlee Arts, 924 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 203-5895377, wunderleearts.com. Westville art space specializing in the fine arts, puppetry and guitar lessons. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-432-2800, yale.edu/ycba. The largest single collection of British art outside of Britain, comprising works from the past several centuries. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-432-5050, yale.edu/peabody. Known for its huge dinosaur fossils, but check out the famous Rudolph Zallinger murals of prehistoric scenes, extensive wildlife photography and the loop of several rooms that takes the visitor through a few million years of history in a couple hours' time. Channel 1, 220 State St., New Haven, 888-SHOP-CH1, channel1online.com. Ninth Square shop that specializes in gear for skateboarding and graf art, and John Slade Ely House, 51 shows exhibits often inspired by Trumbull St., New Haven, 203624-8055, elyhouse.org. Congraffiti and skating. sistently thoughtful and inCity Gallery, 994 State St., New ventive curating of contempoHaven, 203-782-2489, cityrary art. gallery.org. A co-op of 16 artists who curate shows of their work Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, and that of other artists. 203-389-9555, kehlerliddellCreative Arts Workshop, 80 .com. A collection of artists Audubon St., New Haven, from within a two-hour radius 203-562-4927, creativeartof New Haven. sworkshop.org. A landmark on Audubon Street for its multisto- Left Bank Gallery Essex, 10 Main St., Essex, 860-767-0449, ry windows, through which some of the gallery space can be leftbankgalleryessex.com. Local artist-centered gallery situated seen (or against which some in the heart of quiet downtown exhibits are positioned, for the Essex. specific benefit of passersby). DaSilva Gallery, 897 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 203-3872539, westvillegallery.com. Gabriel DaSilva's gallery, showing works by various locally connected artists. Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, 860434-5542, flogris.org. Once a boarding house for the Lyme School painters, who helped kick-start Impressionism in the U.S., it's now a museum celebrating the work of those and Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London, 860-443-2545, lymanallyn.org. A public museum (free to New Londoners) that exhibits works from private collections. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme, 860-434-5232, lymeacademy.edu. Nationally accredited, fouryear college hosts exhibits of works by professional, student and alumni artists throughout the year, including the annual Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu. Its exhibits draw from a Shoreline Alliance for the huge collection spanning thouArts, 725 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, 203-453-3890, shore- sands of years' worth of artistic linearts.org. Regional arts coun- thought from four continents. cil serving Shoreline towns. September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 23 Want to hear about the latest Obsessive Compulsive Disorder research from Yale specialists? Willing to consider a 14-week study? And scans? 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"All students should bike, because New Haven is the perfect city for biking," David Streever, a cycling enthusiast on the board of Elm City Cycling, says. "New Haven is a relatively flat city with a layout that is centralized. Most destinations are close to each other." Elm City Cycling is a nonprofit organization with more than 400 advocates who work at making New Haven more accessible and safer for cyclists. They hold monthly public meetings on the second Monday of every month. "It's a great group full of friendly and helpful people, which makes it the place for newcomers to the city," Streever says. More than just an advocacy organization, Elm City Cycling leads large group rides throughout the year. "We do group rides designed for people of all levels and abilities so everyone can experience the city in a different way," Streever said. Elm City Cycling's website (www.elmcitycycling.org) has a calendar with upcoming rides and meetings. Elm City Cycling and Devil's Gear Bike Shop organize the New Haven Century, a 100 mile bike ride through New Haven County. Usually held in June, it's been moved to the end of September this year. "We wanted everyone who wants to participate to be able to. In the summer many people (such as students) aren't here," Streever says. In October, Elm City Cycling and Devil's Gear team up again for Artspace's annual City-Wide Open Studios. They'll offer guided bike tours to artists' studios, allowing cyclists of all levels to experience New Haven's vibrant arts scene. To gear up and learn more, swing by the Devil's Gear (151 Orange St., New Haven, 203-773-9288, thedevilsgear.com). --Luke Hammerman Round and Round B 24 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 Bicycle Shops Action Sports, 324 W. Main St., Branford, 203-481-5511, actionsportsbicyclecenter.com; 1385 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, 860-388-1291, actionsportsct.com. Bikes, kayaks, skis, snowboards and related gear. Newly opened Giant Brand Store bicycle center at the Branford location, featuring state-of-theart repair equipment, a full line of Giant bikes and all related gear and accessories. Bicycle Works, LLC, 1255 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, 203598-0005, bicycleworksllc.com. A full service bike and skateboard shop. Bike Rack, 1059 Huntingdon Ave., Waterbury, 203-755-0347. Any kind of bike; special orders, too. Also carries used bikes for adults and kids. The Broken Spoke, 14 Wall St., Madison, 203-350-0345. Mountain, road, track, BMX and lowrider bikes. Chapman's Orange Bicycle, 284 Boston Post Rd., Orange, 203-795-5701. Cycles, equipment and repair. Cheshire Cycling, 471 W. Main St., Cheshire, 203-250-9996, cheshirecycle.com. BMX, race and mountain bikes. Clarke Cycles, 4 Essex Plz., Essex, 860-767-2405, clarkecycles.com. Bikes, accessories and maintenance. Class Cycles, 77 Main St. N., Southbury, 203-264-4708, class-cycles.com. Cycles, equipment and repair. College Street Cycles, 252 College St., New Haven, 203865-2724, collegestreetcycles.com. Bikes and maintenance near Yale's Old Campus. D'Aniello's Amity Bicycles, 18 Selden St., Woodbridge, 203387-6734; 433 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-624-6734, amitybicycles.com. Large showroom owned by avowed road racing cyclists. The Devil's Gear Bike Shop, 151 Orange St., New Haven, 203-773-9288, thedevilsgear.com. Shop at the center of New Haven's burgeoning bike scene. They offer repair classes, sell clothes, accessories, and parts, repair bikes and flat tires, sell used bikes, and are fully authorized to pack and ship bikes. Check out their new digs at the shops at the new 360 State St. complex downtown. Mystic Cycle Centre, 25 Stonington Rd. (Rte. 1), Mystic, 860-572-7433, mysticcyclecentre.com. New bikes and accessories, tune-ups and flat repair. North Haven Bike Center, 476 Washington Ave., North Haven, 203-239-7789, northhavenbike.com. All varieties of bikes with a focus on mountain biking. Tony's Bike & Sports, 108 Broad St., Milford, 203-8785380; Bay Brook Plaza, 5 Ocean Ave., West Haven, 203-6915486, tonysbikes.com. Mountain, road, BMX and kayaks. Wallingford Bike Barn, 218 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford, 203265-2998, wallingfordbike.com. Free lifetime adjustments on all new bike purchases. Wayfarer Bicycle, 120 Ocean Ave., New London, 860-4438250, wayfarerbike.com. Road, mountain, BMX, kids' and cyclocross rides. Zane's Cycles, 330 E. Main St., Branford, 203-488-3244, zanes.com. Big new Branford showroom. Offering lifetime guarantees on all new bike purchases. Our menu includes our chef 's finest creations from our exquisite appetizers, great pizzas & wonderful entrees. HAPPY HOUR 4:30-6:30pm Open 7 Days for Lunch & Dinner 3 locations: 208 AMITY ROAD WOODBRIDGE � 203.397.8882 90 NORTH MAIN ST. BEACON FALLS � 203.729.8882 314 MAIN ST., ANSONIA � 203.732.8882 WWW.THEORIGINALANTONIOS.COM Authentic Thai Cuisine Welcome "Homemade" Students! 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The Anchor, 272 College St., New Haven, 203-865-1512, anchornewhaven.com. Comfy booths, friendly table service, a quiet downstairs room and a jukebox full of surprises. Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-773-1776, annaliffeys.com. Beers and brogues, and hearty Irish eats. One of a handful of pubs staffed in part by real Irishpersons. Augur's Irish Pub, 29 Water St., Guilford, 203-453-4936, augursirishpub.com. Small, popular Irish pub by the Guilford Green. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, 203-495-8924; Bru Rm: 203-495-1111, barnightclub.com. Several varieties of unusually good draft beer brewed on premises. Tempting pizza, too. Dance nights, live bands. c.o. jones, 969 State St., New Haven, 203-773-3344, c-ojones.com. There's a double entendre in there, y'know. It's a Mexican restaurant, but the margaritas are the selling point. Management knows and cares deeply about tequila. Caf� Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, 203-789-8281, cafenine.com. The Ninth Square music venue has become regarded as more than a just-because scenester hangout in recent years as The Cask Republic, 179 Crown St., New Haven, 475-238-8335, thecaskrepublic.com. Upscale American pub with an extensive beer selection, including cask-conditioned ales and vintage bottles. The Crooked Shillelagh, 576 Main St., Branford, 203-4810348. Irish pub on the shoreline. Irish faves, pub grub, a wide range of lagers, ales and stouts, and live local bands. Daniel Street Club, 21 Daniel St., Milford, 203-877-4446, danielstreetclub.com. Affordable drink specials in a spacious live music-friendly room. Dean's Point After, 1349 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 203-2878211, pointafterct.com. Sports bar where you can shake what your mama gave you. Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwestern Grill, 271 Crown St., New Haven, 203-777-7700, geronimobarandgrill.com. Dramatic patio above the street, tableside guacamole and tequila tastings. J.P. Dempsey's, 974 State St., New Haven, 203-624-5991. Neighborhood pub with a diverse (in terms of age, gender, social niche and economic class) clientele and a resultingly populist feel. Jack's Grille, 1505 State St., New Haven, 203-777-9125. Proletarian watering hole, the kind of place where the bartender might look at you funny and ask if you've been there before (which should be interpreted as a friendly introduction). The Playwright, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203-287-2401, playwrightirishpub.com. Big TVs, outdoor dining and a good selection of beers. Press, 932 State St., New Haven, 203-787-0227. Wine bar and bistro serving seasonal American small plates. Live music on Wednesday nights. Prime 16, 172 Temple St., New Haven, 203-782-1616, prime16.com. A great beer selection and knowledgeable bartenders, plus awesome gourmet burgers. R.C. Spreyer's, 631 Campbell Ave., West Haven, 203-9311777. Casual sports bar-ish watering hole in the heart of West Haven with reputable bloody marys. Rudy's, 1227 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-865-1242. The legendary couple-steps-abovedive bar and popular Saturdaynight hangout for local young hipsters and scenesters has moved to its new digs. . Sports Haven, 600 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, 203-946-3254, winnersonthewire.com. Drink, eat, marvel at the fish tank, then cry for your losing horse. Stella Blues, 204 Crown St., New Haven, 203-752-9764, stellabluesbar.com. Classic rock-leaning bar in the middle of the Crown Street club scene. Temple Grill, 152 Temple St., New Haven, 203-773-1111, templegrill.com. Classy downtown restaurant, popular among downtown professionals for an after-work drink. Viva Zapata, 161 Park St., New Haven, 203-562-2499. Mexican restaurant and bar, a popular gathering spot for college students. Westside Bar and Grille, 883 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 203-387-9378. Family-friendly restaurant and bar. Annual Manual 29 Mikro Beer Bar & Bistro, 3000 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203553-7676, mikrobeerbar.com. Delaney's Tap Room and Res- Bistro-style, beer-centric menu taurant, 882 Whalley Ave., New in a cozy gastropub with 18 Haven, 203-397-5494, delarotating beers on tap and lots neystaproom.com. A great more by the bottle. many international beers on Mustang Sally's Saloon, 765 tap. The restaurant side has a Boston Post Rd., Milford, 203quiet bar for grown-ups, while 713-8230, mustangsallyssathe taproom side is brighter, loonct.com. Country bar with louder and frequented by SCSU darts, line dancing and live students. music. Diesel Lounge, 944 State St., New West Caf�, 879 Whalley New Haven, 203-776-9899. Ave., New Haven, 203-387Hip, stylish and draped in neon. 5939. Divey Westville enclave Check out the martini list. with popular darts matches. Donovan's Reef, 1212 Main St., Olde School Saloon & Bistro, Branford, 203-488-5573, dono418 State St., New Haven, 203vans-reef.com. A big restaurant 772-0544, oldeschoolsalooand bar with live bands on nandbistro.com. Fresh comfort weekends and friendly bartendfood and fine dining with a ers. vintage copper-top bar. Elm Bar, 372 Elm St., New The Outer Space, 295 TreadHaven, 475-238-8529, elmbarwell St., Bldg. G, Hamden, .com. Situated in the space that 203-288-6400, theouterspacehoused Rudy's for more than 70 .net. Bar and caf� stocking local years, Elm Bar maintains a and microbrews alongside similar atmosphere to that of its typical light-beer bar choices. predecessor. They also serve pizzas, wings and other snacky finger foods. September 1, 2011 | Wine & Liquor Amity Wines and Spirits, 95 Amity Rd., New Haven, 203397-9463, amitywines.com. So vast they have shopping carts. Staff is super helpful and there's tons o' microbrews. Bevmax, 2165 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 203-281-0784; 480 Elm St., West Haven, 203-9318392, bevmax.com. A wine and liquor superstore with a vast selection that includes cordials, beer, wine and spirits. Center Street Wine & Spirits, 382 Center St., Wallingford, 203-269-WINE, centerstreetwine.com. Friendly neighborhood shop with popular Friday wine tastings. Coastal Wine & Spirits, 103 N. Main St., Branford, 203-4819400, coastalwine.net. Super discount store with knowledgeable staff, international wine selection and large microbrew section. College Wine, 68 Church St., New Haven, 203-777-7597, collegewine.com. Wines, spirits and fancier beers, with a decent selection of the cheaper stuff too. Gelvani Liquors, 55 Frontage Rd., East Haven, 203-764-2555, gelvaniliquors.com. Value priced selection in a convenient spot, right off I-95. 1995 Whitney Ave. Hamden/ North Haven Town Line (corner of Whitney and Skiff) world in search of great wines. Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits, 2977 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203-281-0800, mtcarmelwine.com. Rare wines. Neighborhood Spirit Shoppe, 300 Stepstone Hill Rd., Guilford, 203-453-6325, grandvinonline.com. From the folks who brought us Grand Vin. New England Beverage Co., 550 Boston Post Rd., Orange, 203-795-5050, newenglandbeveragecompany.com. Large, but not impersonal. Import and local beer fans, take note. New England Brewing, 7 Selden St., Woodbridge, 203-3872222, newenglandbrewing.com. An honest-to-God brewery. Call ahead for tours. Holds a semiregular acoustic series -- with samples! Odd Bins Bottle Shop, 1 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-5627714. All about wine. Vines Distinctive Wine & Liquor, 323 Washington Ave., North Haven, 203-234-2099, vineswines.net. Family-owned store with a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, and a knowledgeable staff. Westville Wines, 837 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 203-3874455. College Wine's owner opened this more upscale version, with a sitting area for wine tastings. Wine & Liquor Outlet, 528 Boston Post Rd., Orange, 203795-8302. Big store, ginormous selection. The Wine Thief, 378 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-8654845; 181 Crown St., New Haven, 203-772-1944, thewinethief.com. Their guidance and wide selection make it worth checking out. Not a store to run in and pick up a 30-rack of Keystone Light on the way to a frat party. Wins our Best Of poll year after year. Hours: Monday through Saturday Lunch 11:30 am � 4:30 pm Dinner 4:30 pm Grand Vin, 28 E. Grand Ave., New Haven, 203-468-7494, grandvinonline.com. Nice wine selection and decent prices. Happy Harry's Fine Wine & Spirits, 956 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 203-285-3021. Where it's always happy hour. Liquor Land, 2165 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 203-281-0784, bevmax.com. A huge selection, but also decent prices and a staff willing to help. Madison Wine Shop, 734 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203245-1090, rickspicks.com. Owner Rick Lewis travels the (203) 230-8801 TEXT TO 57711 Lounge stays open after dining hours www.TasteNorthHaven.com Thank you for having good ! 30 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 Dining Cheap, Mobile and Good ate on a summer morning, the sun is already scorching Cedar St., and food cart griddles lining the blacktop on both sides only make this day hotter. Tastier, too. On weekdays, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cedar St. between Congress and Davenport avenues is a mecca for foodies, most of whom work as nurses and doctors at the nearby YaleNew Haven Hospital. More than 30 food carts offer anything from drunken noodles, a stir-fried noodle dish with chili and basil, to arepas, a stuffed cornmeal patty, for around $5. The variety of cuisine and hearty portions appeal to regulars like Vladimir Shapiro, a construction worker who eats from different carts once a week, and who has today settled on a Bengali burrito. "I'm going to try Vietnamese next," he Cheese on the run!: Caseus' Grilled Cheese Truck says. Without Lam Nguyen, who set up on Cedar St. 26 years ago, Many carts on Cedar St. -- like Lalibela, which has served options for lunch would never have flourished as they did. UnEthiopian wats, or stews, and injera, a sour pancake bread made covering the raw beef he's searing, Nguyen prepares everything from teff, since 1994, says vendor Eduardo Aranda -- are satelhe sells from his Japanese-style cart right on the premises. Salad lite operations of restaurants in town. Some have sister carts on with ginger dressing is the most popular item on his menu. Prospect St., from which Yale students and professors carry away Across the way, Jon Roy of Jon's Lunch says he "sells more the Styrofoam cartons. steaks than anyone in New Haven." On Long Wharf Dr., where locals and travelers on I-95 often Roy first met Lam while working together at Blessings, a Chi- stop for a bite to eat, one finds a different breed of food vendor: nese restaurant. He staked his claim in the food cart business the food truck. only a month after his co-worker did. Today, Roy says: "I pretty Among star-spangled banners and Latin American flags, and much know everyone by name or dish." alongside Latin specialties like tongue and head tacos, you'll When Jonathan Ryan, a nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital, find Sweeney's Hot Dog truck. comes to order his lunch, he praises Roy's Americana cart as Owner Bob Sweeney, who has been in business for 51 years "one of the best" on the street. And this is no meaningless com- now, claims "the mayor grew up on these hot dogs -- his father mendation: Ryan has been coming to Jon's Lunch for "very brought him down here." affordable" lunch and dinner meals during his 12-hour shifts for Although Sweeney's hot dogs cost $1.50 today, they were only the last seven years. 20 cents in 1960. "Weren't you closer to the curb?" he asks Roy, as they both "I remember when we had to go up to a quarter. I told my reminisce about times past. brother that we'd go out of business." "Yeah, the city moved me." But according to Frank, a traveling salesman from Branford, Vendors like Roy pay the city $200 a year for a vending permit, Sweeney "has very loyal customers." and $280 to the state for license and inspection. Regulations Other trucks to look out for and follow online include the require food be prepared on the cart or in a commercial kitchen. Cheese Truck, a mobile kitchen affiliated with Caseus FromMelissa Chang of Chinese Food Healthy Way, a cart serving agerie and Bistro that sells grilled cheese sandwiches; the Cupmostly steamed dishes to 100-plus customers a day, says the cake Truck; Beach Street Sandwiches, a gourmet sandwich food she sells is prepared at China Garden in West Haven. truck visiting various Connecticut cities; Munchies' Food (Chang also says that, ironically, regulars order General Tso's Truck, serving burgers and Middle Eastern fare in New London; Chicken more frequently than any other dish. So much for food and the GoChef gourmet food truck, selling Italian cuisine in the "healthy way.") Milford. --Nicole Levy September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 31 L ALEXIS ZANGHI PHOTO Dining AMERICAN/CONTINENTAL 116 Crown, 116 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 777-3116. Exhaustive cocktail and wine offerings, modern eclectic small plates. ($$) 744 West Restaurant, 744 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, (203) 934-5726. Fresh seafood, steak and sandwiches. ($) Atticus Bookstore/Caf�, 1082 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-4040. Organic, fair-trade coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and fresh Chabaso breads. Free Wi-Fi. ($) Ballou's Wine Bar,, 51 Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 453-0319. Panini, salads, soups, desserts, fabulous fondues and an extensive wine list. ($$) Bespoke, 266 College St., New Haven, (203) 562-4644. Elegant restaurant serving contemporary, worldly American cuisine for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. ($$$) Black Stallion, 420 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 481-9000. Small plates, sandwiches, salads, grilled stone pizzas, pastas and entr�es. ($$) Book Trader Caf�, 1140 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 787-6147. Charming downtown eatery close to museums and shops with extensive vegetarian selections. ($) Box 63, 338 Elm St., New Haven, (203) 281-7772. Neighborhood joint serving quality comfort food in a historic firehouse. ($$) Buffalo Wild Wings, 1201 Boston Post Rd., Milford, (203) 877-WILD; 74-76 Church St., (203) 789-9453. Wings, beer, sports -- what else do you need? Burgers, salads, 14 sauces for wings. ($) The Cask Republic, 179 Crown St., New Haven, (475) 238-8335. Upscale American pub food with an extensive beer selection, including cask-conditioned ales and vintage bottles. ($$) Chestnut Fine Foods & Confections, 1012 State St., New Haven, (203) 782-6767. A homey gourmet-to-go catering outfit with a few eat-in tables and a menu full of soups, sandwiches and delicately prepared entr�es. ($$) happy hour. ($$) Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room, 882 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 397-5494. Classic Westville watering hole with a quality beer selection and great food. ($) Dive Bar & Restaurant, 24 Ocean Ave., West Haven, (203) 933-3483. Gourmet burgers, salads and apps, with a rotating selection of microbrews. ($) Donovan's Reef Restaurant & Lounge, 1212 Main St., Branford, (203) 488-5573. American grill with casual atmosphere and great food. Parking. ($$) Eli's on the Hill, 624 W. Main St., Branford, (203) 488-2700. From the Eli's on Whitney folks, featuring a similar menu and late-night entertainment. ($$) Eli's on Whitney, 2392 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 287-1101. Casual American dining. Fresh fish, steaks, chops, pastas and an extensive beer menu. Late-night menu, too. ($$) Elm Bar, 372 Elm St., New Haven, (475) 238-8529. Pub fare with flair: fries with house-made dipping sauces, wings, burgers, pastas, specialty sandwiches. ($) Friends & Company, 11 Boston Post Rd., Madison, (203) 245-0462. New American cuisine with ethnic blends. Parking. ($$) Gourmet Heaven, 44 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 776-0400; 15 Broadway, New Haven, (203) 787-4533. Gourmet groceries, prepared foods and classy freshness. ($$) Griff's Chicken Shack, 3000 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 909-6636. Chicken fingers (with 14 dipping sauces), pulled pork, salads, Elvis tunes and more. ($) Guilford Bistro, 1016 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 453-0736. Fresh pastas, panini, steaks, chicken and fish entr�es. B.Y.O.B. ($$) Heirloom, 1157 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 503-3919. Contemporary Continental cuisine inside the The Study at Yale Hotel. ($$$) J. Christian's, 9 N. Main St., Wallingford, (203) 265-6393. Sophisticated modern American plates and fresh cocktails served in an elegant, renovated 1920s bank. ($$$) J.P. Dempsey's, 974 State St., New Haven, (203) 624-5991. Neighborhood pub that piles on the food and the peanuts. Large beer selection. Weekday Jeffrey's Bistro By Claudio, 501 New Haven Ave., Milford, (203) 878-1910. Elegant New American cuisine by the Indian River. Beautiful patio dining in summer (large white umbrellas, soft lighting). ($$) John Davenport's, The Omni Hotel, 155 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 772-6664. Elegant Continental and American cuisine on the top floor of the Omni Hotel, offering a magnificent view of New Haven. ($$$) KC's Pub, 725 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 453-0771. Family-friendly restaurant and pub. ($) The Kitchen Table, 128 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 787-5422. Sustainable meats and poultry on a seasonal American menu. ($$) Louis' Lunch, 263 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 562-5507. The original burger joint, said to be the first place to ever put patty to bread. Parking. ($, cash only) Mikro Beer Bar & Bistro, 3000 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 553-7676. Bistro-style, beer-centric menu in a cozy gastropub with 18 rotating beers on tap and lots more by the bottle. ($$) Monster Grille, 2323 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 909-6545. Homemade soups, fresh salads, burgers, a big breakfast burrito and more. Breakfast and lunch, catering available. ($) Mory's, 306 York St., New Haven, (203) 562-3157. A Yale institution since 1849, the dining club welcomes locals, too. The menu is overseen by Branford's La Cuisine. ($$) Nini's Tapas, 40 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 562-6464. Eclectic prix-fixe menu, BYOB, in an intimate, casually elegant setting. ($$$) Olde School Saloon and Bistro, 418 State St., New Haven, (203) 772-0544. Fresh comfort food and fine dining (steaks, seafood, Italian) with a vintage copper-top bar. ($$) Park Central Tavern, 1640 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 287-8887. Fresh American cuisine in an upscale setting. ($$) Press, 932 State St., New Haven, (203) 787-0227. Wine bar and bistro serving seasonal, American small plates. ($$) Prime 16, 172 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 782-1616. Burgers and beers -- and a great variety of each. ($$) The Restaurant at Water's Edge, 1525 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, (860) 399-5901. American and Continental classics in a seaside resort. ($$$) The Rib House Restaurant, 16 Main St., East Haven, (203) 468-6695. Ribs and all the trimmings. ($$) Rudy's, 1227 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 865-1242. Full bar menu includes Belgian frites with tasty dipping sauces. ($) S'Wings, 280 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 562-WING. Hot wings, shrimp, sandwiches and deep-fried Twinkies. Delivery. ($) Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill, 12 Selden St., Woodbridge, (203) 387-2673. Burgers, wraps, wings and more. Flat screen TVs, free popcorn. ($$) Seasons at Tradition Golf Club, 37 Harrison Rd., Wallingford, (203) 269-6023. From classic favorites to gourmet fare, with a creative cocktail menu and great views. ($$) Stockbridge's Cheesecakes New England Bistro, 245 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, (203) 298-9036. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and baked goods from the folks who run the Shelton cheesecake bakery of the same name. ($$) Stone House Restaurant, 506 Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 458-3700. Fine shoreline dining emphasizing fresh, local ingredients. ($$) Taste Restaurant, 1995 Whitney Ave., North Haven, (203) 230-8801. Eclectic Euro-American fusion. ($$) Temple Grill, 152 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 773-1111. Design your own salads, enjoy sandwiches and pastas. Our food writer loved the meat loaf. ($$) Westside Bar & Grille, 883 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 387-9378. Westville pub with everything from wings and nachos to steaks, salmon and kids' meals in a relaxed, family-friendly setting. ($$) Whitfield's on Guilford Green, 25 Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 458-1300. Fresh American fare served in a restored colonial home. ($$) Zinc, 964 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 624-0507. Offers an innovative farm-to-table menu that celebrates the surrounding community. Sustainable food had been the focus since opening in 1999 and is one of the most popular gathering spots for both local foodies and visiting ones. ($$$) Key $ $$ $$$ Best of 2011 Winner Dinners average less than $10. Dinners average $10-$20. 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Place to Buy Artisan Jewelry Place to Buy a Unique Gift 34 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 Dining BAKERIES Charli's Cupcake Factory, 912 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, (203) 909-6001. Generously-sized cupcakes and decorated party cakes. ($) JCakes, 2031 Foxon Rd., North Branford, (203) 488-2800. Gourmet, custom order bakery. All cakes are made fresh to order, and are handdecorated. Julia's Bakery, 220 Indian River Rd., Orange, (203) 799-7106 or (800) 435-3285. Fresh pies, breads and more. ($) Libby's Italian Pastry Shop, 139 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 772-0380. A wide variety of gourmet Italian pastries, cakes, etc., home of Liberato Italian Ice. ($, cash only) Lucibello's Italian Pastry, 935 Grand Ave., New Haven, (203) 562-4083. Highly respected Italian bakery -- cakes with whipped cream frosting, Italian ice, pastries, cookies. ($) Lupi-Marchigiano Bakery, 169 Washington Ave., New Haven, (203) 562-3507 or 562-9491. Italian breads, spinach breads and rolls, wholesale and retail. Parking. ($) Marjolaine Pastry Shop, 961 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8589. Fine French pastry, special occasion cakes, mellow atmosphere. Street parking. ($) Peschell's Bakery & Catering, 107 Campbell Ave., West Haven, (203) 932-4150. Full selection of cakes, pastries, stuffed cupcakes, cookies, pies, breads, hot and cold food items. ($) Red Rooster Baking Co., 2614 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 533-4330. Gourmet cookies made fresh, gift boxes, too. ($) Sugar Cupcakery & Bakery, 422 Main St., East Haven, (203) 4690815. Candies, cookies and oh-sogood cupcakes made fresh on site. Orders taken for special occasions. ($) Take the Cake, 2458 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 453-1896. Cakes for all occasions made from natural ingredients. ($) Bruegger's Bagel Bakery, 1 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 773-3199. Bagels, of course, in addition to other breakfast and lunch choices. ($) (203) 624-2233. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch overlooking the Quinnipiac River. House-made baked goods, catering and delivery. ($$) 203-859-5342. Cuban classics with flair and mojitos made with freshlypressed cane juice. ($$) French-inspired menu. Martinis, mussels and more at its French 75 Bar. ($$) La Cuisine, 750 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 488-7100. Market, bakery and caf� doing breakfast and lunch -- soups, stews, sandwiches, baked goods. Catering, too. ($$) Sub Boss, 430 Main St., East Haven, (203) 535-1393. Over-stuffed "sangwiches," salads, house-made meatballs and more. Breakfast, too. ($) The Pantry, 2 Mechanic St., New Haven, (203) 787-0392. Pancakes loaded with fresh fruit, spinach-feta omelettes and legendary homefries. Jazz du jour. ($, cash only) DELIS & DINERS Four Burritos Diner, 340 Main St., West Haven, (203) 909-6903. Mexican, American, Italian and Greek fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delivery, too. ($) Georgie's Diner, 427 Elm St., West Haven, (203) 933-1000. Classic diner fare alongside extensive vegetarian and gluten-free options. ($) The Greek Olive, 402 Sargent Dr., New Haven, (203) 495-9990. Superior diner food and Greek specialties (tzatziki, spinach pie). ($) Katz's Restaurant & Deli, 1658 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge, (203) 389-5301. New York deli the way it oughta be done, and they serve bacon. ($) Nica's Market, 603 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 787-5919. Gourmet market known for sandwiches and prepared foods made from reliable family recipes. ($) P & M Deli, 401 Main St., Branford, (203) 488-6183. Fresh Italian specialties -- subs, stuffed bread, pizza. ($) P & M Orange Street Market, 721 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 865-1147. Sandwiches, meals to go, large variety of groceries and new outdoor seating. Catering available. ($) Parthenon Diner/Restaurant, 374 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 481-0333. Perennial Best Of winner. Open 24/7. ($) Romeo & Cesare, 711 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 776-1614. Popular East Rock gourmet market. Great produce. ($) Union League Caf�, 1032 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 562-4299. Casual elegance. French and American cuisine. Parking. ($$$) Ashley's Ice Cream, 1018 Main St., Branford, (203) 481-5558; 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, (203) 2877566; 280 York St., New Haven, (203) 776-7744; 942 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 458-3040; 724 Boston Post Rd., Madison, (203) 2451113. The people's choice for years running. ($) Ben & Jerry's, 978 Main St., Branford, (203) 488-9666; Foxwoods, 39 Norwich-Westerly Rd., Ledyard, (800) 200-2882; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, (860) 862-9780. Famous ice cream by those guys from Vermont. ($) The Mochi Store, 216 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 782-1111. This gourmet, bite-sized Hawaiian ice cream, encased in a sweetened rice coating, is Oprah-approved. ($) ICE CREAM SHOPS CHINESE House of Chao, 898 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-6624. Flavorful dishes, a notch above. The dumplings come recommended. ($) Royal Palace, 32 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 776-6663. Fine Chinese cuisine. Ask for the traditional menu, which offers classic tea service and authentic dishes. ($) Shangri-La Authentic Chinese Restaurant, 100 Village Walk, Guilford, (203) 453-3355. Szechuan, Cantonese, dim sum and more. ($$) INDIAN COFFEEHOUSES/CAF�S Lena's Caf� and Confections, 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 397-5885. Breakfast and lunch, and dinner two nights a week. Catering, too. Free Wi-Fi. Closed on Tuesdays. ($) Scoop This Caf�, 180 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, (203) 389-8800. Their own ice cream, plus coffee, salads, soups, panini and prepared foods to go. ($) Willoughby's Coffee & Tea, Branford Business Center, 550 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 481-1700; 258 Church St., New Haven, (203) 777-7400; 194 York St., New Haven, (203) 789-8400; 752 Boston Post Rd., Madison, (203) 245-1600. Coffee for coffee fiends. A wide variety of brews and beans daily. ($) Coromandel Cuisine of India, 185 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 795-9055. Unique blend of spices and diverse dishes. Daily buffet and weekend brunch, too. ($$) India Palace, 65 Howe St., New Haven, (203) 776-9010. New Haven's oldest Indian restaurant. Popular lunch buffet. ($$) Kamal, 140 Howe St., New Haven, (203) 498-2801. Dishes prepared to your preferred level of spiciness. Traditional tandoor clay oven and daily lunch buffet, too. ($$) Sitar, 45 Grove St., New Haven, (203) 777-3234. Indian cuisine with seven-day lunch buffet. ($$) FRENCH Bar Bouch�e, 8 Scotland Ave., Madison, (203) 318-8004. Lyoninspired neighborhood bistro serving delightfully simple French food. ($$) Caf� Routier Bar & Lounge, 1353 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, (860) 399-8700. French cuisine with a twist, featuring a new regional cuisine every eight weeks. Seasonal ingredients. ($$$) Caseus, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 6-CHEESE. A store, a bistro and a lot of cheese. ($$) Restaurant L&E, 59 Main St., Chester, (860) 526 5301. Seasonal IRISH Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 773-1776. Hearty pub grub, Guinness on tap and wholesome Irish dinners. ($$) Playwright Authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 287-2401. Beckett and beer: what a combo. On Sundays, brunch at 10 a.m. and live Irish music at 3 p.m. ($$) BREAKFAST/SANDWICHES Soul de Cuba, 283 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 498-2822. Authentic Cuban cuisine in a stylish and cozy setting. ($$) Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar, 259 Orange St., New Haven, CUBAN Jenelle's, 307 Front St., New Haven, September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 35 Dining ITALIAN & PIZZA Five or so tables. ($$) atmosphere. ($$) Pasta Cosi, 1018 Main St., Branford, (203) 483-9397. Exquisite homemade gourmet pasta and sauces in a chic-yet-informal atmosphere. ($$) Abate Apizza & Seafood, 129 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 776-4334. The pizza of presidents (or one of them, anyway). ($) Amato's Apizza Restaurant, 858 State St., New Haven, (203) 5622760. Pizza and a variety of ItalianAmerican staples. Sidewalk dining in summer. ($) Anastasio's, 127 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 776-4825. Traditional Italian cuisine, lunch and dinner, plus pizza and a patio. ($$) Anthony's of Guilford, 2392 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 453-4121. Family-oriented Italian-American food, from pizzas to fresh-cooked seafood. ($$) Antonio's Ristorante, 672 Main St., East Haven, (203) 469-2386. Familyrun restaurant serves traditional and nouvelle Italian. Parking. ($$) Assaggio, 168 Montowese St., Branford, (203) 483-5426. Continental Italian menu. ($$) Basta Trattoria, 1006 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 772-1715. Highend dishes made from sustainable ingredients are served in a charming atmosphere. ($$$) Biagetti's Restaurant, 77 Campbell Ave., West Haven, (203) 934-7700. Italian classics. Family-owned for 30 years. Banquets for parties of 20100. ($$) Brazi's Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant, 201 Food Terminal Plz., New Haven, (203) 498-2488. Pizza, pasta and entr�es, convenient to I-95 and Long Wharf Theatre. ($$) Bru Rm. at BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 495-1111. Paperthin brick oven pies (check out the mashed potato topping) in a microbrewery. ($) Caf� Romeo, 534 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 865-2233. Caf� serving traditional Italian food and coffee. Lunch, dinner, take out and catering, too. Outdoor seating. ($) Campania Ristorante & Taverna, 284 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 483-7773. Traditional Italian dishes in a homey setting. From the family that brought us Antonio's in East Haven. ($$) Consiglio's, 165 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 865-4489. A Wooster Street favorite since the '30s. ($$$) Dayton Street Apizza, 60 Dayton St., New Haven, (203) 389-2454. Westville abeetz to rival Wooster Street. Tasty Gorgonzola salad, too. Eli's Brick Oven Pizza and Market, 2402 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 288-1686. Serving New Haven-style pizza, calzones, entr�es, prepared foods to go, Italian imports. ($) Frank Pepe Pizzeria, 157 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 865-5762; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, (860) 862-8888. Thin-crust pies that have made New Haven famous. Try the white clam. ($) Kitchen Zinc Artisan Pizza & Bar, 964 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 772-3002. All about the ingredients. Just like its sister restaurant ZINC, it focuses on local, sustainable and fresh ingredients in the form of artisan pizzas, the finest local beers, wines and small plates. ($$) Lilly's Gourmet Pasta Express, 9 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 891-6163. Fresh pasta with your choice of toppings, plus salads, subs, apps and more. Free delivery. ($) L'Orcio, 806 State St., New Haven, (203) 777-6670. Well-crafted contemporary Italian destined for New Haven fame. Fresh pasta made on premises. ($$) La Luna Ristorante, 168 N. Main St., Branford, (203) 483-9995. Wellprepared steaks, seafood, pastas and salads. Banquet facilities, entertainment lounge. ($$) Leon's Restaurant, 501 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, (203) 562LEON. Spectacular waterfront views at the new location of the widelyloved local restaurant. ($$$) LoMonaco's, 990 W. Main St., Branford, (203) 481-9990. Innovative Italian cuisine served in a Tuscanthemed dining room. ($$) Mama Teresa's Italian Restaurant & Pizza, 851 Boston Post Rd., Milford, (203) 877-5108. Pastas, seafood, soups, subs, pizza and Sicilian specialties. ($) Michael's Trattoria, 344 Center St., Wallingford, (203) 269-5303. Good eats in the neighborhood of the Oakdale Theatre. ($$) Modern Apizza, 874 State St., New Haven, (203) 776-5306. Their Wooster Street-style pizza is our readers' favorite. Parking. ($) The Original Antonio's, 208 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, (203) 397-8882; 90 North Main St., Beacon Falls, (203) 729-8882; 314 Main St., Ansonia, (203) 732-8882. Restaurant, bar, take-out and catering. Comfortable Planet Apizza, 996 State St., New Haven, (203) 624-5558. Pizza, pasta and lots more. Take out and delivery. ($) Primo Pizza, 994 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford, (203) 269-1700. Traditional and specialty pizzas, subs, salads and more. Delivery, too. ($) Quattro's, 14 Water St., Guilford, (203) 453-6575. ($$). Northern Italian cuisine with both French and Spanish influences. Dishes made to order. ($$) Saratoga Grill at Sports Haven, 600 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, (203) 946-3201. Soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and specialty grilled entr�es. ($$) Scoozzi Trattoria & Wine Bar, 1104 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-8268. Innovative Italian dishes, a carefully-selected wine list, patio and Sunday jazz brunch. ($$) The Spot-Frank Pepe Pizzeria, 163 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 865-7602. Pepe's pizza with shorter lines and a great view into the brick oven. ($) Tre Scalini, 100 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 777-3373. Luxurious Italian eating in a newly remodeled dining room. Parking. ($$) Yorkside Pizza, 288 York St., New Haven, (203) 787-7471. This Greekstyle pizza joint in a Neapolitanheavy town has some vocal proponents. Diner fare, too. ($) (203) 848-6472. Traditional Japanese and inspired Asian fusion dishes in an elegant, eco-friendly setting. ($$) Miya's Sushi, 68 Howe St., New Haven, (203) 777-9760. New Haven's oldest Japanese and sushi restaurant; sociable atmosphere, renowned, sustainable menu. ($$) Samurai Fusion Sushi, 111 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 799-8887. Unique sushi creations and traditional Japanese cuisine. ($$) Sushi X, 220 Captain Thomas Blvd., West Haven, (203) 933-2888. Allyou-can-eat sushi, every day. ($$) Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, 350 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 795-5856. Fresh sushi and Japanese menu with udon, teriyaki, box lunches and more. ($$) Yamadora Korean Barbecue & Japanese, 352 Hemingway Ave., East Haven, (203) 467-9200. Korean grill and sushi, plus a bar area. ($$) LATIN/SOUTH AMERICAN Fogo Churrascaria Grill & Bar, 1333 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, (860) 339-5731. Brazilian-inspired cuisine with buffet options, specializing in rodizio -- a selection of meats cooked and cut tableside. ($$) Ola Restaurant, 350 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 891-0522. Fresh nuevo Latino cuisine. Lots of fish and fanciful plate arrangements. ($$$) Bank Street Steakhouse, 92 Bank St., Waterbury, (203) 575-9755. Eclectic Mediterranean-Brazilian fusion with tapas, seafood, steaks and a rotisserie grill. ($$) La Pergola, 408 Main St., East Haven, (203) 469-6082. Housemade and imported pastas, seafood, steaks, chops, lavish Sunday brunch, banquets. ($$) MEDITERRANEAN JAPANESE & KOREAN Formosa, 132 Middletown Ave., North Haven, (203) 239-0666. Fresh, contemporary Asian fusion. ($$) Hayama Japanese Steak House, 199 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 795-3636. Hibachi-style -- part show, part subtle-flavored beefeating experience. ($$) Koji, 182 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 772-7900. East meets West with modern, Asian-inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails. ($$) Kumo, 218 Skiff St., Hamden, (203) 281-3166; 7 Elm St., New Haven, (203) 562-6688. Sushi, hibachi, steakhouse and bar. Catering, tatami room available. ($$) Miso, 15 Orange St., New Haven, Aunt Chilada's, 3931 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 230-4640. Traditional Mexican and American meals, and a great view of Sleeping Giant. Three stone fireplaces and an upstairs cantina. ($) c.o. jones, 969 State St., New Haven, (203) 773-3344. Healthy Cal-Mex cuisine in a fun, funky atmosphere. Complimentary burrito bar at happy hour. ($$) Chuck's Margarita Grill, 377 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 483-7557. MEXICAN September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 37 Dining Order off the Mexican menu or the steakhouse menu, plus chicken, seafood, salads and fun kids' choices. ($$) Ave., Milford, (203) 877-9300. Fine dining featuring fresh seafood, hormone-free beef and organic ingredients. Extensive wine list, bar with pub menu. Live music Thu. through Sat. nights. ($$$) regarded Thai across from the Yale Rep. ($$) Caribbean cuisine. Happy hour Tue.-Fri. ($$$) Ibiza, 39 High St., New Haven, (203) 865-1933. Brilliant contemporary Spanish cuisine. ($$$) Costa Grill and Bar, 3 Linden Ave., Branford, (203) 481-5500. Fine, authentic Mexican dishes in a unique atmosphere. Geronimo Bar and Grill, 271 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 7777700. Classy Southwestern fare, inspired by the cuisine of Santa Fe. Nearly 100 varieties of tequila. ($$$) Dockside Seafood & Grill, Block Island Rd., Branford, (203) 4883007. Seafood, pastas, sandwiches and more with great views. ($$) Guilford Mooring, 505 Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 458-2921. Seafood with a view of Guilford Harbor. The clam chowder comes recommended. ($$) Lenny & Joe's Fishtale, 86 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, (860) 6690767. Fresh fried, broiled or baked seafood on a grand scale. Friendly service and full bar. ($$) Lenny's Indian Head Inn, 205 S. Montowese St., Branford, (203) 488-1500. New England seafood (fried, baked or broiled) with a view. Given an Award of Distinction from Zagat Survey. ($$$) Oyster River Tavern, 38 Ocean Ave., West Haven, (203) 932-0440. A large menu offers fresh seafood plus daily specials. ($$) Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar, 100 S. Water St., New Haven, (203) 787-3466. Steak and seafood with a resort-like view of Long Island Sound. The oysters are some of the best in the area. ($$) The Sandpiper Restaurant, 161 Cosey Beach Ave., East Haven, (203) 469-7544. Fresh seafood served overlooking the Long Island Sound. ($$) U.S.S. Chowder Pot III, 560 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 481-2356. Heaping seafood portions, big steaks and prime rib. Live entertainment. ($$) Westville Seafood, 1514 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 397-3474. Lobster rolls, whole belly clams and more. ($$) The Wharf, 94 W. Wharf Rd., Madison, (860) 245-0005. American and seafood down-home style in a casual, beachy setting. Closed for remodeling; set to re-open in fall, 2010. ($$) Ayuthai Restaurant, 2297 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 453-2988. Thai noodles, rice, curry dishes. Lunch specials. Delivery available. ($) Bangkok Gardens, 172 York St., New Haven, (203) 789-8684. Well- Bentara Malaysian Restaurant, 76 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 562-2511. Spicy Malaysian cuisine in one of downtown New Haven's most exquisitely designed restaurants. ($$) Dee Asian Kitchen, 163 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 776-0007. Authentic dim sum, noodle soups, mochi ice cream and more. ($) Pad Thai Restaurant, 1170 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 562-0322. A local downtown favorite. ($) Siam Orchid, 899 W. Main St., Branford, (203) 483-6993. Branford's first Thai restaurant. ($) Som Siam, 63R Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 458-0228. Curries (red, green, peanut, panang) and noodles (pad Thai, pad see-ew, pad woo sen), as well as a "crazy wok stir fry." ($$) Som Siam East, 45 Mill Rock Rd. E., Old Saybrook, (860) 388-5400. Authentic Thai cuisine from the original Guilford location expands to a larger space. Also, visit Linda's Back Room for hot dogs, burgers and ice cream. ($$) Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar, 1832 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, (203) 9096512. Tasty small plates, both traditional and modern, in a cozy, colorful atmosphere. ($$) Manjares Fine Pastries and Tapas, 838 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-4489. A wide selection of traditional tapas and baked goods, plus beer and wine. Breakfast served all day. ($$) La Granja, 21 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 772-4454. Healthy Mexican prepared daily. Big burritos, extensive vegetarian options. ($) Mezcal, 14 Mechanic St., New Haven, (203) 782-4828. Authentic Mexican food in a colorful, relaxed atmosphere. Margaritas made with fresh lime juice. ($$) STEAKHOUSES American Steakhouse, 354 Saw Mill Rd., West Haven, (203) 9377818; 1170 E. Main St., Meriden, (203) 634-9994; 1011 Wolcott St., Waterbury, (203) 756-7529. Quick, casual and plentiful dinners. ($$) Anastasio's Italian Steakhouse, 640 Silver Sands Rd., East Haven, (203) 467-1858. Located in the Silver Sands Beach club, with a fireplace, bar and plenty of parking. ($$) Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, 660 State St., New Haven, (203) 773-1444; 496 Chase Ave., Waterbury, (203) 757-3040. New Yorkstyle steak house, Black Angus steaks and two- to five-lb. lobsters, in a classic atmosphere. ($$$) Central Steakhouse, 99 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 787-7885. From the folks who created Bentara comes this high-end classic steakhouse in the heart of Ninth Square. ($$$) Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 562-3888. Abutting the Yale campus, a mecca for the veggie crowd. Perennial Best Of New Haven winner. ($) Edge of the Woods, 379 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 787-1055. Hearty, healthy buffet with hot bar, salad bar and bakery. Natural ingredients. Some of the best-tasting vegetarian eats to be found. ($) Oaxaca Kitchen Bar & Restaurant, 228 College St., New Haven, (203) 859-5774. Modern presentations of authentic gourmet Mexican from chef Prasad Chirnomula of Thali. ($$) Sloppy Jose's, 186 Hillside Ave., Milford, (203) 878-9847. Milford's oldest Mexican restaurant serves dinner Tue.-Sun. and offers more than 35 tequilas. ($$) Su Casa, 400 E. Main St., Branford, (203) 481-5001. Tex-Mex staples, served in generous portions. Check out the popular combination platters. In business for more than three decades. ($$) Viva Zapata, 161 Park St., New Haven, (203) 562-2499. Try the chicken nachos. ($$) Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant, 85 Howe St., New Haven, (203) 562-8444. Inexpensive and open 11 a.m.-3 a.m., 365 days a year. Wins our Best Of Readers' Poll handsdown year after year. ($) Tengda Asian Bistro and Hibachi, 1676 Boston Post Rd., Milford, (203) 877-8888. Thai, Malaysian and Chinese-inspired dishes alongside a lengthy sushi and sashimi menu. Weekday happy hour. ($$) Thai Food Express, 628 S. Colony Rd., Wallingford, (203) 269-8868. Tasty Thai in a friendly, cozy setting. ($, cash only) Thai House, 200 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 795-3088. Flavorful Thai, friendly service. Seafood is their specialty. ($$) Thai Stories, 16 Selden St., Woodbridge, (203) 389-3363. Light, fresh and traditional Thai food. Take-out available. ($$) Thai-Pan Asian Restaurant and Bar, 1150 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 624-9689. Convenient downtown location with three important qualities: a sushi bar, a lunch buffet and delivery service. ($) VEGETARIAN MIDDLE EASTERN SEAFOOD Amarante's, 62 Cove St., New Haven, (203) 467-2531. Seaside deck menu. Happy hour with special drink prices and hors d'oeuvres 5-6 p.m. ($$) Beachhead Restaurant, 3 Cosey Beach Ave., East Haven, (203) 469-5450. Seafood and Italian dishes in a warm atmosphere. Great view of Long Island Sound. ($$) The Beach House, 141 Merwin SOUTHEAST ASIAN Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar, 383 Main St., East Haven, (203) 467-2500. Spanish-influenced tapas, salads, pastas and entr�es. ($$) Crave, 102 Main St., Ansonia, (203) 735-3300. Eclectic Spanish and SPANISH Red Lentil, 25 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 891-7106 A wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, fresh juices, smoothies and glutenfree choices. ($$) Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave, 345 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, (203) 458-7380. Traditional diner menu with extensive creative vegetarian offerings. 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That includes stations rated the best by Advocate readers this May: University of New Haven's WHNU 88.7 FM streams at wnhu.net, Quinnipiac University's WQUN 1220 AM at wqun.com and Southern Connecticut State University's WSIN 1590 AM at radio.southernct.edu. It was, in fact, a college radio station, University of Chapel Hill's WXYC 89.3 FM, that pioneered the rebroadcasting of its on-air signal live over the Internet. Since 1994, WXYC has had listeners from all over the world contact the station with comments and requests via e-mail and instant messaging. For these listeners, the appeal of online radio -- distributed via streaming in audio formats like mp3 and Windows Media Audio -- is variety. Four years ago, Yale University took the online arrangement a step farther, launching WYBCX, an Internet-only, free-form radio station intended to reach radio-less students and provide a nurturing launch pad for DJs-in-training. Yale shifted all student and community programming to the station two years later. This upcoming school year, "We're also going to be doing some minor redesigns for our website wybcx.com so that it'll be easier and more appealing for listeners," General Manager Carl Chen, a rising junior at Yale, says. Aiming to "bak[e] the magic back into magic radio cake," WYBCX will "continue to broadcast various genres and talk shows in accordance with [its] freeform broadcast philosophy," promises Chen, as well as cover "every football and hockey game and many other sports." --Nicole Levy NICOLE LEVY PHOTO Media T More than just books: The Institute Library. ew Haven is a city rife with libraries, but there's more to a library than just checking out books. This fall, why not take advantage of all the things they have to offer? On display until October 1 at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (121 Wall St., New Haven; 203-432-2977, library.yale.edu/beinecke) are selections from the library's collection of American literature, and from its collection of children's literature. Highlights in an exhibition titled Multitudes: A Celebration of the Yale Collection of American Literature, 1911-2011 reveals the collection's strengths and its development in the last century. How Is a Book...Written? Illustrated? Printed? Bound? shows its audience, using excerpts from Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, the evolution a pre-digital book undergoes from idea to ink-on-paper. Across the New Haven Green, the Institute Library (847 Chapel St., New Haven; 203-562-4045, institutelibrary.org) hosts a book sale and open house in late September. The book sale (an effort to fund the library's renovations) will feature donated books and books from the library's collection, according to Executive Director William Baker. Tours of the library's facilities will be offered to nonmembers. In October, the library will celebrate the re-opening of its third floor, replete with new space for reading, study, art exhibitions and lectures. In November, the building will accommodate a showing of photographs by Meredith Miller and Rob Rocke, as a part of the citywide Library Science exhibition coordinated by neighboring non-profit Artspace. Nearby, at the main New Haven Public Library (133 Elm St., New Haven; 203-946-8130, cityofnewhaven.com/library) history buffs can learn from journalist Melinda Tuhus' discussion on Sept. 14 of civil uprisings against appalling work conditions in the coalfields of Blair Mountain, W.V. On Sept. 21, aspiring writers can get tips from journalist Douglas Malan, whose first book, Muzzy Field: Tales from a Forgotten Ballpark tells the story of the ballpark in Bristol, Conn. The next day, amateur grant-writers can sharpen their skills in a proposal-writing workshop. --Nicole Levy N Check It Out Turn it up!: Yale's WYBCX goes virtual. September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 43 Lemay Motors Dealer Quality Without Dealer Cost Parks & Beaches Timely � Efficient � Friendly Woof! n this town, dogs inspire controversy. Just last month, Conte West Hills Magnet School on Chapel Street closed the gates of its sports field to dog walkers who had exercised their animals there and failed to pick up after them. At the time, some dog owners contested the charge that they had disregarded "curb your dog" signs posted in the lot; more significantly, they lamented a shortage of public spaces where their pets could run free. In most city parks, like Edgerton and Edgewood, laws require owners to walk dogs on their leashes. If the New Haven police catch a dog off-leash at Edgerton, its owner can be fined $92. "Police will not distinguish between dogs that pose a threat to people and dogs that are well-behaved and harmless," reads a sign that the Edgerton Park Conservatory has posted at the park's entrance. In their letter to the New Haven Register, Conservatory President Veronica Tomasic and Treasurer Margaret Devane wrote: "Too many dog walkers continue to let their dogs run through the park off-leash," despite the Conservatory's efforts to enforce leash laws. "Barking, leaping dogs can frighten children and adults; they pose a safety threat to everyone, and they disturb the tranquility of the park." So where should dog owners go if they are looking for a place to let Fido loose? There are two dog parks in New Haven: the Yale Divinity School Dog Park on St. Ronan St. and the Edgewood Park Dog Run on Edgewood Ave. The St. Ronan St. Park, open weekdays from 6:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., is a sheltered if not very grassy space. The park offers shade, sun and two benches for humans. Although the park sits on land owned by Yale, that land is surrounded by residential property, and neighbors periodically protest the incessant barking. In February 2006, the Yale Divinity School almost closed the park permanently, but negotiations between park regulars and neighborhood complainants saved the park for owners and dogs willing to adhere to a new "no-bark" policy. Has it worked? A neighbor walking a longhaired dachshund and a mammoth sheep dog says this: "It's quite noisy if you sit out on the patio." Further away from residential neighborhoods, Edgewood Park Dog Run may be a safer choice for dog owners who would prefer to avoid controversy. 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Hiking trails, community gardens, star-gazing platform. Beaver Ponds Park, Between Sherman Pkwy. and Crescent St., New Haven, 203-946-8027. 63 acres of natural areas and ponds; Little League fields, baseball field, tennis and basketball courts. but there's an 82-acre park along the harbor, full of grassy expanses and beautiful views that you've probably driven past a bunch of times on your way to Lighthouse Point. Go figure. Sept.) or 203-938-2285 (Oct.April). Extends for two miles along Lake Zoar. 72 camp sites, with dumping station, flush toilets, hot showers, fishing, swimming. Parking fee on weekends. Sleeping Giant State Park, 200 Mt. Carmel Ave. (Merritt Pkwy., exit 61), Hamden, 203-7897498. It's so named because, from a distance, its slopes resemble the head and torso of Chatfield Hollow State Park, perhaps a giant in repose. May381 Rte. 80, Killingworth, 860be it just looks that way if 663-2030. Set in a large, um, you're totally bombed and on hollow, where natural caves your way to party in the woods, once provided shelter for Nawhich ... look, this is a beautiful tive Americans. Parking fee in spot, OK? Please find your own Long Wharf Nature Preserve, summer. woods to party in. Anyway, Long Wharf Dr., New Haven. 17 Cockaponset State Forest, 18 loads of hiking here -- 33 miles miles along the shore include a Ranger Rd., Haddam, 860-345of steep, slow, broad and narVietnam War Veterans MemoriFort Nathan Hale Park, 36 8521. Connecticut's second row trails. Parking fee on weekal. The last time this paper Woodward Ave., New Haven, largest state forest; hiking, ends and holidays April to mentioned it's also a popular 203-787-8790. Located along picnicking facilities, fishing and November. the New Haven Harbor, the gay cruising spot, some people camping. park includes Fort Nathan Hale, got mad at us, but ... well, Wadsworth Falls State Park, Devil's Hopyard State Park, Black Rock Fort, bocce courts, a yeah. 721 Wadsworth St., Middlefield, 366 Hopyard Rd., East Haddam, picnic pavilion and play equip860-663-2030. Swimming and a Machimoodus State Park, Rte. 860-873-8566. The legend is ment. beautiful waterfall with an 151, East Haddam, 860-873that holes and dents in the overlook area. 5058. The land on which Echo Hammonasset Beach State rocks under the waterfall came Farm and the Sunrise Resort West Haven Beaches, Beach Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd., from the devil hopping around. Madison, 203-245-2785. When once sat is now a 300-plus acre St., Capt. Thomas Blvd. and Wooded campsites near that park perfect for fishing, horseOcean Ave., West Haven, 203you think about how much of waterfall, stream fishing. back riding, bird watching and 937-3651. Long, city-owned the Connecticut shoreline is East Rock Park, East Rock Rd. picnicking. Picnic tables are beach. Up Beach Street, fishing privately owned and thereby (I-91, Willow St. exit), New scattered throughout, and there is big, especially on the several completely inaccessible if you Haven, 203-946-6086. New piers and stone jetties, and don't have (or have friends who are three ponds and fields for Haven's largest city park with wildflowers. No parking fee. there's an interesting nocturnal have) about a zillion dollars, hiking, bird sanctuary, nature fishing scene in warm months. you appreciate the rare pheOcean Beach Park, 98 Neptune trails, picnic facilities, playnomenon of a well-maintained Ave., New London, 860-447West Rock Ridge State Park, ground, ballfields. Foot and public beach a little more. 3031. Saltwater swimming, Wintergreen Ave. (Merritt bike paths and roads lead to the Hammonasset's the largest pool, playground, water slide, Pkwy., exit 59), New Haven, summit, which gives great such beach among a very small mini-golf, boardwalk, etc. Can 203-789-7498. The other giant views of the city, the harbor and handful. Offerings include host weddings and other rock overlooking New Haven. Long Island Sound. Adventurcampsites, a boardwalk, boat events. Open summers. This is the place where two ous types: check out the Giant launch, concessions, nature 17th-century judges found a Osbornedale State Park, 555 Steps, a stone staircase of sorts center and showers. Parking comfortable cave to hide from Roosevelt Dr., Derby, 203-735built into the face of the cliff. fee. the Brits for a while. The rock's 4311. 415 acres of beautifully Hikers ought to stay close to summit offers scenic views of Harkness Memorial State wooded land, pond and picnic trails -- if you wander off and downtown New Haven and Park, 275 Great Neck Rd., areas. get stranded somewhere on the Long Island Sound. Hiking, Waterford, 860-443-5725. Yearrock's face, you'll be fined the Rockland Preserve, Renee's picnic facilities, fishing pond. round gardens, picnic facilities cost of your rescue (this has and beaches. Parking fee varies. Way, Madison, 203-245-5623. Wharton Brook State Park, happened). Rugged preserve with miles of Rte. 5, Wallingford, 203-789Kettletown State Park, 1400 trails, including part of the East Shore Park, Woodward 7498. Trout fishing, swimming, George's Hill Rd. (I-84, exit 15), Mattabessett Trail. Ave., New Haven, 203-946picnic area, food concessions. Southbury, 203-264-5678 (May8790. You might not know this, September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 47 Edgewood Park, Edgewood Ave., (I-95, exit 44 N/45 S), New Haven, 203-946-8028. 140-acre park featuring wildlife displays, children's fishing pond, nature trails and special programs. Free children's nature programs offered. Bikers and skaters should check out the large and popular skate park, and Westville dog owners ought to know about the big ol' dog run. The first Holocaust memorial to be planted on public grounds in the U.S. is on site, too. Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Point Rd., New Haven, 203-946-8790. 82 acres on Long Island Sound. Yes, there is a lighthouse (although it's not open very often -- call for hours), and a carousel, too. Swimming, historical displays, hiking trails, picnicking, and some stellar views of the harbor. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Parking fee. Rocky Neck State Park, 244 W. Main St., (Rte. 156), Niantic, 860-739-5471. 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September 1, 2011 | Annual Manual 49 Dial File EMERGENCY Arson Hotline 800-842-7766 Children, Missing & Exploited 800-843-5678, (800-THE-LOST) Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven (24-hour hotline) 203-789-8104 Greater New Haven Sexual Assault Crisis Services 888-999-5545 (English) 888-568-8332 (Espa�ol) Missing Persons Hotline 800-367-5678 National Runaway Switchboard 800-786-2929, (800-RUN-AWAY) Poison Control Center 800-222-1222 Stony Creek Urgent Care 203-483-4580 Suicide Hotline (Infoline) 800-SUICIDE, 800-273-TALK 888-628-9454 (Espa�ol) Gay Life COMPLAINTS Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities 800-477-5737 Animal Shelter/Animal Control (New Haven) 203-946-8110 Freedom of Information Commission 860-566-5682 Motor Vehicle Dealer & Repairer Complaints 860-263-5405 Narcotics Enforcement (New Haven) 203-946-6287 Welfare Fraud 800-842-2155 Hiking with Pride W SELF HELP Info Line (24-hour counseling & referrals) 211 Alcoholics Anonymous 203-624-6063, 866-STEPS12 Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven 203-789-8104, 888-774-2900 Gamblers Anonymous 888-424-3577 Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut (New London) 860-701-6000 HEALTH AIDS Project New Haven 203-624-0947 AIDS Testing & Counseling 203-946-6453 Birthright of Greater New Haven 203-248-6550 Cancer Information Service 800-422-6237 CDC Infoline 800-CDC-INFO Connecticut Hospice, Inc. 203-315-7500 Fair Haven Community Health Center 203-777-7411 Hill Health Center 203-503-3250 HUSKY program (government-funded health insurance) 877-CT-HUSKY, 800-656-6684 New Haven Home Recovery HIV/AIDS Program 203-492-4866 Planned Parenthood of Connecticut 203-503-0450 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 203-932-5711 LEGAL AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut 888-380-3646 Connecticut Legal Rights Project 203-974-7715 Connecticut Legal Services 860-344-0447 Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization 203-432-4800 New Haven County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service 203-562-5750 New Haven Legal Assistance Association 203-946-4811 New London County Bar Association Referral Service 860-889-9384 Quinnipiac University School of Law Legal Clinic 203-582-3238 hat's the difference between straight hiking and gay hiking?" a straight friend once asked Richard, a financier and a Connecticut Pride Hiker. Richard believes it's the humor that distinguishes gay hiking from its straight counterpart: "We saw salamanders one time, and we thought about Like regular hiking, but gayer. what if we saw snakes," he recalls. "The guys would scream and run in the other direction." The LGBTQ hikers of this state first assembled at the foot of Sleeping Giant in 2010, after long-time hiking enthusiast and nursing instructor Rocky shared his proposal for a new community activity with receptive leaders of the New Haven Pride Center and New Haven Mix and Mingle gay social organization. The Pride Center promoted the new group on its website, Mix and Mingle spread the word to its mailing list, and, in only a year, with an intermission for the winter months, CT Pride Hikers has welcomed as many as 40 participants on the group's monthly excursions. CT Pride Hikers charges nothing for membership, and attracts couples and women. Hikes and trails are usually of an intermediate level with some elevation, but nothing beyond that level of difficulty. Although Rocky considers Sleeping Giant the CT Pride Hikers' "home base," because it still attracts the largest turnout, all of Connecticut has been fair game for the hikers' boots: That includes part of the Appalachian Trail in Litchfield County, East Rock Park in New Haven and Steep Rock Reservation in Washington Depot. Bad weather has never stopped the CT Pride Hikers. "We do not postpone for light or intermittent rain," reads their blog. "Instead, we have a wet T-shirt contest when we reach the peak." The group's network is always expanding says Rocky, who prefers not to reveal his real name because he thinks it is wiser not to "scream" about his sexuality. "This week, True Colors," a nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ youth, "contacted me and asked if mentors could come with some of the DCF teenagers." He is all for a larger network, as long as mentors take full responsibility for the teens, because as Rocky insists, "there's risks to any outdoor activity." Rocky has acknowledged that there have been scrapes and falls along the way, but he has "met people on hikes that you never meet anywhere else because a lot of them are not bar people. In the old days, that's all [the LGBTQ community] had was bars." For more information, go to ctpridehikers.isgreat.org. --Nicole Levy LUKE HAMMERMAN PHOTO 50 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 Music Venues Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 203-773-1776, annaliffeys.com. An Irish pub that serves great food, and has recently expanded its live music offerings. Bank Street Caf�, 637 Bank St., New London, 860-444-1444. New London-area rock `n' roll, blues, punk, indie, metal and country bands can count on booking a gig at this bar, one of a handful of music venues on the same bustling downtown street. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, 203-495-8924, barnightclub.com. Dance to a DJ in the back room, or check out up-and-coming indie bands and hip locals on Wednesday nights. Battell Chapel, 400 College St., New Haven, 203-432-4158, music.yale.edu. Hundred-plusyear-old chapel on Yale's campus that hosts choral and classical concerts. Branford Folk Music Society, 203-488-7715, folknotes.org/ branfordfolk. Nonprofit folk music organization presents workshops and concerts in the First Congregational Church in Branford, on the Branford Green and in private homes. Caf� Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, 203-789-8281, cafenine.com. The "musicians' living room" features music every night of the week (and some afternoons) -- roots, trad rock, rockabilly, country, indie rock, punk, jazz, blues, R&B, hiphop, folk, hardcore and more. . Comcast Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford, 860-548-7370, livenation.com. Outdoor concert venue with a covered pavilion and lawn seating. It has played host to day-long music festivals and bigger name acts. Daniel Street Club, 21 Daniel St., Milford, 203-877-4446, danielstreetclub.com. Stylish and comfortable room where the stage is the focal point. Rock, funk, blues, folk, R&B and metal, locals and touring acts, covers and originals. vensymphony.org. New Haven's pops and classical ensemble performs around the state, but mainly at New Haven's Woolsey Hall. houses the Morse Recital Hall. Features many Yale School of Music concerts during the academic year. Elm Bar, 372 Elm St., New Haven, 475-238-8529, elmbar.com. Situated where Rudy's was for more than 70 years, it maintains a similar atmosphere to that of its predecessor. Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven, 203-785-0468, firehouse12.com. Exquisitely designed (both visually and acoustically) and intimate listening room. Hosts curated series featuring jazz, avantgardeand electronic acts. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, 860-4447373, gardearts.org. Major area concert hall; bookings include pop, jazz and blues. Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, 203-392-6154, tickets.southernct.edu. SCSU's largest theater hosts smooth jazz, soul and pop concerts and is the main venue for the Connecticut Folk Festival in early September. Neighborhood Music School, 100 Audubon St., New Haven, 203-624-5189, nmsmusicschool.org. Hosts jazz, classical and pops concerts by the school's faculty and students. New Haven Folk, ctfolk.com. The parent organization of September's Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo in New Haven also presents a monthly series, typically at the First Presbyterian Church in New Haven, featuring national and regional acts. New Haven Symphony Orchestra, 203-865-0831, newha- Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford, 203-2651501, livenation.com. Indoor theater for big name acts. Recently started staging smaller shows under the dome in the lobby. onStage at Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, 860-439-2787, conncoll.edu/events/concerts/index.cfm. Music, dance and theater series that runs throughout the academic year. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Bldg. G, Hamden, 203-288-6400, theouterspace.net. New sister-venue to The Space, a 21-plus, 79-capacity bar and caf� hosting local and up-and-coming acts of all genres. Palace Theater, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury, 203-346-2000, palacetheaterct.org. Hosts national musicians as well as touring Broadway musicals, operas and comedians. Rudy's, 1227 Chapel St., New Haven, 203-865-1242. Now comfortable in its new digs. Look for shows featuring local and touring acts. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Bldg. H, Hamden, 203-2886400, thespace.tk. Entirely all-ages, volunteer-driven venue with live music nearly every night of the week. Features pop-rock, indie rock, punk, ska, metal, folk, jazz, fusion and avant-garde music, a lot of touring acts and many young local acts. Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St., New Haven, 203432-4158, music.yale.edu. Concert hall on Yale's campus that Stella Blues, 204 Crown St., New Haven, 203-752-9764, stellabluesbar.com. Classic rock-leaning bar in the middle of the Crown Street club scene. It hosts rockin' locals and outof-towners, and has a weekly open mic on Tuesdays. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, 203-624-TOAD, toadsplace.com. Most rock clubs don't stay open for more than 30 years, but Toad's has. It's hosted countless touring bands (including the Stones, Dylan, U2, REM), as well as area bands (at local showcases or opening for big-time headliners). There's a cozy upstairs lounge, Lilly's Pad, for smaller shows. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St., New Haven, 203-432-9630, music.yale.edu. Yale's largest concert hall and a fine place to hear classical music. Yale Institute of Sacred Music, P.O. Box 208273, New Haven, 203-432-5180, yale.edu/ism/ events/index.html. Concerts featuring Yale faculty and guests, alongside drama, art exhibits, films, readings, lectures and more. Yale School of Music, Box office at Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St., New Haven, 203-432-4158, music.yale.edu. Features performances by student ensembles as well as renowned national and international classical and jazz acts throughout the academic year. Yale Symphony Orchestra, 203-432-4140, yso.research.yale.edu. Undergraduate classical ensemble that performs during the school year, including an annual show on Halloween night. Annual Manual 51 September 1, 2011 | SHOP & DINE... IT S ALL HERE IN WOODBRIDGE! Do You Hookah? Best Futon Since 1993 Owner Ellen Eisenberghas a reputation for finding beautiful items for everyday living and special occasions. 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Chowder Pot III 3rd: Prime 16 Burrito 1st: Bulldog Burrito [CLOSED] 320 Elm St. New Haven (203) 495-8600 2nd: c.o. jones 3rd: Baja's Mexican Restaurant HEALTH AND BEAUTY Tanning Salon 1st: Tommy's Tanning 12 locations 2nd: Palm Beach Tan 3rd: Indulgence Tanning Salon Barber 1st: Phil's Barber Shop 82 1/2 Wall St. New Haven (203) 865-9187 2nd: Broadway Hair 3rd: Michael Anthony's Barber Shop and Hair Salon Place to Hear Local Music 1st: Caf� Nine 250 State St. New Haven (203) 789-8281 2nd: Toad's Place 3rd: Stella Blues Cupcakes 1st: Sugar Bakery & Sweet Shop 422 Main St. East Haven (203) 469-0815 2nd: The Cupcake Truck 3rd: Take the Cake Tattoo/Body Piercing 1st: Studio Zee Tattooing & Body Piercing 920 State St. New Haven (203) 787-2773 2nd: Hope Gallery 3rd: Transcend Tattoo & Art Gallery Hair Salon 1st: Soho Hair Group, Day & Medi Spa 916 Whalley Ave. New Haven (203) 387-6799 2nd: Echo A Salon 3rd: Jo Bella Salon & Spa Place to Play Darts 1st: Anna Liffey's Irish Pub 17 Whitney Ave. New Haven (203) 773-1776 2nd: Orange Ale House 3rd: Delaney's Restaurant Deli 1st: Katz's Deli Restaurant 1658 Litchfield Tpke. Woodbridge (203) 389-5301 2nd: Nica's Market 3rd: P & M Orange Street Market BARS AND CLUBS Laser Hair Removal 1st: Esana Plastic Surgery Center & Med Spa 1 Audubon St., Suite 201 New Haven (203) 562-7662 Adult Entertainment Club 1st: The Catwalk 325 East St. New Haven (203) 624-4645 Place to Play Pool 1st: BAR 254 Crown St. New Haven (203) 495-1111 2nd: Blue Cube Billiards & Lounge 3rd: Cue & Brew French Fries 1st: Rudy's 1227 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 865-1242 2nd: Prime 16 3rd: Five Guys Famous Burgers Annual Manual 55 September 1, 2011 | EDUCATING PALATES EVERY FRIDAY FROM 5-8PM FRIDAY NIGHT WINE TASTINGS AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION " - .+,' ) +&%.(+*-$ 181 CROWN ST. DOWNTOWN 203.772.1944 378 WHITNEY AVE. 203.865.4845 56 Annual Manual | September 1, 2011 Best of New Haven Readers Poll & Fries Gourmet Grocery Store 1st: Nica's Market 603 Orange St. New Haven (203) 787-5919 2nd: Whole Foods 3rd: Gourmet Heaven Beans 1st: Willoughby's Coffee & Tea 258 Church St. New Haven (203) 777-7400 2nd: Common Grounds 3rd: Blue State Coffee 1st: #1 Fish Market 2239 State St. Hamden (203) 624-6171 2nd: Bud's Fish Market 3rd: Star Fish Market 4 Orange St. New Haven (203) 777-1177 2nd: Darbar India 3rd: Coromandel Cuisine of India Soup 1st: Liquid Lunch 84 S. Broad St. Milford (203) 877-7687 2nd: Atticus Bookstore/Caf� 3rd: Bobette's Take-out Irish Restaurant 1st: Anna Liffey's Irish Pub 17 Whitney Ave. New Haven (203) 773-1776 2nd: The Playwright 3rd: Duffy's Tavern Grinders 1st: Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe 540 Plank Rd. Waterbury (203) 754-5600 2nd: Nica's Market 3rd: Ray & Mike's Dairy and Deli Place to Buy Dessert To Go 1st: Take the Cake 2458 Boston Post Rd. Guilford (203) 453-1896 2nd: Claire's Corner Copia 3rd: Sugar Bakery & Sweet Shop Italian Restaurant 1st: L'Orcio 806 State St. New Haven (203) 777-6670 2nd: La Luna Ristorante 3rd: Tre Scalini Ristorante DINING Health Food Store 1st: Edge of the Woods 379 Whalley Ave. New Haven (203) 787-1055 2nd: Thyme & Season 3rd: Whole Foods Place to Buy Fresh Produce 1st: Bishop's Orchards 1355 Boston Post Rd. Guilford (203) 453-2338 2nd: Edge of the Woods 3rd: Whole Foods American Restaurant 1st: Zinc 964 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 624-0507 2nd: Park Central Tavern 3rd: Prime 16 Japanese Restaurant 1st: Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St. New Haven (203) 777-9760 2nd: Miso Japanese Restaurant 3rd: Kumo Hot Dog 1st: Glenwood Drive-Inn 2538 Whitney Ave. Hamden (203) 281-0604 2nd: Blackie's 3rd: Frankie's of West Haven Place to Buy Loose Tea 1st: Willoughby's Coffee & Tea 258 Church St. New Haven (203) 777-7400 2nd: Savvy Tea Gourmet 3rd: Edge of the Woods Caterer 1st: La Cuisine Market 750 E. Main St. Branford (203) 488-7100 2nd: Chestnut Fine Foods 3rd: Jordan Caterers Mexican Restaurant 1st: Mezcal 14 Mechanic St. New Haven (203) 782-4828 2nd: Aunt Chilada's 3rd: Su Casa Ice Cream Shop 1st: Ashley's Ice Cream Caf� 280 York St. New Haven (203) 776-7744 2nd: Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream 3rd: Kelly's Kone Konnection Place to Buy Prepared Meals-To-Go 1st: Pasta Vita 225 Elm St. Old Saybrook (860) 395-1452 2nd: Nica's Market 3rd: La Cuisine Market Chef 1st: Francesco d'Amuri, L'Orcio 806 State St. New Haven (203) 777-6670 2nd: Bun Lai, Miya's Sushi 3rd: Chef Silvio Suppa, Caf� Allegre Middle Eastern Restaurant 1st: Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant 85 Howe St. New Haven (203) 562-8444 2nd: Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine 3rd: Saray Turkish Restaurant Italian Pastry Shop 1st: Lucibello's Italian Pastry Shop 935 Grand Ave. New Haven (203) 562-4083 2nd: Libby's Italian Pastry Shop 3rd: Rocco's Pastry Shop Chinese Restaurant 1st: Royal Palace 32 Orange St. New Haven (203) 776-6663 2nd: House of Chao 3rd: China Pavilion Place to Buy Specialty Chocolates 1st: Village Chocolatier 79 Whitfield St. Guilford (203) 453-5226 2nd: H. Mangels Confectioner 3rd: Madison Chocolates New Restaurant 1st: The Suburban 2 E. Main St. Branford (203) 481-1414 2nd: Bar Bouch�e 3rd: The Cask Republic Locally Made Food or Drink 1st: Foxon Park Beverages 103 Foxon Blvd. East Haven (203) 467-7874 2nd: RIPE Cocktail Mixers 3rd: New England Brewing Coffee House 1st: Willoughby's Coffee & Tea 258 Church St. New Haven (203) 777-7400 2nd: Blue State Coffee 3rd: Common Grounds Ribs 1st: The Rib House 16 Main St. East Haven (203) 468-6695 2nd: Texas Roadhouse 3rd: Uncle Willie's BBQ Place for Breakfast 1st: The Pantry 2 Mechanic St. New Haven (203) 787-0392 2nd: Chip's Family Restaurant 3rd: Lena's Caf� & Confections Diner 1st: Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St. Branford (203) 481-0333 2nd: Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave 3rd: Twin Pines Diner Lunch 1st: Caf� Romeo 534 Orange St. New Haven (203) 865-2233 2nd: Temple Grill 3rd: Nica's Market Salad 1st: Temple Grill 152 Temple St. New Haven (203) 773-1111 2nd: Claire's Corner Copia 3rd: Katz's Deli Restaurant Place for Brunch 1st: La Luna Ristorante 168 N. Main St. Branford (203) 483-9995 2nd: Bella's Caf� 3rd: Lena's Caf� & Confections Pizza 1st: Modern Apizza 874 State St. New Haven (203) 776-5306 2nd: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana 3rd: Sally's Apizza French Restaurant 1st: Union League Caf� 1032 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 562-4299 2nd: La Petite Caf� 3rd: Bar Bouch�e Sandwich 1st: Nica's Market 603 Orange St. New Haven (203) 787-5919 2nd: Katz's Deli Restaurant 3rd: Caf� Romeo Place for Greek Food 1st: The Greek Olive 402 Sargent Dr. New Haven (203) 495-9990 2nd: Parthenon Diner Annual Manual 57 Indian Restaurant 1st: Thali Regional Cuisine of India Place to Buy Coffee Seafood Market September 1, 2011 | Best of New Haven Readers Poll 3rd: Yorkside Pizza Place for Pasta 1st: Pasta Cosi 1018 Main St. Branford (203) 483-9397 2nd: L'Orcio 3rd: Antonio's Ristorante 39 High St. New Haven (203) 865-1933 2nd: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 3rd: Soul de Cuba Club Martial Arts Studio 1st: AIKI Academy of Self Defense 5 Foxon Rd. North Branford (203) 484-2020 2nd: A-1 Mixed Martial Arts 3rd: Ultimate MMA Training Center Branford (203) 481-5511 2nd: Enclave 3rd: Rotary Ski & Snowboard Yoga Studio 1st: Balanced Hot Yoga Studio 1079 Whalley Ave. New Haven (917) 204-0500 2nd: Fresh Yoga 3rd: Bikram Yoga Steak House 1st: Carmen Anthony Steakhouse 660 State St. New Haven (203) 773-1444 2nd: Central Steakhouse 3rd: Chuck's Steakhouse and Margarita Grill Restaurant Overall 1st: Union League Caf� 1032 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 562-4299 2nd: Ibiza 3rd: L'Orcio Outdoor Outfitter 1st: Trailblazer 296 Elm St. New Haven (203) 865-6244 2nd: North Cove Outfitters 3rd: Action Sports DRINKS Restaurant with a Water View 1st: Leon's Restaurant 501 Long Wharf Dr. New Haven (203) 562-5366 2nd: Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar 3rd: The Stone House Sushi Restaurant 1st: Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St. New Haven (203) 777-9760 2nd: Miso Japanese Restaurant 3rd: Kumo Bartender 1st: George Talbot, The Stone House 506 Old Whitfield St. Guilford (203) 458-3700 2nd: Frank Cullimore, Anna Liffey's Irish Pub 3rd: Jessica Howe, Stella Blues Personal Trainer 1st: Mubarakah Ibrahim, Balance Fitness Studio for Women 370 Davenport Ave. New Haven (203) 624-9999 2nd: Hank Drought 3rd: Jody Harrison, Planet Fitness (Amity) Thai Restaurant 1st: Som Siam 63 Whitfield St. Guilford (203) 458-0228 2nd: Thai Taste 3rd: Rice Pot Beer Selection (in a bar) 1st: Prime 16 172 Temple St. New Haven (203) 782-1616 2nd: Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room 3rd: The Cask Republic Restaurant with Best Desserts 1st: Zinc 964 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 624-0507 2nd: L'Orcio 3rd: Union League Caf� Pilates Studio 1st: Sarah Aldrich Pilates 839 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 773-3100 2nd: IMX Pilates Shoreline 3rd: Cheshire Pilates Vegetarian Restaurant 1st: Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 562-3888 2nd: Edge of the Woods 3rd: It's Only Natural Restaurant Restaurant with Live Music 1st: U.S.S. Chowder Pot III 560 E. Main St. Branford (203) 481-2356 2nd: Ballou's Wine Bar 3rd: Anna Liffey's Irish Pub Place to Buy a Canoe or Kayak 1st: North Cove Outfitters 75 Main St. Old Saybrook (860) 388-6585 2nd: Action Sports 3rd: Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Beer Selection (in a store) 1st: Amity Wine & Spirits 95 Amity Rd. New Haven (203) 387-6725 2nd: The Wine Thief 3rd: Coastal Wine Waitperson 1st: Frank Blazi, Miya's Sushi 68 Howe St. New Haven (203) 777-9760 2nd: Aiden Stewart, Geronimo's 3rd: Marcello Chacon, L'Orcio Bloody Mary 1st: Stella Blues 204 Crown St. New Haven (203) 752-9764 2nd: Dive Bar & Restaurant 3rd: Anna Liffey's Irish Pub Restaurant with Outdoor Dining 1st: L'Orcio 806 State St. New Haven (203) 777-6670 2nd: Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 3rd: Leon's Restaurant SPORTS AND FITNESS Place to Buy Running Shoes (non-chain) 1st: Sound Runner 1088 Main St. Branford (203) 483-8222 2nd: Woodbridge Running Company 3rd: Trailblazer Bicycle Shop 1st: The Devil's Gear Bike Shop 151 Orange St. New Haven (203) 773-9288 2nd: Zane's Cycles 3rd: D'Aniello's Amity Bicycles Brew Pub 1st: BAR 254 Crown St. New Haven (203) 495-1111 2nd: Southport Brewing Company (SBC) 3rd: Mikro Beer Bar Romantic Restaurant 1st: Union League Caf� 1032 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 562-4299 2nd: L'Orcio 3rd: Bespoke Place to Take Zumba 1st: Studio Z Fitness 213 Cherry St. Milford (203) 874-1144 2nd: Balance Fitness Studio for Women 3rd: IMX Pilates Shoreline Health Club 1st: Planet Fitness 35 Marne St. Hamden (203) 281-7213 2nd: The EDGE Fitness Club 3rd: LA Fitness Liquor Store 1st: Amity Wine & Spirits 95 Amity Rd. 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Main St. September 1, 2011 Best of New Haven Readers Poll Martini 1st: 116 Crown 116 Crown St. New Haven (203) 777-3116 2nd: Stella Blues 3rd: Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 1st: The Bead Hive 1250 Boston Post Rd. Guilford (203) 453-6681 2nd: Rock Garden 3rd: Beads & More Country Barn Local Hardware Store 1st: Country Paint and Hardware 2410 Foxon Rd. North Branford (203) 481-5255 2nd: Goody's Hardware 3rd: Page Hardware & Appliance 2nd: Steve DePino Photography 3rd: RE Photo Design Place for Tuxedos 1st: Harold's Bridal 19 Elm St. New Haven (203) 562-7433 2nd: Zaccariello's 3rd: Camillo's Orange (203) 795-3468 Camera Shop 1st: Milford Photo 22 River St. Milford (203) 882-3415 2nd: Village Photolabs Inc. 3rd: Caesar's Camera Shops Wine List in a Restaurant 1st: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 155 Temple St. New Haven (203) 848-3000 2nd: Ballou's Wine Bar 3rd: Bentara Nursery/Garden Center 1st: Van Wilgen's Garden Center 51 Valley Rd. North Branford (203) 488-2110 2nd: Vinny's Home and Garden Showplace 3rd: Shelley's Garden Center Frame Shop 1st: Hull's Art Supply and Framing 1144 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 865-4855 2nd: Westville Framing 3rd: Framed Place to Buy Your Wedding Cake 1st: Take the Cake 2458 Boston Post Rd. Guilford (203) 453-1896 2nd: JCakes 3rd: Julia's Bakery Wine Shop 1st: The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave. New Haven (203) 865-4845 2nd: Amity Wine & Spirits 3rd: Madison Wine Shop Place to Buy a Futon 1st: Rubber Match 101 Whalley Ave. New Haven (203) 624-8410 2nd: IKEA 3rd: Chesley Sleep Place to Buy a Musical Instrument 1st: Sam Ash Music Stores 95 Amity Rd. New Haven (203) 389-0500 2nd: Brian's Guitars 3rd: Guitar Center Place to Hold Your Wedding Reception 1st: The Woodwinds 29 Schoolground Rd. 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Best of New Haven Readers Poll American Car 1st: McDermott Auto Group 655 Main St. East Haven (203) 466-1000 2nd: Bob Thomas Ford 3rd: Valenti Auto Sales 1st: Lulu's: A Chichi Boutique 75 Whitfield St. Guilford (203) 453-6887 2nd: Whispers from Lady Olga 3rd: Lady Olga's Lingerie 3rd: Arabella Vintage Shop 1st: Fashionista Vintage & Variety 93 Whitney Ave. New Haven (203) 777-4434 2nd: Tova's Vintage Shop 3rd: The English Building Markets New Haven (203) 784-8888 2nd: WFSB 3rd: WVIT Place to Buy Tires 1st: Town Fair Tire Centers of Connecticut 1018 W. Main St. Branford (203) 488-4333 2nd: Firestone Complete Auto Care Store 3rd: Discount Tire Center Men's Clothing Store (Non-Chain) 1st: Raggs Fashions for Men 1020 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 865-3824 2nd: Enson's Inc. 3rd: Backer's Clothes MEDICAL SERVICES Acupuncturist 1st: Timothy Trahant, Select Physical Therapy 1291 Boston Post Rd., Ste. 108 Madison (203) 245-0001 2nd: Dr. Eileen Denny, Denny Chiropractic & Acupuncture 3rd: Richard Covello MEDIA/EDUCATION College Radio Station 1st: WNHU 88.7 FM University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd. West Haven (203) 479-8800 2nd: WQUN 1220 AM 3rd: WSIN 1590 AM Pet Boutique 1st: Cassidy's Pampered Paws Pet Boutique 75 Hamilton Ave. New Haven (203) 785-1955 2nd: All Pets Club 3rd: K9 Power Place to Get Your Car Detailed 1st: Splash Car Wash and Detailing 1123 Highland Ave. Cheshire (203) 250-9274 2nd: Dino's Auto Spa 3rd: Details by Dennis Chiropractor 1st: Dr. Richard Carpenos, New England Spine and Disc 391 Boston Post Rd. Orange (203) 799-3472 2nd: Dr. Katey Cofrancesco, Creative Body Therapies 3rd: Dr. Eileen Denny, Denny Chiropractic & Acupuncture Local Art School 1st: Paier College of Art 20 Gorham Ave. Hamden (203) 287-3031 2nd: Creative Arts Workshop 3rd: Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Place to Buy a Unique Gift 1st: Wave Gallery 1046 Chapel St. New Haven (203) 624-3032 2nd: Dava Boutique 3rd: The Red Barn of Woodbridge Place to Get Your Car Repaired 1st: Lemay Motors 314 Indian River Rd. 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Milford (203) 877-3351 2nd: Peter Indorf Jewelers 3rd: Rumanoff's Fine Jewelry & Design Eye Doctor 1st: Dr. Robert Mingrone, Lifetime Eyecare and Contact Lens Center 153 Sawmill Rd. West Haven (203) 934-1400 2nd: Dr. Mark Milner 3rd: Dr. Paul Masi Consignment Shop 1st: Consignment Originals 154 Main St. Cheshire (203) 271-0475 2nd: Cinderella's Attic 3rd: Fashionista Vintage & Variety Local TV Personality 1st: Sonia Baghdady, WTNH 8 Elm St. New Haven (203) 784-8888 2nd: Ann Nyberg, WTNH 3rd: Scott Haney, WFSB Hospital 1st: Yale-New Haven Hospital 20 York St. New Haven (203) 688-4242 2nd: Hospital of Saint Raphael 3rd: Milford Hospital Annual Manual 61 Shoe Store (Non-Chain) 1st: Anna Mia's Shoe Store 698 Boston Post Rd. Madison (203) 245-8118 2nd: Shoetique Lingerie Store (Non-Chain) Local TV Station 1st: WTNH 8 Elm St. September 1, 2011 | Anthony's of Guilford Providing fine Italian Cuisine on the Shoreline for over 30 years Party Trays Available Open for Dinner Daily at 4pm Sunday Brunch 11:30-2:30 Daily Specials Wed -Sun Best of New Haven Readers Poll Midwife Group Day Care 1st: Greater New Haven OB/GYN Group 2447 Whitney Ave. Hamden (203) 248-5067 2nd: Birth & Beyond 3rd: Women's Health Associates 1st: See Us Grow Child Care and Learning Center, LLC 1052 S. Colony Rd. Wallingford (203) 269-5437 2nd: Kids Towne Daycare 3rd: The Goddard School OB/GYN 1st: Greater New Haven OB/GYN Group 2447 Whitney Ave. Hamden (203) 248-5067 2nd: Obstetrics-Gynecology & Infertility Group 3rd: County Obstetrics and Gynecology Group Dog Groomer 1st: The Crate Escape 25 N. Plains Hwy. 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