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New Haven (and environs) non-pizza

27 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

I'm going to find myself around New Haven a bit more for a bit. Are there any places worth recommending in or within an hour or so of New Haven?


Other than pizza, I mean.

Roger Bannister

04 March 2018 - 02:20 PM


I had no idea that he retired from running not long after his four-minute mile, and had a totally different, notably successful career.

Taxonomy of Modern Restaurants

12 October 2017 - 11:56 PM

Maybe we should stop derailing the Boston thread, so here goes.


It seems like we're dealing with a number of categories of restaurants, and making generalizations based on those categories. Obviously, this taxonomy won't be definitive, but I think it'd be nice to lay it out explicitly:

  • San Pellegrino style restaurants: long tasting menus with small portions at very high prices, seldom found outside of top-tier dining areas
  • Fancy French food restaurants: dinosaurs, largely available anywhere, generally good execution, sometimes fossilized, bidet service
    • Subgenre: Like the above, but with '80s or '90s style "New" American food
  • NBC restaurants: the cool places we all like
    • Subgenre: Restaurants like this with heavy, unique regional influences
  • Local vernacular restaurants

Is this sort of the taxonomy we've been working with?