The Arts Paper
I loved covering food and culture stories in New Haven, Connecticut.
Check out some recent stories and photos from my adventures!
Nolo Turns Up the Heat
Lamb ribs cooked in duck fat and served over a puree of celery root and pear. Thin crust pizza topped with broccoli rabe and provolone. House-made honey ice cream served with rose and cardamom semolina flour cakes. These are just a few flavor combinations Daniel Parillo and Derek Bacon are trying out at Nolo…
Flair Artists Bridge The Digital Divide
Emily Tirella has over 9,000 followers on the Instragram account where she showcases her embroidered patches. These days, however, she’s willing to travel hundreds of miles just to connect with flair fans in person...
Tacos and Tequila Come to Temple
Tacos filled with crispy pork belly and sweet plantain. Tequila cocktails bubbling with champagne. Plush leather couches, flickering candles, and exposed brick.
This is Sonia Salazar’s vision for Te Amo Tequila, a new space she is opening at 182 Temple St. this fall….
Elm City Sounds Spins Into Westville
Elm City Sounds doesn’t have a sign yet. On a recent Saturday, its only building marker was an old Stax record nailed above display windows at 24 Fountain St. If you hadn’t looked closely, you could have mistaken it for a music lover’s midcentury living room. The space, nestled in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood, is the city’s newest record store and indy establishment.
Movie Nights Return to Hamden Town Center
A gaggle of children bounced and swayed on stage at Hamden Town Center Park while a crew hurried to inflate a giant outdoor movie screen before sunset. Top 40 tunes rang out over the field as more families arrived, hauling wagons filled with colorful blankets and coolers, nudging their children to join those on stage for the chance to dance and win prizes.