Queen Zuri Reigns On College Street

With the sounds of New Orleans-style brass bands heralding her arrival, Queen Zuri began her reign on College Street. Truth be told, Queen Zuri isn’t a queen. She’s a 17-year-old future queen, and she was at school. Her mother, Kim Soto, is the actual queen of the newest restaurant to come to downtown New Haven, […]

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New Orleans cuisine comes to town

Aromas from the Big Easy flowed through the air on Monday afternoon as Kim Soto snipped the ribbon at the Elm City’s newest eatery. Queen Zuri, a New Orleans-style restaurant at 230 College St., served gumbo, jambalaya and banana pudding cake — among other bayou delicacies — during its grand opening. Soto, the owner, has […]

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New eatery in New Haven brings New Orleans style to downtown scene

NEW HAVEN >> The newest jewel on the downtown food scene specializes in New Orleans cuisine, and owner Kim Soto emphasized at Monday’s grand opening that she designed the “Queen Zuri” eatery to feel like a home in every way. “When you come here it’s like you’re coming into my home,” Soto said, referring to […]

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50 States of Coffee Shops

Blue State: New Haven, Conn. New Haven has plenty of places where Yale students can fuel up on coffee between classes, and although most offer a generous boost of caffeine, none can match the philanthropic generosity of Blue State. Since opening in 2004, the company’s owners have donated over $635,000 . .. Full article.

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College Night on Broadway expands reach

This Thursday, New Haven residents will once again clamor for ice cream, music and henna in a busy evening for students from Yale and surrounding universities alike. College Night on Broadway — a biannual event that promotes The Shops at Yale with discounts and free entertainment — debuted over 10 years ago to advertise stores […]

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The Ultimate Student Guide to Eating and Drinking at Yale

You’re sick of the dining hall’s monotonous meal rotation and their coffee sucks. You’re crashing after seven hours in Bass Library and you need sugar STAT. You’re drunk, it’s 3 am and you really need chow mein. You have the questions, we have the answers. Welcome to Spoon Yale’s eating and drinking guide for the “best of” around […]

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Chalk Art Festival In New Haven This Weekend

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The New Haven Chalk Art Festival is kicking off at CT Style. Artist Michael Micinilio demonstrates fun chalk art you can expect to see at the free event happening on Sunday from 10am-6pm at the Shops at Yale in New Haven. The event is open to all age groups. Each […]

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First New Haven Chalk Festival to be held Aug. 20, 2016

Some city sidewalks will become temporary works of art during the first New Haven Chalk Festival, taking place 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 (rain date: Sunday, Aug. 21). The festival — to be held on Broadway Island, across from Apple and J.Crew — will bring together children, amateur and professional artists, and artist […]

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News 8 stopped by Arethusa Farm Dairy in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The hot and humid weather means ice cream shops are busy. News 8 stopped by Arethusa Farm Dairy in New Haven, where customers ordering cones say that is their favorite way to cool off. John Whaley stopped in on Thursday morning. He loves the toasted coconut ice cream. “It’s really […]

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