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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Milky Way

Milky Way

Milky Way Since May, waffle cones with wiffle balls of ice cream have become frequent sights on Chapel Street. A rustic yet elegant sign marks the source: Arethusa Farm Dairy, spelled in gothic lettering around an etched cow. Inside, the store’s counters sit above a checkered floor bordered by milky white walls hung with images […]

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New Haven Anchor Spa is back

The Anchor is back — way back. The storied dive bar, a favorite of college students and townies alike, is once again the Anchor Spa, the original iteration before it was the Anchor Restaurant. New owner Karl Franz Williams has reopened it 18 months after the restaurant closed, combining the laid-back vibe of the recent […]

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Ricky D’s Gets A Shack

Ricky D’s Gets A Shack

Ricky D’s Gets A Shack By Markeshia Ricks New Haven Independent Robin Willoughby was determined to find the man with the ribs. “I’d seen him on TV,” she said. A little sleuthing led her to a Facebook page and a phone number. “I was like, ‘I wonder if he’s open, because I want some of those […]

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Michael Micinilio Chalk Up

What do a snowman with a wine bottle, a baker flying on a measuring cup and a creepy, hollow-eyed businessman all have in common? Michael Micinilio.  For the past decade and a half, Micinilio’s been illustrating New Haven chalkboards with such strange, playful characters. Patrons of BAR or the nearby shop The Wine Thief have […]

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The Best New Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.

What do stilettos have to do with sundaes? Not much, unless you’re at Arethusa, a Connecticut farm and dairy from the 1860s that was rescued from golf course developers by Manolo Blahnik executives Tony Yurgaitis and George Malkemus. This spring, the couple opened an outpost of their country-chic creamery on Yale’s Campus; it serves dense, […]

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Iconic Anchor Spa Reopens In New Haven

Beloved New Haven watering hole Anchor Bar closed in January 2015, but has found new life, thanks to a New York restaurateur and Yale alumnus. Karl Franz Williams, a 1997 graduate of the university, has officially reopened the College Street institution as Anchor Spa, offering globally-inspired cocktails and small plates. Anchor Spa is his third mixology-driven concept, […]

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Smoothie Factories by Daily Nutmeg

Smoothie Factories by Daily Nutmeg

` Smoothie Factories Written and photographed by Daniel Shkolnik. Shortly after the invention of the electric blender came the invention of the smoothie. Unrelated to the old Smoothie factory, which once made undergarments and was turned into apartments some 15 years ago, this family of pulverized refreshments seems more popular than ever, offering the flavor […]

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Yurway is Her Way

New Haven Independent | by Phoebe Petrovic Born and raised Jewish in Brazil, Marcia Calisman moved to Israel as a young woman, and again to the U.S. in 2006. When she arrived at her first stop —  Old Saybrook, just 20 minutes away from New Haven —  she wasn’t thinking about opening a business based around […]

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