August 24, 2011 by Nina
Some friends and I went here for dinner before seeing The Help and really enjoyed ourselves. I had the Ropa Vieja (shredded beef cooked with onions in a light tomato sauce served with arroz blanco, frijoles negros and platanos maduros), which was recommended to me by the waitress. It was so wonderful! The shredded beef was soft and tender, without fat (unlike with pulled pork) and the plantains were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It made a perfect meal.
Soul de Cuba
283 Crown St
New Haven, CT 06511
Category CT, New Haven | Tags: a perfect meal,a perfect meal in new haven,ct,cuban food in new haven,frijoles negros and platanos maduros,new haven,Ropa Vieja,shredded beef cooked with onions in a light tomato sauce served with arroz blanco,Soul de Cuba | 5 Comments
August 19, 2011 by Nina
I wanted to give Caseus another try, but when my friend and I wanted to go there for lunch, they were really busy and the waiter was extremely rude (it seems they only hire rude staff), so we decided not to stay. Later, I found the cheese truck (which I’ve been wanting to try for months!). They were out of everything except the traditional grilled cheese, which I paid $5 for. When I opened the box, I immediately felt dissapointed. It looked like the tiniest, greasiest grilled cheese in the world. I reluctantly ate it, wishing I could get my money back and throw it in the trash. Afterwards I was so angry that I went back to them and told them I felt like it was a real waste of money and that they must have made a $4 profit for such a small sanwich. They argued with me, until finally the girl said, “do you want your money back?” I was taken aback. Yes. This made me feel a bit better about the situation, but I will never be supporting them or their restaurant again.
93 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510-1236
Category CT, New Haven | Tags: biggest waste of $5,Caseus,caseus Cheese Truck,caseus food Truck,grilled Cheese,grilled Cheese Truck,The Cheese Truck | 4 Comments
August 17, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I stopped here for breakfast-to-go one morning. The cappuccino we got was quite good, but the food (pictured left is their “Manjares” specialty) was below average. It was supposed to come with plantains (where?) and was more of a weird combination of foods than a nice breakfast. I wouldn’t go here again. Though the breakfast sandwich was good, it was pretty bland, and I would rather have gotten something from Lox (it would have been cheaper too!)
838 Whalley Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
Category Breakfast/Brunch, CT, New Haven | Tags: bad breakfast in new haven,breakfast in new haven,Manjares,Manjares breakfast,overpriced breakfast in new haven,overpriced food | 1 Comment
August 14, 2011 by Nina
We had two veggie platters with Yemisir Wat (Lentils slowly cooked into a flavorful berbere sauce with a blend of spices), Gomen (Cabbage slowly cooked in a flavorful mild sauce with a blend of spices), Misir Alicha (Green lentils slowly cooked in a flavorful mild sauce with a blend of spices), Kosta, (Spinach and potatoes slowly cooked in a blend of mild spices), Zucchini (Green squash, carrots and onions sauteed in a blend of exotic herbs), Denich Wat (Potatoes cooked with tomatoes and garlic and berebere sauce), and Fosolia (Green beans, carrots and onions sauteed in a blend of exotic herbs). I think this was certainly my favorite Ethiopian restaurant. Usually when I eat Ethiopian, I only enjoy about half of the dishes, but this time I enjoyed them all, and some were exceptionally good. For instance, the Fosolia was one of the best things I’ve had in a while. It was sweet, which sounds odd, but was so wonderful.
176 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510
Category CT, New Haven | Tags: Ethiopian,Ethiopian food,Ethiopian food in new haven,Ethiopian in new haven,Lalibela,Lalibela ethiopian | No Comments
August 9, 2011 by Nina
When a friend came to visit, I took her to the “other best thai place in New Haven” (next to RED BAMBOO). When someone said to me that you have to walk downstairs to the restaurant, I was picturing a whole-in-the-wall place. But actually, this restaurant is far classier than most Thai restaurants I’ve been to. I was kind of dissapointed with my dish, but I felt like I just ordered the wrong thing (HOT BASIL: Sautéed with fresh minced hot pepper, basil leaves, mushrooms, green peppers, scallions and onions). I would like to go here again.
1151 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203. 776.9802
Category CT, New Haven, Thai Cuisine | Tags: basil leaves,ct,green peppers,HOT BASIL: Sautéed with fresh minced hot pepper,Mushrooms,new haven,scallions and onions,thai in new haven,thai taste | 1 Comment