Da Legna

Da Legna

Truffle oil, burrata, and smoked salmon aren’t ingredients you’d expect at a typical pizza place, but Da Legna manages to incorporate them into beautiful artisanal pies that make you question your loyalty to cheese and pepperoni. Many New Haven locals agree that Da Legna has some of the best pizza around, but somehow word hasn’t made its way to the tourist … Continue reading

Welcome Back 2014

Welcome Back 2014

It’s hard to believe that Chew Haven is back for our fourth and final year of school. The three of us have finally moved in, turned 21, and are ready to chew our way through the New Haven food scene one last time. We’ve got an exciting year ahead of us with plenty of new posts that we can’t … Continue reading

Sweet Mary’s

Sweet Mary’s

After three years at Yale, I’ve had my fair share of Claire’s birthday cakes. While I’ll never say no to a slice of Lithuanian coffee cake (especially the free kind at extracurricular events), the routine gets old after a while. Fortunately, there’s a new shop in town that’s serving up cupcakes, pies, cakes, and other … Continue reading

Oak Haven Table and Bar

Oak Haven Table and Bar

When we got an email asking us to check out a new restaurant in East Rock, we couldn’t wait to get the inside scoop on what sounded like a great venue. We finally got to visit Oak Haven Table and Bar last month, located on State Street in East Rock (home to one of Chew Haven’s all-time … Continue reading

Restaurant Week: Pacifico

Restaurant Week: Pacifico

For our second restaurant week trip we chose Pacifico, a “nuevo-Latino” restaurant known for its exceptional seafood options. I’ve been to Pacifico for dinner and tried some seafood and meat dishes, both of which were fantastic, so I expected the restaurant week menu to be just as good. Unfortunately, Pacifico failed to deliver this time. … Continue reading

The Pantry

The Pantry

Located in the quaint neighborhood of East Rock, The Pantry is truly a hidden gem. Getting to 2 Mechanic St. takes a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk for non-lazy folk. I even did the math for you and it turns out it’s as far as walking up science hill twice, or going from … Continue reading

Welcome Back! New in New Haven

Welcome Back! New in New Haven

Welcome back! This summer saw the opening of many new businesses in downtown New Haven around Yale’s campus. While we haven’t tried them all yet, we want to introduce you to what’s changed since most of us left in May. This way, when you’re craving some bubble tea, bacon cheddar sliders, or gourmet chinese food … Continue reading

We’ll be back…

We’ll be back…

…and we’re off for the summer! We hope that those of you staying in New Haven this summer are able to try out some of the spots we’ve reviewed. For everyone else, please check back in August for new posts. In the meantime, feel free to email us at chewhavenyale@gmail.com with photos of your favorite … Continue reading

New Haven Nachos

New Haven Nachos

It’s that time of year again. From Spring Fling snacks to the ideal treat on Cinco de Mayo, there’s one dish that’s been on our mind as classes are coming to an end and Reading Week begins: nachos. The more we thought about it, we realized New Haven is a hotbed of nachos. Whether you’re … Continue reading

Rubamba

Rubamba

Most days, the Ay! Arepa cart on Cedar Street has a line that wraps around the corner of Congress Ave. Nobody seems to have a problem waiting 15 minutes to get their hands on these popular arepas, so I had to join them and see what the hype is all about. To be honest, I … Continue reading