Moving to New Haven - where should I eat?
Union League Cafe, Chapel Street, excellent French-inspired cuisine. (upper-end)
Glenwood Drive-in, Whitney Ave north of Dixwell, Hamden. (lower end)
Cafe Istanbul, Crown Street near College St.-delicious Turkish food. (moderate)
Zaroka, (forgot address, a street running north from Crown; tasty Indian food. (Moderate)
Seoul Korean Restaurant, Crown Street, good Korean food, eccentric service, but tolerable. (Moderate)
Pizza: Pepe's, The Spot, Modern.
I moved away from New Haven last year and I still miss Modern's pizza, esp the clam pie and the sausage/bacon. Go for an early dinner then the wait is less, but it is really worth it. Also great cold or reheated the next day. Sally's was also good but Modern was more to my taste. ALso closer to my house. However, if you go to Sally's then you get to have lovely cannolis next door.
I too was once a Southerner living in New Haven.
Things and places you will enjoy:
great Italian food
Things you will miss (or at least I did):
Things you will find funny:
chicken wings are served almost everywhere (even McDonald's)
people eat ice cream when it is freezing outside
Dunkin' Donuts on almost every corner
Roomba- kind of snobby, but great food and raw bar
Bentara- fancy malasian
Miyas- great sushi
Educated Burger- New Haven staple
Koffee- great local coffee shop
Rudy's- local watering hole
Clark's- old fashioned place for chix fingers and milshakes
Zinc- upscale trendy dining
500 Blake Street- Special Ocassion dining
Modern, Sally's, Pepe's- pizza
Mamouns- falafel and turkish coffee
Just a few...I haven't lived in New Haven for about 8 years but those are the places I remember
Here's one burger joint and three pizza shops you should visit ...
Some will disagree, but I'd like to add Educated Burgher Inc to the list. 53 Broadway, New Haven, CT (203) 777-9198. Great grilled burgers. I love their hot relish and their little fixin's bar. Give them a try so you can formulate your own opinion.