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Aug 6, 2010 01:01 PM

fodd related gift certificate for somewhere in new haven- STAT!

our dear friends are leaving us (los angeles) to take a job at yale new haven hospital- we want to get them the above item as a going away gift- for a party TOMMORROW night!- they are a great youngish couple (late 30's0 its all about the point of reference, right?) with 3 kids- 9, 7 and 2- he: surgeon, she: mba turned stay at home mom-something family freindly- a great cafe or diner?- or just fun and indulgent- a cool bakery- cupcake or ice cream shop?

any ideas along those lines that i can deal with online or by phone?
many thanks east coast chowhounders!!

btw your S.NE posts are bringing me back to the good old days in middletown, while i attended wesleyan...some great food memories were made then, too

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  1. There are so many wonderful restaurants in New Haven and surrounding area, but for a family with young children, why not introduce them to the great Pizza experience? Pepe's on Wooster St. (the best! IM0) has gift certificates. 203 865-5767 or

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    1. THE place to go for ice cream in New Haven is Ashley's on York Street.

      Wonderful ice cream. And their bittersweet hot fudge sauce is to die for. I would love to take a bath in it. Yum.

      and for bakeries, there's Marjolaine on State Street:

      Start the kids on Sarah Bernhearts and frangipane blackberry tarts!

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      1. re: Pipenta

        hey all
        thanks for this! i remembered pepes just after i posted and did purchase the gift certificate
        but i am going to pass on these recomendations to our friends in hopes of smoothing their big transition
        all best
        your LA foodie friend...

        1. re: sgl

          Give them a good intro to New Haven.....plenty of time for pizza. A gift certificate to Caseus would do it. I second Marjolaine. FANTASTIC pasteries. The best in CT as far as I'm concerned.

          93 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510