The last time I stopped in New Haven was en route to Maine. We had sweets in the Bronx and dinner in Pound Ridge. We checked into The Study at Yale close to midnight and left early the next morning. It was a mini layover.
I returned last month, and this time I came with no agenda aside from eating, exploring and getting some quiet time. The Saturday morning train left from Grand Central. I arrived early and picked up a cinnamon bun (with cardamom!) from Great Northern Food Hall. Two hours later, a quick cab ride from the train station and I was checked into my room The Study at Yale.
First things first, brunch! A seat at the bar of Heirloom for oysters and a beautifully made Last Word. No better way to settle in….
For dessert, hot caramel-apple doughnuts! These were wild, super crisp on the outsider, all tender insider. Five to an order, dotted with apple bits and rolled in sugar. How heady. Honey and vanilla anglaise on the side.
A later dinner at BAR. Mashed potato pizza with extra garlic. So good. Next time I’ll try the same with bacon. One big, cold Coke on the side. I love pizza so much. This was the last spot on my list…I went to Modern Apizza on the way back from Maine. And visited Sally’s Apizza and Frank Pepe’s on the trip before. I can’t decide on a favorite but I think it is ok to love them all.
A visit to the Beinecke Rare Book Library…