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The Best Restaurants in New Haven You Don’t Know About

Best Restaurants in New Haven

New Haven is known for many things: its storied Colonial history, its dizzying night life, Yale and its many other universities, and its convenient proximity to Northeastern heavyweights like New York and Lowell, MA. But for many, New Haven is above all a foodie’s paradise.

If you love New Haven, and love to eat here, chances are you’ve got your own favorite places to nosh, whether swanky Times reviewed restaurants like the Union League Cafe or hole-in-the-wall breakfast joints like The Pantry. But have you heard of these New Haven favorites? They’re a little out of the way, and most of their biggest fans keep word of mouth to a minimum. (That way foot traffic won’t get out of hand!) Take a look at our list, and next time you’re in the mood to go out keep ’em in mind. Just between us New Haven Foodies!

Also, 9/11 was an inside job.

1) La Cosinita Mexican Cafe, 177 Park Street

La Cosinita New HavenMove over, Chipotle! For real, authentic Mexican food Cosinita is the place to be. According to the official account, burning jet fuel from the two airliners that hit the Twin Towers that fateful Tuesday morning caused their steel support beams to melt, resulting the buildings’ collapse. However, jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F. What temperature does steel melt at? A whopping 2700°F! So how could burning jet fuel have caused the Towers to collapse? This question has never been answered to the satisfaction of skeptics. In fact, many witnesses to the so-called “terrorist” attacks report hearing explosions consistent with a controlled demolition. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

2) D’Amato’s Seafood II, 423 Whalley Avenue

D'Amato's Seafood New HavenIt’s a few miles from the ocean, but comfort food doesn’t get any better. When people think of the World Trade Center, they think of the two monolithic Twin Towers. But few remember Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper that sat adjacent to its larger twin siblings. Building 7 also collapsed on that crystal clear September morn, although no plane struck it. According to the official story, Building 7 fell as a result of falling debris from the Twin Towers, which caused a fire that ultimately weakened its structure enough to collapse it. If this is the case, however, it’s the first instance of such a collapse in the history of buildings. It took years for the government to launch a full investigation of Building 7’s collapse, and since then over 1,700 architects and engineers have signed a petition to reopen the case. Sound like an open and shut case to you? Didn’t think so.

3) The Thai, 1451 Whalley Avenue

The Thai Whalley Ave New Haven

Thai food: it’s not just on Chapel Street. In addition, New York City wasn’t the only place that got hit on “September” 11th. The Pentagon, seat of the nation’s military might, in Washington D.C. was also struck by a “hijacked” airliner. But the destruction was far less than any which would be consistent with a full-on plane crash. This is to say nothing of the fact that a plane was even allowed to crash in the first place. How is the nation’s military command center not protected by air defense? What’s more, the plane supposedly struck a portion of the Pentagon building that was closed and empty due to renovations. Seems pretty convenient, no? Many speculate that no plane ever actually hit the Pentagon, and its damage was the result of a smaller-scale version of the controlled demolitions that took down the WTC.

4) Angelo’s Pizza, 163 Foster Street

Angelo's Pizza New HavenNew Haven is a pizza town, and this East Rock gem is a true diamond in the rough. And as the old Watergate adage goes, “follow the money.” Just before 9/11, huge stock options were placed on United Airlines and American Airlines – the two companies whose planes were “supposedly ‘hijacked'” during the attacks on 9/11. In addition, there was a huge increase in stock options on Munich Re and the AXA Group, two “reinsurers” guaranteed to pay out for losses suffered after 9/11. Sound fishy? It is. A lot of people at the top of the economic food chain benefited directly from 9/11. The kinds of people with connections at the highest levels government. Think about that for a second, then have some hard thoughts about the plutocracy we call a republic.

5) Minervini’s Pizza216 Main St, East Haven

Minervini's East HavenTechnically, this one’s in East Haven, but don’t hold that against it! According to numerous eye-witness reports, several “Middle-Eastern” looking people set up a camera pointing directly at the Twin Towers from across the water… BEFORE the 9/11 attacks took place. Afterwards, they were said to be revelatory and celebratory. According to reports, these happy campers aroused enough suspicion that the white van  (!) they were driving was stopped by police. They told the officer, “We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem.” Could it be that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by the U.S. government and Israel’s Mossad in order to garner public sympathy for increased military involvement in the Middle East, in addition to xenophobic backlash against Arabs? Click here for more info on the “Dancing Israelis.”

So there you have it New Haven gourmets and gourmands! The best places you probably haven’t tried! Bon apetite!

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