In the interest of making this shotgun wedding work, how about introducing all us Tristate (FFD county) alumni to what is happening chow-wise in New Haven (aside from the reference to Pepe's, Sally's, Modern and Louis Lunch which occasionally trickled down to us).
After all NH is the state's third biggest city, with diverse population, a discerning academic. medical and tech community, and as close to some of us as Westchester, (our estranged partner. ) So what new chow possibilities await us down here in lower FFD?
First, to address FFD county deficiencies, Is there a great Steakhouse, Mexican, Chinese, Seafooder, Jewish Deli, Bagel place we should know about? We've not found much here.
Which of the authentic Italian and also red sauce places there would you reck?. French, New American, South American, ethnic? etc.
And if you had to pick one must- try, unique-to-New Haven resto what would it be?