As we reported back in geeze, 2019, More Camp’n News | Liberty Street Chronicles (wordpress.com) the long (and had to be expensive) buildout of Sicily CoalFired New Haven Style Pizza is finally coming to an end. They mercifully dropped the ridiculous original name, and cut it short to “Sicily Coal Fired Pizza.”
New Haven style and Sicily are very much mutually exclusive, guessing the owners were trying to hit all the buzzwords for meta data results. A few dry runs and “soft openings” (family, friends, compensated “reviewers”) under their belt, look for Sicily Pizza (that’s what people are will call it, get over it!) to open in early July.
Harries Jailhouse will be opening soon, in the former Bread and Water location on Warwick Street. Serving “classic cocktails” (80’s Alabama slammers? Red Death? Lemon Drops? prolly not) and sandwiches (please, please don’t call them “handhelds!”) this joint should be able to take full advantage of the outdoor dining season, even at that odd location.
From the people that brought you the damn good (and damn expensive) cupcakes at Nora, Harrie’s looks to be following the Twin Peaks/Titled Kilt template…Or maybe just cutesy guerilla marketing, we shall see.
Public Market, a Middletown icon from the days when horses still clippity clopped on Main Street, will be closing. The newest owner, Josh Morris, did a helluva job keeping up the quality, service and traditions at “Public’s.”
It’s not clear if someone else will take over, if Josh will sell, or even a closing date. Get down there, wish them well, and get the best damn grinder in Middletown while you still can can.
Started further down Liberty, migrated across-ish from Aresco’s. Third shooting we know of in a few months (one being near Weswings, the other caused the shooter to stalk his prey to Middlesex Hospital).
Middeltown PD had no comment, RJ from Aresco’s didn’t know anything. Not a great start for the boy mayor. Here’s what we do know: The parties involved were NOT arguing about their study group! Be careful out there people.
We’re still confused by “Sicilian New Haven style pizza,” guessing the owner is trying to hit all the trendy buzzwords. Look for lots of hipster menu-speak like “sourced” “currated” “notes of” “hand held.” Overall, nice to see this project moving along during these unprecedented times.
While they still feature it, go to Perkatory, order a large Basiljuice (💀🌿 This chilling basil and peppermint sparkling lemonade).
Sure, have a few sips on your way home, but save some for later. A few ounces of your favrorite gin, maybe a sprig of Thai basil, and you have just the thinG to “bring you back to life” in this schfitzy weather! Clinque!