Bar, New Haven
This is Bar’s claim to fame: mashed potato and bacon pie. And there’s no wonder, because it IS a wonder of cracker-thin crust, loaded with garlic, parmesan, chunks of bacon and a shmear of creamy, silken mashed potatoes. It may sound over-the-top, but it’s one dee-licious pie. You’ll find plenty of other variations here, plus their own house-brewed beer, and a vast cocktail menu. But for me, it’s all about that mashed potato pie. The Yalies crowd the place (it’s a nightclub, too), so go early or skip the line and sit at the bar.
Good to know: Every Tuesday a special pizza is concocted in collaboration with Caseus, one of our favorite cheese-centric shops and bistro.