NOT REPRESENTATION, BUT RE-PRESENTATION, by Michael Harvey — September 2008

"I meet Jan Cunningham, appropriately, in the Bistro des Artistes of the Union League Café on Chapel Street, where several of her recent paintings are on view through the end of September. She is serious and intense as she recalls leaving her native Texas to study painting at Rhode Island School of Design in the 1970s, and her subsequent move to New Haven in the early '80s."

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Former Union League Will Be Going ‘Publick,’ by Walter Dudar — July 25, 1976

"Merchants in the area are delighted by the rebuilding of the former Union League clubhouse, which had deteriorated greatly in its 13 years of idleness. Vandals broke many of its plate glass windows and the building developed into a depressing sight."

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AND A SNOW SQUALL: Union League Café — February 2022

"A strong cold front brought brief snow squalls, strong wind gusts and dropping temperatures to Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, February 19, 2022. Whiteout conditions were reported as the line moved through. A quick coating to an inch came down statewide."

HISTORIC RENOVATIONS: Sherman’s Taverne by the Green— 1984

"The bar area and the dining room are next to one another and are of approximately equal size. The furnishings in each were selected to conform to the general character of the spaces. A large brass chandelier hangs over the brick bar. The paneling and stained glass in the dining room were existing and restored to their original condition."

OUR BEEF WITH TEXAS, by Andy Horowitz, January 28, 2007

"Let us not stop defending our city’s history. Let us not stop boasting of Eli Whitney and his cotton gin, of A. C. Gilbert and his Erector Set, or of how Buffalo Bill Cody carried a Winchester rifle, built with pride in New Haven. Let us not even stop boasting about how New Haven native Charles Goodyear invented the rubber tire, even though it was by accident."

STREETS AS PLACES: Using Streets to Rebuild Communities, by the Project for Public Spaces, Inc., 2008

"The College/Chapel District today is a well-used, mixed-use area that includes housing, retail stores, restaurants and commercial tenants in upper-level offices. Over 100 restaurants draw people from outside the neighborhood for a variety of dining experiences and for pre-theater dinners on the weekend. Several theaters have been completely rehabilitated. The Shubert stages Broadway shows, opera, dance, musical concerts and family entertainment. The Palace stages a full range of concerts and special events. A number of bars and nightclubs adds to the area’s liveliness on weekend nights."

Battle of the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis, 1779

"On September 23, 1779, Captain John Paul Jones fought a battle without parallel in naval history. Hitherto the contest upon the sea had been mainly a predatory warfare of privateers, aimed at the destruction of commerce and the plunder of merchant vessels. The young republic was without a navy proper. Called 'Pirate Jones' by the English, for retaliating on the coast of England for the atrocities committed on the coast of America, the captain of the Bon Homme Richard gallantly refused the sword of the surrending captain of the Serapis — but did take his ship."

Tango: Acknowledgements, by Robert Farris Thompson

"Parts of these chapters were written on the tables of Jean Michel Gamme and Jean-Pierre Vuillermet's Union League Cafe in New Haven. I was equally welcome to write at Caffe Adulis, where the three Eritrean brother-owners — Sahle, Fiere, and Gideon Ghebreyesus — even went so far as to twist dials to cast extra light on my table. Similar courtesies were extended by Jeff Horton at Scoozie's Restaurant and John Clark at Zinc. All of these restaurants are in New Haven."

James Beard, Passionately — by Jane and Michael Stern

"He is the patriarch of American gastronomy, responsible more than anyone for raising our food consciousness, yet he never took a cooking class in his life. Worse, he's not even solemn about what he does. James Beard has, for all his life, been devoted to the proposition that cooking should be fun."

Good Food at The Place, by Gloria and Jacques Pepin

"'There is no place just like this place anywhere near this place. For this must be The Place.' So said the sign on 'Whitey's restaurant' years ago. The sign is still there but now Whitey's is called The Place. It looks like a private outdoor party or a friendly country fair, convivial and joyous, relaxed, lots of fun, but it isn't private. It is a roadside restaurant, or rather an outdoor roast restaurant."