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133 Pelham Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

Located just east of the Farm Brook Reservoir, Laurel View Country Club’s golf course hosts bentgrass fairways, sizable ponds, sand traps, and thick copses of deciduous trees. Since 1969, golfers have traversed the rolling landscape through the shade of these trees as they test their mettle and bag of metals on the Geoffrey S. Cornish–designed course. Today, director of golf Matt Menchetti, a PGA professional, and head professional Peter Seaman, oversee the meticulously manicured links and a driving range where players hone their swing from 15 hitting stations. After a round in the sun, golfers can retreat to the clubhouse for an upscale dinner, during which they can scheme a way to transform their fork into a reliable sand wedge.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Length of 6,900 yards

  • Course rating of 74.0

  • Slope rating of 136

  • Four tee options

310 W Shepard Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

The technicians at Cheshire Cycle know bikes inside and out, not only because they repair them on a daily basis, but also because they spend hours and hours riding them. The adventuresome crew even sponsors a road-racing team that took home more than 50 top finishes in 2012 alone. They couple this insider knowledge with advanced technology to perform like-a-glove fittings and offer services that range from basic tune-ups to total overhauls. Their shop stocks reputable brands, including bikes by Scott, Jamis Bicycles, and Stolen BMX and clothing by designers such as Louis Garneau, Fox, and Pearl Izumi. Whatever bikes or equipment the staff don't have on the shelves they can order from a catalog supplier or have the elves in the backroom make from scratch.

3550 Whitney Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

Founded a quarter-century ago by Jeniene Ferguson and named after her mother, Lady Olga’s decks bodies in blush-worthy underduds from the likes of Spanx, Oscar de la Renta, and Mystree. Panties, nightgowns, and bras—ranging from size 30AA to 52J—line the store’s lace-laden aisles, which boast hard-to-find styles and sizes.

Complimentary bra fittings cater to each customer’s individual body type, including those who have undergone or are about to undergo breast surgery, resulting in a form-fitting brassiere that won’t cause discomfort or sporadically morph into a neoclassical corset. Pocketed bras, prostheses, and mastectomy swimsuits round out the store’s special-needs selection, and all items, including chemises, robes, and accessories, can be gift-wrapped or special ordered at no additional cost.

3490 Whitney Ave
Hamden,
CT
US

#1 Fish Market's Bobby McNeil always had a deep affinity for seafood. He spent his childhood perusing Gambardella's Fish Market with his Sicilian mother, and his young adulthood hauling cumbersome fish as a wholesale seafood trucker. “There was something I liked about handling raw fish, handling nature,” McNeil told the Yale Daily News. “I sort of found my calling.” When he opened a fish market of his own, McNeil honored New Haven's maritime heritage by offering a spread of live lobsters and blue crabs, local Connecticut river-boned shad, wild salmon, and an ample assortment of steamers, mussels, and cockels. And while many modern-day fishmongers rely on direct-order flights to fill their display cases, McNeil gets his stock the old-fashioned way: through twice-weekly trips to New York's Fulton Market—a bustling hub of activity filled with professional fisherfolk, wholesalers, and seafood plucked fresh from local waters.

Popular among Yale professors and local seafood connoisseurs, #1 Fish Market satisfies discriminating palates with its fresh shellfish and sushi-grade tuna, while a lineup of pre-prepared dishes, such as Rhode Island clam chowder and homemade lobster bisque, delights visitors with a taste of hearty New England fare. The market's ever-changing stock always features a variety of fresh-caught fish, such as scallops, sole, halibut, and cod, as well as a selection of frozen items that presents guests with more exotic feasts of Chilean sea bass, octopus, and Alaskan crab.

2239 State St
Hamden,
CT
US