Rolling Food Tour with Steve Roberts

New Haven is truly a food-lover’s paradise. But sometimes you need a guide who really know the city well to uncover some of its tastiest treasures. Host Steve Roberts leads us on a tantalizing tour of some of New Haven’s best haunts, including Fussy Coffee, Ricky D’s Rib Shack, Orchid Café at ConnCat, Wing Madness and Dope N Delicious. A simply amazing menu of stops on this mark-your-calendar-for-food tour.

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts uses his love of skateboarding and food to create social connection. A native a of New Haven, Connecticut, he began skateboarding at 13 years old. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in advertising and public relations, he spent time as a community organizer. While in Providence, he began working in kitchens to explore the culinary arts. After moving back to New Haven in 2016, he continued to work in restaurants around New Haven including Zinc and Roia. He currently works as director of programming for Skate Haven, which seeks to include skateboarders in New Haven’s plans for public space. He also is the owner of Nappé Roots, a supper club for urban professionals. You can catch Steve checking out the local art galleries, digging into oysters or skateboarding around town!

Fussy Coffee


Ricky D's Rib Shack

Ricky D. Evans is originally from Cleveland OH and used to live in Memphis TN for nine years. After graduating high school, Evans attended Virginia State University located in Petersburg, VA where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Degree. After college, Evans landed a job in Corporate America. After Evans realized Corporate America wasn’t for him and he’d much rather be grilling, Evans decided to take a non traditional route.

Backyard bbqs, family, friends, good energy and good vibes are all things that Evans enjoys. So he decided to start his own bbq business with a food truck in May 2013.

From there Ricky D‘s Rib Shack was born.


Orchid Café at ConnCAT

Orchid Cafe specializes in international cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Located in Yale's Science Park (Winchester Ave), serving the New Haven and Hamden, CT area.

Orchid Cafe is known for it's bright and airy cafe, which can be reserved for private events. They are experts at catering small and large events on and off-site. Orchid can make tasty salads, sandwiches and more; for office lunches and meetings, or they can design a full menu for a banquet or formal gathering. Connect with them on your upcoming event!


Wing Madness

Wing Madness is one of the freshest, most exciting restaurants for dine-in, delivery, or takeout wings in New Haven—we’ve got 24 unique flavors to choose from. Here, we’re all about good food and good times, bringing people together with our favorite wings, burgers, shrimp, fish, and our famous Mad Rice. For those who want something a little healthier, we’ve got other delicious options like chicken sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Hosting a large party? We’re here to be your catering specialists. Stop by for lunch or dinner—you won’t be mad you did.


Dope N Delicious