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Reheated: This Week's Top Food News in CT & Beyond

Reheated is a twice-weekly round-up of bite-sized food news in Connecticut and beyond.

In Connecticut...

Plate, a new italian bistro in Ridgefield opens for dinner today. Via

Indigo Indian Bistro opens in Manchester. Via A la Carte Dining Blog.  

Inspired by the documentary film, A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour, Serious Eats takes a look at a new CT hot dog joint each Tuesday. The film profiles about ten of our state's most interesting & delicious hot dogs by filmmaker Mark Kotlinski. Via Serious Eats.

....and beyond.

Jonathan Gold makes a case for food trucks in an L.A. Times op-ed. Via LA Times.

Gourmet is back! Almost. Conde Nast will publish special editions of the venerable magazine, with Gourmet Quick Kitchen as the first, offering 81 not-so-quick recipes that you can incidentally also access online. For free. Via

2,200 beers by 457 American brewers on tap at this week’s Great American Beer Fest in Denver. Beer Advocate has a festival guide if you want to live vicariously through those brave souls. Via Beer Advocate

France’s battle of the bulge may culminate in a national obesity plan. According to this report, they are a mere 20 years behind our thickening waistlines. Via The Atlantic.

Whole Foods Markets announced today that it is launching a sustainability-rating program for wild-caught seafood for its 298 stores, a first for any retailer. Via Eatocracy.

Food Network announced new show, Food Fueds for its fall line-up, hosted by Iron Chef Michael Symon will pit restaurants and signature dishes against one another. Via Grubstreet.

Empty nesters put their idle hands to good use, the organization Soup Sisters is serving women’s shelters all over Canada. Via Food News Journal.

Restaurants are increasingly jumping on the iPad bandwagon (locally, we love Sugar & Olives use of the device). Via New York Times.

Bad childhood experiences may be the cause for most of your food preferences today. Via The Atlantic.

The makers of high fructose corn syrup may be sweetening their image with a new name, corn sugar. Via Huff Po Food.

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Reader Comments (5)

Thank you for mentioning my film, A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour

In the film we actually featured two hot dog stands in Fairfield, CT:

(Watch) Rawley's Drive-In - Fairfield, CT

(Watch) Super Duper Weenie - Fairfield, CT

-Mark Kotlinski
Filmmaker “A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour”

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Kotlinski

Hi Mark, Your list is intriguing and has me hankering to do a hot dog crawl with our readers. I see it is available on DVD, have you or do you have plans to screen it in CT?

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Kundrat

We do have "bite size" clips of all the hot dog stands on the tour available at

No upcoming screenings, but feel free to email mk (at) and I will keep you posted. Thanks!

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Kotlinski

Growing up in NJ and living in Chicago, I am a big fan of hot dogs. I love Super Duper Weenie but not a fan of Rawley's. The other Fairfield County dogs to try are Swanky's and Chez Leonard. But the best hot dog I know is from Best Provisions in Newark and used to be served at Don's in Short Hills. I still import them here.

September 15, 2010 | Registered CommenterJeff "jfood" Schlesinger

Great news! I've been looking forward for some new treats and food features on different sites.

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Joe

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