New Haven Legend Dies, Frank Pepe's Comes to Danbury

Amy Kundrat


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

In Connecticut...

Ken Lassen who ran Louis' Lunch, the "birthplace of the hamburger" for 65 years, and the grandson of the founder, has died. Via New Haven Register.

Effective on January 1, 2011, the state of CT passes a new law for jellies, jams, preserves and salsa at Farmers' Markets. Via State of CT.

Just over the border, bartaco has opened in Port Chester and rumor has it they may also soon open an outpost in Stamford. 

After an all-too brief life in Newtown, Chao Chi Restaurant has closed making us all wonder if its co-owner Prasad Chirnomula of Thali will open one of his signature restaurants in its wake.

The Sun Winefest 2011 is swiftly approaching on January 29. Tickets and info via

Frank Pepe's Pizza will be opening an outpost in Danbury, CT on January 31 at 59 Federal Road. Via @PepesPizzeria.

...and beyond.

Looking ahead to trends we may see in 2011 including exotics, cannabis catering & "frugality fatigue." Via

The USDA will soon require nutrition labels on meat. Via NPR.

Jonathan Gold, inspired by the recent "outing" of long-time LA Times critic S. Irene Virbila, on the role of the anonymous critic. And he/she need not be snarky. Amen. Via LAWeekly.

Major milk buyer reaches a settlement in an anti-trust case that affects several Northeast dairy farms. Via Huffington Post

A narrative 2010 round-up of food news by FNJ's managing editor. Via Food News Journal.


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