The 'Pizza bill' is back for seconds as legislators consider a Connecticut state food A bill from the crew at Taste of New Haven aiming to make pizza the official state food of Connecticut nearly passed in 2021. Jan. 26, 2023 Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 12:16 p.m.
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Left to right, Gorman Bechard, Dean Falcone and Colin Caplan at Modern Pizza in New Haven, in 2018.
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The cover of “Pizza in New Haven,” by Colin Caplan
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A customer enters Riko's Pizza in the Springdale section of Stamford, Conn. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. With a Stamford new restaurant and others on the way in Darien and Fairfield, Riko's Pizza is fighting an eviction lawsuit at its oldest location in Springdale.
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A popular hot oil pizza is served at Colony Grill in a 2018 file photo.
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back on the menu in Hartford as Connecticut lawmakers again file legislation to make one of the state’s most popular foods the official state food of Connecticut.
The move would cast pizza into the ranks of
other state symbols like the sperm whale, the state animal; the praying mantis, the state insect; the charter oak, the state tree; and the mountain laurel, the state flower. There’s also a state mineral, almandine garnet, and state fossil, a three-toed footprint that likely belonged to a relative of the dilophosaurus.