Capitol Report: Push to make pizza CT’s state food continues; Barstool Fund supporting Augie and Ray’s

Capitol Report

A couple of New Haven Democrats in the legislature are pushing to make pizza the official state food. Seems like an obvious choice. New Haven pie consistently ranks as some of the best in the nation — Sally’s, Pepe’s, Modern.

Rep. Patricia Dillon spoke to News 8 about why she’s co-sponsoring legislation to recognize this slice of Connecticut’s culinary history.

Finally, longtime institutions like Augie and Ray’s Drive-In are struggling to survive during the pandemic. And last week, the good folks a Barstool Sports provided some financial help to the restaurant through their Barstool Fund that’s helping ‘little guy’ restaurants across the country.

Unfortunately, one of Augie and Ray’s most popular customers didn’t factor into the decision-making process.

Watch the video above for more.

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