1. Our pizza.
Forget New York or Chicago. To us, Connecticut is synonymous with pizza, specifically New Haven-style (yes, that’s a thing). As pizza legend goes, Italian immigrant Frank Pepe came to New Haven, where he created the first American pizza by putting tomatoes on top of some old bread. His creation was so well received that in 1925, he opened his first pizzeria, which Nutmeggers today know as Pepe’s. And while there’s some dispute that maybe he wasn’t the first to bring this food staple to the US, any true Connecticut local will fight to the death to prove otherwise.