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Pizza Innovator James Fox Jr. Passes Away at 74

James Fox Jr., the founder of the Fox’s Pizza Den chain, passed away on May 21 after battling complications from a March 2021 car accident. Fox built his first pizza oven from spare parts he found in a junkyard and, in later years, helped with the development of the first … More

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Steven Balasco, Owner of Balasco’s Pizza, Dies from COVID-19

Steven Balasco spent his childhood in a wheelchair and leg braces but later shed them to become a physically active business owner and community leader. After Balasco went to the hospital with COVID-19, his family and friends launched the Balasco Strong Campaign in his honor to promote acts of kindness. Steven … More

this is a photo of Gary Bimonte, who carried on the legacy of Frank Pepe in terms of New Haven-style pizza
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Gary Bimonte, Grandson of Frank Pepe, Dies of a Heart Attack

Gary Bimonte was the youngest grandson of legendary pizzaiolo Frank Pepe, founder of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana. Bimonte spearheaded the Frank Pepe brand’s expansion and continued his grandfather’s legacy of delicious New Haven-style pizza. Related: How Frank Pepe’s chooses its tomatoes Gary Bimonte, the Connecticut pizzaiolo who carried his legendary … More