Grinder Is King Festival Celebrates A New London Classic

New Haven may claim the hamburger and thin-crust pizza, Philly has the cheese steak, and New York can claim the potato chip, but New London is home of the grinder. On a cloudless mid-September Saturday a crowd of people gathers on New London’s Custom House Pier to pay homage to the local invention, mostly by lining up to sample the offerings of one or another area grinder shop. Above, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio enjoys the first Grinder Is King Festival with some of his constituents.