I grew up in Brewster, NY not far from Danbury, CT and I moved to the Hat City like seven years ago so I have no excuse to tell you what I am about to.

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Until last week, I'd never stepped foot inside JK's Texas Hot Weiners. It's not because I'd not heard of it, the Hot Weiners are as famous locally as any dish can be. I'm glad I put an end to my JK's drought. I took my son Lucas with me for lunch and the Weiners lived up to the hype.

Not only is the food great but the place is unique. The inside of the restaurant seems trapped in time and I mean that as a deep compliment. Today, everything looks the same wherever you go, but JK's stands out in all ways. It's also a place that celebrates its history and ties to the community.

JK's Texas Hot Weiners Has Nearly 100 Year History in Danbury

How does one family owned business survive for nearly 100 years? I don't know the answer, but the folks at JK's Texas Hot Weiners in Danbury do. Not only does JK's serve a unique and delicious product with care, but they do it together and it's evident in their history. 

This was the easiest research project I've ever done. You see, everything I just told you hangs in print form framed on the wall inside of JK's. If you want your story told, tell it. Someone is bound to notice.

Lou Milano
Lou Milano

P.S, They don't take cards, so bring cash. If you forget, they have an ATM machine so you can fix your mistake.

In 1970, Two Men Robbed a Danbury Bank + Blew Up the Police Station

The story of the Pardue brothers, their connection to Danbury and what happened in the Hat City in February of 1970 came to us from Mike Allen. Every Tuesday Mike joins the Ethan and Lou Show on I-95 for a feature called "The Place You Live" and this week it was a local story unlike any I'd ever heard.

John Pardue was a 27-year-old man in 1970 who lived in Danbury, his brother James was 23, and living in Lusby, MD. Before the story finds its way to the Hat City, and the brothers rob the Union Savings Bank on Main Street, they had already racked up quite the list of astonishing crimes.

Prior to Danbury, they robbed banks in Lewisboro, NY, Georgetown, CT and Union, MO. They also killed their father, their grandmother, two other men who helped them pull off the robbery in Georgetown, CT and had, at minimum, a role in the death of an innocent Bridgeport man that they stole a car from. John and James Pardue were hardened criminals before their Danbury bank robbery.

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