Entrepreneur Delivers Food, Ice to CT Boaters
June 22, 2012
TheHour.com: Clyde Ripka has never been one to keep his business landlocked. The owner of Bull’s Head Market, Ripka has delis in Norwalk and Stamford, and his menu items can be found in cafeterias around the county, as well as the kiosk near the entrance to City Hall.
But Ripka, a self-described entrepreneur with more than 2 decades of experience in the restaurant business, has pushed his urban market-café out to sea. His food boat is entering its second summer on Long Island Sound, where the 20’ vessel has gained notoriety as the mobile market that putters between popular inlets, offering boaters dockside delivery of everything from steamed clams to chocolate ice pops.