It's familiar, but new. Restaurants are taking well-loved comfort food — mac and cheese, grits, fried chicken, meatloaf — and reworking them with fresh ingredients and contemporary flair. The trend could influence the preparations and ingredients in supermarket prepared food departments. For instance, even something as simple as a meatball has been reinvented and expanded. The Meatball Shop in New York's Lower East Side neighborhood offers a customizable menu of ...

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