little chef, do you have a recipe for your brasciole?
pacanis, what's a chicago dog?
we went out to dinner to our favourite new (to us) italian joint tonight. we'd noticed for a long time that this little place in a strip mall was always so jammed, and always had a lot of older folks going there around 4 or 5pm.
a few weeks ago, we happily found out that they have a 4 course early bird specials menu for $14 per person, cash only. the portions are just right; no monstrous plates of mounds of food (unless you order from the regular menu), and you can't beat the price for the quality of the food nor service. our first time there was a hit, so we went back to see if we could catch lightning in a bottle.
we started with appys: dw had mussels in wine/herbs/garlic, my boy had bufala mozzarella en carozzo, and i had lumache fra diavolo (snails).
then we all had house salads.
for our entrees, dw had the potato crusted baked salmon, herb potatoes and sauteed veggies. my boy had chicken parm and fusilli, and i had veal pizzaola with fusilli.
for dessert, we each got a thin (just enough, not too much) slice of cake and shared: carrot cake, chocolate cake, and red velvet cake. and tea and coffee.
with drinks, the bill came to $54 after tax, $63 with tip.
a good deal, great food, and i'm still full.