“A Restaurant Owner Tells The Truth About Running a profitable Independent Restaurant With Increasing Operating Costs”

Esperanto, a Brazilian restaurant located at the corner of Avenue C and 9th street has been in business since 1996. Many people from the neighborhood frequent the restaurant, the place is always busy, and usually there is a wait for a table on a Friday or Saturday night after 6 pm.The …


“Pappa pomodoro blends tomatoes and bread for the best soup ever”

Anyone visiting Tuscany in Italy will tell you that eating the food of the region is one of the highlights of their vacation. Many restaurants serve traditional Tuscan cuisine where you can sample an array of dishes and one of the most iconic dishes is pappa pomodoro, a tomato soup flavored with basil, thickened with bread, and finished with a drizzle of olive oil. Pappa pomodoro was first eaten as a baby food, then restaurants in Italy soon offered this to their guests. The dish quickly became a Tuscan…


This Sicilian ice cream sandwich replaces your predictable breakfast.

Picture yourself waking up in the morning and having an ice cream sandwich for breakfast alongside your coffee. Does that sound like a fun way to start your day? That’s what many Sicilians have for their breakfast. The sandwich is called “Brioche con Gelato” in Italian and it consists of a buttery, soft Brioche roll that is split open on top and filled with their favorite gelato flavors such as pistachio, hazelnut, or chocolate.

In another version of the sandwich, which is the common supermarket variety ice cream sandwich sold in…

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