Entries Tagged as 'italian'

Half Italian Grocer

October 8th, 2014 · No Comments

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After visiting the jeweler, Makai and I stopped at Half Italian Grocer, across the street. This is part Italian market and part Italian restaurant. There were a lot of sandwiches and some salads and sides. The caprese was great!

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Stephanie’s Graduation From Oak Creek High School

June 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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My niece Stephanie graduated from Oak Creek High School on June 14th. Can you believe it? Me either! The day before graduation she got her first job and in the fall she starts college! Craziness!!

Steph’s class was about 480 students and the ceremony was held at Miller Park. I can’t even remember the last time I was at a graduation ceremony. Maybe when my brother graduated about 17 years ago? I don’t even know. It was interesting to see, even if it was loooong! And I wasn’t thinking, but the roof of Miller Park was open, which meant sunburns for everyone!

After the ceremony we met up with Steph outside the stadium for family photos. There were a ton of people, friends and family, and a very festive atmosphere. And even the racing sausages were there!

After photos, we went downtown to Joey Buona’s for a huge Italian feast.

Congratulations to Stephanie and the entire class of 2014!!

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Paying Up on the Sandwich Bet

February 1st, 2014 · No Comments

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Dallas and Adam always make a sandwich bet every year. I don’t know what exactly it involves.. something to do with fantasy football. Last year Dallas lost and made a fried green tomato and shrimp po’boy for Adam. I got to sample a little of it when my brother and I stopped over after watching the Hobbit last year. This year Adam lost and for payback he went to Eataly and then came over with Christine and served COURSES of sandwich. Three different sandwiches!

The first, my favorite, was a prosciutto with fresh mozzarella and basil on fresh Italian fennel bread. He made some kind of balsamic/olive oil/garlic dressing that was amazing. The second sandwich was prime rib. This was a hot sandwich and really tasty and rich. Dallas and Adam liked this one the best. Finally, there was a hot rosemary ham sandwich, which was also very good, but we were getting SO stuffed.

After dinner we sat and visited and played with Makai and ate cookies I made for dessert. Fun night.. and yeh. I can not wait to visit the Eataly in Chicago!!

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