Eddie Lauria’s latest enterprise, Grano Focacceria, offers an opportunity to sample classic Italian home style baking in an informal, casual, and very inexpensive venue. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just fantastic homestyle baking the way your mother did it….if your mother was the best cook in the neighborhood….in Naples.
In our house, Monday is pizza night, and in our house pizza means Cosimo’s. Monday night we can be found at the corner of the bar, nestled in amongst the Monday night regulars from Marist College and the Culinary, with a smattering of legal types and business people. More often that not, everyone at the bar will know each other. If they don’t, they soon will, because our hostess and barkeeper, Joanne Foley a/k/a JoJo, will make sure that happens. After many years of this routine, we are there as much for the company as the pizza, but we certainly started going to Cosimo’s because of the pizza.
Start with beautifully designed rustic space, add a fireplace, a gorgeous Gregson designed bar, and a wood-burning pizza oven. Throw in a young, friendly wait staff, two community focused owners, and you have the makings of a successful restaurant. And it’s fun.
Fans of Gianni Scappin will be happy to hear that he is back in Rhinebeck. Gianni was one of the original co-owners at Gigi Trattoria, just around the corner from his newest location. He also runs Cucina Woodstock.
Gigi Trattoria 6422 Montgomery St Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Phone: 845 876 1007 Website: www.gigihudsonvalley.com Lunch & Dinner – Seven Days The choice of vegetables in autumn is bitter sweet for me. Some of my favorite dishes are available this time of year, but I look forward to them with mixed emotions. I know that this […]