|Fusion spaghetti from Mettle|
“The restaurant will be casual but more coastal, like Sardinian and Sicilian food,” Francisco says. “That will give us more freedom toward Italian food, because then you’ve got Northern Africa and the Mediterranean to play with as well.” Francisco honeymooned in Sardinia long ago and loved the food, and more recently he worked at Vespaio for four years, starting on pasta and working his way up.
The restaurant will be located next to Dario’s in an abandoned upholstery shop, at approximately Chicon and East Sixth Street.
And what’s the name of the place? “Bridget had Ophelia Blue, which I think is a great name for a restaurant, but she’s not sure if it’s right for the Italian place,” Francisco tells us. Anyone care to enter a naming contest?