The Time Roberto Donna Wanted to Strangle Me
You probably don’t remember what you were doing at noon on May 19, 2006. I do. I was waiting in line for Roberto Donna to strangle me.
Many of you know of Roberto Donna, who burst onto the Washington dining scene in 1984 when he opened Galileo at the impossibly young age of twenty-three. Galileo was such an immediate smash…READ ARTICLE »
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I was born and raised in Minneapolis, where I grew up feasting on tater-tot hot dish, real sweet corn, Pearson’s Nut Goodies, and that celebration of all things fried on a stick, the Minnesota State Fair. My mom and stepdad owned a series of restaurants in town, including the pioneering New French Café in the warehouse district, which still has some of the best bread I’ve ever eaten (the secret was the oat flour). Across town, my dad owned a Jewish deli called Deli-ca-Chessens. Read More »