Family’s tradition, great Italian dining, is also its business

Jun 23, 2017 961

BY: C.W. Cameron

You might say every Sunday is Father’s Day for Charlie Augello, the owner of E. 48th Street Market. Father’s Day will find the family of Charlie and Anita Augello spending the day as they usually do. Children and grandchildren will convene at the couple’s Sandy Springs home to enjoy Sunday dinner the couple cook. The day we visited there were 15 for dinner. That’s the usual number for a Sunday afternoon. When the whole family gathers (one daughter and her family are in North Carolina) there are six more.

They sit at a long table, which expands to at least 14 feet, that Charlie had made for Anita so the little ones wouldn’t have to be segregated from the adults during meals. The table reaches into a seating nook that overlooks the multilevel deck with its Big Green Egg and Italian pizza oven. From the deck you can reach the family’s bocce ball court, and everywhere there are places to sit and talk. And there are potted citrus trees and figs, with the figs Charlie propagated from a plant his father brought from Sicily many, many years ago.

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