Reviving the feel of Pine Avenue's Little Italy

Nov 03, 2015 411

by Michele DeLuca

When you call Carmine Bianco, you should hope he doesn't answer. This way, you get to listen to the best recipe I've heard lately. Instead of a voice mail message, his phone sometimes answers with the voice of a distinctly Italian fellow who ticks off a list of the ingredients for a good red sauce.

For someone like me, who has spent many a Sunday around the dinner table with my Italian family, it is music to my ears. I've interviewed Bianco in the past and I have to say he, too, is distinctly Italian. He's the energy behind the Italian Festival on Pine Avenue and just the man to bring a little more of Italy to the city's "Little Italy."

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