August 7, 2014
So many of you may know, I love to eat. I also have a wicked sweet tooth. I love my pastries, chocolate, donuts, (chocolate donuts are pretty amazing) cookies, pop tarts, Super Joe Louis and of course pie. Ya, it’s a pretty hardcore sweet tooth. Hell if it was any sweeter you could put me on the Disney Channel. Oh of course, I almost forgot about one other of those delicacies; pie! Cherry pie, chilled with an ice cold coke, OUTSTANDING!!!!! The best as far as pie and cold cola product combinations goes. Well, a year ago, on Facebook, my friend Dino Scavo posted a picture of him and his Nonna Caterina peeling apples for apple pie. Admittedly, apple pie is not my first choice. However, I like a lot of other people from Cranbrook had the pleasure of dining on her food many times, especially at the Colombo Lodge Italian Hall. Her food is fantastic, and I suppose in a small way Caterina along with a lot of other Italian women back home as well as some of the men, had some influence into how I prepare my meals here at the cafe. Anyways, back to the pie. Now, I had a feeling that she makes a helluva pie. So last year when i was visiting my mom during her hospital stay in Calgary, an arrangement had been made that one of Caterina’s delectable pies would be brought to me. Let’s face it, 3 days of hospital food can ware a man down. However, her daughter Anna Maria who was entrusted to bring me the pie, dropped the ball. When she was passing thru on her way to Red Deer, she forgot it. At least that’s what she told me. However, I was still there, another would be coming very soon, problem is, I had to leave and so when said pie arrived, my sister enjoyed it, pretty certain all the while laughing about my misfortune at the lack of pie entering my belly. Last February, I was home in Cranbrook, another arrangement is made. Another lack of communicaton, once again my sister is the benefactor of my request for pie. This past weekend, I was home, again. I ran into Caterina at church,and the exchange went like this: Me: “Oh Hi Caterina, How are you? Good to See you” Caterina: “Oh Gerry, you look as devilishly handsome as ever” Me: “Thank You. Where’s my pie?” Caterina: “Oh you still didn’t get to have any. No problem, I will bring you one later today” (Keep in mind her words were all said with a sweet Italian accent) Sure enough, true to her word, that pie arrived within hours. The best part is, my sister was 1,100 km away. Aside from a small piece that I was contractually obligated to share with Sandra, I consumed the whole thing in two sittings. Words can not serve justice as to how awesome that pie was. Thank you Caterina. You made my tummy happy once again…..Okay, enough about pie. Time to get to work. See you all at noon!
TODAY’S Uber Fact: Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world that sits on two continents.
THE PASTAS: includes garden salad w/ House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Ranch & Garlic Toast –Add Caesar Salad $0.50
Mushroom Beef Raviolli $8.45 Half $11.45 Full
Baked Cheese Radiatori $8.45 Half $11.45 Full
Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $8.45 Half $11.45 Full
Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $7.50 Half $10.50 Full
TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15
Cream of Mushroom
Saintly Good Meatballs $1.25
Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.50