Little Italy Pasta

Pasta, Panini and Catering

January 29, 2015
by Gerry
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The problem with playing Beer League hockey and not getting to bed until 1:45 in the morning is the fact that you’re brain is still not that alert when it comes to being all “creative” with having to write this part. However, lunch will be spectacular. See you at noon.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints streak is at 14 wins. Next 2 homes games are Friday & Saturday night.                                                          Isaac’s Stats: 34GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: 97% of Italian men consider themselves a flirt, while 76% of American men consider themselves flirts, a survey reveals.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Prime Rib & Penne Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream Of Mushroom

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

January 28, 2015
by Gerry
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It’s Wednesday

Have a great day. #BellLetsTalk

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints streak is at 14 wins. Next 2 homes games are Friday & Saturday night.                                                          Isaac’s Stats: 34GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: The state of Idaho passed a resolution in its House of Representatives, praising Jared Hess for producing the film “Napoleon Dynamite.”

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Pasticcio $10.50

Fettuccine Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken or Tomato Vegetable

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50  Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Almond

January 27, 2015
by Gerry
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Writers Block

Insert witty banter, comments and ranting here.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints streak is at 14 wins. Next 2 homes games are Friday & Saturday night.                                                          Isaac’s Stats: 34GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: Judge Judy earns $47 million a year, while a Supreme Court judge earns $244,000.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Fusilli Bolognese $10.50

Shells Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken or Tomato Vegetable

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50  Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Almond

January 26, 2015
by Gerry
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A Few Things That Were Better, Especially The WWE

So the NHL Allstar Game was played yesterday. Truth be told, I couldn’t care less. It’s so different now. When I was a kid, it was exciting to see the players be introduced, to see which ones made it to the teams. It was a chance to see what some of these players looked like. Aside from the hockey cards I collected, I didn’t know what some of these guys looked like. We also didn’t have the exposure to hockey like we do now. Dare I say we’re saturated with it. Back then, (and by that I mean early 80′s) TSN wasn’t around, or Sportsnet for that matter, nor was the internet. Growing up in Cranbrook we had about 1-2 Canucks games on TV per week, and 1-2 Flames games per week. There was also no Saturday night doubleheader. Therefore, you took it in, you enjoyed it a bit more. I don’t know, back then, the game seemed much more innocent to me too. 21 teams, 7 of them in Canada, all Canadian Stanley Cup Finals were a real possibility. There wasn’t the money being thrown around either like there is now. It’s supposed to be better, but in my opinion not so much. There are still amazingly talented players playing, yet the game seems so damn boring more nights than not. Oddly enough, another form of entertainment was on last night that I’ve pretty much abandoned, the WWE Royal Rumble. I used to thrive on some good ol’ wrasslin in my younger years. Be it Stampede or the WWE, wrestling was so much more entertaining back in the 80′s and 90′s. You had the obvious one sided matches that even as an 11 year old there was no way the 170 lb  guy that looked like he just came off his shift at Public Works Yard was going to beat King Kong Bundy. But the best part, the absolute best were the promos. The interviews these guys used to perform were like nothing else. I don’t know how much of it was their own material or what was written for them, combined with their personality, they were pure gold. That, and their entrances to the ring, from the eerie bells tolling for The Undertaker or the Pomp & Circumstance of the Mach Man Randy savage, it was outstanding. The pinnacle of it all, in my opinion was when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came on the scene in the late 90′s. This guy was pure gold. He was decent enough in the ring, but it was his charisma with the mic that really put him over the top. Then, Hollywood came calling, and so did the movie rolls, See ya later Rock, and what else is on TV? Yes, I realize I’m slowly becoming the guy that thinks everything was better “in my time”. Soon enough my pants will be up around my sternum, and I’ll be yelling at kids to get off my lawn, all while standing in shorts brown socks and flip flops. Oh well, than again, maybe I’m write. Oh and as for the wrestlers, I made a list. It’s my list of the Top 5 Best Wrestlers with Entrances and work on the Mic.

5. Bret “The Hitman” Hart

4. The Undertaker

3. Shawn “The Heartbreak Kid” Michaels

2. Randy “Macho Man” Savage

1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints streak is at 13 wins. Next 2 homes games are Friday & Saturday night.                                                          Isaac’s Stats: 34GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: Chew on this one for a while…There are more atoms in a single glass of water than glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Chicken & Broccoli Mushroom Cream Penne $10.50

Jumbo Cheese Ravioli $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50  Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Almond

January 23, 2015
by Gerry
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A Few More Thoughts To Rant About

So it’s really been a bizarre week, and you know, what frustrates me? The fact that everything is messed up. Of course I’m going to elaborate and rant a bit, it’s what I do. Here’s the deal, this country has some real issues on how we handle people. Let’s see, we have a video made by some 10 year old kids in Castlegar, B.C. that was on YouTube. The content: How To Kill Your Teacher, who in this case is known as Ms.D. How unsettling this must be for her. The best part though; the kids are too young to be charged. How adorable is that? They’re old enough to know how to discuss a plan on how to off their teacher, but you know, that’s what all normal kids do, right? Put them in jail? Not in this country. They’ll probably get a suspension and some counseling and we’ll have to swallow some bleeding heart crap about how they just don’t know any better. Bull shit! Put them someplace away from the rest of the kids that are actually trying to learn and grow and be normal members of society. Who knows, with some counseling and discipline, maybe these kids can straighten up. I also have to think there’s a lack of parenting going on in these young kids lives and that is just as troubling. You know what else is silly but perhaps it makes a lot of sense? So there is this phenomenon where our pets are treated so elaborately.  If you have the means for it, be my guest. Even the commercials for the food we serve them, they’re over the top because of course Fido & Mittens deserve only the finest cuts of meat in their dog and cat food, and Lord help you if there is any vegetable filler. Bare with me, it gets better, and well, sadder. If said animal, hell any animal really, does something to harm or even worse kill a person, they are tracked down and put down. So, now, lets rewind, we feed our animals the best food and if they harm anyone, we put them down for fear of re-offending. Could you imagine if we applied that logic to people. That would be something, hey? Lets feed each other really good food, but hey, if you hurt someone, or worse yet, murder them, we will have to put you down. Ya, I could say I wouldn’t mid that. Lord knows there are more than a few people roaming the streets now that don’t deserve to be around. Oh I know, it’s way too simplistic, but really, I’m pretty sure we could agree that some people really should be put down for the heinous things they have done to other people. I could try and elaborate more, but I’m not running for office and you at some point have to get back to work.  Than again, what the hell do I know, I just make Italian food for a living. Actually one thing I do know is that today is the deadline to get our nominations and votes in to the Tomato Food and Drink for the Top 100 Things to eat in Edmonton. We would love to have our Chicken and Prosciutto MacnCheese Alfredo in there. Oddly enough, it’s what’s for lunch today.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints  next home game is tonight when Sherwood Park comes to town.                                                          Isaac’s Stats: 33GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: The only Walk of Fame star mounted on a wall is Muhammad Ali’s, because he didn’t want people walking on his name.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Chicken & Prosciutto MacnCheese Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom or Minestrone

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

January 22, 2015
by Gerry
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Keeping Perspective

Hey famiglia, how are you today? If you’re reading this from outside the Edmonton area, you may be in better spirits than we are, because it’s been a sad tough few weeks around here to say the least. Than again, you may have your own troubles that you’re coping with. Really we all have something that bugs us, that to everyone else may seem trivial, but to us, they’re a big deal. Take the woman that was in the viral video, where she is seen having a tantrum for missing the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver, by three minutes. At first glance, she is losing her mind, she is nuts. Or perhaps, just maybe, she really needed to be on that boat. She had something very pressing to get to. Who knows? Let’s not judge until we understand a bit more about the situation, although I’m certain we won’t hear from her anytime soon for explaining herself, nor should we.  Now, if you do want to shake your head and maybe your finger too,  feel free to judge anyone that is flying to Hawaii for a wonderful week’s vacation only to post on Facebook prior to take off about how difficult the flight will be because West Jet has no TV on that particular flight. Kind of like the old woman that walks around with a beautiful hip of Prosciutto ham under her arm, bitching because she has no bread.  Or if she were vegan it would be like walking around with some kind of amazing vegetarian type food and bitching because she has no bread. Sorry, I’m not a vegan, not really sure what the equivalent to Prosciutto would be. In any case it’s called perspective, get some….Oh well what do I know, I’m just a smart ass that makes pasta for a living , that and meatballs, really good saintly ones. Oh and some pretty fantastic tiramisu. The panini I put together are pretty good as well. Maybe come in for lunch and we’ll talk more about it. See you at noon.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints spanked Bonneyville 6-0 last night, next home game is tomorrow night when Sherwood Park comes to town.  Isaac’s Stats: 33GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact:Go ahead and try it, you know you will. It’s impossible to hum while holding your breath.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Ziti $10.50

Fettuccine Alfredo $10.50

Linguine w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Linguine w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom or Minestrone

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

January 21, 2015
by Gerry
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RIP Cst Wynn

It’s a very sad day to say the least. Thank You  for your service Constable Wynn. Rest in Peace.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints next home game is tonight when Bonneyville come to town Wednesday.                                           Isaac’s Stats: 33GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” was the first rap song to win The Academy Award for Best Original Song.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Beef & Cheese Mushroom Cream Tortellini $10.50

Linguine w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Linguine w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom or Minestrone

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50  Orange Cream or Key Lime

January 20, 2015
by Gerry
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RIP Constable David Wynn

Sending my thoughts and prayers to the wife, kids, family, colleagues & friends of  Const. David Wynn. Rest In Peace.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints next home game is Wednesday when Bonneyville come to town Wednesday.                                  Isaac’s Stats: 33GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: Wisdom teeth have been found to produce stem cells which could be used to treat diseases.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Lasagna $10.50

Mushroom Cream Fettuccine $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Chicken Tortellini or Tomato Beef Ravioli

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50  Orange Cream or Key Lime

January 19, 2015
by Gerry
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Keeping The Porch Light On

All I can think about is to send my thoughts and prayers to Const. David Wynn and Aux. Const. Derek  Bond and their families.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints made it 12 wins in a row after beating Drumheller and the Calgary Mustangs. Next home game is Wednesday when Bonneyville come to town Wednesday.  Isaac’s Stats: 33GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: Grizzly bears sometimes cover their tracks for protection against hunters.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Spicy Sausage Penne  $10.50

Baked Radiatori Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding or Tomato Beef Ravioli

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

January 16, 2015
by Gerry
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Blame Technology

Technical difficulties this morning mean no “witty” website write up today…sorry, I ask for your forgiveness. Let’s hope technology isn’t crap on Monday. See you at noon.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are on the road to Drumheller and Calgary this weekend.  Isaac’s Stats: 31GP 5G 9A. 14Pts +11

Today’s UberFact: A human head has the same density as watermelon.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Pasticcio  $10.50

Fettuccine  Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding or Tomato Beef Ravioli

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50