Tag Archives: Matt Sterr

Sicilian nose

Maybe you like Syrah, and not the overly jammy Australian variety, but a subtle, yet powerful Rhone style. The red fruit, earth and smoke give the wine a brooding quality. When wine lovers are asked to describe their first encounter with Nero d’Avola, the main varietal grown in Sicily, those are the two most common

Meatball mecca

I love spaghetti and meatball joints. They remind me of places in the upper Midwest with names like Pasta Villa and John’s Italian. Right across the street from Norman’s Borders bookstore, Gaberino’s is a welcome addition to the side of town where choices such as the homogenized likes of Red Lobster, On The Border and

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