Cannolis from RoVino The Foodery

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A WJP Restaurant Group Concept
Huntsville, AL
At DipWich, a solid but short lineup of super tasty sandwiches keep the peeps in Huntsville, Ala., coming back for more. Run the numbers however you want: seven mouthwatering classics (Texas Brisket, Roast Beef French Dip, Grilled Cheddar Bacon Chicken, Say Cheeeezeburger!!!, Chickwich, Korean BBQ Chickwich, and the Spicy Chickwich), two sides (fresh-cut French Fries or DipWich chips), and two desserts (chocolate royale cookie or house-made brownies). Whatever you order, we think you’ll find the flavors total up to much (munch?) more.
A WJP Restaurant Group Concept
Huntsville, AL; Annapolis Junction, MD

The Fiero Mexican Grill founders brand themselves as “travelers and restaurateurs who fell in love with the simple meals we found in Mexican villages and beach towns” – which, in our book, sounds like a fantastic way to start. They’ve created their menu around street food favorites. You choose the flavor – honey-lime grilled chicken, hand-carved al pastor, spicy pork chorizo fundido, Oaxacan pork carnitas, fire-grilled steak, or molida (Fiero’s vegetarian hash) – and whether you want to enjoy it in nestled in homemade tortillas for tacos, wrapped up as a burrito, or served in a bowl with rice. Add toppings, and boom – tuck in. Simple and satisfying.

Bethesda, MD; McLean, VA; Washington, D.C. (Franklin Square, Farragut North, Foggy Bottom, Metro Center - Columbia Square)

For a morsel of joie de vivre in the DC metro area, be sure to stop by whichever PAUL French Bakery & Café is in your neighborhood of choice. All locations specialize in high-quality delicacies, with a commitment to hospitality handed down through the PAUL family of restaurants since 1889. Fare includes sandwiches, croissants, macarons, cakes, pastries, coffee, and more. These six US locations only give a tiny hint of the overall PAUL international operation, which includes 620 restaurants in more than 34 countries but still retains the ‘maison de famille’ (‘family home’) vibe at the heart of its brand.

Alpharetta, GA

As part of the Atlanta-area-famous Ray’s Restaurants, Ray’s at Killer Creek inherently meets an impressive quality standard, but this location in particular consistently garners kudos for outstanding service and overall experience. Undoubtedly, these factored into new executive chef Paul Martin’s decision to join the Killer Creek team in 2020. A 25-year restaurant industry veteran, Miller has worked in restaurants specializing in various cuisines across the country, from Texas to Oregon, Philadelphia and Atlanta, including: Chez Nous and the former Jean Pierre’s Upstairs in Austin, Texas; The Omni La Mansión Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio; Timberline Lodge and former Adams Place in Oregon; Washington Square and STARR Restaurants Parc, Pod and Alma de Cuba in Philadelphia; and King + Duke in Atlanta. Bottom line: make a date to taste for yourself!

A WJP Restaurant Group Concept
Huntsville, AL

A restaurant and tavern concept located in the public access area at the Redstone Gateway in Huntsville, Ala., Rocket City Tavern offers business diners a great place to catch up with colleagues and customers in a relaxed setting. Pop in to enjoy a microbrew or signature cocktail at Rocket City’s “open to the outdoors” bar when the weather’s nice, and order up a farm-to-table salad, ale-battered fish and chips or 8-ounce petite tender steak. Also available for private dining events.

San Diego, CA

At RoVino, instead of thinking farm-to-table, their approach is Italy to table. After many years in the Italian food and grocery service industry in San Diego, RoVino’s founders wanted to share the family-food-and-faith values that brought their parents and grandparents to the US in the first place. When forming the concept of RoVino Rotisserie + Wine, they committed themselves to Sicilian and Northern Italian cuisine expressed through traditional, fresh recipes. Just like in a rustic, Italian village, RoVino supports local growers whenever possible and their wine list features both Sicilian and Italian wines, imported and domestic. RoVino’s meats are hormone-free, pastas and sauces are homemade daily, and its chicken is both free-range and hormone-free – reflecting the fresh, authentic cooking found in homes throughout Italy. In their words: Vivere bene. Mangia bene. (Live well. Eat well).

San Diego, CA

Billed as the largest Italian market in San Diego, The Foodery comprises multiple concepts in one food hall experience. Here’s what the founders have to say about themselves: “You’ll see our culture in the foods we offer, including homemade sauces, house-made fresh pastas and recipes that have been in our families for generations. The Foodery is a modern twist on what you’d find under one roof in Italy. And you’ll get a glimpse of our faith in the way we treat our guests, with honesty and integrity. It’s just the way we’ve been taught. And now we get to share all of this with you.”

San Diego, CA

Cannoli | Italian cookies | Specialty cakes (by the slice or whole) | Breakfast/brunch items | Tiramisu | Voted Best Desserts in San Diego, Ranch & Coast Magazine, 2020.

San Diego, CA
Featuring Pappalecco Coffee including: Espresso | Frappe | Latte | Macchiato | Americano | Hard coffee | Fresh brew Gelato – over 18 different rotating flavors including: Cannoli RoVino | Double chocolate | Pistachio | Hazelnut | Stracciatella | Amaretto | Mint chip + more – Vegan and gluten-free gelatos | All natural, non-gmo. The Foodery’s gelato features a natural sugar that is lower in calories. It contains half the fat and 80% less calories compared to regular ice cream.
San Diego, CA

Imported and domestic meats and cheeses | Salads | House-made soups daily | Olives | Marinated artichokes | Stuffed peppers | Meatballs | Sausages | Pizzas From Pandemic Pizza | Hot and cold sandwiches | Vegetarian & gluten-free options

San Diego, CA

Freshly made pasta in-house including: Rigatoni, Tagliatelle, Gnocchi, Ravioli, Paccheri, Linguine, Capellini, Pappardelle and Bucatini | Hormone-free beef | New Zealand lamb | Local, sustainable seafood | House-made arancini | RoVino packaged sauces, including: bolognese, sugo, pesto and alfredo | Imported and domestic cheeses | Extra virgin olive oils | Balsamic vinegars | Pre-packaged meals including; chicken parmesan, lasagna, pasta al forno and salads | Jams & jellies | Canned tomatoes | Anchovies | Marinated olives | Seasoned butters and spreads | Truffles | Imported wines | Local craft beers | Italian sodas and sparkling water | Italian pet foods | Novelty items

San Diego, CA
“The restaurant may be on Market Street in San Diego, but if you close your eyes and use your taste and smell, you will think you are in a street cafe in a small Italian city.” (Facebook Review) Enjoy a delicious dinner at The Foodery, either inside or on the outdoor patio. All menu items (antipasti, pastas, insalate, and separate happy hour menu!), as well as a large variety of freshly made pre-packaged meals, are also available to-go.
San Antonio, TX

The San Antonio Waxy O’Connor’s pub was built at the Truwood Joinery Shop in County Monaghan, Ireland. Irish craftsmen used painstaking care and attention to every detail when designing and building the pub. Upon its completion, it was very carefully crated and shipped to the port of Galveston – where it was unexpectedly delayed when Hurricane Rita mandatory evacuations were ordered. Since the container ship carrying the pub was well on its way, there was no other choice but for the ship to wait hundreds of miles offshore until the hurricane passed. When the ship finally arrived safely, the crates were trucked to San Antonio and the pub and all its contents were assembled by a team of Irish carpenters. Stop by, enjoy a pint and some tasty food and see the pub for yourself.

Lexington, MA

Located in historic Lexington, Mass., this Waxy’s venue showcases Irish-American cuisine with a focus on lively food, drink, and music. Waxy’s celebrates Ireland’s vibrant pub culture with a hearty menu, gracious hospitality and no shortage of friendly banter. You’ll find a connoisseur’s selection of whiskey, scotch and bourbon along with craft beers, an extensive wine list and crafted cocktails. Waxy’s menu elevates pub fare with generous portions of classic, comfort dishes made with fresh ingredients. They pride themselves on providing guests with welcoming service, demonstrating warmth, graciousness and efficiency, leaving every guest who comes through their doors excited to return.

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