Local Red Sauce Joint, w/photos

Everyone has their local joint for various types of food. In the past several years (think difficult economy) some of my regular places closed. Thankfully, a new one opened, called Amici, that serves up some Italian standards that are quite tasty. Popped in there for the third time in three months and was well pleased. First off, you have to eat your greens. Take a look at this salad:

Amici salad.

Very fresh that salad was, with all the things I like under a tangy dressing. A great way to start the meal. Moved on to the old linguine with meat balls in an arrabiata sauce.

Amici linguine with meatballs in arrabiata sauce.

The sauce had some kick to it, much better than your standard marinara or other options. Plus, they don’t skimp on the meatballs. Plenty to eat here, but not excessive. As an alternative, there is also the eggplant which is served as an appetizer. However, as you can see in the next photo, is about big enough for an entree, especially if you started out with another appetizer.

Amici eggplant.

Service here is very good, including from the well-stocked bar. If you’re near the Morton Train Station in Morton, PA (Delaware County), you’ll enjoy a good meal at Amici, paying a price that is reasonable. Soon, I’ll be lingering at the bar for people watching and other forms of entertainment.

Interview at Dom’s Kitchen

Dominic Condo’s blog, domskitchen.com, is one you should check out and check out frequently. Dom blogs about cooking his favorite Italian-American dishes. He’s a regular guy with extraordinary talent in the kitchen. Here’s my interview with Dom, which includes his version of a typical Sunday dinner.

That was a great meal! Both Dom and his wife are employed full-time plus they have two children. Using his creative skills in the kitchen, he manages to maintain family traditions while serving up some fine food all the while keeping his family tight. I have only one question. How do you stay so thin, Dom?