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Food Truck Fridays – Ragusa’s Italian Cafe
June 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Finding My Origin:
In 2017, I left the US for the first time and traveled to Sicily to see my family’s origins. Before I left, a good friend told me how much I would love Italy; that I would fall in love 1000 times; and if I didn’t get my heart broken at least twice, then I didn’t really live it! And he was 100% right! I fell in love with everything: the food, the culture, the coffee, the people… What was supposed to be just a 6-day visit to see the church where my great-grandparents were married, turned into 30 days of indulging my senses as never before. One of my favorite cuisines, strangely, turned out to be a spicy salami crepe, cooked to crispy perfection by a sweet and funny Sicilian man named Peppe. Peppe would joke with me and say “my crepes can stand on their own,” because they were served hand-held, rather than as a floppy pancake on a plate. I loved it! And there was nothing like it where I was from. Thus, an idea was born…