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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Starting Tonight, Joey & Eddie's Takes a Weekly Tour through Italy's Regional Dishes

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM

click to enlarge Taste the boot.
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We like the family-style Italian fare at the Bronx-styled Joey & Eddie's (1652 Stockton at Filbert) in North Beach. No surprise, really, since we've loved other restaurants launched by co-owner and executive chef Joseph Manzare, especially Globe.

Anyway, we just learned that Joey & Eddie's is starting special regional Italian menus on Tuesday nights. Tonight's -- the first -- features the cooking of Lazio, home province to Roma, and includes spaghetti carbonara ($10), porchetta (roast suckling pig) with polenta ($20), and crostato de viciole (cherry tart, $8).

Chef de cuisine Marc Tennison is working out the seasonal menus with Manzare's input. Next up August 4 is Tuscany, which will feature ragu bianco con castagne (chestnut pasta with milk-braised pork shoulder, $11), and agnello ai carciofi (roasted leg of lamb with baby artichokes, $19). Following that, look for Emilia Romagna-Bologna (August 11), Liguria-Genoa (August 18), and Campania-Naples (August 25), with menus to be determined.

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