I’m all choked up…
Will the fights go on?
Nino and Marie Favaloro stand side by side at the stove in their aprons, stirring, in steady dignity, as their son John brings us to say goodnight. They look up, full of graciousness, not stopping stirring. They are still cooking for a restaurant that is full of diners at 9p.m., and was full when we walked in at 7:30.
This feeling of family pervades the restaurant that has served classic Italian on Lighthouse Avenue for going on 20 years — minus its time under a spell like Sleeping Beauty’s castle, in which a fire caused them to be closed for 18 months. Not 100 years, but it felt to everyone, loyal patrons included, that long.