I thought I read about an Italian place in Antioch that sounded like the old Bertola's in Oakland. Family style, bountiful soup, bread, drinks, etc. Maybe it wasn't Antioch, but it was in that vicinity. Any answers out there???
Preparing a leg of lamb for roasting is, at first glance, an intimidating task. Don’t be frightened. We show you that with little more than a knife and twine and some time to marinate, the process is easy and rewarding.
We give quick-cooking orzo pasta the risotto treatment—toasting the grains first, then slowly incorporating hot liquid until creamy and starchy—for a comforting "orzotto." The rich egg yolk ties it all together.