- John Taylor
Caffe Molise on the Move
The owners of downtown's Caffe Molise (55 W. 100 South) and BTG Wine Bar (63 W. 100 South) have announced plans to relocate their businesses to the Eagle Building, at 404 S. West Temple. The move is currently scheduled to take place this May in order to accommodate renovation plans for the building, which was built in 1915. Clubbers circa 1995 likely knew this space as The Bay and later as Vortex and Club Bliss, but it has been vacant since the club closed more than five years ago. Once the relocation is complete, both businesses will enjoy a bit more space as well as a great location for tourist traffic. Caffe Molise and BTG Wine Bar will maintain regular business hours while preparations commence.
Texas de Brazil Easter Menu
What's a national holiday that originally commemorated pagan fertility rituals without some good food? Texas de Brazil Churrascaria (50 S. Main, Ste. 168, 385-232-8070, texasdebrazil.com) is kicking off springtime with sweet and sour Brazilian limeade, which is available to diners from March 19 to April 15. On Easter Sunday (April 1), the location is serving its Brazilian steakhouse dinner menu all day, starting at 11 a.m. Diners can expect a supplemental brunch bar—scrambled eggs, bacon, muffins, croissants—that lasts until 3 p.m. Easter Sunday? More like Feaster Sunday.
National Ravioli Day
Hark, ye fans of food festivities! March 20 is National Ravioli Day, so you better damn well find a place to chow down on this most delectable of Italian dishes. Brio Tuscan Grille (multiple locations, brioitalian.com) is one such eatery that will be paying obeisance to the gods of stuffed pasta. Diners who choose to celebrate National Ravioli Day at Brio can choose from lobster and shrimp ravioli or mushroom ravioli di bello, with the option to buy one dish and get a free one to take home. Regardless of where you dine for NRD, make sure to get ravioli somewhere. The stuffed pasta gods are the most cruel and unforgiving of all pasta deities—and they have long memories.
Quote of the Week: "My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people." –Orson Welles
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