As mentioned previously, one thing that really bends my tines is when people add an apostrophe s ('s) to any restaurant name, regardless of whether that's the name of it or not.
Well, I just happened to visit Spezia for the first time in quite a while for dinner and noticed this gem hanging on the front door:
In related news, dinner sucked. With the exception of decently priced salads for lunch, these guys are sucking air. I made the utter mistake of ordering pasta in a place that tries to feature Italian food. The pasta was blah. The arrabiata sauce was more than vaguely reminiscent of a too-sweet jarred pasta sauce. I am not sure why I was asked how I wanted the steak on it cooked, because I got medium well and it was cold to boot. Utter fail.
Interestingly enough, it appears Riccardo Tarabelsi is back as manager. He was GM at Westward Ho Country Club. Not sure what happened there, but I am hoping he can turn the place around and up a notch or two. Rumor has it, he is revamping the wine list to feature, GASP, Italian wines. There's a thought. I hope to see some good things. This town needs some decent Italian.