This week we're joined by Jamie Antignano, vice president of Angelo's Civita Farnese restaurant: a landmark italian restaurant on Providence's historic Federal Hill. Jamie brings a spirited approach to the ninety-five-year-old family-owned restaurant - with a deep appreciation for tradition, family, and desire to see Angelo's thrive for the next ninety-five years.
Topics include the pressures of running an established business, the fine line between innovation and tradition, the power of nostalgia, and a devotion to family that keeps a business running for generations.
What goes into being the vice president of a restaurant?
Surviving the depression, the mob, and changing times on the hill
Earning respect as a 25-year-old in a 95-year-old business
The origin of the spaghetti donut
When you go into Angelo's, bring change for the charity train!
Remembering self care
How to craft a life as successful as your business
What is the feast of the seven fishes, anyways?
If you really love your own olive oil, Angelo's will keep it in the back for you to use when you come in. So when you're here, you're actually family
Go eat at Angelo's Civita Farnese - it's delicious
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Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.