Angelo Romano & Strange Names
This week on Snacky Tunes, Greg Bresnitz and guest co-host Jordana Rothman kick off the summer solstice with guest Angelo Romano of Rocky Slims in the Murray Hill neighborhood in NYC. Angelo shares his background in food and how he came to open his own restaurant featuring his own brand of Italian-American cuisine that uses carefully sourced ingredients that are transformed into flavorful compositions with a focus on extracting maximum flavor. Angelo also reveals his goal at Rocky Slims is to offer an array of new Italian-American cuisine experiences in the space, from the organic flours used to make the square pizzas, the local salumi, the pastas, the contornis and the brick oven slice shop in the back. After the break, Greg welcomes musical guest Strange Names. Hailing from Minneapolis,the guys explain how they formed and made their way to the east coast, plus details surrounding their new record that was re-recorded and produced with Andrew Maury. Tune in for a great show! This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.
"Pizza wasn't anything I ever was interested in. It's also hard as s**** to make 200 pizzas a day, it's an art form...the variable for execution and consistency is so skewed, every single one, it's ballsy thing. I don't think it gets enough respect." [7:13]
"A big part of the job is managing and fine tuning. I think those are the two key points in making really amazing restaurants consistent all the time and also, in theory, you want it to always be like this, consistently awesome day in and day out." [12:25]
--Angelo Romano on Snacky Tunes