Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fino's Opening Thursday: A Sneak Peek!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 1:26 PM

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Fino's will open its doors tomorrow, Thursday, June 6th, at 11 a.m.

"It's the same," says chef Kelly English, who took over the venture from Jerry Wilson. "I didn't change a damn thing."

But, it's not exactly the same. The place looks brighter and cleaner and seems more spacious. There's new paint and nice white tiles on the inner columns.
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A nook in the back will eventually be curtained off for cannoli- and pizza-making parties for the kids.

But you can expect crowd favorites such as the Acquisto (English's pick), the New York Club, and the Penn Station.

Acquisto
  • Acquisto

Penn Station
  • Penn Station

Italian Roast Beef
  • Italian Roast Beef
New York Club
  • New York Club
In addition, expect local treats from purveyors such as the Macaronagerie. They are also selling T-shirts designed to mimic classic album covers (Wilson was known for his rock T-shirts, btw.), and will eventually offer take-home items such as lasagne.

English vows to use the same suppliers; he's hired most of the staff back. He's veering a bit from the model to use fresh dough for the pizzas and Fino's will offer house-made mozzarella, burrata, and ricotta cheeses.

"The sandwiches don't change," he says. "I'm excited about the fresh dough and the future."

click to enlarge Samantha Davis, Kelly English, Todd English
  • Samantha Davis, Kelly English, Todd English
Fino's will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Breakfast service will begin on Monday. 

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