On Saturday, my younger sister, Melissa, graduated with honors from St. Thomas University. She was awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
We are all very proud of her and wish her much luck in her future career with the IRS.
Following Melissa’s commencement, we met Allan and Matthew at Cossetta’s.
Cossetta’s is a small, local italian eatery near Downtown St. Paul. They serve authentic italian fare, have an onsite bakery and italian market. It is one of the restaurants that I fondly remember from my childhood, as I grew up not far from here on the West End of St. Paul. The main floor of Cossetta’s houses the restaurant, bakery and italian market, and upstairs there is a large seating area that overlooks the restaurant below.
When I was younger, the cooks used to throw pizza dough way up into the air and you could almost touch it from your seat in the balcony. Melissa and I always had to have a seat near the railing just in case pizza dough would come flying our way.
I ordered a garden salad with half a scoop of dressing and the chicken cacciatore.
I ate the entire salad, minus the croutons, along with half of the chicken cacciatore and two bites of the mostaccioli. Allan ate my leftovers for lunch on Sunday.
What was your favorite childhood restaurant?
Growing up, going out for supper was quite a treat. Melissa and I loved getting dolled up to go to Red Lobster. We would wear our nicest dresses and put bows in our hair. We were definitely the best dressed ladies in the restaurant. 🙂